Islamic Apartheid Conference Under Attack

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The Palestinian Authority gives pardons or suspended sentences for honor murders. Iraqi women have asked for tougher sentences for Islamic honor murderers, who get off lightly now. Syria in 2009 scrapped a law limiting the length of sentences for honor killings, but “the new law says a man can still benefit from extenuating circumstances in crimes of passion or honour ‘provided he serves a prison term of no less than two years in the case of killing.'” And in 2003 the Jordanian Parliament voted down on Islamic grounds a provision designed to stiffen penalties for honor killings. Al-Jazeera reported that “Islamists and conservatives said the laws violated religious traditions and would destroy families and values.”

Nor are women the only victims of Islamic apartheid: gays suffer in Muslim countries as well. The Iranian government has put to death an estimated 4,000 homosexuals since 1980. According to Scott Long, director of the Human Rights Watch Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights Program, Iranians who are suspected of being gay commonly face torture. Hossein Alizadeh of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission said Iran gays live with “constant fear of execution and persecution and also social stigma associated with homosexuality.”

This is true not only in Iran, but in all too many areas of the Islamic world. The Qur’an characterizes those who “practice your lusts on men in preference to women” as “transgressing beyond bounds” (7:81). A hadith pronounces “the curse of Allah” upon those who engage in homosexual activity. A contemporary Muslim writer, Shaykh Abdul-Azeez Al-Fawzaan, called homosexuality “one of the most sinful acts known to humankind” and said that it was “evidence of perverted instincts, total collapse of shame and honor, and extreme filthiness of character and soul.”

Legal views on punishment vary. Among the Sunni schools of Islamic jurisprudence (madhahib), the Hanafi school mandates a severe beating for the first offense, and the death penalty for a repeat offender. The Shafi’i school calls for 100 lashes for an unmarried homosexual, death by stoning for a married one. The Hanbali school requires stoning across the board. Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, directed his followers to “kill the one who sodomizes and the one who lets it be done to him” (‘Umdat al-Salik, p17.3).

In many areas these words are still heeded. The Islamic Penal Law Against Homosexuals in Iran calls for the death penalty for sodomy and one hundred lashes for lesbianism for the first three offenses, with death for the fourth offense. Homosexuality is a capital offense not only in Iran, but also in Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Yemen and Mauritania. In Malaysia, it can draw a twenty-year prison sentence, and is illegal also in Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, the United Arab Emirates, and Uzbekistan, among others.

In light of all this and much more, it is ironic in the extreme that Leftist groups that profess a concern for “justice” would be trying to impede our Islamic Apartheid Conference. In doing so, they are running interference for a radically oppressive and intolerant ideology – as has been the Left’s modus operandi for decades.

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  • truebearing

    No polemic, no facts, no logic will ever sway the zealots on the Left or the Islamists. Regardless of how well documented and presented Spencer's piece is, there is no truth expressed therein that will penetrate through the irrational hate that both of these religions inculcate into their adherents. The hope is that those who aren't completely indoctrinated will be exposed to the truth about Islam, but how can that be effecdtively done with the media controlled by the truth-obfuscating Left? The Left is ruthlessly opposed to free speech and allergic to truth. The Islamists are arguably worse.

    Conservatives need to begin creating their own media, or continue to fight a losing battle. We siphon money out of people on the right for election campaigns, etc, but then spend a large percentage of that money purchasing ads in leftist controlled media. What army ever won a war by giving its money to the enemy to use against it?

    Somehow, people like Mr.Spencer, Pamela Gellar, etc. need a bigger, static-free megaphone.

    • StephenD

      Very well said! I agree there needs to be an capable media outlet, comparable to the MSM, that will not infringe upon nor edit the truth for folks like Spencer, Geller, Horowitz, et al. When you find it, let the rest of us know.

      • truebearing


        The wealthy and the well off need to recognize that the burden of saving capitalism and our freedom is heavily resting upon them, since they have benefitted so handsomely from our way of life and have the money to invest. We need people with means and talent to create more media so that truth can be freely spoken and the Left can't censor it.
        The established media is corrupt and needs to fail in a media marketplace where truth is readily available. Unfortunately, too many have been asleep at the wheel and failed to react to the Left, despite being warned repeatedly by people like David Horowitz. We are now facing do or die as a result.

        • WilliamJamesWard

          Anti-Muslim, Anti-Leftist/Marxist/Socialist………..I guess that's me, just color me a bigot and
          send these people to another dimension……………………William

  • aspacia

    I wonder where our local antiSemitic trolls are?

  • Steve Chavez

    The Hate Speech Police will be out in force and will document all the hate speech against Jews. LOL! They only handcuff anyone who dares to question SJP, MSA, and their supporters.

    If you ask about Shariah Law and their abuse of women you will be labeled “HATE SPEECH!.”
    “What about the rape of a woman and she is the one to be stoned, whipped, and/or killed?” “HATE SPEECH!”
    “What about honor killings including here in the U.S. where fathers and brothers kill their own child or sister because she dared to go out with a non-Muslim?” “HATE SPEECH!”
    “What about vagina mutilation where women’s clits are cut off so they do not ever receive pleasure?” “HATE SPEECH!”
    “Why are dogs treated better than women?” “HATE SPEECH!” (Obama: "Dog tastes great with alittle salt and some green peppers.")
    “Why do Arabs and Palestinians live in peace in Israel and yet Jews and Christians aren’t allowed to live in peace in Arab countries? Who’s really the Apartheid states?” “HATE SPEECH!”
    “Why are real neutral human rights groups in Gaza who document Hamas killings, burning people alive, torture, and abuse of women and girls, ridiculed as Israeli agents?” “HATE SPEECH!”
    "What about the teaching of very young children to 'kill the Jew pigs?'" "HATE SPEECH!"
    "What about the arming of children?" "HATE SPEECH!"
    "What about putting JIHADIST uniforms on children?" "HATE SPEECH!"
    "What about people being burned alive for being suspected of aiding Jews?" "HATE SPEECH!"
    "What about Israeli warnings of three days to bulldoze homes they can prove are used for terrorism? Do suicide bombers give warnings too?" "HATE SPEECH!"
    "Why do a million Arabs and Palestinians live in peace in Israel if Israel is Islamophobic?" "HATE SPEECH!"

    "MIC CHECK! MIC CHECK!" Strange that they didn't "Mic Check" Ahmadinejad who was given the red carpet at Columbia but dare to have a David Horowitz or Nonie Darwish speech, and all he!! breaks loose???

    Wanna hear HATE SPEECH? Dare to speak up to any of the members of SJP! LOVE HOROWITZ AND NONIE DARWISH FOR THEIR BRAVERY!

  • Dispozadaburka

    STRATEGIC VISION by Zbigniew Brzezinaki America and the Crisis of Global Power.Page 54
    "At the same time, as mentioned earlier, it is a fact that Europe has higher rates of social equality and mobility than America, despite Anerica's tradiitonal reputation as "the land of opportunity," Its infrastructure, especially in environmentally prudent public transport such as high-speed rail, is superior to America's dilapidated airports, train stations, roads and bridges. It also has a more geographically literate and internationally informed population that is less vulnerable to fear-mongering (despite the existance of fringe nationalist/
    racist parties on the right) and thus also to international manipulation."

    • Beth

      Trying to cause hatred between Americans and Europeans is the islamic way. Such behavior is commanded in the koran.

  • maria

    Great article. Thank you Mr. Horowitz.
    First we need conservative president Mitt Romney. BHO is anti-Semite, anti-Christian, anti-white racists. His leftists ideology supports decline of society morality.
    Truebearing is absolutely right. Republicans missed two influential fields: media and educational system.
    Both of those one controlled by leftists/liberals and as a result such "empty suit" person as BHO was elected as a President of great country. We have to work with our congressmen and senators and let them know our opinion on this one.
    So far it is democracy we can do something.

  • Dispozadaburka

    Strategic Vison cont.Page 46 The Waning of the American Dream 2: Beyond Self-Delusion
    " Six critical dimensions stand out as America's major, and increasingly threatening liabilities:
    First is Anmerica's mounting and eventually unsustainable national debt."
    Secomd, America's flawed financial system is a major liability.It presents twin vulnerabilites: First, it is a systemic time bomb that threatens not only the American but also the global economy because of its risky and self-aggrandizing behavior. And second, it has produced a moral hazard that causes outrage at home and undermines Americas appeal abroad by intensifying America's social delemmas.
    Third. the widening income inequality coupled with stagnating social mobility is a long-term danger to social consensus and democratic stability, two conditionss necessary for sustaining an effective US foreign policy."

  • Dispozadaburka

    Cont "America's 4th liability is its decaying national infrastructure. America's 5th major vulnerability is a public that is highly ignorant about the world. The uncomfortable truth is that theUS public has an alarmingly limited knowledge of basic global geography, current events, and even pivotal moments in world history- a reality certainly derived in part from its deficient public education system. Pg 52 That level of ignorance is compounded by the absenxw of informative international reporting readily accessible to the public. The cumulitivve effect of such widespread ignorance makes the public more susceptible to demagogically stimulated fear, especially when aroused by a terror attack, That, in turn,increases the probability of self-destructive foreign policy initiatives. The 6th liability related to the 5th, is America's increasingly grid-locked and highly partisan political system. The European model-endowed in the recent decades with higher international standing thanks to the combined financial-trading might of the EU-has in reent years come to be seen by many as socially more "just" than the American model.

    • Choi

      And your purpose in serially posting the America-Hating/Jew-Hating POS Brezinski re: how he prefers European Socialism to America ,is WHAT?
      Brezinski bears MAJOR responsibility for Jimmy Carter's BETRAYAL of our ALLY, The Shah, and along with that moronic Peanut Farmer has CURSED humanity with the WORLD-THREATENING " Islamic Republic of Iran".

    • Beth

      What does your post have to do with the spreading of brutal islamic law Dispozadaburka? (nothing)

  • jordanariel

    I'm glad i read this.

    I went to Temple University, and live outside of Philadelphia.

    I'm going to see if i could get out of work a bit earlier on monday and head down there.

  • phenryfan

    As usual, Robert Spencer has written an excellent article that cuts right through the sound bite of the Leftist and Islamist propaganda, namely that anyone who criticizes or "offends" the religion/government/system of Islam is anti-Muslim, prejudice and intolerant. Spencer simply states the truth is that those who are crying intolerance are the very ones who are intolerant. The whole issue of the Left being silent when it comes to the Islamic laws that prohibit and punish homosexuals is very interesting, considering that the Left is very loud and demanding when it comes to the rights of homosexuals in the United States and other Western countries. So I wonder how much the Left is receiving for their assistance and cooperation in avoiding any criticism of the Islamic laws.
    In addition, it is also a great point to remind all readers that Arabs enjoy far more freedom and rights in America and Israel than they do in Islamic countries. At the same time, the Islamic states have no tolerance or consideration for non-Muslims and it is usually forbidden to be anything but a Muslim in the oppressive and totalitarian states.

  • RoguePatriot6

    Ironic Does Not Even Begain to Describe Liberal Hypocrisy

    The liberal left always accuse Christians and Jews as being the perpertrators of social or racial injustice yet when it comes to Islam's blatant violations of human rights…..(crickets)

    All of the usual accusations of Christians discriminating against women and being sexists, all of the violence that the left accuses Christians of, you can find in Islam and often find them currently committing these acts…yet where's the outrage?
    Let fill you in, liberal/progressives hate this country's fundamental norms and values therefore anything and everything that's counter to this country and it's ideas, they will support fervently. They would side with Satan if it proved beneficial to there agenda…oh…wait….maybe in a way they already have.

  • 080

    Don't worry. These are only liberal islamosuicideterroristphiliacs. Their real slogan is "Viva La Muerte"!! They can and do explain away everything even people trying to kill them.

  • RCCA

    Excellent expose of the willful blindness and helplessness of the LGBT community to the threat of Sharia as it spreads throughout the West (as it is now doing through the EU). There's a certain insanity in expecting that "others" will guarantee the rights and safety of gays while gays are supporting the Left's agenda of the destruction of America as a super power.

    Let's face it, gays have been on the same plantation as blacks, to borrow from Allen West, and the irony is that the Right will have to invite and accept both if the Left's goal is going to be defeated. My hope is that freedom loving people of conscience will win out over those whose minds are locked into rigid religious doctrines, whether they be Christian, Jewish, or Islamic.

    • Jerry

      I agree, there is a lot of gays who are willfully blind to the threat of islam, but not all of us in the gay community, are leftists. It is somewhat understandable why a number of gays support the left, given that the religious right and many conservatives are openly hostile, however, it's hard to understand why more gays don't condemn persecution of homosexuals in the islamic world, in no uncertain terms. Perhaps, like many other people who rely on the mainstream media for information, they are not aware of what is really happening. It is an excuse which may not be acceptable much longer, though…

      • RoguePatriot6

        "it's hard to understand why more gays don't condemn persecution of homosexuals in the islamic world, in no uncertain terms. "

        Because they aren't interested in countering inequality or injustice done to homosexuals, all they are interested in is bashing the United States and it's fundamental principals. Equality, justice and acceptance of the lifestyle isn't there overall goal.

      • RCCA

        "… it's hard to understand why more gays don't condemn persecution of homosexuals in the islamic world, in no uncertain terms" or feel they have to walk lock step with the Leftist agenda against Israel. Would the Left abandon the cause of gay rights if gays acknowledged that the Muslim world has a much worse human rights record? It's possible.

      • Whatsinaname

        Jerry, explain Queers for Palestine please. I've had 2 gay bosses who both said to me in reference to Islam, "Where does all the hate come from?" They know about the executions, they know about the prison sentences and the lashings. Yet they rail against Christianity and Israel as if Christians and Jews were the Nazis. Ironically, the Islamic world was an ally of Nazi Germany. Gays escape from Gaza and where do they go? Israel. Pamela Geller quoted a French reporter on what they do to Gays in Gaza: a razor is taken around the face and then the skin is pulled down from the top. What would a Queer for Palestine think?

    • Looking4Sanity

      Your apparent support of the homosexual lifestyle is every bit as wrong-headed as the Muslim practice of killing them. Homosexuality is an abomination in the eyes of Almighty God, and is in NO WAY to be encouraged. READ LEVITICUS!

      • RCCA

        I have read Leviticus, and I am not convinced it refers to “homosexuals” but rather to heterosexual men who have sex with men mostly out of horniness and convenience. There really is no mention of homosexuality in the Bible per se, despite that interpretation. What's the difference you might ask? When a heterosexual man has sex with another man that truly is an abomination because it is strictly physical sex, there is nothing elevating about it. When a homosexual falls in love with someone of the same sex, whether the love is physical or not, the underlying relationship is an emotional connection. I don't expect you to agree, but it's something to think about.—

        • Looking4Sanity

          Obviously you are an idiot with a comprehension problem.

  • The Infidel

    This hate for Israel is simply hate for God and his laws. They are hard you see, so people want to change God's law then force him to accept man's laws which go against God's laws.

    It all boils down to jelousy, envy, covetness and telling God he is not as smart as us, good luck with that leftards.

    • Looking4Sanity

      The laughable part of this is that the Leftards actually believe they've had a new thought, never before conceived. That particular sentiment is as old as Man himself. I believe a young couple named Adam and Eve first had that particular "novel" idea.

  • Linda Rivera

    We are NOT anti-Muslim!

    We are anti-sharia! Under excessively cruel Islamic sharia law, defenseless non-Muslims have no human rights and females are treated as inferior beings.

    We are called Islamophobes and bigots because we believe that:

    ALL people must have human rights, and

    ALL people must be equal under the law.

    • Looking4Sanity

      Actually…to be anti-Sharia IS to be anti-Muslim.

      You have bought into the propaganda that being anti-Muslim is a bad thing. It is not. To assert that being anti-Muslim is a bad thing is to condemn every other religion on the planet.

      And you assert that "ALL people must have human rights, and ALL people must be equal under the law. "

      Whose Law? And where do those "rights" originate from?

      I suggest to you that all men are NOT equal. They are CREATED equal…but they do not REMAIN equal, either in God's eyes or our own.

  • Linda Rivera

    Thank you so much to our great Free World heroes: Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer, Nonie Darwish and Simon Deng, who risk their lives to speak out for justice, freedom, and human rights.

    May Almighty God bless and protect our heroes always!

  • Jamil


    • Whatsinaname

      Jamil, dear, when do suppose that one day will come — I mean the day that Islam will bless America? 200 or 300 years from now? However, I do agree with you on one thing you said: NO ISLAM IS THE PEACEFUL RELIGION. On the stuff about Islam respecting Christians and Jews? Please. Either you're doing a poor job of practicing Takiya or you don't know anything about Islam. Mohammed said on his death bed, "Kill the Jews and Christians wherever you find them!"

    • Looking4Sanity

      …said the guy whose Qur'an tells him it is perfectly fine to lie to "infidels" in order to further the cause of the Islamic Caliphate! And do you really think screaming it in all caps is going to grant validity to such an obvious lie? Someone as stupid as yourself has certainly chosen an appropriate "religion". Have fun with it while you can. Sooner or later it will be YOUR severed head lying in the sand, and you'll have no one to blame but yourself.

    • Kell

      Jamil: Umm…would you be so kind enough to name for us ignorant, uniformed, islamiphobic infidels just one (1) region, country or continent that islam has gone to, conquered through deception, lies, violence and/or the threat of violence, and in which life as a whole has gotten better for the indiginous populations inhabiting that land prior to islams arrival?

      Didn't think so….




      Rather that Democracy and Freedom will Bless current Islamist dominated countries.

  • Looking4Sanity

    I firmly believe that it is a mistake to enlist the aid of the homosexual community in the fight against the injustices of Islam. I have even seen commenters here advocate that the conservative Right do that willingly in the struggle against the Leftist Proglibs. I tell you plainly that this would be a terrible mistake. That is how corruption takes hold in a people or organization. Virtue and righteousness do not rely on a majority for their power.

    Proverbs 6:

    27: Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?
    28: Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned?

    2 Corinthians 6:

    14: Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

  • WilliamJamesWard

    Outlawing Islam and Leftists as criminal conspiritists undermining our free society in order to enslave
    everyone to the tyranny of totalitarianism is the first step to ensuring a safe future in conjunction to
    American traditional values. How long can the infection rot us from the inside until excising is absolutely
    necessary or death ensues, Mass deportation is what will end the problem of leftist introudced
    colonizers from Hell…………………………………………..William

    • Walt

      That and the total rejection of ANY Islamic country's passport, diplomatic included, for any reason.


  • Schlomotion

    Islamic Apartheid Conference Outraged Because Protesters Have Not Heard of Darwish or Deng

  • lugnut

    Jamil, do you really expect us to believe you? islam says it is peaceful but they are just words. Look at the deeds of your sic religion, are you trying to convince us or yourself that islam is peaceful?

  • lugnut

    Martin W, you are sooo right on. Genesis 12:3 says it all. If the United States turns its back on Israel I believe God will turn his back on us. Israel will face many wars for the land but God will not allow another group of people to occupy the land other than the Jews. Over 900 times Jerusalem is mentioned in the Bible that it belongs to the Jews! I wish our president understood that!

  • burke

    Agreeing with WmJasWard…Islam is a political conspiracy masquerading as a valid religion. Islam’s totalitarian and draconian legal system should be studied by Western law students so they will be prepared to argue against it. We need our lawyers to step up to the plate and defend us against 7th century barbarism and misogyny.

  • Tojo

    We were turned away at 6:15 pm due to capacity crowd and were politely informed by Temple U. security officer packing Tasr that no one would be allowed in after the program starts (expected at 6:30) even if some leave. A few protesters quietly waving Palestinian flags offered literature and a few more, one with a socialism arm patch, had handwritten sign, Islamophobia is racism.

  • Whatsinaname

    Thank you for that beautiful quote, H&R.

  • Roger

    Talking out of hatred and bigotry again?

    Too bad you can't actually add to any debate.

  • Roger

    Why do you always look for any excuse to push violence?