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Abu Qatada leading ideologue of Islamic jihad says "I am astonished by President Bush when he claims there is nothing in the Koran that justifies jihad or violence in the name of Islam". "Is he some kind of Islamic scholar? Has he ever actually read the Koran?" We can refer you to a number of articles by Robert E. Burns (Grad Dip Islamic Studies) but here is one The Hardening of Prophet Muhammad

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 HRAIC is a multi-ethnic, multi-religious organization committed to combating abuses in Muslim countries. While Amnesty International is doing an excellent job world-wide, we see the need to monitor the implementation of Islamic law. Shariah has many harsh maxims addressed to apostates, women, thieves, adulterers, drinkers and non-Muslim minorities. Convener Robert E. Burns, GDIS (Graduate Diploma in Islamic Studies)

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Prophet Muhammad said, "When one of you puts on sandals, he should first put on the right foot " (Hadith Sahih Muslim 877)

He also said, "He who does not obey Muhammad disobeys God." (Hadith Mishkat 144)

The sayings and actions of Muhammad make up the Sunnah which together with the Qur'an constitute Islamic Law. Study shows that authoritarianism extends to the simplest and most basic human activities. Human rights should be universal regardless of color, creed or gender. We agree that abuses are rife in a number of non-Muslim countries but HRAIC members have either personal experience driving them or more expertise and so contribute to this field rather than to, say, HRIC (Human Rights in China). Moreover, history has shown that political and military dictatorships have a shorter lifetime than religions; for example, Islam has changed little in over 13 centuries.

Most people are born into a certain religion and so no blame can be attached to them. We believe everyone has the right to hold religious beliefs and moreover apostatize (leave that religion ) if they so desire. (Shariah sets the death penalty for apostasy.) There are good and bad in all religions but some have considerable potential to do harm especially when held dogmatically. HRAIC's position is that it supports liberal-democratic pluralism and modernism as opposed to fundamentalism. We aim for the implementation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and support world peace and human siblinghood. "Political correctness", however, has come to mean that many undesirable actions are not criticized.

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HRAIC, Human rights Abuses in Islamic Countries is a non-profit organization incorporated in the state of South Australia. Its Constitution is available here online. Membership is free and open to anyone in the world who agrees with our aims. (See the Constitution.) We do not publish names of members as there would be some danger in doing so. Apply now reburns@hraic.org

 

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This is our only source of revenue. - No, we are not funded by Washington or Tel Aviv, as some people would like to think. Our bank is the Bank of South Australia, Noarlunga Colonnades Branch (BSB # 105 156), Ramsay Walk, Noarlunga Centre, 5168, South Australia. Account Number 156/0040097040, in the name of Human Rights Abuses in Islamic Countries Inc. Smaller donations may be swallowed up by bank charges, so international money orders, Western Union or American Express coupons may be sent to HRAIC, c/- RE Burns, PO Box 685, Noarlunga Centre, South Australia, 5168. If you are not allowed to send money out of the country let us know and we may be able to take the donation out in goods (e.g. software) or services e.g. hosting,translation, etc.

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Disclaimer

This website does not aim to offend Muslims. We do not necessarily agree with links and articles from other sites.

We do, however, oppose the hard-line punishments of Sharia, Islamic law and the hard-line verses in the Qur’an and Hadith. Some articles may not refer directly to Islamic human rights abuses, fundamentalism and terrorism, instead aiming to impede Islamic da’wah (conversion to Islam). We do this because often converts to Islam are fanatics – witness David Hicks of South Australia who went to fight for the Taleban/al-Qaeda. We consider our work to be in the public and national interest and that of democracy and civilization in general.

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