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Ad hominems and tu quoques from halil salih - "Submission" is a euphemism for slavery

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Submitted by Facts not Fantasy (Canada), May 23, 2009 at 14:49

Ad hominems and tu quoques are the most common fallacies thrown by Islamists like Halil Salih. The appeal to force in place of a reasoned argument usually comes next. We are discussing the endorsement of slavery in Islam and the rights of the master to use the slave for sexual enjoyment. These rights are clearly supported in the Koran, Sira and Hadiths and endorsed by the Mohammed's allegedly perfect example.

In this instance, Halil Salih begins by name-calling, rather than using reason. He claims: I don't know what I am talking about due to lack of education. This is tedious. In this topic, I have illustrated my points with high-quality Islamic references. He cannot be serious or he is revealing he has not read them.

Sheik Saleh Al-Fawzan is an unimpeachable Islamic authority who believes slavery should be re-instituted! He is a member of the inner circle of Saudi clerics and Islamic scholars. He is "educated" concerning the strong Islamic endorsement of slavery and he has stated:

"Slavery is a part of Islam. Slavery is part of jihad, and jihad will remain as long there is Islam." He argued against the idea that slavery had ever been abolished, insulting those who espouse this view as "ignorant, not scholars. They are merely writers. Whoever says such things is an infidel."

Al-Fawzan is not "uneducated". He is:

-A member of the Senior Council of Clerics, Saudi Arabia's highest religious body;
-A member of the Council of Religious Edicts and Research;
-Imam of the Prince Mitaeb Mosque in Riyadh; and
-Professor at Imam Mohamed Bin Saud Islamic University, the main Wahhabi center of learning.

Recent comments from Algerian anthropologist Malek Chebel, author of the recently published book "Slavery in the Land of Islam"...

Malek Chebel claims that despite the government's efforts, slavery practices in Mauritania are stubborn and hard to eradicate. "Despite the denials, slavery remains a glaring reality."

Islamic slavery is based on the second most important (and perhaps best supported) theological doctrine in Islam: "al-walaa wal-baraa". By this doctrine Moslems are to be loved and infidels hated. Only infidels may be enslaved by Moslems.

Sheikh al-Fawzan believes that anyone who says slavery is not part of Islam is an infidel (or apostate). The implication is that apostates should be executed, according to shariah law. This is the normative Islamic appeal to force in place of a reasoned argument which ordinarly concludes unresolved discussions with Islamists. It is an admission that Islam cannot be defended by reason.

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