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Dueling fatwas -reply to Aspacia

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Submitted by Fazal Habib Curmally (Pakistan), Oct 12, 2010 at 01:51

Greetings.Aspacia,

Many thanks or the reply.

Today the USA is the World's largest borrower. I'm quoting IMF and the World Bank and not making it up. So don't give the example of the US trying to bring peace and prosperity. because that is a myth. If Saddam killed a million of his people, how is it your concern? Did you stop or prevent Hitler from killing 6 million Jews? Did the Dutch peacekeepers in Bosnia at Srebrenica prevent the Serbs from carrying out a massacre of Muslims? Have you heard of Muslims carrying out genocide to wipe out a people? The USA attacked Iraq because they insisted that Iraq has weapons of mass destruction that was proved wrong. America is in its 10th year in Afghanistan . What have you achieved so far? Today America is trying desperately to involve my country Pakistan in Afghanistan and this would permit the USA to withdraw honorably.

I would like you to go through the Koran e Karim and telling me where stoning tom death or Rajm is permitted? You can grow old trying to find that. Stoning was a Jewish practice that the Second of Righteous Caliphs, Umar permitted the Jews to do so as per their custom. This has since then become permissable in Islam by giving this example and quoting it out of context.There is a difference between culture and religion.and this should be noted and kept in mind.

Tell me how many stoning, amputations or mutilations of female genitals taken place in my country Pakistan? We are not Arabs we are in the Middle of Iran and India and belong to a part of the world called South Asia. We do not practice these things. On the contrary, my wife is the ruler of the house and no one challenges her authority. In her absence my daughter-in-law will takeover the house and run it and no one will question her authority. We accord this respect to our womenfolk.Female genital mutilation is practiced in Egypt and some other Middle Eastern countries. I hope this practice is dying out. I cannot say more on the matter.

The true story of the Afghan invasion will come out in time. The Taliban offered to hand Bin laden to a third country and when the USA had proven beyond any doubt of his guilt, he would be handed over to be tried by the USA.. This offer was refused by the Bush Government.who chose to invade Afghanistan. What I am telling you is a lesser known incident. But there was a month's gap between 9/11 and the Invasion of Afghanistan. We have yet to learn in detail f what transpired i that time.

Once again, I am not an Arab.Pakistan is not an Arab country. If you feel they are lying to you then you must know that they feel the same way about the US and the Western media. This tens the truth to be lost in the telling.

In so far as reforming Islam, we are re-interepreting the 5 schools of Islamic Law. the Hanafi, Maliki , Sha'afi Hanbali. these are the 4 Sunni schools of law and the fifth is the Ja'aferi school which is the Shi'a school. The process of reform will never lead to being secular as you are but we in Pakistan who follow the hanafi school are carrying out a re-interpretation of our laws.

let me assure Aspacia, we don't want your freedom. We want our freedom to think and live as we choose. God's world is large enough for all of us to be and do as we choose. It is only when one tries to enforce one's beliefs on others that conflict arises. This si a sword that cut two ways.

With Regards

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