Fatwa sanctioning the use of Christian and Jewish holy text as toilet paper pre dates Dena Milany's controversial comments about the Quran by 6 years
The Free Copts Team
This is the first of a series aimed to expose Islamic Hypocrisy which is, for most part, not known to the non-Arabic speaking people. This hypocrisy is actually essential part of the Islamic teachings and is called (Takkiya) in Arabic تقية, a unique word which translates: lying if necessary to enhance Islam’s image or achieve its objectives.
You definitely won’t find shortage of Muslims when it comes to protesting for their rights, freedoms and against anybody who does as much as say or use the word Mohamed the wrong way. With frowned faces, loud voices, clinched fists, burning signs, making death threats … etc.; they demand respect for their religion, for the Islamic symbols to remain untouched and for everybody to basically “fall in line” when it comes to Islam. They do that with one hand while with the other they apply a totally different and completely opposite set of standards when it comes to others’ different beliefs.
The examples are too many to count and list, the most recent one comes from Al-Azhar (the largest Islamic Religious institution in the world) prominent scholar, Sheikh Ali Abou El-Hassan, the former head of the Fatwa (Religious Advisory) Council and the former Council to the Al-Azhar’s Grand Sheikh, has recently produced an new “fatwa” (Edict) sanctioning the killing of a German woman Dena Milany for starting a group on Facebook calling for people to use the Koran as toilet paper, stating and we quote “If it’s true, she must be killed wherever she is found”!!!
To this point, the story is not very different or even surprising in demonstrating Islamic attitude to killings and bloodshed, but the real intriguing part is that Al-Azhar, the very institution that Sheikh Abou El-Hassn represents, had produced another interesting “fatwa” not too long ago, the following is the translation of the official text:
Fatwa Number: 40378
Fatwa Subject: Ruling regarding the defamation of the Torah and the Gospel (The Holy Bible)
Fatwa Date: 28 Ramadan 1424 / 23-11-2003
Would a person who defames the Torah or the Gospel be considered an infidel since they may contain some of God’s words?
Thanks be to Allah and peace and prayers be upon the profit Mohamed and his family and followers, next, it is not allowed to defame the Torah or the Gospel which has not been tampered with, which would have the truth or a glorious name like the name of Allah the highest, and whoever does that knowingly and with his own volition would be considered, God forbids, an infidel. Shams El-Ramley (a famous scholar) states at the end of El-Mohtague (Islamic law book) that it is not permitted that respected literature be use as toilet paper and that such respected literature could be of various kinds, such as any religion-related material or similar.
As for the "disrespected", like philosophy or the Torah and Gospel that we know have been tampered with (the Holy Bible we have today has been tampered from the original according to Islamic beliefs) and which do not contain a glorified name like the name of Allah can be used as toilet paper.
End of Fatwa.
Arabic Source: http://www.islamweb.net/ver2/Fatwa/S...waId&x=36&y=13**
The words really speak for themselves ladies and gentlemen, coming from a supposedly very “reputable” Islamic institution where Muslims from all over the Islamic world send their children to learn Islam’s “peaceful teachings”. It’s coming from Egypt, a country where the government is pushing the UN to adopt an international law prohibiting the defamation of all religious symbols.
In the end I can’t help but state what Jesus said “You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye”. Until then we, Coptic "infidels", will continue to expose all of Islam's "peaceful !!" teachings
** It appears the fatwa has been removed from the archive of fatwas in Islam Web...perhaps in an attempt to save face! However if the text of the question is entered in Google, the first result contains the fatwa number and date as some of the text which sanctions desecrating the Holy Bible