Netherlands: Hizb ut-Tahrir youth in campaign against Geert Wilders

The Dutch Hizb ut-Tahrir youth have come out with a new campaign, against the slander of Islam. The campaign is carried out by passing out pamphlets, which are available online in English, Dutch, Arabic and Turkish, titled "Defending the holy Koran is an Islamic obligation". The pamphlets are apparently directed at Dutch politician Geert Wilders, who is expected to come out in January with a movie about the Koran.

In the name of Allah, the merciful
Defending the holy Quran is an Islamic Obligation.
Some people in Holland backed by others decided to produce a film about the Noble Quran, this film may be will be broadcasted in the Dutch TV in January next year. Those who are responsible for this shame work had declared that the objective behind their work is to show the fascism aspect of the Quran, and how the Quran motivates the hatred and violence. This film is just a part of an organized campaign leaded by some against Islam and Moslims in this country, its objective is to exercise pressure upon the Moslims so that they will leave their religion, their style is distortion, fabrication and mockery of everything the Moslims believe in.
We, the Shabab of Hizb ut Tahrir in Holland, don't expect that those people and those who are behind them will respond to the call of wisdom, and stop their work which contradicts the values of their ideology they used to speak a lot about, and cause the humiliation to a big number of the civilians of this country, but our hope is that the Moslims will move individuals and groups to honor the symbols of Allah and to defend their religion.
O Moslims in Holland,
Allah(swt) stated in the holy Quran:
And it has already been revealed to you in the book( this Quran) that when you hear the Verses of allah being denied and mocked at, then sit not with them, until they engage in a talk other than that( but if you stayed with them) certainly in that case you would be like them. Surely, allah will collect the hypocrites and disbelievers all together in Hell. (TMQ:An Nisa' 140).
This means that we should not keep silence regarding the mockery of our religion and the mockery of the holy Quran, it is a duty upon us to support our religion and to defend the Quran, and here we are the Shabab of Hizb ut Tahrir in Holland, we had started a campaign to defend the Quran and to forbad those who are trying to humiliate our moqudasat, and to stop the campaigns which will distort the image of Islam in this country, that is why we ask you to stand with us and to support us in our campaign, and to let our voices be heard to stop the continuous humiliations against us and against our religion.
O Moslims in Holland,
Keeping silence in such a case where your Quran is being humiliated may be understood by some people as a sign of acceptance so they will continue in their falsehood, others would understand your silence as a sign of weakness, so their hatred and their mockery of your religion will increase. But we know that you will not accept your religion to be humiliated, and you are strong in faith, that is why we ask you to deny this munkar by using all lawful means and not to be silent.
O Moslims who are honored by Islam, listen to us and work with us to defend the Quran so that you will get the gayr of this dunya and the hereafter.
"That and whoever honors the sacred things of Allah, then that is better for him with His Lord"
(TMQ:Al Hajj 30).
11/12/2007
Shabab Hizb ut Tahrir
Holland
The pamphlets, which have been given out in Den Bosch and Eindhoven, ask people to sign their petition against the slander of Islam:



I CALL FOR A HALT! AGAINST THE SLANDERING OF ISLAM

During the past years, Holland has been dominated by a climate of slander and common insult towards Islam and Muslims. It is also evident that certain politicians and influential people are behind the current hostility. In answer to this we, the shabab of Hizb ut Tahrir in Holland, have initiated the campaign "Stop the slandering of Islam".

With the help of this campaign, which entails a substantial signature petition, we want to give the Muslims a voice. This will enable them to react in a respectful and proper manner to the constant slandering of high values within Islam and the feelings of insult and anxiety that are the result of this.

At the same time, the campaign "Stop the slandering of Islam" also makes clear that the common insult of Islam and Muslims creates an altercation in the Dutch society and hereby seriously disturbs the harmony of the Dutch society.

We can report that the first weekend of this campaign has lead to positive reactions from the community. The initiative has been welcomed and we have received messages of support from both Muslims as non-Muslims.

Source: Campaign site (English, Dutch), Omroep Brabant (Dutch) h/t CLOSER (Dutch)

See also: Netherlands: Concern about Wilders film, Wilders: Enough is enough

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

People talk about the need to reform Islam. Now you can stop talking and start helping.

With the help of our readers we went through the Koran and removed every verse that we believe did not come from Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate. We would like to publish Reform Koran in as many languages as possible. If you could help with translation, editing, or distribution of the Reform Koran, please email us at koran-AT-reformislam.org.

In Memoriam of Aqsa Parvez.

http://www.reformislam.org/reform.php

Anonymous said...

Reformed Quran? With verses like this one:
2.190 And fight in the way of Allah with those who fight with you, and do not exceed the limits, surely Allah does not love those who exceed the limits.

"fight in the way of Allah" still on. Oh, my.

Anonymous said...

Reformed Koran says: Women must wear veils, and it is OK to own slaves.

WOW! Sooooo reformed (my ass).

Fuck Mohammad the assassin.

And the world is flat (go to where sun sets). TOTAL IDIOCY

18.86 Until when he reached the place where the sun set, he found it going down into a black sea, and found by it a people. We said: O Zulqarnain! either give them a chastisement or do them a benefit.
24.31 And say to the believing women that they cast down their looks and guard their private parts and do not display their ornaments except what appears thereof, and let them wear their head-coverings over their bosoms, and not display their ornaments except to their husbands or their fathers, or the fathers of their husbands, or their sons, or the sons of their husbands, or their brothers, or their brothers' sons, or their sisters' sons, or their women, or those whom their right hands possess, or the male servants not having need (of women), or the children who have not attained knowledge of what is hidden of women; and let them not strike their feet so that what they hide of their ornaments may be known; and turn to Allah all of you, O believers! so that you may be successful.

Esther said...

muslims against sharia,

Who is this koran meant for? It seems to me that it's more important to change the attitude towards the Koran than to cut it up. People who take every word there literally, will not read your Koran anyway. And those who don't, don't really need it.

Reform movements can be very dangerous, and might have the exact opposite effect than intended. For example, I think that in Judaism, the reform movement is one that has done the most harm to the continued progress and modernization of Jewish law. Even things which were allowed by Jewish law were banned once the Reform movement advocated it.

Anonymous said...

The above text is clearly a call for violent jihad against Wilders and his sympathizers:

"our hope is that the Moslims will move individuals and groups to honor the symbols of Allah and to defend their religion."

Most Dutch, as most other unbelievers, will not understand this is a call for violence.

Most don’t know that all who oppose Islam actively, even only by warning verbally for it’s dangers, is an enemy of god who is said to attack the truth. An attack that Muslim define as violence that must be answered by murder, genocide, terror and other violent means to stop the enemies of god.

When the Islamic fate is said to be under ‘attack’, even verbally, all Muslims have the individual duty to defend the fate with all means at their disposal. The “hope” the text expresses is only referring to the “hope” that the Dutch Muslim are true Muslims who act truly to the rules of their fate and that they are not hypocrites (who are the enemies of god).

It’s also wrong to think the writers of text are extremist. They are not, they are just regular Muslim who think that their fate in The Netherlands is strong enough to use these kind of terror tactics to drive the Dutch into submission.

To be honest, it’s very hard to prove them wrong, as most Dutch are ignorant cowards who rather want to quietly fall into submission to keep the peace rather than to fight for their freedom.

Esther said...

It's interesting, though, how the quotes they bring don't support their position at all. They don't even support signing a petition.

The first quote says that one should not sit with those who deny and mock the verses of Allah. It says nothing about fighting, or staying silent, Allah himself will punish those who mock him.

The second says: That (hajj), and whoever honors the sacred things of Allah, then that is better for him with his Lord... So shun the abomination (worshiping) of idol, and shun lying speech (false statements).

Anonymous said...

If the Koran is going to be expurgated and they are going to cut out all the violent, sexist, bigotted sections then I am all for it. But I doubt it can work. The Koran is supposed to be the literal word of god. If that is so then how can a muslim accept the expurgated version of god's word when westerners would not accept the Bowdlerised version of Shakespeare. To muslims the Koran is more holy than Shakespeare. I wish them luck but I do not hold out much hope.

Anonymous said...

Esther,

"Who is this koran meant for?"

Moderate Muslims

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Anonymous,

"The Koran is supposed to be the literal word of god."

Since God is infallible and some verses in the Koran contradict others, it cannot possibly be the literal word of God.

Anonymous said...

Koranic verses not only contradict one another, but also contradice mathematics, science, and history.

Mohammad was an epileptic (i.e. highly spiritual) illiterate poet. He killed people he did not like and raped 9 year old girls.

Fuck Islam.

Muslims are idiots to believe in Mohammad's ideology and memes.

Anonymous said...

“The first quote says that one should not sit with those who deny and mock the verses of Allah. It says nothing about fighting, or staying silent, Allah himself will punish those who mock him.”

Allah him self will punish?

I don’t think that’s how Muslims believe it works. It’s always Muslims who punish in the name of Allah. They believe they have to act in his name. They are not Christians who think it can wait until Petrus decides. Mock god and they may kill you if it helps god.