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‘Love Jihad’: Muslims Call for Marriage to Christian Women to ‘Strengthen’ Islam

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on March 12, 2017

Hundreds of posters displayed in a migrant-dominated part of Barcelona are urging Muslim men to marry Spanish women in a bid to spread Islam, and inviting members of the community to an “information meeting”.

The posters, which are derogatory about Christians but call on ‘Brothers’ to marry women of the religion to “strengthen” Islam, have been plastered through the neighbourhood of El Raval. Official data collected in 2014 found that 56.7 per cent of residents in El Raval were born abroad.

It is permissible and encouraged that the Muslim man marries honest and chaste women who belong to the People of the Book. Even though they have distorted and altered the tradition, they are still suitable for marriage.

Brother, enter a partnership with a Spaniard, teach her that Islam is the true religion.

Islamic law dictates that the fruits of this alliance will follow Islam, which will further strengthen our community,” the main body of text reads.

The posters also invite members of the community to an “information meeting” on 14 March at an Arab restaurant in the neighbourhood.

Selected comments:

People need to pay attention to what’s being said about them “returning home”. Once a mosque is built, that land is forever considered Muslim. Islam is a totalitarian form of government, spread through conquest, masquerading as a religion. Every mosque being built on American soil today, will give cause for future wars, just like this call to spread Islam in Spain is being predicated on the claims from hundreds of years ago.

People aren’t paying attention.

The darkness of Islam continues to fall over Europe.

North Africa, the Levant, Turkey, the Iberian peninsula were Christian before being invaded by Muslims.

islamic …
invasion by immigration (grow to majority; to establish shariah law)
invasion by breeding (outbreed non-believers; to establish shariah law)
invasion by subjugating non-muslim women into forced marriages (forced conversion)
resistence is met with “lawful” brutality: killing, raping, enslavement, etc

islamic apologists should wake up, unless they are secretly muslims to begin with.

Islam is a cancer on the world. This is nothing but love jihad. They do it in India with Hindus as well.

A non-muslim woman has to have a special level of desperation to marry a muslim. She is literally asking for all the pain that such an arrangement would bring.

Christians are taught in ther Bible to avoid being unequally yoked. This prohibition on marriage to any who are not Christian is very important when moslems seek to conquer a land by intermarrying with its population. Any woman who is not moslem should beware of marrying into such a misogynist system.



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In Most Faiths, Especially Christianity, Women Are More Faithful Than Men

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 15, 2016

AS MANY people read it, the Easter narrative being celebrated today by hundreds of millions of Christians across the world makes a point about gender as one of its many sub-texts. In his darkest moment, Jesus seems to be abandoned by most of his cowardly male disciples who are disappointed that he has failed to triumph as an earthly king, and frightened for their own skins; but his female followers, though grief-stricken over his fate, remain loyal and determined to their cultural duty by anointing his body with spices; the women are duly rewarded by getting the first news that their master has risen.

Here is one of the many paradoxical things about religion as a feature of human society. Its founders, administrators and gate-keepers have generally, with important exceptions, been men. But its most loyal practitioners, including and perhaps especially in times of adversity, have been women. During the atheist Soviet regime, it was devout women who kept the flame of faith alive and passed it onto their children. There were babushkas or grandmothers who kept religious icons in their houses and taught their children to pray. Among the Sufi Muslim communities in remote parts of the Caucasus, women ran prayer circles; and in the indigenous religions of Siberia, the task of healing often fell to female shamans.

A global survey by the Pew Research Center, an independent body based in Washington, DC, has found that by a whole series of yardsticks, women are generally more devout than men, albeit with some exceptions. It looked at six faith categories (Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Jews and the unaffiliated) as well as public data from 192 nations, including its own surveys in 84 countries, gathered since 2008. Among its broad conclusions:

“On all the standard measures of religious commitment examined…Christian women are more religious than Christian men. By contrast, Muslim women and Muslim men show similar levels of religiousness on all measures of religious commitment except frequency of attendance at worship services. Because of religious norms, Muslim men attend services at a mosque much more often than Muslim women do. ”

Looking in greater detail, the survey found that 83.4% of women round the world identified with a religious group compared with 79.9% of men. In 61 out of the 192 countries, the female lead was more than two percentage points. Among the 84 countries where Pew had asked the question, there were 43 where substantially more women than men reported praying daily. The only country where more men than women engaged in daily prayer was Israel; as the survey notes, in Orthodox Judaism, practised by 22% of Jewish Israelis, an act of worship requires a quorum of 10 men, or minyan. In 36 of the 84 countries, women were significantly more likely than men to describe religion as very important in their lives; only in Israel and Mozambique were male respondents more likely than female ones to attach a big role to religion.

Generally, Muslim men and women were more alike in their levels of piety than were male and female Christians. In the 40 countries where data was available, Muslim women reported praying daily in only fractionally greater numbers than their male counterparts. However a look at Christians’ prayer habits in 54 countries revealed a much bigger gap; there were 29 countries where female prayerfulness exceeded that of males by 10 points or more, and in Greece the gap was 25 points.

The United States is one of the countries where the gender gap is large. Some 60% of American women consider religion very important, against 47% of men. Daily prayer is practised by 64% of female Americans against 47% of males; and weekly church-going is a habit among 40% of American women versus 32% of men.

Although it certainly isn’t the whole story, part of the explanation may lie in the traditional European societies, especially Catholic ones, from which present-day Americans originate. In old-fashioned Mediterranean communities, where everybody was formally devout, the task of praying, church-going and keeping the family right with God and His saints was one that fell to females more than to males. That division of labour persisted among American Catholic migrants, and it was remarkably long-lasting in the Old World too. In her study of a working-class Greek community in the early 1970s, Renee Hirschon found that women had a deep theological understanding of the rituals they enacted, from mourning the dead to preparing festive meals for different occasions on the church calendar, culminating in Easter. The women, more clearly than their husbands, could see and describe how faith and custom interacted.



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