She said it. Will Barbados Muslim authorities be taking this girl aside and explaining to her how she is getting Islam all wrong, wrong, wrong? What's that? They aren't? You mean that the Barbados Muslim leadership is full of greasy Islamophobes?
This post from the Barbados Free Press is just over a year old. Generally we don't publish archival material at Jihad Watch -- if we did, there would be no end of worthy material to post. However, I just saw this and think it is revelatory in numerous ways, and so am making an exception this time.
"Barbados Muslim Girls School, 14 year old student: 'Nothing wrong with beheading, chopping off your hands, severe beatings," from the Barbados Free Press, November 26, 2010:
What values are taught at Al-Falah Muslim School?
“Hijab is compulsory… hide woman’s beauty as protection from rape.”
“Beheading, chopping off your hands, severe beatings are Islamic rules, nothing wrong in it.”
When a dozen or so girls from the Al-Falah Islamic School recently participated in the Long Beach clean-up while wearing Muslim dress and veils, Barbados Free Press wrote The Muslim vision of the future for all Barbadian women and republished a photo of the group. (shown above, courtesy of The Nation)
Three of the students in the photo placed comments on our article – and what they have to say is most disturbing.
Naively, the 14 to 16 year old girl students of the Al-Falah Muslim School simply wrote the truth as they see it and revealed values and standards that are totally at odds with our society.
No person in Barbados, and especially in the Ministry of Education, can read their comments and not be concerned about what is being taught at the Al-Falah Muslim School.
In the past, Barbados Free Press questioned the text books used and the lessons taught at our Muslim schools. BFP asked what the Ministry of Education is doing to supervise a curriculum that is largely created and sometimes directly delivered (electronically and via publications) from Saudi Arabia. [...]
You want to know what is taught at the Barbados Al-Falah Muslim School?
Here it is…
(Bold highlighting on interesting statements added by BFP)
October 29, 2010 at 2:35 am
Since my two friends have alread placed their views above^ I will state my own views and hope you people comprehend it. [...]
a) muslims are NOT terrorists (those who are terrorists ar not muslims, they pretend to be muslims to make us look bad, common knowledge)
b) Hijab is compulsory on anyone who has reached the age of puberty. Reason being to hide one’s beauty so no unfortunate events occur. Eg, rape. It’s a form of protection. Did you hear that? Feel it..embrace it! It protects us! [...]
f)FACT – Did you guys even know that the Government system was etablished by the muslims? Yes it was. After the prophet died there were leaders after him, one was calle Umar and he etalished te governent system for the first time. So what is sooooooooooo wrong about muslims leading for an era once more? What if a muslim became prime minister? What do you think she’s going to do? Kick you all out? Enslave you? Make you accept Islam? Kil you? CHop yur heads off? pleaseeeeeeeeee That is all nonsense. Se woud rule like anyone else. She would possibly invite you towards islam but not force
you, nor kill you, nor kick you out, nor eat you alive, nor enslave you. I will say it once again, Islam is a religion of Peace. Get that through your thick skulls![...]
j) Beheading..chopping off your hands, severe beatings,etc. Are strict Islamic rules and these are the things that were done during our prophets time and are continued till this day to follow the tradition, there is nothing wrong in it. These things are done to teach lessons so they won’t commit the act ever again. Once in the past a father had to give his OWN son for consumng alcohol (but he was unaware he had drank alcohol tho) a number of lashses which resulted in his death....
Spelling and grammar in the girl's comment reproduced as she wrote it.
There is much more. Read it all.