The Khalid bin al-Walid mosque near Toronto has a well established history of cursing unbelievers (particularly Jews) and Muslims who show any sign of integrating with Western societies. There has just emerged another report on the content of their website via the blog BlazingCatFur, which was picked up by this Canadian news show:
Brian Lilley’s comments are often excellent, and he makes note of the advisory in Canada’s citizenship study guide, which actually provoked controversy among far-left Canadian politicians: “Canada’s openness and generosity do not extend to barbaric cultural practices that tolerate spousal abuse, ‘honour killings,’ female genital mutilation, forced marriage, or other gender-based violence.”
What is absent, as is often the case, is a discussion of chapter and verse, which would drive home the essential point that cannot be emphasized enough: The “extremists” are not inventing this material. The practices mentioned in this report persist because they are called for in the Qur’an and the hadith collections considered most reliable in the Islamic tradition. Those include:
– Amputation of the hand for theft: Qur’an 5:38.
– Amputation of a hand and foot on opposite sides for waging war against Allah or “spreading mischief” in the land: Qur’an 5:33.
– Forced marriage: Often linked to child/underage marriage (due to the lack of free, full, and informed consent), which Muhammad himself practiced (Sahih Bukhari 7.62.88).
– Death for apostasy: Muhammad ordered it himself (Sahih Bukhari 9.84.57).
– Female genital mutilation: Since the Khalid bin al-Walid Mosque serves a Somali community, the Shafi’i tradition of Islamic jurisprudence is highly important. And in that tradition, female “circumcision” is obligatory. This mosque has allegedly praised the practice in the past. Umdat al-Salik, a Shafi’i manual certified as “reliable” by none other than al-Azhar University in Cairo, explains (problems with the translation are also noted at the link).
One last note: Who was Khalid bin al-Walid? Very briefly, a companion of Muhammad whose participation in Islamic conquests (including that of Damascus) earned him the title the “Sword of Islam.” That alone speaks volumes.