This typically moronic Daily Mail article presents what Khalid Yasin says about killing gays and beating women as if it were his own eccentric — “hijacked,” no doubt — version of Islam. Yasin, the clueless Daily Mail tells us, “claims that the Koran gives men permission to “˜beat women lightly” and thinks all Muslims should shun anyone who does not follow their faith.”
In reality, this is not just Yasin’s “claim” — the Qur’an does indeed say this: “Men are the managers of the affairs of women for that God has preferred in bounty one of them over another, and for that they have expended of their property. Righteous women are therefore obedient, guarding the secret for God’s guarding. And those you fear may be rebellious admonish; banish them to their couches, and beat them” (4:34). Abdullah Yusuf Ali’s popular English translation adds “lightly” after “beat them,” but that word is not in the Arabic original.
“Revealed, the U.S. hate preacher who inspired murderer of Lee Rigby: Killer tells how he became a Muslim after watching Islamic hardliner’s sermons,” by Chris Greenwood for the Daily Mail, December 30:
One of the Woolwich killers decided to convert to Islam after being inspired by a hate preacher who advocates killing gays and beating women, he has revealed in a letter.
Michael Adebowale, 22, said that lectures posted online by notorious firebrand cleric Sheikh Khalid Yasin taught him the “˜purpose of life”.
In the note written from Belmarsh Prison, he said he made the decision to convert to Islam in 2009 — around the same time that he was serving half of a 15-month sentence for supplying heroin.
The letter, which uses his prisoner number A0882CY, is dated December 20 — the day after he was convicted of Lee Rigby”s murder.
“˜The title of this lecture is called “What is the Purpose of Life?” After hearing this I had to conclude that the purpose of life is to acknowledge and worship the creator.”
Yasin, who calls the Taliban his “˜brothers”, has been given free rein to tour the world and spread his vile views — stopping off in countries including Britain and the US.
Linked to the hardline Wahhabi branch of Islam, he has previously denounced both Christian and Jewish beliefs as “˜filth” and believes there can be no such thing as gender equality.
He claims that the Koran gives men permission to “˜beat women lightly” and thinks all Muslims should shun anyone who does not follow their faith.
He has also called homosexuality an “˜aberration” that should be “˜punishable by death”.