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The artistic and cultural heritage of a society are often targeted by Islam, as a possible threat to its mono-cultural dominance, as first shown by Mohammed's zeal for killing poets (13 in all). When world heritage cultural treasures are destroyed, we are all the victim. Let us remember and protect against these losses.

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Comment by Philip Smeeton on October 11, 2014 at 10:29

http://wikiislam.net/wiki/Islamic_Law#Music_and_Art

Music and Art[edit]

Music, and some other forms of art (including Tattooing),[81] under Islamic law are forbidden. Western music[82] and movies In particular, have been declared as corruptive influences by Islamic clerics. The vast majority[83] of Islamic scholars and all four schools of Islamic jurisprudence[84] are in agreement that listening to, or playing musical instruments, and singing is forbidden. They form this opinion from both the Qur'an and Hadith. The only exception to this rule which can be extracted from the hadith is the permissibility of singing acapella accompanied by a duff (a hand-held one-sided drum) on special occasions (i.e. on weddings, Eid, during jihad etc.)[85] This form of song is referred to as a Nasheed (نشيد), and the striking of the duff is permitted for women only[86] and must not be done in the presense of men.[87] There are several verses within the Qur'an which have been understood by highly respected early scholars and historians of Islam to be condemning music and singing. For example; in verse 31:6, according to the Tafseer of Ibn Kathir, "idle talks" is a reference to "singing and musical instruments."[88] While the Qur'anic verses on music and its prohibition may appear vague to non-scholars, the hadith are a lot clearer in regards to this issue. Authentic sources record Muhammad as saying "From among my followers there will be some people who will consider illegal sexual intercourse, the wearing of silk, the drinking of alcoholic drinks and the use of musical instruments, as lawful..."[89] and upon hearing music, Abu Bakr proclaimed "Musical instrument of Satan!"[84] The mere fact that Muhammad condemned music in the same breath as other non-Islamic activities, such as illegal sexual intercourse and drinking alcohol, spoke volumes and the companions (including the four Caliphs) understood.[90] As Abu Bakr rightly stated, unless performed under the various restrictions outlined in Muhammad's Sunnah, music in Islam is considered of the devil.

Comment by Philip Smeeton on October 11, 2014 at 10:28

The Islamic prohibition on images is well known by Muslims, hence the lack of imagery in Islamic religious art. Multiple authentic sources record Muhammad's thoughts on images and representations of living beings (whether real or mythical in nature), and in several he states passionately "The people who will receive the severest punishment from Allah will be the picture makers."[91] In another he says "All the painters who make pictures would be in the fire of Hell. The soul will be breathed in every picture prepared by him and it shall punish him in the Hell."[92] Muhammad refused to enter any home which was decorated with images,[93] and claimed angels would do the same with any home which contained pictures or dogs[94] He once refused to enter the home of one of his wives (Aisha) when he noticed the decorated cushion she had purchased for him to sit on.[95] In Aisha's own words "I noticed the signs of hatred (for that) on his face!" She turned to Allah and Muhammad for repentance.[96] On another occasion, Muhammad angrily tore to pieces a carpet, hung by Aisha to screen a door.[97]

During the Taliban rule of Afghanistan between 1996 and late 2001, all forms of music and Television (i.e. moving pictures) were banned. TV sets, radios, etc were confiscated and burnt, and anyone caught with cassettes in their possession were jailed.[98] In early 2001, they destroyed the historic 1,400 year old giant (175 and 120 feet tall) Buddha Statues which were located in the Bamyan Valley's.[99] While their actions may be called 'extreme', they were only adhering to a somewhat accurate interpretation of Islamic law based on the Sunnah of their prophet. Just as Muhammad had done before them, when he conquered Mecca and destroyed the 360 pagan idols which were housed at the Ka'aba, the Taliban were only destroying Afghanistan's offensive (to Muslims) pre-Islamic 'pagan' heritage and art. If the Taliban's actions are denounced by apologists as 'un-Islamic', then they must also denounce Muhammad's. The truth of the matter is that their actions were very Islamic.

 

Comment by Philip Smeeton on July 23, 2014 at 20:21

Let's face it, Islam is against freedom of expression whatever form it takes.

Comment by Antony on July 23, 2014 at 18:51
Comment by Alan Lake on July 10, 2014 at 16:58

That demonstration: what a bunch of racist morons.

Comment by Philip Smeeton on July 9, 2014 at 10:04
Comment by Philip Smeeton on July 9, 2014 at 10:01
Comment by paul collings on July 8, 2014 at 22:10

http://t.co/s4LEb6WRad

ISIS doing their thing. Proving they are just a bunch of Vandals.

Comment by Philip Smeeton on June 18, 2014 at 20:34

Some people just choose to be offended. PC: we must do everything in our power to avoid doing or saying anything that might in the slightest way offend any minority.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/redskins/2014/06/18/redski...

I think the image is well done and more of a tribute to the native Americans than an insult. Pale face.

Comment by Philip Smeeton on May 28, 2014 at 16:18

VIENNA MALE NUDE POSTERS.

Museum officials say they received a flood of complaints by last week, mostly from outlying districts heavily populated by new immigrants from Muslim countries.

 
 
 

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Mission Overview

Most prosperous Western societies are based on a model we call the Secular Democratic Marketplace (SDM). Whilst that model has been very successful, it has defects. The 4 Freedoms address 4 of the principal vulnerabilities, and gives corrections to them. 

At the moment, one of the principal agents exploiting these defects, is Islam. Therefore, this site pays particular attention to that threat.

Islam, operating at the micro and macro levels, is unstoppable by individuals, hence: "It takes a nation to protect the nation". There is not enough time to fight all its attacks; nor to read them; nor even to record them. So 4F gives only a brief overview of how far it has advanced and by what methods.

We hope that free nations will wake up to stop the threat, and force the separation of (Islamic) Church and State. This will also allow Muslims the possibility of escape from their totalitarian political system.

The 4 Freedoms

These 4 freedoms are designed to close the 4 vulnerabilities in the standard model of SDM, by making them Self-Preserving (SP) according to Hobbes's first law of nature.
1. SP Freedom of Speech
Any speech is allowed - except that advocating the end of these freedoms
2. SP Freedom of Election
Any party is allowed - except one advocating the end of these freedoms
3. SP Freedom from Religion
Any religious or cultural activity is allowed - except one which intrudes into the public sphere (and thus threatens these freedoms).  The public sphere is kept secular and protected from abuse by legal oversight. 
4. SP Freedom of the Market
Any economic activity is allowed - except one which leads to the destruction of these freedoms. Such activity is subject to government oversight.

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