Petition to Free Canan Kaftancioglu, Human Rights Activist & Critic of Radical Islam

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Elizabeth Connell
3 weeks ago
An appalling case of human rights abuse

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Anita Kanitz
Aug 12, 2021
"Fascism is a political religion with a charismatic leader in the middle. Fascism despises the enemy to such an extent that they are dehumanized and mass extermination tolerated. This is present in both movements. Fascism as an ideology paves the way for violence. Fascism divides the world In good and bad. Islamism does that too. Fascism starts from the chosen group. Islamism does that too. Fascism wants to rule the world, and Islamism wants that too. That is fascism with an Islamic character. "
"Sura 9 is the final legacy, the very last manifesto, a document of hatred and violence. War is declared on all unbelievers - that is, Christians and Jews, but also doubters among Muslims -. They are unclean hypocrites and must be eliminated So instead of summarizing the principles of Islam and leaving a legacy on the people, God uses the last sura to warn of his enemies. The sura makes a virtue of hatred and a worship of war. "
"The request in the Koran to hit women is clear - there is no point in claiming that this could also be interpreted as a" slap on the bottom ". No matter how you turn it: the Koran is clear in some passages Misogynist: The woman is spoils of war, she is made available to fighters as a sex slave, she is a field of seeds that the man can till when he wants. "
-Abdel Samad, German-Egyptian political scientist and author.

“I studied the Koran, but one day I started to think for myself. In doing so, I realized: It is the people who created God, not the other way around. That the Koran grants the man the right to hit the woman, that cannot and must not be. "
“I believe the Prophet was wrong in putting himself and his ideas above critical thinking. I believe the Prophet Muhammad was wrong in subordinating women to men. The Prophet was wrong in ruling that gays must be killed. The Prophet was wrong in saying that apostates must be killed. He was wrong in saying that adulterers should be whipped and stoned. And that you have to cut off the hand of thieves. He was wrong in saying that those who die for Allah will be rewarded with entry into Paradise. He was wrong in claiming that his ideas could be used to build a good society. "
“Girls die giving birth because they are too young for it. The rise of radical Islam is an important reason for this. "
- Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Somali-born Dutch-American activist, feminist, author, scholar and former politician

"It is a danger for the future of Germany that some politicians are in the process of giving up the foundations of our enlightened society because of their ignorance of Islamic organizations."
-Ezhar Cezairli, member of the German Islam Conference

"Let me put it this way: The full veiling of a person does not belong in a democracy. It is depressing enough that millions of women in the so-called Gods are forced under the veil. The Koran does not prescribe that, by the way. They also have this fact the highest Islamic clergy long ago confirmed. The traditional veiling compulsion, fueled by the triumphant advance of the Islamists, is justified by the fact that a woman's hair and body are «sin». Only one's own husband should see his wife - all other men would be irritated by it. "
A peculiar image of men: as if men were animals that pounced on any woman who was not veiled. It's not just about subjective sensitivities, but also about objective signals. The veiling of women is the flag of political Islam. But is that what we want after 200 years of Enlightenment and 50 years of struggle for equality in our democracies? Conditions in which a woman has to be invisible in order to protect herself from the eyes of men? Is every man's look dangerous? That's laughable! Should women have to choose between exposure and concealment? Between prostitution and burqa? In both cases people like to argue with "voluntariness". But freedom also implies the duty to respect human dignity - even your own. We wouldn't allow a black man to be dragged half-naked and with chains on his feet through Zurich.
According to Sharia law, women are minors. Every woman who wears the burqa or the nikab voluntarily confirms her lack of rights. The compulsion to veil is always connected with Sharia law, according to which women are underage without rights and men have the monopoly of violence over women and children as well as over all "unbelievers".
-Alice Schwarzer, feminist and publicist

The biggest problem is what is known as legalistic Islamism. So Islamism, which is not violent because it considers that to be a bad strategy. His goal, however, is the same as that of the Islamist attackers: the implementation of Islamic values ​​and Islamic law, i.e. the Sharia, also in our society. And that with all the inequalities between men and women, believers and unbelievers. The fatal thing is that we don't really take it seriously because these are the people who sit with us at the round table, and at that table they often set the agenda.
We look the other way around the world when it comes to enslavement and mass murder of people of different faiths such as Christians, Jews, Hindus, Yazidis, Buddhists and women, girls and children, as well as so-called forced and child marriages, honor killings and the very common FGM.
Let's take gender segregation as an example. That is one of the most important issues in Islamism: the sinfulness of the female body. Let's take a look at the schools in Germany, for example, and the German situation: Parents are increasingly making applications for the exemption of girls from co-educational swimming and sports lessons or from school trips. The large Islamic associations provide know-how and lawyers in order to enforce this through legal action. And in the meantime we already have official handouts from the school ministries, for example in Rhineland-Palatinate or Berlin, which advocate a separation of girls and boys, i.e. gender apartheid from puberty. It is proposed to schools to combine classes so that girls and boys can be taught separately in certain subjects. So these demands of the Islamist associations have already been poured into a set of rules. And then it goes on: There are complaints about Christmas parties, Saint Martin's parades or visiting a church on a school trip. This puts the teachers under enormous pressure. And often they do not receive any support from the school authorities or the ministries. Instead, the individual teacher or the headmistress should be able to say: “Dear father, you don't even need to discuss this with me. Here is the regulation from the Ministry of Culture - there is no exemption from physical education! "
Politicians looked the other way and now the whole thing is rocking up: The Islamist groups are getting stronger, not only in Germany, worldwide.
A punishment that should also be introduced in Germany, according to Sharia advocates, is the stoning of women and girls. Stoning is an archaic, extremely cruel and slow form of execution. It belongs to the catalog of penalties of the Sharia, the Islamic legal system and is only legitimized and demanded today by Islamic law schools. In some states stoning is part of the criminal law and people are still victims of this slow, collective torture to death, partly through judgments by Sharia courts, through the decision of individual imams or through lynching or “honor” murder. According to Islamic tradition the witness (s) is expected to begin the stoning and participate in the stoning. Formally, the stony Muslims must be. In practice, these are all male Muslims.
Analogous to “honor killings”, male family members of the victim often take part in stoning, e.g. husband, father, brothers, sons, but also more distant relatives, neighbors and other local residents. Honor killings do not only take place in the eastern part of Turkey . Also in Europe, in Germany and the neighboring countries - women and girls die “for reasons of honor”. When a woman leaves her home, she is not stepping on "neutral ground"; Her actions must either be necessary and purposeful, for example when she has to work in the field or run essential errands - or she will attract suspicion of immorality if, for example, she has to work in the fields. B. would just take a “walk” in the village. Therefore, the mere assumption or rumor of abnormal behavior can be enough to discredit a woman. It's not about whether she did something dishonorable; she exposed herself to the talk, that's enough. By leaving the house or talking to her, she has evaded the man's legitimate control, so her injustice or the will to act can be assumed. If there are only suspicions or rumors, she is just as dishonorable as if she had actually violated the rules of narrowly defined decency. Honor killings take place worldwide, including in Germany.
FGM is often closely related to other harmful practices such as child marriage, a predominantly Muslim practice.
This is the real face of Islam, we must not look the other way!

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Liza Sutterby
1 year ago
We need to protect journalists and their freedom.

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Kate Luna
1 year ago
Free Speech is a human right.

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Samuel barthis
2 years ago
Erdogan is a religious fascists. He hates everybody that is not Muslim, yet he calls himself civilized. he (ulema)has demonstrated that Islam cannot never be reformed. Islam can only look good when others are oppressed. islam is a lie

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Zeek Oh-man ��
2 years ago
I am a good human being and want the people to have freedom.

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Nicolas Robakidze
2 years ago
Islam is cancer nuks is the answer.

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Steven Lindsay
2 years ago
We should be able to criticise those in authority

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Ash Ward
2 years ago
I absolutely believe in free speech and the ability to question.

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Peter Harrison
2 years ago
I support freedom of belief everywhere. The state should not ban speech that challenges orthodoxy.