The Calcutta Quran Petition

Friday

ROBERT SPENCER asks the question: Should the Quran be banned? Here's a quote from his book, The Complete Infidel's Guide to the Koran:

They tried to ban it in India.

In March 1985, two Hindus, Chandmal Chopra and Sital Singh, entered a Writ Petition at the Calcutta High Court alleging that the Koran violated Indian law because it "incites violence, disturbs public tranquility, promotes, on ground of religion, feelings of enmity, hatred and ill-will between different religious communities and insults other religions or religious beliefs and other communities of India." Quoting numerous belligerent Koranic verses, Chopra explained why these were hardly irrelevant sayings from a dusty, unread book:

While the Koran abounds with sayings which incite violence, insult the religious beliefs of other communities and even exhort the Muslims to kill and murder non-Muslims, the problem is aggravated by yet another fact which has been true in the past and is universally true in our own times, that unlike other communities Muslims are, and even fresh converts tend to become, highly orthodox people and follow the sayings of the book with a fanatical zeal with the result that whichever country has their sizable number amongst its population can never have peace on its soil.

9 comments:

Anonymous 4:57 AM  

I can't find in your article whether the petition succeeded or what the court said.

This is similar to what Geert Wilders tried to do and how Dutch Muslims, who heaped scorn upon democratic values and Dutch law, did not hesitate to use it against him and he was charged with hate speech.

Luckily, after a great deal of distinctly suspect legal shennanigans on the Dutch court's part, Gilders was exonerated.

The koran is still, unfortunately, allowed to be on sale in Europe, alongside Mein Kampf which it dwarfs in barbarism

Anonymous 1:28 PM  

amen

Citizen Warrior 2:17 PM  

Someone emailed this comment:

Yes, indeed this is a most telling article about a most evil book that has inspired the death of 300 million souls and counting daily. What you forgot to insert in the article is that the indians failed miserably partly or wholely due to the fact that the political elites of india are about as cowardly and politically correct as a large part of our american political elites.....in fact all the political elites of the whole world are due to 'realpolitiks' of oil? completely politically correct and suicidal. To date i do not recall any politically significant elite calling a spade ( ie Islam ) a spade ( ie. a murderous theocratic fascist ideology) ------ quite the contrary the president(s) of the most powerful nation on planet earth ex: Mr. Bush went out of the way to appear on american and world T.V. to apologize for and to defend islam ( directly after september 11) 'reminding' the general public that Islam is a religion of peace ( ROFLAO !) AND THAT IT IS NOT ISLAM THAT IS KILLING BUT THAT IT IS SOME BAD ELEMENTS OF ISLAM THAT HAS HIJACKED THE RELIGION !. Truly - the world is still engaged in a fairy tale scene from 'the Emperor's new clothes !' ....it took a little child to shout the truth that the emperor was naked whereas all the knaves dare not speak the truth because they were cowering in fear !. Likewise Islam is like the emperor in the fairy tale - a child could see thro the naked savagery and evil of this ungodly Cult and yet all the knaves and all the townspeople cower before Islam and dare not speak the truth !

Magnus Nielsen 3:37 AM  

If the Quran were banned, my work in exposing its nasty doctrines would be seriously handicapped. I cannot show what an ugly and immoral system of thought-control Islam is without quoting from its prime text. The point is: not to ban the Quran but to express our views openly about it as loudly and as frequently as we can.

Citizen Warrior 4:10 PM  

I'm with you, Magnus. Banning books is a bad idea.

Anonymous 4:37 AM  

Judge Bismal Chandra Basak played the ever popular card "out of context" card, explaining that:

"some passages containing interpretation of some chapters of the Koran quoted out of context cannot be allowed to dominate or influence the main aim and object of this book. It is dangerous for any Court to pass its judgments on such a book by merely looking at certain passages out of context."

He also explained the genuine context of the verses quoted in this petition:

“In my opinion it cannot be said that [the] Koran offers any insult to any other religion. It does not reflect any deliberate or malicious intention of outraging the religious feelings of non-Muslims. Isolated passages picked out from here and there and read out of context cannot change the position.”

Anonymous 4:37 AM  

Judge Bismal Chandra Basak played the ever popular card "out of context" card, explaining that:

"some passages containing interpretation of some chapters of the Koran quoted out of context cannot be allowed to dominate or influence the main aim and object of this book. It is dangerous for any Court to pass its judgments on such a book by merely looking at certain passages out of context."

He also explained the genuine context of the verses quoted in this petition:

“In my opinion it cannot be said that [the] Koran offers any insult to any other religion. It does not reflect any deliberate or malicious intention of outraging the religious feelings of non-Muslims. Isolated passages picked out from here and there and read out of context cannot change the position.”

Anonymous 4:03 PM  

Of course no ban. And check out the abridged rearranged editions (Bill Warner). But Dexter of our Team said: why not a four-color Koran? BLACK for neutral possages, BLUE for totally intra-Islam sharia rules etc., GREEN for "peaceful" passages toward infidels, and RED for baaaaad passages toward the Kafirs. Who Says That Visual Media Is Dead, eh!!!!! TTFN

Anonymous 5:22 PM  

whatever ppl say what happened to the Hindus and congress and the gandgi family has betrayed hindus over and over again...the mullas followed what the petitioner wanted to highlight...I don't need to tell or prove anything, all the terror in the world is all because of no one else guess who??

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