US sure Islam and human rights compatible

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Quratul-Ain Bandial
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

BRUNEI must maintain its international human rights commitments as it rolls out the Syariah Penal Code, said a senior US official yesterday.

Shaarik Zafar, the US State Department’s Special Representative to Muslim Communities, said his government believes that Islam and human rights are compatible, although Washington has expressed concerns about some of the punishments prescribed under the Code.

Zafar, who is in the Sultanate on a two-day visit, met with His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and senior religious officials yesterday, to discuss US engagement with the Muslim world, including counter terrorism and Brunei’s introduction of the Syariah Penal Code.

“Brunei has made commitments to international religious freedom and other human rights. The US government is not in a position to say what Syariah law is and what it isn’t. What we do say is that governments that have made a commitment to uphold fundamental human rights have an obligation to do so regardless of what the particular penal code is,” he told local media yesterday.

“We were told that Islam and Syariah are fully consistent with human rights, and we fully agree with that. What we heard consistently today is there is no contradiction,” Zafar added.

The envoy said during his meetings he raised concerns about punishments prescribed under the Syariah Penal Code, such as amputation for theft, stoning for adultery and the death penalty for murder.

“What we’ve been told is the evidentiary standards that would apply are so high that in reality these penalties would never be carried out. This legislation took some time to be developed it’s still going to be taking time to be implemented,” he said, adding that the US will continue to monitor developments in Brunei. “We look forward to learning more and working with the government of Brunei.

Brunei implemented the first phase of the Syariah Penal Code Order – which incorporates Islamic laws into the existing criminal justice system – on May 1.

The Brunei Times
Thursday, October 23, 2014

http://www.bt.com.bn/news-national/2014/10/23/us-sure-syariah-law-and-human-rights-compatible

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  1. Myanmar majalah di nama kan Aung ZAE Yatu telah menghina Islam dan Nabi Mohamad (saw) di No 44, 1376 yang diterbitkan pada tanggal 17 Oktober 2014 Jumat edition.
    Aung ZAE Yatu jurnal Nomor 44 edisi telah menerbitkan “Kata Pengantar dari Ekstrimisme” artikel dan “perang invasi Muslim Islam oleh Muhamad yang menghancurkan peninggalan sejarah Buddha.” Fakta-fakta yang salah diterbitkan dalam artikel-artikel yang menghina status fisik dan spiritual dari Nabi kita tercinta (saw) dan dibohongi Nabi (saw) adalah sebagai orang yang kejam dan moral rusak.
    Artikel ini tidak hanya mengganggu perdamaian dan stabilitas Myanmar, tetapi juga menghina dan menyodok ke semua umat Islam dari Myanmar. Jadi hampir semua jajaran Muslim Myanmar memberitahu Myanmar Muslim Media, keinginan mereka untuk mengambil tindakan dan menuntut jurnal itu (penerbit dan penulis.)
    Pemimpin Muslim terkemuka Khalifa U Thein Win Aung mengatakan ke Myanmar Muslim Media,
    “Menurut agama kita, setelah Allah (swt), Nabi Muhamad (pbub) adalah orang yang kita terhormati dan tercintai.
    Seperti yang kita semua digunakan dengan tepat mengikuti perintah Nabi kita (saw), kita dianggap penghinaan ini pada dirinya sebagai penghinaan pada Allah kita (swt) dan juga menghina hati kita semua umat Islam.
    semua Muslim Myanmar harus dianggap Penghinaan ini sebagai mengganggu perdamaian dan ketenangan dari Myanmar. ”
    Di dalam “Kata Pengantar Ekstrimisme” artikel yang ditulisnya menggunakan kata-kata kasar mentah tentang Nabi (saw) kita .. seperti di bawa ini:
    “Dia menikah (menggunakan kasar kata Myanmar) Khatija.”
    “Muhamad telah melakukan jihad tidak hanya pada Mekah tetapi tempat-tempat lain.”
    “Muhamad telah memimpin merampok dari wisatawan dan pedagang; Yahudi, Kristen, Persia, Mesir. “Dengan demikian ia menuduh dan menghina Nabi kita (saw) sebagai perampok, penjahat, bajak laut atau perampok bersenjata.
    Dalam artikel yang sama ia dituduh dan menulis, “Arab mengambil banyak istri. Muhamed membuat aturan untuk menikahi empat istri saja. Tapi dia sendiri telah menikah 40 istri. ”
    Dalam “Kata Pengantar dari Ekstrimisme” diterbitkan dirinya sebagai Buddha Misionaris Journal, Aung ZAE Yatu No 44, ia menulis banyak penghinaan terhadap Islam dan Nabi (saw) dan pada akhir artikel, “Penampilan (di dunia ini ) dari Muhamad ini mirip dengan kedatangan bencana bagi dunia. Dalam doa-doa kita sehari-hari bukan doa tradisional berada jauh dari tiga jenis bencana, sekarang kita perlu berdoa luang kita dari empat jenis bencana. “Dia termasuk Nabi kita tercinta (saw) sebagai bencana atau bencana bagi dunia.
    Dalam “perang Islam invasi Muslim .. Mohamad yang menghancurkan peninggalan sejarah Buddha” artikel yang diterbitkan dalam halaman Aung ZAE Yatu Journal yang sama 10, yang ditulis oleh Ashin Munita-Dhammasariya semacam ini:
    “Orang yang bernama Muhamad … setelah melarikan diri dari Madinah, setelah dia kuat dengan 500 pengikut mulai menyerang dan mengambil alih Mekah. Setelah itu ia perlahan-lahan menyerang seluruh Arabia dengan perang agama dan mendirikan Agama Islam. “Ia melukis seolah-olah Islam disebarkan oleh pedang.
    Itu Aung Zay Yatu dan Tharki Thwe (darah Sykian) jurnal menyalahgunakan kebebasan berbicara untuk menyebarkan Pidato Kebencian dan Islamophobia.
    “Sebagai pemerintah Myanmar gagal melindungi Kebebasan Beragama, warga Muslim yang diberikan dan diabadikan dalam Konstitusi, masalah ini bisa memicu kerusuhan agama yang bisa menyebar secara internasional”, Kata U Nyi Nyi dari Rule of Law dan Jaringan Hak Asasi Manusia.
    Ia melanjutkan, “Karena Islam adalah agama dunia, jika penghinaan Nabi (saw) masalahnya bukan hanya daerah tapi bisa menyebar sebagai Reaksi Internasional. Pemerintah Myanmar harus menyadari hal ini. Pemerintah Myanmar harus mengambil tindakan yang jelas dan parah pada penghinaan ini.

    ( In English Language)

    Myanmar Journal Aung Zae Yatu had insulted Islam and Prophet Mohamad (pbuh) in its No 44, 1376 published on the Friday 17th October 2014 edition.

    Aung Zae Yatu journal No. 44 edition has published the “Preface of Extremism” article and “Islamic Muslim invasion wars by Muhamad who destroyed the Buddha’s historical inheritances.” The wrong facts published in those articles have insulted physical and spiritual status of our beloved Prophet (pbuh) and painted the Prophet (pbuh) as a cruel and morally corrupted person.
    These articles not only disturb the peace and stability of Myanmar but also insult and poke the hearts and minds of all the Muslims of Myanmar. So almost all the rank and file of Muslims of Myanmar are telling Myanmar Muslim Media their wish to take action and sue the said journal (publisher and authors.)
    Prominent Muslim leader Khalifa U Thein Win Aung told Myanmar Muslim Media,
    “According to our religion, after Allah (swt), His Prophet Muhamad (pbub) is the person we respected and love most.
    As we all used to exactly follow the orders of our Prophet (pbuh), we regarded this insult on him as the insult on our Allah (swt) and it also insults our heart.
    This insult on all the Muslims of Myanmar should be regarded as disturbing the peace and tranquility of Myanmar.”
    In the Thuria (Maurisia) U Aung’s “Preface of Extremism” article he wrote rudely using crude words about our Prophet (pbuh) like:
    “He wed (using rude Myanmar word) Khatija.”
    “Muhamad had done jihad not only on Mecca but other places.”
    “Muhamad had led the robbing of the travelers and traders; Jews, Christians, Persians, Egyptians.” By doing so he accused and insulted our Prophet (pbuh) as a dacoit, bandit, pirate or armed robber.
    In the same article he wrongly accused and wrote, “Arabs took numerous wives. Muhamed made a rule to marry four wives only. But he himself had wed 40 wives.”
    In the “Preface of Extremism” published in the self declared as a Buddhist Missionary Journal, Aung Zae Yatu No 44, he wrote numerous insults on Islam and Prophet (pbuh) and at the end of the article, “The appearance (in this world) of Muhamad is akin to the arrival of calamity for the world. In our daily prayers instead of traditional prayers to be away from three types of calamities, now we need to pray to spare us from four types of calamities.” He included our beloved Prophet (pbuh) as a catastrophe or disaster to the world.
    In the “Islamic Muslim invasion wars by Mohamad who destroyed the Buddha’s historical inheritances” article published in that same Aung Zae Yatu Journal’s page 10, written by Ashin Munita-Dhammasariya:
    “The person named Muhamad…after running away from Medina, once he was strong with 500 followers started to attack and took over Mecca. After that he slowly invaded the whole Arabia with the religious war and established the Islamic Religion.” He painted as if Islam was spread by sword.
    That Aung Zay Yatu and Tharki Thwe (Sykian blood) journals are misusing the freedom of speech to spread the Hate Speeches and Islamophobia.
    “As the Myanmar Government failed to protect the Religious Freedom, of its Muslim citizens which was provided and enshrined in the Constitution, this problem could ignite the religious riots which could spread internationally”, said the Rule of Law and Human Rights Network Activist U Nyi Nyi.
    He continued,” As Islam is the world’s religion, if insult the Prophet (pbuh) the problem is not just regional but could spread as an International Reaction. Myanmar Government should be aware of this. Myanmar Government should take a clear severe action on this insult.

    http://www.m-mediagroup.com/en/archives/8469​

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