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Haraam Poetry

The National via Dhimmi Watch:

Last week, Jordan’s grand mufti, Noah Alqdah Samas, the kingdom’s highest religious authority, called Samhan an enemy of religion for his poetry, some of which included lines comparing his loneliness to that of the prophet Yusuf in the Quran.

Thank goodness he didn't sketch a cartoon.

Eight years ago, Musa Hawamdeh was charged with apostasy because of a poem he wrote titled Joseph, which Islamists said contradicted the story as it was told in the Quran. His book was banned.

Although he was later acquitted on all charges in both sharia and civil courts, he has been sentenced to three months in prison for violating the press and publication law.


Abdul Hameed Qudah, deputy secretary general of the Muslim Brotherhood, said the lines of Samhan’s poetry were harmful to Islam.

“Any delay in taking measures against the writer would be a reason for discord,” he said in a statement posted on, a popular Jordanian news website.

Two points:

  1. Note just how weak Islam is: a few lines of poetry threaten it.
  2. The thug who advocates force is complaining about "discord".


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