According to media reports in Britain radical Islamist Anjem Choudary once again spoke out in support to London terrorists, this time supporting Drummer Lee Rigby killers. This well known radical is one of the most outrages persons I ever heard off since Bin Laden’s hoards of terrorists attacked New York in 2001. Following murder of innocent British soldier, father, son and brother Lee Rigby, shameless Choudary once again, this time on BBC Newsnight program, delivered unbelievable statement in which he claimed that majority of Muslim population would support what Mr. Rigby killer said on the video just moments after he committed this horrible crime. He claimed that he was shocked but refuses to abhor Woolwich attack. Continue reading
Islamska zajednica u Bosni i Hercegovini je odlučila da će i nakon odlaska Reis-ul-uleme Mustafe ef. Cerića na čelu zajednice ostati njegov duh koji će kroz novoizabranog reis-ul-ulemu obavljati dužnost vrhovnog poglavara. Dolaskom muftije tuzlanskog Huseina ef. Kavazovića na mjesto Reis-ul-uleme neće se dogoditi ona promjena kojoj su se nadali neki uključujući i veliki broj članova Islamske zajednice. Evo nekoliko razloga zbog kojih ne vjerujem da će se na čelu Islamske zajednice dogoditi bilo kakva promjena odlaskom Cerića i dolaskom Kavazovića na čelnu poziciju. Continue reading
Bosnia and Herzegovina will held general elections in last than two weeks; October 3rd will be day when citizens would decide direction of Bosnian future. Future direction of Bosnia and Herzegovina will have a great impact on regional cooperation and future relations between neighbouring states as EU and NATO members. Political fights in election period are not big or such important problem because they are usual and widely accepted way to win an election war. In Bosnian case much worse is political activity of religious leaders whom allow themselves to speak publicly about all political issues and to openly preferred one political options among others.
Unnamed 21-year-old follower of Iranian Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who wanted to start music lessons program or school, asked highest state official if music is allowed or acceptable according to Islam. No one expected that Iranian leader will responded on this way, more over no one expected that respond will find his place on the list of the most radical ruling since the 1979 Khomeini Revolution. Ayatollah Khamenei said to his follower that even music is allowed or hallal in Islam, music is “not compatible” with high values of Islamic Republic of Iran. According to semi-official media Khamenei said:
“Although music is halal, promoting and teaching it is not compatible with the highest values of the sacred regime of the Islamic Republic. It’s better that our dear youth spend their valuable time in learning science and essential and useful skills and fill their time with sport and healthy recreations instead of music.”
Clerical religious rulings or fatwa’s are usually followed only by their on followers, and they don’t have any impact on the regional or state levels, but in this case situation is completely different. Ayatollah Khamenei made his rulings, by his own fatwa, the only clerical whom orders will be considered as administrative orders for whole country. In his last month fatwa Khamenei said that his leadership is directly connected to Prophet Mohammad and obligated all Iranians to obey his rulings. His own practice is to not express his own views so often in public, but many analysts are convinced that Khamenei himself was a person behind crackdown of music in a time of 1979 Revolution.
Reformist Ayatollah Mohammad Khatami wins 1997 presidential elections, and loosened some tights connected to music and other pleasures in Iran. But since his successor Mohammad Ahmadinejad took presidential office radical views against music and musical practice in Iran are parts of state policies. Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, led by Ahamadinejad followers, has refused to issue thousands of permissions for distribution of music contents in country. They also refused to permit several hundred requests for concert or public events in a fear that those activities would be used by opposition against Ahmadinejad’s and Khamenei’s administrations.
“They are afraid of my concerts because of those moments before the concert is begun, when the whole hall is in silence and darkness when someone suddenly shouts ‘death to dictator’ and everybody accompanies and they are unable to identify that person”, said Mohammad Reza Shajarian, Iran’s most prolific and popular classical vocalist.