Shahin-IranSalman Rushdie is perhaps the most celebrated person with an Islamic bounty on his head and has been for decades. The man was condemned to death by Ayatollah Khomeini, without the least due process, for supposedly insulting Islam’s sanctities in his book Satanic Verses. Rushdie has been living, mostly in hiding, a dreadful life for decades, hoping to elude the daggers or bullets of far too many zany Islamists who would eagerly carry out the edict of the certifiably crazed Islamic Ayatollah.

Shahin Najafi, a Persian musician songwriter is not famed like Rushdie, yet has been convicted to death by another Ayatollah. Again with no due process, for the “sin” of composing a song deemed by the officious Islamic clergy, Ayatollah Golpaygani, as an affront to the Shiite Imams.



The way these high priest Islamic parasites operate is nothing short of international religious terrorism. They consider it their prerogative to pronounce death sentences on anyone of any nationality anywhere in the world that offends their sensibilities. With their tentacles reaching every corner of the globe, these Islamic Godfathers unleash their lieutenants and soldiers on anyone who dares to in anyway challenge their code of murder and mayhem billed as Allah’s sole valid religion for all of humanity.

Shahin may not be famed like Rushdie, yet he is also a human being who is under a fatwa of death. The man was an ordinary Persian musician and singer before Iran's grand ayatollah Golpayegani issued a fatwa against the rapper who lives in Germany. Now, Shahin faces death threats after releasing a controversial song containing references to one of the 12 Shi'ites, Muslim Imams.



we-are-all-shahin-300x187Hundreds of thousands of Iranians have watched this controversial clip posted on Youtube. This issue has divided opinions in a nation that religious people finding it offensive and insulting to their beliefs and many others defending the song, saying it broke taboos especially with respect to expressing views about religious personalities.

More Ayatollahs are ganging up on the poor artist. The Islamic Republic of Iran’s semi-official Mehr news agency reports that, Ayatollah Naser Makareme Shirazi, a pro-Islamic regime cleric based in the holy city of Qom with a great deal of influence among Shi'ites, has also issued a fatwa against Najafi by proclaiming, “Any outrage against the infallible imams ... and obvious insult against them would make a Muslim an apostate." Makarem Shirazi has in the past issued other harsh and absurd religious rulings such as the one against women attending soccer matches, proscriptions against keeping pets, and denial of the Holocaust.

The apostasy ruling was issued after a song released by this rapper titled "Naghi". Islamist fanatics contend the song desecrates the tenth Imam of Shi'ites, Imam Naghi.

Islam is a vestige of the dark ages and literally in the darkest meaning of the word. It is beyond the pale that a self-glorified turbaned cleric finds it in himself, the audacity to issue a death warrant of a human he has never seen and without even a pretense of trial.

Apostasy is capital offense in most Islamic countries, but execution of the apostate is not common. Yet it does take place from time-to-time by frequently buttressing the “crime” of apostasy with additional fabricated charges. The Islamic Republic of Iran, for instance, often adds the charge of mohareb (one who wars with Allah) to further legitimize its execution of apostates. A case in point pertains to the treatment of the religious minority Baha’is by the Islamic Republic. A number of Baha’is have been charged as apostates and mohareb, executed and some secretly buried in unmarked graves.



use2_Screen_Shot_2012-05-10_at_9.04.39_AMIt is noteworthy that Islam considers the world as its Ummah and overarches national boundaries. Hence, Islamic clerics feel free to issue fatwa and other adjudications regarding any person, group or nation anywhere in the world. Fanatic Muslims anywhere in the world take it upon themselves to carry out fatwa issued by Islamic high divines. Other high profile cases, the killing of Theo van Gogh, a Dutch film director and the recent attack on the Danish cartoonist, Kurt Westeraard,  are instances of this barbaric arbitrary practice that runs counter to the civilized world’s due process and has serious intimidating impact on the freedom of expression.
Fatwas are religious rulings with wide-ranging and shocking implications. For one, not long ago, Salih bin Fawzan, “a prominent cleric and member of Saudi Arabia’s highest religious council, issued a fatwa proclaiming that there is no minimum age for marriage, and that girls can be married even if they are in the cradle.”

Why not? Didn’t Islam’s founder, Muhammad, marry a six-year-old Ayesha? Women in Islam are simply there to serve men’s lust and comfort them in any way they can and be grateful that men take care of them.

The cult of savagery, euphemistically called religion of Islam, needs be fully exposed for what it is, its Godfathers de-frocked and punished if they keep issuing fatwas as binding rules for Muslims to obey and implement.
Half-hearted perfunctory attempts by the civilized world at staying the hands of these villains and preventing them from issuing rulings by fiat only serves to embolden these perpetrators of hatred and violence.

Where do these Islamic clerics get their authority to make life and death pronouncements? They claim it’s from the Quran, for one. A book that was compiled some 1400 years ago by the primitive savages of Arabia and presumed as Allah's, word-for-word.

574968_10150696755852681_306329502680_9463482_1877782204_nFree people and nations should not sacrifice their God-given liberty to please the Islamists by muzzling dissenters and even endangering their safety and their lives.
In the final analysis, there is no difference between a Mafia Godfather issuing a death sentence on people who do not toe his line and a turbaned Islamist who masquerades as the authorized agent of Allah to run and ruin peoples’ lives by fiat.
The civilized free people of the world have paid the ultimate price far too many times in the past and are not likely to shirk their responsibility of fighting off the resurgence of the scourge of Islamism—a cult of intolerance and violence that has shed and continues to shed the blood of far too many people.

Let freedom ring. Let people sing their songs and lead their life without death threats hanging over their heads.
No oppression of women, minorities, freedom-lovers, and no death sentences by fiat. Imams and Mullahs who engage in these criminal acts must be dragged to the court of law and, after due process, meted out their due punishments, in the same way that any criminal is processed by a just and civilized society.






Amil Imani is the author of Obama Meets Ahmadinejad and Operation Persian Gulf.


2012-05-19 13:07:38
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If an order originates from, or is tolerated by, a foreign country resulting in the death of another country's citizen, that is an act of war. Many, MANY of us have been saying this for years.

The will of the U.S. has been broken. It will get far worse before we say "enough."
Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

The cult’s abdication of a basic human right is nowhere else as vividly portrayed as with the “fatwa.” Which brings to mind a few questions “If one imam should issue a “fatwa” against another of the same sect, would it prevail?” “If both pronounce a “fatwa” against one another, which would prevail?” “Can another imam pronounce either or both of no merit?” “Is a Shiite “fatwa” more powerful than a Sunni “fatwa?” “Is there any ranking of “fatwas” among the hundreds of Islamic sects?” And finally: Why am I troubling you with all of this BS after another excellent essay?

Best regards.
Amil, another pearl of truth. The link to the video works but when I get there the English translation does not appear. I like the tune but would like to know the words that so offend the anti-musical Mullahs. Keep up the good work.
Islam must be ridiculed into the dirt and I mean in-their-faces ridicule. No respect, no tolerance, just ridicule. We also must stop using the language of the Islamists. For instance, we must call sharia simply "sharia", not sharia law. It is not law in the US, except in a few outrageous instances. Fortunately, so far, no religious dictate has the effect of law in the US and, hopefully, never will. Secondly, these imams need to be tracked down, arrested and prosecuted. Infallible imams, my a**. There is no infallible cleric of any species on the face of the Earth, there never has been, never will be. The clear mindedness, courage and immovable resoluteness needed to defeat this medieval atrocity of an ideology starts on little websites such as Amil's. There are millions of us and more are catching on every day. Incessant exposure of Islam and constant communication about Islam are the best tools we have. Remember, all bullies are crybabies and cowards and Islam is the biggest bully on the planet. Step forward and speak with courage.
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By Amil Imani ~ Salman Rushdie is perhaps the most celebrated person with an Islamic bounty on his head and has been for decades. The man was condemned to death by Ayatollah Khomeini, without the least due process, for supposedly insulting Islam’s sanc...
Amil, you are doing God's work painting a picture of hate and killing by the followers of Islam with the news articles you share with us. Thank you.
What has always left me both puzzled and intrigued as to why humanity continues to tolerate such a vile and evil cult that believes their deity tells them that anything from murder to misogyny is acceptable, as long as it is done in his name...that a creator of everything that is would do this is only the work of an evil so immense, so craven that we can only point to one insane human being dreaming it up, Mohammed and his imagining it was a sort of god who told him...or at the very least a fallen angel, Lucifer or Satan...these very proponents of this so-called 'religion of peace' killed Theo Van Gogh for even pointing it out in a film that as second class citizens, the men of Islam have always demonstrated their own self-loathing to half the human race in their actions and reactions towards their own women...what a sad commentary and no surprise, we discover Muslim men are actually afraid of women and show it by how they treat them..Salman Rusdie has been under a fatwa for decades and is still guarded for the impropriety of telling the world something most of us within the world have known for at least fourteen centuries....practitioners of Islam don't appreciate it being pointed out..that it puts an unwanted spotlight on them isn't news. And now with an Iranian artist, there is another person to condemn, threaten and attempt to silence into submission...most Iranian expatriates have shown their dislike and distain for those who have stolen their homeland of Iran in their support of this man..we can hope Shahin Najafi will be protected from those who wish to eliminate him with this fatwa. The continuing comparison between Nazism and Islamo-Fascism remains and the violence of both. Islam is and remains what the problem is: it's authoritarian, totalitarian viewpoints in all aspects of life and its own incompatibility with other realms of thought, especially Western culture and civilization can only be emphasized when combatting it.
Thanks for this. Just what kind of religion is this—really? If we as Christians responded to insults as do radical Islamists and killed anyone who spoke out against us, there would be nothing but a world of Christians left.

It’s a bogus religion. I certainly don’t need to tell you that Allah was worshiped as a desert moon god long before Mohammed. What always amazes me is these people don’t seem to get as excited about someone condemning the Quran or even Allah as they do about something having to do with their precious “prophet.”

To be honest, because Allah was worshiped as a desert moon god well in advance of Mohammad’s writings, that makes Islam a completely faux religion and Mohammed took the Bible and ripped off many of its core concepts.

Known for his love of the “liquid grape,” I don’t think Mohammed rose to Allah from the Dome of the Rock. I think he got drunk and fell off the rock. Digging into the truth about this prophet produces millions of negative notations on Google about how evil he truly was; a murder, child molester and alcoholic.

Whether Islam is a religion or nothing more than a philosophy offering so many different viewpoints and mistaken dogma of and in the Quran, those who sanction violence are to be feared, and you should be well rewarded for your tireless efforts to bring this to the attention of Americans who are completely clueless about Islam.

God Bless,