What is a Kafir? The Confusion in English Regarding the Quranic Use of the Word ‘Kafir’

The word (clearly in the plural) kafir I was under the impression it means and was for a group of Meccans who refused to accept Muhammad (PBUH) as both their saviour and Prophet, making them obviously ungrateful, since it was a group of Meccans the plural form would be understood.

Abdullah al Andalusi

One of the common confusions regarding the understanding of Islam in the English language, is namely the use of the Arabic word ‘Kafir’. The problem has arisen because some Muslims and (most) non-Muslims lack understanding of Quranic idiom and confuse and misunderstand how the Quran contains recurring Arabic words that have different meanings in different places despite being the same word.

Islamophobes like to capitalise on this by falsely accusing Muslims using the word ‘Kafir’ in its legal sense when referring to people who do not call themselves a Muslim, as ‘using derogatory words for non-Muslims’, and when Muslim theologians discuss the punishment for kuffaar (plural of Kafir) in the hereafter, Islamophobes ignorantly accuse them of ‘condemning all non-Muslims on earth to hell’.

Additionally, some people who are not Arabic speakers nor educated in the nuances of Quranic Arabic get confused when those self same theologians discuss the punishment…

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The silencing of the white men of the West! – Blogs

Sadly, political correctness afflicts much of the world; in particular the Western world. At its inception in the counterculture of the sixties and beyond it was a force for good. It moved us to examine our hatreds, prejudices, values and words. It reminded the British and the French that their prosperity had been driven and depended partly on the plunder of their colonies. It brought home to the Americans that their reach in the world wasn’t always benevolent; sometimes it was born out of their economic dominance of the world and exploitation of the resources and peoples of the world. The US blacks and the counterculture made the world pivot towards a fairer, more just and compassionate understanding of the inequality and unfairness in the world. The world began to understand gender equality, freedom for gays and lesbians to be themselves, the ugly reality of racism in the world and how North America had oppressed and marginalised the indigenous peoples and the rampant unfairness in international relations.That extremely timely and necessary overhaul of our approach toward others made us change our language, expressions and how we addressed and viewed people who were different, and possibly weaker and poorer than us. Minorities became bolder. Equality became the buzzword underpinned by longing for social justice.In Canada that hunger for social justice and equality manifested itself in Trudeau’s just society; the egalitarian foundations of which found themselves enshrined in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Charter justly included a constitutional right of self government for Canada’s historically abused and exploited indigenous peoples.Canada continues to make important strides toward more equality.But there are storm clouds on the horizon that endanger the continuing pursuit of true equality.What started as a legitimate change to bring about equality and transformation of how we viewed, treated and spoke about each other has now ossified into a rarely breached wall of silence; a silence reinforced by the onset of the West’s indifference to its own – good, bad or ugly but –  distinct societies, their values  and norms; call it white man’s burden or guilt; a guilt for the sins of the past now manifesting itself in the white man’s fear.This fear has habituated many Western leaders in their frailty to speak the unvarnished truth about the need for the refugees and immigrants welcomed into these societies to fully integrate in them. It is not about changing one’s religion or bleaching one’s skin to make it paler. It is about learning the moral, ethical, social and political anchors that, in this case, Canada is rooted in.Is Canada perfect? No. It has its own past shame of the indigenous cultural genocide, Chinese head Tax, Concentration Camps for the Japanese Canadians, turning away in the middle of the Second World War a ship full of Jews from the Atlantic coast and much more. But Canada has confronted many of its demons and continues the important task of reconciliation with its indigenous peoples.But the real need for equality and social justice for all has also spawned the much despised political correctness preventing us from being honest with each other. Politicians afraid of ‘ethnic backlashes’ revel in silence policed by the so called multiculturalists who might be more appropriately called multicults – the practitioners of a fierce brand of exclusivist Multiculturalism that ought to be renamed Multicultism. Under these circumstances when politicians do speak they utter non sequiturs,simply bromides.Amongst the Western leaders Angela Merkel has been an exception. She has welcomed close to a million refugees into Germany in 2016; generous indeed, more than any other Western country. At the same time she told them to learn the German language, German values and integrate into German society, calling multiculturalism a sham that creates parallel societies. We can debate her position but I would caution that the parallel societies she speaks of are quite discernable in many provinces in major urban centers in Canada too.But out of fear many of our leaders continue in their silent bliss.This guilt cum fear was quite evident in Premier Kathleen Wynne’s broad brush swipe at those who had sought assurances of thorough security checks on the refugees to be let into Canada. Instead of arguing we must welcome refugees but after proper security checks, her words implied that these security concerns were a mask for racism.Such remarks stultify and intimidate honest debate; many voices are unnecessarily compelled into silence.  A recent study by Andy Yan looked at multimillion dollar mansions on Vancouver’s West side that are being bought with foreign money. He argued it was about recent foreign money not race. Yan, an urban planner and adjunct professor at UBC was hurriedly excoriated for ‘fanning’ racism.Another study of multimillion dollar mansions on the West side of V

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So Much For Fair Government in Canada

{But Dominic LeBlanc, the Liberal House Leader, told CTV’s Question Period on Sunday that “our plan is not to have a national referendum. Our plan is to use Parliament to consult Canadians. That has always been our plan and I don’t have any reason to think that’s been changed.”}

This is a exerpt from a Global and Mail story released on Sunday December 27, 2015. Here is the link
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/liberals-wont-hold-referendum-on-voting-reform/article27942303/

All our news media have been grossly decietful with Canadians for decades replacing the truth in facts with the reporter’s own narrative, replacing those facts and the honestly in reporting with mere supposition and hearsay.

The once respected integrity & ethical responsibility suddenly giving rise to the mainstream gossip rag, and shamefully our entire media, the 5 main networks all the periodicals and allowed US invaders like the American rag The Huffers Post with its Ottawa Bureau Cheif, Althia Raj, beared out her pure contempt and hatred toward our Government to spite all reasonable and responsible facts and truth. This comtempt was also very much endorsed by the CBC & most Nat’l periodicals, and used their air time to confuse and distribute very wrong information on our totally democratic system of Government. Now it would appear the very young Mr. Trudeau is now using the media idiocy to actually steal our democratic rights.

It’s disgraceful that this exploitation has to exist in our mass media since our educational system has been gutted by all its unions and administrators through all levels of Government, cutting out most of what it means to be Canadian. In the Liberal Platform Policy does state he planned to get rid of 1st passed the Post but did also imply Canadians would be involved in the reform policy, now he will only tell us what we will get. And still no truth, no facts, no honesty from the media, hmm go figure. I will follow this up with a twitter link please read the info there 1st then choose to sign the petition if you wish.

https://twitter.com/DefendDemoCA

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Setting The Record Straight

While in a conversation on twitter I was shocked that someone would attack you directly without even knowing who you are … LOL SILLY ME! This is just 3 quotes.

~*#Islamiphobia is fiction. It’s not an “irrational fear” when you considering everything they’ve done/are still doing.

~*Not surprise that someone with no fucking clue about the Qur’an and Islam would say that. Just a paranoid, anti-West

~*BTW, you’re a “pagan mystic”? FFS, a man your age shouldn’t be acting like a teenager. Grow up and educate yourself properly

LOL Why do I have to bring out the best in idiots and this marvel of twitter calls himself “superman” <chuckle> These are just 3 of his tweets just for li’l ole me before he blocked me … it was like OH DAMN MAN! I wanted sooo badly to follow him … he is so S M R T and such a solid edumacation how could you not, right! Anyway I had to make the note to link to twitter simply because so many are so frightfully and terminally addicted to the nonsense the major networks call news … its like ouch.

Let’s deal with Islamiphobia 1st now superman here seems to think it’s fiction, okay as all phobias it is an irrational fear. Just the way he ended the tweet he makes that very clear, “when you considering everything they’ve done/are still doing“, if this doesn’t demonstrate an irrational fear it definitely reeks of extreme paranoia. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/town-rallies-around-vandalized-cold-lake-mosque-1.2811968?cmp=fbtl here’s a story that not only doesn’t support what superman said, but it affirms he is in denial and violently unrepentant, these ridiculous assertions are going right across the country. With our news media unwilling to publish the facts while most of these stories go unsaid because they will shoot themselves in the foot with the irrational BS they use to condemn both Islam and the Muslims that honestly practise their faith and do great works in their communities. What moved me the most is that the whole community banded together to clean-up and repair the Mosque and I am sure it happens in all these communities because Muslims are good people. Close to a third of my friends are Muslim, but then again according to superman, I am “someone with no f…ing clue about the Qur’an and Islam“. Yup! that is the 2nd quote.

Since I don’t understand such things, well, what was it, OH! YEAH! I have no f…ing clue<chuckle> … umm let me see; the Qur’an is the 4th of 4 books that define Islam, lets look at *book#1 Tawrat (also Tawrah, Taurat) is the direct Arabic translation of Chaldee (pre ancient Hebrew) for Torah (Judaism) which is the 1st 5 books of our Old Testament (true Christians) cool huh! *book 2 Zabur another direct Arabic translation (pl. of zibr. From the Hebrew zimrah, meaning music, melody or song) or the Old Testament Psalms more specifically the Psalms about King David 51 or 52 of them, he was touted as the “MOST JUST” of all the Kings. Some do use it to cover all the Psalms and in or rare occasions use it to cover the parts of Isaiah dealing with King David as well. WOW eh! again ALL the Western Mass Media will NOT do a full expose` of Islam because their own story will show them up as 2 faced hypocrites whose own “narrative” is designed to foster distrust leading to what we see today animosity and hatred, ie: Islamophobia. At the end of this para I will discuss this further, but for now, *book 3 of the Islamic Holy Books, The Injil. This book is by far the most interesting, translated from Arabic in means “Good News” I hope that sounds familiar, it should the Injil is know by the Messianic Jews and true Christians as the Gospel the 1st 4 books of the New Testament, Gospel, translated from Koine Greek also means Good News. Yes there is very little between the beliefs of the Islamic Muslims and the Hasidic Jews and they only differ from the Christians and Messianic Jews is we believe Jesus is a part of God and we accept him as our saviour. Since the altra brain superman seems to know Islam and the Qur’an so well I am utterly shocked this totally escaped him. Where the Qur’an is concerned, Muhammad (PBUH) made it very clear in the Qur’an that ALL 4 books are on equal standing because they were ALL handed down from the hand of God coincidently God translated into Arabic is Allah. This acceptance is also for those that worship these other books as they to worship the 1 and only true God.

Like I stated probably a third of my friends are Muslims. Now, for those unsure Muslims are those that practise the Islamic Faith. If you follow ALL the Western Media stories it is unescapable to understand how evil and twisted Islam is hmm, and in major of violent outbreaks the US State Department feeds the fury our media uses to fan the flames of hatred. So lets now look at what Islam is, rather what we are expected to accept. Closing out the issues with what the Qur’’an says and doesn’’t say. We are told that anyone who is NOT Islamic is an infidel and must convert or die, we are told that women and children (girls in particular) are worse then livestock and are treated that … according to the Qur’’an everyone that has done this have not even offered the Qur’’an entries to substantiate their claims. It is floated on hate propaganda sites in social media where it finds its way into blogs and multimedia sites uninvestigated or research, because the terrorists, extremists and radicals see this and the fear and paranoia it generates they use it as a tool, but it is so far away from mainstream population it can not even be used as a point of interest within that society. These nasty groups are so far displaced they are not even Muslims or Islamic because they have to turn their backs on Islam and the teachings of Muhammad, Jesus & all the Prophets of the Old Testament to do what they do… just like the KKK, Skinheads and White Supremists are ignorant (as in: lacking knowledge or awareness in general; uneducated or unsophisticated: “he was told constantly that he was ignorant and stupid”; synonyms: uneducated unknowledgeable · untaught · unschooled) the basis of their hatred. http://www.astudyofquran.org/web/index.php?id=100,0,0,1,0,0 This is 2 entries from the Qur’an they also have another 2 references to further define the message. All Bibles do the same thing. Like a 7 to 15 second sound bit in the news can not possibly give you any realistic view of news, the messages we receive about lifestyle can not be explained in 1, 3 line verse this is the way it has always worked but yet everyone gives more credibility to a hate and fear mongerer for taking bits and peices warping and twisting it while we focus on the hate and fear mongerers on the other side exploit those misconceptions. This is where the media gets involved and tells the world it’s about hatred between between Christians and Muslims without any research (I guess today they don’t have to do research because reporters and anchors use what’s known as the reporter’s narrative it takes the place of ethical responsibility & integrity). I will be discussing this more later but please do, keep thos in mind.

Look at the numbers, there are just over 1B Muslims, this we don’t hear very often because of what is coming. According to the CIA, MI6, Mossad Interpol, Canadian Military Intelligence & RCMP and South Asian Analysis Group (SAAG) among others including Arabian Peninsula there is estimated between 250,000 to 350,000 terrorists, radicals and extremists, the western media has focussed in on this only because alone it is or seems like such a huge number and it’s easy to spin skewing the numbers. When you do the math it turns out to be .25 to .35% of the total population NOT EVEN half of 1% are the problem, while our media gives them more then 90% of the coverage. With the spun published numbers combined with the failure or education system, lowering standards to meet the US standard it becomes easy to sow the seeds of hatred and animosity simply through fear and paranoia, case in point, superman… tada. To close the circle of paranoia our news networks use paid fear mongers on their panel discussions to give the appearance only, that this monstrous group of 250,000 to 350,000 are in part, your neighbours then it is flooded through the airwaves, multimedia systems and social media further exaggerating the issue and creating waves of fear and paranoia that conspiracy groups pick up and run with.

Finally the 3rd quote … LOL a personal insult taking the conversation from 0 to -20 in just milliseconds. Rather than looking in to it or even asking Mr. Wonderful <LOL> superman decided to reflect on his ignorance because he involves himself in conversation he knows nothing about, and to reflect from that he chose to launch a personal attack in hope he could embarrass me … this was, for me, absolutely pathetic even when I was bullied in school, I just ignored it, I had friends that were very close and supportive so I was never experienced the fear most people do, also with the cross-section of friends I had & the trust of, fear was not a point of paranoia, it ushered in the need for more inner strength to ward-off the fear therefore the bully had no real power. Hmmm, kinda like here. He decided to try to ridicule me for my user name “paganmystic” well as I was going through Jr. High and High School in conjection with some courses I followed the peasant populations of Europe now for those that don’t know peasant in Latin is pagan. Now, sadly the negative connotations pertaining to peasants in Europe were church based ignorance and paranoia in order to subjectify the masses under their authority, 1st by the Druids then the Roman Catholic Church. It is most unfortunate that in 2015 supposed educated people can still carry that paranoia and ignorance not the mention using it in an attempt humiliate someone. Mystic is pretty much the same thing, with how it was used to belittle someone. From Greek, mystic has a meaning as both an adjective meaning concealed or hidden converts to Lain as occult; hidden or unseen (doctor looking for occult (hidden) blood in bodily function). 2nd & 3rd have meanings in spirituality, magic & the fantasy realm. It is also a Greek noun meaning a philosopher with an extra-ordinary desire to speak with God. Upon asking, the title given to me my a couple street kids I was working with is peasant philosopher or paganmystic, I don’t know but that should something to be proud of, superman the marrrvelous critter he is, calls himself man of steel, why I have been calling him superman, a comic book character that speaks more to his ego than anything else. And I need to grow up hmmm. At least I choose the learn about what I speak on rather than get led around by the nose regurgitating the manufactured news spewed by our national networks

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Why Is Omar Khadr Still Imprisoned? Because They Can

as more deranged western media creatures continue to feed on the frenzy of BS put forward by the US & Canadian media based on the confirmed lies of disgraceful Military NCO Layne Morris

Heather Marsh


Transcription of interview with Heather Marsh of Free Omar Khadr Now and Canadian Glen on January 14, 2015.


Glen: Good evening. Welcome to The View Up Here. I am your host, Canadian Glen and it is January 14, 2015.

Tonight we have the long promised show about the case of Omar Khadr. My guest tonight is a globally recognized expert in this case. Heather Marsh, @GeorgieBC on Twitter, will be joining us. Canada’s history in torture goes back a lot further than most people think but we’re going to talk about tonight what’s happened since 9/11 because that’s where it really went off the rails and Omar continues to be embroiled in that all this time later. So that’s the topic for tonight. 21st century torture and Omar Khadr with Heather Marsh. Thanks for joining us on The View Up Here.

Good evening everyone. The case of Omar Khadr is something…

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Residential schools an ugly truth: Murray Sinclair

MB. Chief Justice Murray Sinclair’s T & R report was an awesome endeavour. Assembly of !st Nations, National Chief Perry Bellegarde spoke on the CBC National June 1 2015, he talked about how this reconciliation process will require ALL Canadians to make it work something I have faith in my friends it will be warmly welcomed and open a dialog for all Canadian will be huge for our aboriginal brothers & sisters. For a change our CBC did a reasonable job reporting the last couple days just prior to the report release on June 2nd

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I Guess I Am Non-Sequitur

In tweeted conversations about the Mike Duffy, suspended Cdn Senator, trial, there has been a full court press, yes a basketball term, to have the 31st charge Bribery of a judicial official accepted in the general population, by our mass media alone. This is 1 of the Laws of the land, From Bill C-46 apparently page 63, paragraphs 119, 120 and 121. Well it would appear that the media and their self-absorbed pundits all believe in broad-based mass seeding of only 1 side of a much more complex story.
tweet read,
Mercedes Stephenson ‏@ CTVMercedes 22h22 hours ago
“Bayne says Nigel Wright made $90 G payment for political reasons to “enrich” the government and make a political scandal go away # Duffy”

The pundit: (I never got permission to use name) “Very faulty reading of Parl Act has RCMP believing Wright rec’vd no PERSONAL benefit, ergo no charge”

One sided, okay, but reasonable, simply following the 1 sided ideology our media has been using for decades to manipulate what we understand. Mr. Nigel Wright was never given a fair opportunity to speak before he was lamb-basted and had his motives challenged by our wonderful media. This is true, the news stories by all networks, circulars and social media formats since it came out refused to release any unedited statements or comments by Mr. Wright until they made him guilty in the media, guilty of what ? who knows. So I presented the otherside of the coin … which by our media’s standard was unacceptable, sorry but I do that. Personally, I was raised to hear all sides of a story before “choosing” to make up my own mind.

So, to Ms. Stephenson’s tweet, I replied,
Lance Duke @1stpaganmystic · 22h 22 hours ago

“@CTVMercedes you can’t “enrich” when personal funds are used to replace misappropriated funds that compensates a short-fall; we want truth”

I hope that was a fair request?
I then went on to address The pundit, having said this to the CTV reporter who appeared to be non-concerned with Mr. Wright’s side of the story and dismissive of those who want to hear it, it actually becomes critical in all fairness, because we are, today expected to make decisions and rationalizations only on hearsay and someone elses suppositions. Therefore, requesting commentors to make good on their claim is only fair, right? Clearly I made my point understood 1st, standing for what I believe in.

I replied to the contributor, “Very faulty reading of Parl Act also leaves faulty assumptions=over-zealous media&lies”

That earned me the comment, LOL, “Sorry, that’s a non sequitur.”

Still LOL, what was I suppose to say,
Lance Duke ‏@1stpaganmystic 20h20 hours ago
( name removed )

“LOL yet the RCMP’s faulty reading isn’t hmm. The media doing good job/manipulation”

now the fun part >> http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/non%20sequitur :
non sequitur

noun non se·qui·tur \ˈnän-ˈse-kwə-tər also -ˌtu̇r\
: a statement that is not connected in a logical or clear way to anything said before it

Full Definition of NON SEQUITUR
1: an inference that does not follow from the premises; specifically : a fallacy resulting from a simple conversion of a universal affirmative proposition or from the transposition of a condition and its consequent

2: a statement (as a response) that does not follow logically from or is not clearly related to anything previously said

Examples of NON SEQUITUR
1.We were talking about the new restaurant when she threw in some non sequitur about her dog.

Origin of NON SEQUITUR
Latin, it does not follow; First Known Use: 1540

This is non sequitur, hmm I wonder why this tweet contributor is so scared of an honest discussion.

It is crazy how our use, well gross over use of these discussion or debate fallacies has become so destructive some are now simply using them to block or prevent a full and comprehensive discussion in all equity and fairness and this is also endorsed by our so-called fair, honest and factual media system by allowing this to twist and mame a fair discussion.

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