Saturday, May 26, 2018

Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch: "Iraq to prosecute people violating Ramadan fast in public"

About Robert Spencer

ROBERT SPENCER is the director of Jihad Watch and a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He is the author of eighteen books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) (Regnery Publishing) and The Truth About Muhammad (Regnery Publishing). Coming in summer 2018 is The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS (Bombardier Books).
Spencer has led seminars on Islam and jihad for the FBI, the United States Central Command, United States Army Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Army’s Asymmetric Warfare Group, the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), the Justice Department’s Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council and the U.S. intelligence community. He has discussed jihad, Islam, and terrorism at a workshop sponsored by the U.S. State Department and the German Foreign Ministry. He is a consultant with the Center for Security Policy.
Spencer is a weekly columnist for PJ Media and FrontPage Magazine, and has written many hundreds of articles about jihad and Islamic terrorism. His articles on Islam and other topics have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Examiner, the New York Post, the Washington Times, the Dallas Morning NewsFox News OpinionNational ReviewThe FederalistThe Hill, the Detroit NewsTownHall.comReal Clear Religion, the Daily Caller, the New Criterion, the Journal of International Security Affairs, the UK’s Guardian, Canada’s National PostMiddle East QuarterlyWorldNet DailyFirst ThingsInsight in the NewsAleteia, and many other journals. For nearly ten years Spencer wrote the weekly Jihad Watch column at Human Events. He has also served as a contributing writer to the Investigative Project on Terrorism and as an Adjunct Fellow with the Free Congress Foundation.

Iraq to prosecute people violating Ramadan fast in public

Piety enforced by the threat of legal punishment is not piety, it’s just outward conformity based on fear.
“Iraq to prosecute people violating Ramadan fast in public,” by Mohamed Mostafa, Iraqi News, May 24, 2018 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
Baghdad ( Iraqi authorities will prosecute people violating the Muslim daytime fasting rituals.
The Interior Ministry said in a statement on Thursday it was “taking legal measures against people publicly breaking their fast (during day time) and refer them to the judiciary”….
The ministry added it emphasized on closing alcoholics stores and restaurants during fasting times, with exceptions made for restaurants at factories, student hostels and tourist-class restaurants on highways.
The closures will cover coffee shops, and it is also “not allowed to run artistic shows or any activities that do not correspond to the sanctity of the holy month”, according to the statement.