Czech attorney: “To outlaw the entire Islamic association is bold, but not unrealistic”

Autor | 16.07. 2013
Muneeb Hassan Alrawi, head of Czech muslim communities

Muneeb Hassan Alrawi, head of Center of Muslim Communities

An atheist association in the Czech Republic (OSACR) filed a legal complaint against the formal head of Czech Muslims – Muneeb Hassan Alrawi. The complaint centres on his potential illegal conduct in a sermon where he calls on Muslims to teach their children to hate “kufr” (usually translated as all things unacceptable and offensive to God and defined in Qur’an by acts of  “unbelievers“, „disbelievers“, or „infidels”) and to beat them if they refuse to pray*. Such preaching is especially peculiar in a country which is often ranked as one of the least religious in the world and where Muslims represent a tiny fraction of the population.

Yes, it is not surprising from radical clerics, but Mr. Alrawi is chairman of the “Center of Muslim Communities” in the Czech Republic (UMO) making him formally the highest representative of Muslims in the country. Next year UMO plans to acquire a higher legal status that would allow them – among other advantages – to teach their version of Islam in schools, prisons etc.

 Nevertheless, what makes this case perhaps unique is the response of the state attorney J. Petrásek. He stated in the newspaper Rovnost that the case is “interesting and unique, and if accepted it would probably be classified as a threat to the moral education of youth and Mr. Alrawi would be immediately prosecuted”. Furthermore Mr. Petrasek said that “to outlaw the entire Islamic association is bold, but not unrealistic” which sounds reasonable in light of Mr. Alrawi’s response that he had read a translated sermon and that the content of his teaching is an integral part of Islam.

Jan Werner on behalf of the atheist association said: “We regard it unacceptable that the state grants a registration to a group whose leaders regularly call to hate unbelievers”. “Our association cares about advancement of humanism, secular values, tolerance and understanding. However, we see a direct threat to these values in extremist organisations like UMO”  added Werner.

 *the full statement from Mr. Alrawi’s sermon:

“Your duty in this period is to teach him (a child between 7 and 10) to love Islam, and – that he could become a Muslim – teach him to express hate towards kufr. Teach him hate towards everything immoral and not good. Mainly, teach him to hate kufr, hence not-accepting Allah.”

“Teach your children salah (prayer) at age 7 and you can beat them when they are 10 if they don’t do so.”

contact for further inquiries: Slávek Černý, slavek@osacr.cz, +420 608 612 423

16 thoughts on “Czech attorney: “To outlaw the entire Islamic association is bold, but not unrealistic”

  1. 963214785

    To je převzatý článek? Jestliže ne, proč je ve štítcích Sam Harris?

  2. Slávek ČernýSlávek Post author

    díky za upozornění skorodesetmiliard, chybka. Ne Harris s tím nemá co dělat.

  3. Zuzana

    Preposilam toto ke zverejneni v USA organizaci ActForAmerica. Potykame se vsichni se stejnym svinstvem. Jestlize je pro muslimy moralni neco, co pro nas moralni neni a navic nas to ohrozuje, skutecne jim nabozensky status nemusi, a nemel by byt, priznan. Nemeli bychom si financovat z danovych korun vlastni popravu. Pan Petrasek ma muj respekt.

  4. Arkande

    I´am realy happy. This is probably only one comment where is not a protestant. Thanks Gods :-) we can here speak as adult people.

    From where is this english post?

  5. protestant

    Arkande (17.07. 2013 | 14:38) napsal:
    I´am realy happy. This is probably only one comment where is not a protestant. Thanks Gods we can here speak as adult people.

    From where is this english post?

    protestant:
    No myslím, že by se beze mne do to ho Slávek nepustil. Vlastně jsem je vyprovokoval… :-)

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  7. Bjovulf Olsen

    About BEEP time! ;-)

    And stop letting more of these unintegratable people / troublemakers / fanatics and extremists into your beautiful country, if they can’t separate themselves from these barbaric and hateful teachings.

    Who needs these badly behaved people? We have had more than enough all over Europe now – we shall never have our continent back as it was, if we don’t stop them now from coming and preaching their racist and intolerant messages in our once peaceful countries and making threats constantly.

    Greetings from Denmark ;-)

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  10. Rin

    „Next year UMO plans to acquire a higher legal status that would allow them – among other advantages – to teach their version of Islam in schools, prisons etc.“ – Can someone tell me why this is possible? And surely this can be blocked at a governmental level?

    Why should Muslims who are, as the report states, a ‚tiny minority‘ be allowed to teach their stone-age ideology to impressionable minds in school? I hate the thought of my children learning about this cult, but at least the Czechs have a chance to prevent it – and I hope they do!

    Also, is Halal imposed on the rest of the population (regardless of their faith) like in France, Germany, UK, Italy and pretty much the entire EU? If so you must ban it. This is the first step for Muslims to try and and establish a Sharia-compliant homeland like Saudi. Halal is brutal and utterly barbaric! I implore the Czechs to prevent the spread of Islam at all costs, you only have to look around you to see how they destroy every nation they migrate to.

    Good luck my Czech friends.

  11. top

    Well, that is what they teach in every mosque throughout the world. We have to come to terms with the fact that they hate us for not accepting islam. We should never have let these people enter our countries. Never!

  12. Slávek ČernýSlávek Post author

    Hello Rin, thank you for questions.

    there are specific conditions, which religious organisations can acquire second level status. The decision is in the hands of official of Czech ministry of culture. Usually, there has to be written agreement from parents, to allow children visit religious lessons. Muslims already offers some external seminars and mosque visits to schools, which are proposed as cultural education, not religious one.

    Halal is realy problem and it shold be clearly stated, which food is halal and which is not. Food industrz is very cruel to animals itself, and all religious exceptions to animal protecting laws are shameful.

    Peace with you Rin

  13. =8)-DX

    Rin,

    this would be voluntary religious education lessons in religious schools (I went to a Catholic school in CZ and we had 1 religious education lesson a week. Children with atheist parents were allowed to opt-out). We also had teacher-lead morning prayers with some, which were embarassing despite being a believer at the time. It’s legal here, but only in religious schools of registered Churches.

    Otherwise the state curriculum is the same for all schools, including religious ones.

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