July 22, 2014, - 5:24 pm

Your Day in Moderate American Islam: Mosque Leaders Tried to Cut Off Man’s Hands – Sharia “Justice”

By Debbie Schlussel

I meant to get to this Sunday, but didn’t. Still, it bears posting now because it is yet another of the gazillion examples that American Muslims are no more “moderate” than Muslims in Riyadh, Tehran, or Gaza City. In fact, they try to impose the most uncivilized of Muslim practices from the old country on America, time and again. And these Muslims are not even “from the old country” but were born and converted to Islam here, demonstrating yet again the poisonous extremism and violence endemic to Islam regardless of borders or location.

“Religion of Peace” . . . & Chopping Off Hands . . .


Mabul Shoatz a/k/a Merv Mitchell

Two men described as leaders of a Philadelphia mosque were accused of trying to cut off the hand of a suspected thief, whose wrist was sliced so deeply it required hospital treatment, police said on Friday. The 46-year-old victim said two officials in the mosque accused him of stealing jars of money from the house of worship after morning prayers on Monday. The officials, described in police reports as the mosque’s imam and amir, dragged the victim to the rear of the mosque, and attempted to chop off his hand with a machete, according to a police statement. [DS: Amir means “ruler” or “prince.”]

He sustained a severe laceration to his right wrist, and was transported to a nearby hospital by medics. Officers served a search warrant on Thursday on the mosque, located in a house in the city’s Overbrook section, where they arrested Merv Mitchell, also known as Mabul Shoatz. They recovered a 2-foot-long machete from the scene. The mosque’s imam, an unidentified 35-year-old male, has not yet been located, police said.

Yet another example of why I always say that Islam versus the West is not a clash of civilizations. Those who claim it is are assuming the former is actually civilization. Make no mistake. It most certainly is not.

But while this story of horrific barbarism in the name of Islam goes largely unnoticed, we will continue to be barraged with stories about how backward and imposing Christians are. You know the drill. (And Islam knows the machete.)
Ramadan Kareem [a generous Ramadan]!

23 Responses

Allowing Muslims in this country is taking us back 1000 years and its really going to hurt when they start molesting boys and marrying children

The Mangog on July 22, 2014 at 5:57 pm

“these Muslims are not even “from the old country” but were born and converted to Islam here, demonstrating yet again the poisonous extremism and violence endemic to Islam regardless of borders or location.”

Truer words were never spoke.

DS_ROCKS! on July 22, 2014 at 6:09 pm

“Truer words were never spoke.”

I don’t know where that’s from – “Pogo” or “Dondi” or someplace?

DS_ROCKS! on July 22, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    The original is Shakespeare, “Truer words hath ne’er been spake. ” It’s been used and updated innumerable time over the centuries. The Shakespeare search engines are overwhelming. I couldn’t find the original but that’s where it is.

    Meira on July 23, 2014 at 7:01 am

Where are all the folks who complain about police brutality?

Little Al on July 22, 2014 at 6:53 pm

Oh, yes what an attractive zebibah he has on his forehead from constant head banging to Allah.

donnied on July 22, 2014 at 7:26 pm

I know two foot machetes very well. I use one in each hand when I’m down home working out in the fields. They are not to be kept in mosques in cities and towns for slicing hands. They are for field and jungle work.

Guess you can take the machete out of the fields, but you can’t take Satan out of a Muslim.

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on July 22, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    “Guess you can take the machete out of the fields, but you can’t take Satan out of a Muslim.”

    Pffffttt… I spit my coffee when I read that.. lol. And to semi-quoth earlier posts…Truer words were/hath never/ne’er been spoke/spake!

    Laura S. on July 23, 2014 at 10:43 am

Let’s not forget that the Muslim population here in the United States is about “1%”, they’re still the minority in our midst, I do agree that this guy needs to be called out for his allege idiocy and atrocious behavior.

Now they’re going to be some trolls who’ll presumably come over here and say, “but what about white-Christians and black-Christians who mutilate other people”, well that maybe a fact, however, there’s a difference with no correlations to it, if non-Muslims does horrible acts of crime like this, they don’t it in the name of their faith or a philosophical viewpoint, they do it merely because they’re jackasses and for their personal pleasure, this guy, as DS pointed out, did it in the name of theology and a theological primitive law that should NOT be practiced in this country or in any nation with laws that are “secular”!

Sean R. on July 22, 2014 at 10:52 pm

Head banging and incest. Nice.

Occam's Tool on July 23, 2014 at 12:44 am

Philadelphia, where American Liberty was born and will die. They already have “no go” zones for infidels set up and controlled by muslim gangs and it is spreading.

ender on July 23, 2014 at 1:09 am

Nice zabiba. What a head banger!

Karen G. on July 23, 2014 at 1:20 am

All the best Muslim brothers have them. The sisters not so much.

donnied on July 23, 2014 at 11:55 am

Wasn’t there supposed to be a shariah trial thingy before accusing someone of thievery and stampeding for the machete?

Kirche on July 23, 2014 at 5:09 pm

I like that nice spot on his forehead, it’s a good place to aim.

Canadian Steve on July 23, 2014 at 8:05 pm

How about a nice civil suit by the victim against the mosque and the principals? It belongs to the ummah & the ummah has big, long, wide, deep pockets. I wish I could sit on that jury.

Kyra Nelson on July 24, 2014 at 11:16 am

Then my question is how do you know this? If a Muslim does a good deed and says he was inspired by his religion to do so was this in despite of his religion? How are we able to gain access to what motivated him?

I can buy this argument somewhat in the sense that if I’m born into a community that is oppressive and I act in a humane way, then I’m doing this in spite of the values of my community. But I would be cognizant of the fact that I’m acting against the values of my community. So the problem I see is that if a Muslim believes that Islam drives him/her to be charitable are they wrong about this, are they not aware of the real motivation? Is there an unconsious motivation to do the right thing that we are not always aware of?

In fact parts of the Hadith (I think) were used as support for allowing Zorastrians, Christians, Sabians, Jews, and then eventually all non-Muslims (as the status of dhimmi was expanded to more religious groups) a right to engage in religious practices that maybe contrary to Sharia during the early period of the Caliphate. Was this also despite their religion even though they based it on their religion?

J. Stelzer on July 24, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    As a Dhimmi try not paying the the Dhimmi imposed “tax” and see how tolerant the muslims become towards you…

    Canadian Steve on July 25, 2014 at 1:13 am

Hey there everyone, the same down here in Aus (the Great Land Downunder – Australia) although I don’t think they’ve tried to hack someone’s hand off yet! Keep up the great work Debbie.

NightStalker(AUS) on July 25, 2014 at 4:30 am

Well for the time it is much more tolerant than what was happening Europe where religious repression was common. And yes as dhimmi you had to pay the jizya but you were exempt from paying the zakat. Paying the jizya allowed you (in some Muslim states e.g. Ottoman Empire) to have your own laws, courts, and small governments to govern your community. Much more tolerant than most European powers at the time. But for the area this was not strange, the Persians had a similar system. By the way that didn’t answer my question(s), so can Muslims be motivated by their religion to do good things?

J. Stelzer on July 25, 2014 at 7:10 am

Still does not answer the questions: 1.) if a Muslim does something good and believes he was motivated by his religion is he wrong in thinking this is what motivated him? and 2.) how do you know that it is in despite of his religion?

J. Stelzer on July 25, 2014 at 2:46 pm

It seems that the order of comments have been switched your repeat of the analogy of Schindler to the “good Muslim” should be after my dhimmi comment not after the comment where I re-ask the two questions.

That aside, I want to more directly challenge your analogy. Above I said that your analogy suffered from a problem in that the “good Muslim” (I will use this term from here on to denote a hypothetical existential where there exists an X such that X is Muslim and X is good) believes that when he is charitable he is acting in accordance with Islamic principles. Schindler on the other hand was aware that he was acting against Nazi principles when helping his Jewish workers. This objection is above but I did not use Schindler’s name. I apologize for this obfuscation.

Still my two questions about the Muslim’s awareness of his motivations and how you could know whether the Muslim is not acting on a religious motivation when acting humanely or decently, have not been answered.

J. Stelzer on July 25, 2014 at 3:32 pm

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