|Right-wing Dutch MP Geert Wilders|
Muhammad sent Khalid Ibn al-Walid to the tribe of the children of Haritha and told him: "Call them to accept Islam before you fight with them. If they respond, accept that from them, but if they refuse, fight them." Khalid told them: "Accept Islam and spare your life." They entered Islam by force. He brought them to Muhammad. Muhammad said to them: "Had you not accepted Islam I would have cast your heads under your feet"
Some of the Companions of the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) were reluctant to have intercourse with the female captives in the presence of their husbands who were unbelievers. So Allah, the Exalted, sent down the Qur’anic verse: (Sura 4:24) "And all married women (are forbidden) unto you save those (captives) whom your right hands possess." (Abu Dawud 2150, also Muslim 3433)
One of the main problems with islam in Europe was the effort ~ to elevate it ~ to make it a part of the legal structure of EU countries. To better or more quickly integrate Muslims some on the Left [mainly] thought it was an easy solution. To accomplish this ~ anyone who objected to the abolition or erosion of rights and freedoms ~ was called a racist. Hence the backlash. The mass shift to the right in politics and so on.
If you are going to change the laws so dramatically ~ to where ~ Muslims would be given priority under the law ~ as is in every Muslims country under Shari'a laws ~ then the people should be involved ~ not the few self elected ~ deemed qualified or worthy to deal with such matters.
Further to follow the Shari'a is the follow the Prophet ~ whose life is off limits to question and examination. For Muslims all of Muhammad's deeds must have been god's will ~ but to expect everyone else to believe this is a violation of religious freedoms. And not to cause offence ~ it is obvious some are willing to cross that line.
Freedom of religion and policing for Islam are contradictory.
The leader of hard-Right Dutch Freedom Party will be prosecuted in an Amsterdam court on April 13 for previous comparisons of Islam to Nazism.
On Thursday he fuelled the controversy surrounding his anti-Muslim politics and trial by publishing an article citing academics who accuse Islam's founder of crimes ranging from child rape to murder.
"The historical Mohammad was the savage leader of a gang of robbers from Medina. Without scruples they looted, raped and murdered," Mr Wilders claimed in the Dutch magazine HP/De Tijd.
In the article, Mr Wilders, whose Freedom Party MPs control the balance of power in the Dutch parliament, attacked fines levied on an Austrian feminist "for insulting a religion by calling Mohammad a paedophile".
"However, that is the truth," he wrote, citing the Muslim prophet's consummation of a marriage to a wife who claimed she was a child aged nine at the time.
Mr Wilders, who lives under police protection following attempts by Islamist terrorists on his life, hypothesised that Mohammad suffered from a brain tumour causing the "paranoid schizophrenia" that led him to found the Muslim faith.
"Mohammad had an unhinged paranoid personality with an inferiority complex and megalomaniac tendencies. In his forties he starts having visions that lead him to believe he has a cosmic mission, and there is no stopping him," he wrote.
In a ruling on Wednesday, an Amsterdam court ruled that Dutch prosecutors were entitled to indict Mr Wilders, if found guilty, he could face up to a year in jail or a £6,700 fine.