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Turning Back the Tide of Sharia Adjustments
by Cynthia Yacowar-Sweeney
According to CTV News Canada, on October 7, 2013, the previously canceled Halloween and Christmas celebrations have just been reinstated at Winnipeg's Hastings School. These Canadian traditional holidays that have been celebrated for a few hundred years, were about to be replaced with possibly Islamic ones. Yes, Islamic ones. How so?
Hastings School chose to replace Christmas festivities with African "drumming." Given the insistence on an African theme, why did the school not choose African "music" instead, like the magnificent and magical music of Mali that was outlawed by Islam when al-Qaeda took control there? Why drumming? Here's why.
According to the more authentic and reliable hadiths -- traditions or deeds attributed to Mohammed that provide the basis of sharia or Islamic law, after the Koran -- musical instruments are all regarded as tools of Satan (Bukhari, vol.2, book 15, hadith 70) and forbidden in Islam, except for the daf drum (Abu Dawud, book 15, hadith 3306).
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