Skip to comments.A Thing or Two About Us Infidels
Posted on 03/23/2006 12:08:14 PM PST by quidnunc
Gotta love that old-time religion. Some 300 Muslim scholars and clerics met in Bahrain yesterday to map out a plan to educate us infidels about the Prophet and a prominent sheik at the conference called for the UN to "issue strong rules that would criminalize the defamation of religion."
While this sanctimonious gabfest was going on, 40-year-old Abdul Rahman was sitting in an Afghanistan jail cell facing possible execution for the capital offence of converting to Christianity.
If the irony was lost on the Holy 300, it's no wonder.
Muslim clerics can wring their hands to pieces about how unenlightened non-Muslims are about the Prophet and Islam in general, but they demonstrate on a pretty regular basis that they have little comprehension of western values.
Or maybe they just don't give a damn.
Either way, the Abdul Rahman case presents yet another opportunity to fill them in on a thing or two.
First, according to our way of looking at things, poking fun at a religion's founder is a far, far lesser sin than killing a man for converting to another religion.
Bending the ballpark analogy, you could say that the two sins aren't even in the same soccer stadium.
Second, if Islamic law is cited as the basis for killing a man for converting to Christianity, then, according to our way of looking at things, it is our right indeed, for some their Christian duty to criticize, condemn, or mock Islam, or at least that particular interpretation of Islam.
Muslims can argue that theirs is a religion of peace and people like me will try really hard to see it that way. But others will not. They believe, after reading the Qur'an and observing its application around the world, that Islam is a religion committed to violence against non-Muslims. That is their opinion, arrived at by using their own powers of deductive reasoning. According to our way of looking at things, it is their right to think that way.
"While this sanctimonious gabfest was going on, 40-year-old Abdul Rahman was sitting in an Afghanistan jail cell facing possible execution for the capital offence of converting to Christianity. "
Ha, it's what...maybe 700 years old?
For those paying attention, this is everything you need to know about Islam.
"Ha, it's what...maybe 700 years old?"
Almost 1400 years old. The Hijra, considered by many as the official founding year of Islam, was in 622 AD.
Therein lies the rub of this battle of ideology. I would say a clash of civilizations, but someone that does not recognize the inalienable right to speech I do not consider civilized.
The quaran speaks for itself. It should rightfully be titled "Hating Fom Dummies".
Put me down in this category.
Put me in the second camp. islam is a death cult and represents the institutionalization of hate and evil.
If someone feels the need to resort to violence when their religion is made fun of, that's their problem, not the problem of the person who did the mocking.
South Park makes fun of my religion all the time, and I still watch and enjoy that show.
Know those two things and that's all you need to know about Islam. They'll lie to your face until they get to the point where they can cut your head off. And that's the truth.
Pork, you forget me mention we also like the other white meat...
I'd just like ask a question, and I know that this will be controversial but I really am curious what your views on this will be: Given the current state in Afghanistan, now that we can all see what these people are like, would you be willing to rethink what Reagan did in helping them fight the Soviets? Because here's the thing, I have always thought that was a mistake. I think that Reagan was wrong. I think that the world would be better off if we had left them to the soviets. This - in addition to the fact that arming them covertly the way Reagan did was potentially illegal.
The Devil made me do it.
Oops. Cat's out of the bag.
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