I’m not going to read this article. I’m going to watch the report on CNNMSNBCCBSABCNBC. Or, maybe, I’ll just sit back and watch Rachel Maddow discuss it tonight.
Obama to blame?
There goes that damn MSM inciting violence again
Sheesh. Sounds like a Freeper screen name.
Between this and the situation in Michigan, things look bad.
Much like the bullet that hit Cantor’s office last week, I’m sure this was just a “random” threat.
Who shot at Rep. Cantor’s window?
LEBOON, NORMAN SR
PHILADELPHIA,PA 19149 DISABILIED/RETIRED 6/20/08 $255 Obama, Barack (D)
LEBOON, NORMAN SR
PHILADELPHIA,PA 19149 DISABILIED/RETIRED 6/21/08 $250 Obama, Barack (D)
This is obviously a false report. No Muslim would ever kill anyone. Obama told me so.
Did I miss CNN and MSNBC announcing an ALERT to watch out for Islamic Militia type folks???
Religion of Peace (TM) alert!!
Cue the bacon!
wait a minute. This makes no sense. I thought it was Republican tea partier types that were advocating violence against Democratic politicians? Cantor is a Republican and this guy was obviously a Democrat. How can this be possible?
He likes the Quran and the show Farscape. Here's his review of some version of the Quran:
This is the most beautiful rendition of the Quran in the English language that I have come across so far. There are two broad approaches that one can take with the Quran or any other relgious text for that matter. Either one can try to translate it verbatim or interpret it in light of what one believes to be its core message. Asad has done well to take the latter path. Of course much of Asad's inspiration comes from the modernist Muslim reformer Muhammad 'abduh, as a result of which we have a more tolerant, more spiritual and more meaningful Quran than the one that seems to inspire violence, exclusivity and intolerance in Muslim communities throughout the world. As an example of how Asad's interpretation ennobles and broadens the Quranic terminology consider his tranformation of 'fear of God', one of the most frequently recurring phrarses of the Quran, into 'consciousness of God.' Thus a muslim is one who is not just a 'God fearing' individual, but a 'God conscious' individual. But then this is just one instance of how Asad's interpretaion scores against mere translations. I have left out one star because although Asad's interpretation of the Quran is worthy of praise I still think that it falls far short of the real reform that must eventually take place in the Islamic community which would require enlightened Muslims to challenge core beliefs of prevailing Islamic thought such as the acceptance of Islam as a perfect religion, and of Muhammad being the last prophet etc. It is only then that the world will be graced with an interpretation of the Quran which is truly universal and all-embracing in its nature. A second objection that I have is with two assertions of Asad that I find hard to agree with. The first is his claim that the Quran is based on reason. To substantiate this claim Asad cites the absence of the 'supernatural' or the 'miraculous' in either the content or the context of the Quran. But just because a religious text lacks such conent does not mean that it appeals to reason. The Quran is based on faith and there is nothing rational or logical or scientific about its message. Its aim is to increase, bolster and make firm mans faith in God, not to prove logically something that is in its very nature beyond the ken of reason, logic and scientific thought. The other postion of Asad that I disagree with is his objection to Asceticism. Asad, like many other Muslims, seems to harbor the attitude that the Quran and Islam are somehow opposed to the concept of Asceticism. Having studied various spiritual traditions in the world I cannot accept that a universal, humanistic and non-sectarian Quran can oppose the worldwide phenomenon (so strongly evident in the Christian and the Hindu traditions) of certain exceptional individuals willing to caste aside the world for the sake of their sincere love for the Divine. Certainly the Quran does not enjoin external asceticism, but at the same time there is no doubt in my mind that the Quran's central message is one of inner asceticism, the surrender of all one is and all one has (or thinks she/he has) to the Supreme Lord. To assert that the Holy Text of Islam is somehow antagonstic towards asceticism not only distorts the truth but also creates a climate in which genuine mystics and ascetics may be persecuted in the name of God and religion. But on the whole this is an interpretation of the Quran that I would heartily recommend to Muslims and non-Muslims alike.
Leboon the Bufoon
Liberals want to frighten and intimidate you into silence.
But we knew that.
Gay muslim Huff Post contributor. Sure fits the profile of the dangerous right wing tea partier.
Let me guess most will leave off that he is a “Republican”.