Free Republic
Browse · Search
Religion
Topics · Post Article

"Here in Iran they feel proud to suffer in order to express solidarity with the people of Palestine. It’s kind of like the way you express solidarity with America only without illegal chemical weapons and a million civilian deaths."

I’ve written before about the fascination some middle-class Englishwomen have with Islam and the Arab world; the paradox is that many who convert come from progressive backgrounds and would be horrified at the idea of embracing Catholicism or one of the more conservative forms of Protestantism. And yet they’re prepared to adopt a religion far more traditional in its attitude to the sexes, and adopt an item of clothing that Middle Eastern women fought so hard and courageously to get rid of.

1 posted on 10/27/2010 10:41:24 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies ]


To: Alex Murphy

Uhhh, because she’s stupid & enjoys being abused as second-hand property?


2 posted on 10/27/2010 10:42:44 AM PDT by kromike
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Alex Murphy

The answer is simple, she is an idiot. That is the first requirement to be a moslem.


3 posted on 10/27/2010 10:42:57 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Alex Murphy
“Who knows where my spiritual journey will take me?”

The fact that she consider Islam to be a "spiritual journey" means she's in for a rude awakening when she decides to move on to her next fad.

4 posted on 10/27/2010 10:45:17 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Alex Murphy
The Western spiritual vacuum will result in mass conversions to Islam and Buddhism. The more aggressive personality types going to Islam, the more passive personalities to Buddhism"
6 posted on 10/27/2010 10:54:11 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Alex Murphy

Sounds like she and islam deserve each other.


8 posted on 10/27/2010 10:59:08 AM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Alex Murphy
If - by ‘converting’ they mean change from one thing to another then I don't know if the word applies in this case. I think what most are doing is just adding gods/deities to their basket like gathering chicken eggs in the barn. Just picking everything up and throwing it in - a big universalist, polytheism, there are many ways and many roads to god type of paganism. Perhaps this is how these pagan universalists think they can in some twisted way “convert” the muslims over or whoo them away little by little, by mixing it all up and showing them how to embrace all gods - so by example they will get them to change.
10 posted on 10/27/2010 11:54:08 AM PDT by Esther Ruth (Jesus Christ is Lord)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Alex Murphy
the paradox is that many who convert come from progressive backgrounds and would be horrified at the idea of embracing Catholicism or one of the more conservative forms of Protestantism. And yet they’re prepared to adopt a religion far more traditional in its attitude to the sexes, and adopt an item of clothing that Middle Eastern women fought so hard and courageously to get rid of.

That's the deal with many Western liberals - the snark, the name-calling and the smug condescension are reserved for other Westerners who disagree in a civilized manner with them. But when faced with implacable, brutal opposition bent on stamping out every one of the principles they claim to cherish, liberals lose the vitriol and develop a bizarre crush on those who would dominate them. It happened with the Soviet Union and now hard-line Islam. There's a definite and unmistakable streak of masochism in Western liberalism. These "progressive" women are simply taking it to it's logical conclusion.
11 posted on 10/27/2010 12:06:28 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Alex Murphy

This is like the 4th time this has been posted.

She loves the attention. It makes her PC just like the steamroller girl. (I don’t remember her name)


14 posted on 10/27/2010 2:48:01 PM PDT by Jaded (Stumbling blocks ALL AROUND, some of them camouflaged well. My toes hurt, but I got past them.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Alex Murphy

When it comes to the Brits, nothing surprises me. Considering the state of Christianity in England, I would not be surprised if the whole nation converted to Islam. The truth is that this woman believed in nothing, and she converted to nothing.


19 posted on 10/28/2010 11:44:49 AM PDT by Nosterrex
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Religion
Topics · Post Article


FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson