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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Because Of Course, Islam Wouldn’t Take Advantage Of The Mentally Challenged…

The controversy over Fitna, like all such controversies, renders one fact about our world especially salient: Muslims appear to be far more concerned about perceived slights to their religion than about the atrocities committed daily in its name. Our accommodation of this psychopathic skewing of priorities has, more and more, taken the form of craven and blinkered acquiescence. – Sam Harris

It really beggars the imagination, sometimes:

Down’s syndrome bombers kill 91

Baghdad’s fragile peace was shattered yesterday when explosives strapped to two women with Down’s syndrome were detonated by remote control in crowded pet markets, killing at least 91 people in the worst attacks that the capital had experienced for almost a year.

Iraqi and American officials blamed al-Qaeda, and accused the terrorist organisation of plumbing new depths of depravity. Condoleezza Rice, the US Secretary of State, said that al-Qaeda’s use of mentally-handicapped women as bombers showed that it had “no political programme here that is acceptable to a civilised society and that this is the most brutal and the most bankrupt of movements”.

And why, pray tell, did they do such a horrible deed?

A mobile phone rang incessantly amid the shoes, prayer beads, identity cards and other debris. Sunni fundamentalists consider the selling of pets to be haram — forbidden on religious grounds.

Yet strangely:

Though the use of women in warfare violates religious taboos, they have obvious appeal for terrorists because they can conceal explosives beneath their black robes — abayas — and usually escape the rigorous body searches to which men are subjected.

Ah yes, the old mix ‘n match that ALL the religions do in the name of convenience.  As if it’s not horrifying enough that they send human beings to their deaths using shallow rhetoric and children’s fairy tales, that they lack the humanity and morals not to not use those less capable of making anything NEAR an informed decision compounds the horror. Not that any religious decision is informed: usually, it’s the opposite.

Islam is barbarism. So says this Infidel.

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