Cross posted @ the Atheist Oasis
I’m sure some of you have heard about this bit of unadulterated bullshit.
(I’m quoting from the NGB here):
“Having had the benefit of having spent over 2 and a half years in predominantly Muslim countries I think I know a little bit about the faith of Islam. In fact I have a copy of the Koran here and I challenge you sir to show me where it says in the Koran that Mohammad arose and walked among the dead. I think you misinterpreted things. Before you start mocking someone else’s religion you may want to find out a little bit more about it it makes you look like a dufus and Mr. (Defendant) is correct. In many Arabic speaking countries something like this is definitely against the law there. In their society in fact it can be punishable by death and it frequently is in their society.
Missing the point by a country mile here – THIS ISN’T THEIR SOCIETY! They live here, they obey our laws. We live there, we live by theirs.
“Islam is not just a religion, it’s their culture, their culture. It’s their very essence their very being. They pray five times a day towards Mecca to be a good Muslim, before you die you have to make a pilgrimage to Mecca unless you are otherwise told you can not because you are too ill too elderly, whatever but you must make the attempt. Their greetings wa-laikum as-Salâm (is answered by voice) may god be with you. Whenever, it’s very common when speaking to each other it’s very common for them to say uh this will happen it’s it they are so immersed in it.
I wonder what the judge’s reaction would be if an honor killing trial were brought before him?
“Then what you have done is you have completely trashed their essence, their being. They find it very very very offensive. I’m a Muslim, I find it offensive. But you have that right, but you’re way outside your boundaries or first amendment rights. This is what, and I said I spent about 7 and a half years living in other countries. when we go to other countries it’s not uncommon for people to refer to us as ugly Americans this is why we are referred to as ugly Americans, because we are so concerned about our own rights we don’t care about other people’s rights as long as we get our say but we don’t care about the other people’s say”
Hey, you don’t like freedom of speech? Don’t move here. Don’t appreciate women’s rights? Leave. But don’t impose your ‘beliefs’ on others in countries (countries? What am I saying? There aren’t any countries that protect freedoms like ours. Maybe England.) where people have rights that are equal to yours.
And just to put punctuation to that point, shit like this happens on a regular basis in those ‘predominantly Muslim countries’:
KUNDUZ/KABUL, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Seven U.S. military trainers were wounded on Sunday when a grenade was thrown at their base in northern Afghanistan, police said, as anti-Western fury deepened over the burning of the Koran at a NATO base.
Despite an apology from U.S. President Barack Obama, riots raged across the country for a sixth day on Sunday against the desecration of the Muslim holy book at a NATO air base at Bagram. Some protesters hoisted the white Taliban flag.
Two U.S. troops have been shot to death and four more wounded by an Afghan solider who turned his gun on his allies in apparent anger over the burning of Korans at a U.S. military base in Afghanistan, an Afghan official tells CBS News.
So, yeah. No more accomodationist bullshit, please. How a ‘religion of peace’ gets in the news as violence constantly spews from its barbaric pores should be enough proof of the hypocrisy of its followers’ claims.
Like all religions, its gotta go.
Till the next post, then.