Once again one of my favourite shows has been hijacked completely by the topic of Islam. In a career spanning three decades Bill Maher has criticised every religion he can manage, but now it seems he has taken a step too far, because he has insulted … gasp … ISLAM. Oh dear.
Islam: the lovely peaceful religion that asks its followers to kill anyone of another faith, the woman-loving religion that claims one man is worth two women, the tolerant faith that orders the death of anyone who draws a cartoon or writes a book about the Prophet big Mo, the child friendly religion that makes excuses for its most famous Prophet marrying a six year old girl (even moderate scholars deem Mohammed a paedophile under our understanding), only to consummate with her when she turned nine years old (total gentleman), the all knowing and perfect religion that claims the world is flat and falsely proclaims that sperm comes from between the backbone and the ribs – regardless of how loud the Dr’s laugh. Yes that Islam, and people wonder why it needs to be criticised?
Here we have another apologist for Islam – Rula Jebreal – claims she stands for free speech – but when Maher uses it to criticise Islam she calls him a bigot; she stands for free speech but agrees with protests to stop Bill Maher from using free speech, because he may criticise her religion. Her first hypocritical action. (not sure she understands the idea of “free speech”)
In the video which I will attach she states she “Love(‘s) debates not monologues” she would like dialogue between people, not one person preaching – and as seen in the video she proves this by speaking over everyone else and recites a monologue for nearly seven minutes. Her second hypocritical action. (not sure she understand what a monologue is)
She, like Ben Afleck and Reza Aslan just weeks ago, quickly jump on the “generalisation” term, even though leading up to the point no one on the panel makes a generalisation about Muslims – just like Maher didn’t do the previous week when he was labeled a bigot for generalising, even though he never generalised, and just like the week before when he was told to “stop generalising” when he, yet again, at no point generalised. It seems people fail to understand the difference between Islam (a religion) and Muslims (group of people who follow said religion)
Please note how saying “I think Islam is horrible” is not the same thing as saying “I think all Muslims are horrible” – I understand this is hard for people to grasp, so I will grant you a minute or two to read those quotes back and get familiar with the difference.
I always love the irony of seeing a Muslim woman – specifically from Palestine – on TV wearing make up, hair down and clearly showing her beauty for all to see. As a male from the UK this is natural, but as anyone from a middle-eastern country that has either a Muslim majority or Shar’iah as law – this is profoundly wrong.
According to Allah, the “perfect & unchanging”, she should not only be wearing a head-cover but it should also be tucked over her breasts as not to tempt any men present:
And tell the believing women to reduce [some] of their vision and guard their private parts and not expose their adornment except that which [necessarily] appears thereof and to wrap [a portion of] their headcovers over their chests and not expose their adornment except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands’ fathers, their sons, their husbands’ sons, their brothers, their brothers’ sons, their sisters’ sons, their women, that which their right hands possess, or those male attendants having no physical desire, or children who are not yet aware of the private aspects of women. And let them not stamp their feet to make known what they conceal of their adornment. 24:31
Although funny that she clearly ignores her God, I find it highly offensive that women in Palestine, who are wearing veils and head-covers as not to tempt the sex-fuelled men around them have to live in horrid conditions – the types of which I personally wouldn’t find fit for a pet (and I’m not an “animal guy”), worst of all she actually speaks over the three men present! How dare she! Does she not know her place? (I’m not misogynistic I’m making a point about Islam // Sadly I have to include this coda)
Qur’an (4:11) “The male shall have the equal of the portion of two females”
Qur’an (2:228) “and men are a degree above them [women]
Hadith Bukhari (6:301) “[Muhammad said, ‘Is not the evidence of two women equal to the witness of one man?’ They replied in the affirmative. He said, ‘This the DEFICIENCY IN HER INTELLIGENCE.”
That last point was just to add some more misogyny just in case anyone was not sure how women are viewed in Islam.
How dare she (a women from a country with limits on free speech) go to the U.S. and voice her acceptance at removing the human right from another woman?
Bill Maher asks:
“Can you be gay in Gaza?”
“Yes you can.” replied Rula
“Yes you can.” she repeated
“Absolutely you can.”
A wise man once told me, if you have a good argument, you never need to lie. So why does she lie here?
According to the gay men who have fled Gaza for fear of prosecution and death, they think differently!
According to the law-makers and government of Palestine and its territories, it is illegal for a man to be gay in Gaza. But why let facts get in the way of a “moderate Muslim”. We know how religion and facts don’t mix – this is not limited to Islam.
I find people like her more dangerous than Jihad-is chopping off heads on youtube, why? Because everyone knows they are dickheads, not many people watch those videos and think “I should do the same thing! I agree with them!” Whereas people watch her and think, “She isn’t wearing a veil and she can say what she wants, so that must mean all Muslims have the same rights, I bet Islam is really peaceful, tolerant and nice! I bet they love gays!”
Her lies on TV and her stifling of an ex-Muslim’s right to criticise the world’s most divisive and destructive religion of this century, is truly shocking; it should be offensive to every woman in her home country who is born into a system that tells her she is worth half as much as her husband, who lives in a country where to speak your mind against the faith almost always leads to death, or to sit on TV with make up and no veil and shout at men could be an invitation for a cup of acid in your face.
How dare she lie and say you can be Gay in Gaza, when it is common knowledge that to be a gay man is illegal? Do people somehow forget they are on national TV?
Shame on her, shame on Rula Jebreal.