Anti-Gay, Arianna Grande, Bigotry, Faith, free speech, ISIS, Islam, LGBT, Manchester, Manchester Arena, Middle-east, Moderate Muslims, Religion, Terrorism, We Stand Together

Take me out tonight…

I don’t need to rehash the details of the attack, we all know what happened in the Manchester Arena, I don’t have the heart to repeat it. The enemy attack us at our most vulnerable, because they don’t have the stomach for an equal fight. I’ve seen videos of ISIS on the battle field, they couldn’t hit a still target from 10 feet away. They are angst-filled slackers with no skills or achievements. In our culture if you feel an outsider as a teenager, you do what I did, you listen to Nirvana & claim your parents just don’t “understand you.” Extremist lunatics don’t have the same capacity of “phases” it seems.

We know these type of bullies, the small guy in the group who is the most vocal – big in a crowd – but singularly wouldn’t say boo to a goose. Make no bones about it, these men are losers. They have no direction in life. They’ve been sold a lie by their faith that evil is somehow courageous. Just think for a second how miserable & hate-fueled their lives must be to inflict such pain on innocent strangers, all the while knowing they will also certainly die?  I have suffered with depression, spent years hooked on anxiety medication, In and out of Dr’s appointments, hospitals & therapy sessions. During my hardest times (which pale in comparison to the families of the victims) I only ever felt that I wasn’t good enough to exist – but never that others deserved the same treatment. I know how shit my life could be at my lowest point – so my mind boggles at how bad theirs is.

No, I am not claiming they are victims. They are scum. My point is, in life we make choices. People like us don’t act like them, we don’t feel such hate, we don’t attack children. We don’t choose the road they do.

Bigotry of gays, suppression of women, viewing all non-Muslims (and other Muslims who enjoy such “vile” things as Make-up and Music) as enemies.

-They are against free speech because it is used to criticize their holy books.

-They attack children because to them, there is nothing scarier than a young group of kids with the opportunity to learn how to think for themselves; especially girls having the right of education.

-They shoot up cafes because our lives are so fulfilled that we have free time to enjoy the company of others – regardless of differing opinions.

-They hate freedom because it flies in the face of everything they’ve lacked in life.

Some years back I began writing specifically about Islamic terror attacks after I watched a video of around 400 Ahmahdi & Shia Muslims being shot one by one & dumped into a shallow grave. They didn’t resist, they just took a step forward after the man or women in front dropped lifelessly to his/her grave. They truly had no hope, you could see it in their eyes; in all these years, I still remember some of their faces. It reminded me of the Holocaust – I wondered why it wasn’t mainstream news. So I began fighting for these people with my writing, it was a small gesture, maybe more for my benefit but it was something. For a short time I had Muslims applaud my work, until they noticed not only was I standing up for Muslims but admitting the killers were usually also Muslims, albeit more extreme. This made me an Islamophobe, somehow.

I hope one day we will feel safe again; the truth is, we are afraid and we should be – we are under attack because of our way of life, and we for damn sure won’t change that. So in time they will tire, knowing that after every bomb and every bullet people will still stand against them, with love in our hearts & care for the truest forms of humanity we see all around us.

Our way of life gives us strength in days of fear. In New York on September 11th 2001, the peace-loving-people of the world stood still in horror. We cried, we hurt, we tried to understand. The evil power that attacked The World Trade centre seemed enough to supplant any hope for humanity that Americans previously had.
But the very next day, New Yorker’s went to work. They cared for each other like never before. Divides of race & colour seemed to dissipate in the hours after the attack as every one came together as Americans. They aren’t alone, cities around the world have shown this resolve in the face of such hate.

Sadly, it’s Manchester’s time to endure the burden of these murderers. Do you think they will lose hope? Do you believe bombs & bullets can dissolve the thriving community of culture, music and love that is Manchester?

Not a fucking chance.

By the time the next football season comes around, I will go back to pretending Manchester are the adversaries of Scousers in a jovial feud over sport – but today I will admit what I usually wouldn’t dare say. Just like every day before & every day to come – Mancunians are our brothers and sisters, cousins and friends. We don’t need to stand with them, we are them – and therefore will never leave their side.

In our darkest times, we need a light to guide the way, one to walk towards as we shake the fear from our bones. Stupidly these terrorists attacked the wrong city. Did nobody tell them about Manchester? Mancunians could never let terror lead them into darkness, they will always find hope; always find a light to walk towards, and as we all know in that city, there is a light and it never goes out.

 

Rest in peace to the victims & my tearful condolences to their families. As & when the victims are named I will add them below. 
*John Atkinson – 26 years old.

*Saffie-Rose Roussos – 8 years old.

*Georgina Callander – 18 years old.

*Olivia Cambell – 15 years old.

* Sorrell Leczkowski – 14 years old.

* Nell Jones – 14 years old.

* Martyn Hett – unknown

* Michelle Kiss – 45 years old.

*Elaine McIver – Unknown

*Jane Tweddle-Taylor – 50 years old.

* Marcin Klis – 42 years old.

* Angelika Klis – 40 years old.

* Kelly Brewster – 32 years old.

* Alison Howe – 45 years old.

* Lisa Lees – 47 years old.

* Liam Curry – 19 years old.

* Chloe Rutherford – 17 years old.

* Eilidh MacLeod – 14 years old.

* Wendy Fawell – Unknown.

* Courtney Boyle – 19 years old.

* Philip Tron – 32 years old.

 

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How the regressive left fails on Free Speech

In the UK, we have a sharp paradigm of confusion with regards to liberalism and progressiveness. Of recent years our intention to build a fairer society with justice for all has tipped over the edge – landing on the opposite end of the scale. Long gone are the days of widespread racism & misogyny; sadly, instead of being replaced by less racism and less misogyny – we have replaced it with a group of people so afraid they might have offended someone somewhere, that they make sure they call out every sentence ever uttered for the supposed bigotry it is. If you dare say that “All lives matter” instead of just “black lives matter” you are branded racist and publicly harassed – which is odd, as if you said the same thing in 1970’s Britain you would have probably been harassed for saying “black lives matter” at all.

We are now in a state of panic, where asking questions like “Why exactly is Caitlin Jenner brave?” Is enough to get you fired and compared to Hitler by hundreds of thousands on twitter. No one ever seems to take a question as genuine anymore, especially when it is easier to screenshot and throw abuse. Most nowadays misunderstand abuse, they don’t see the difference between hurling abuse, and then hurling abuse at someone for doing the same thing. If someone on twitter claims “all black people are criminals” you would be just as abusive to tweet back a message that degrades him by the colour of his skin. This is hard to explain to the online community. They believe their bigotry is somehow protected as it is used to fight someone else’s. The mind boggles.

This week a 43 year old woman from Bicester, who must have been emotionally affected by the events in Paris took to her company’s facebook page to proclaim the following:

Blinks of Bicester are no longer taking bookings from anyone from the Islamic faith whether you are UK granted with passport or not,”

After screenshots & RT’s galore, on top of the barrage of hate-mail and abuse she has undoubtedly received – she has now been arrested after complaints of “racial abuse”. This must remind you of the cake shop in the United States which similarly refused to bake cakes for gays based on religious grounds. Both are as futile and childlike. A few things I have a problem with:

  1. How will she know who is Islamic or not? If they are white and shave the beard she would be none the wiser. The fact she thinks she can spot a Muslim, even though racially they are diverse and normally only recognised by their facial hair – this is the only part where I think the race card can certainly be used. As Islam and Muslim is not, I repeat NOT a race. If you don’t understand that, ask your nearest biologist or pick up a dictionary.
  2. How exactly is she racially abusing? Can a tweet, although utterly stupid, but completely vague and non-targeted to a specific human be counted as such? Other than the underlying idea she can spot one based on appearance does this barely count as racial – but even then it is at a push.
  3. And is it abuse? Genuinely, would this count as abuse?

Maybe it is, who knows. I do know that it is social media suicide, and if her business lasts till next Christmas I will be surprised.

Don’t get me wrong, I do not support this woman. I think she is a fool & also quiet idiotic to think her “stand” will do anything but cause an outcry of hate in her direction, not the support she probably expected. She should have waited a few hours after her anger died down to think twice about such a post. But here is a thought. Why was she arrested? Isn’t the online onslaught she has endured the price she must pay? I would expect so.

In the U.K. we have allowed a man with a child on his shoulders sitting on top of a 5 foot ISIS flag to parade around the streets of London as if it were a normal outfit. He was not arrested by the way. We have accepted the normality of letting actual terrorists like Michael Adebolajo protest on our streets who would end up beheading a British Soldier in Woolwich; terrorist organisations & sympathisers like CAGE who find any way to absolve terrorists and instead blame anything with links to the U.K. or Tony Blair – They claim not to be terrorist friendly, yet are publicly friendly with known terrorists and just seem to agree on about every subject with said terrorists – but I’m splitting hairs. Did I mention these hate groups and hateful people get police protection paid for by the tax payers? Let’s not forget Anjem Choudary who has spent the best part of a decade preaching hate against the U.K. government which just so happens to pay all of his bills and protected him with 24 hour police care. Many U.K. nationals who idolise Choudary then go on to fight in the Middle-East for groups such as ISIS. His links with terrorism are out in the open, his support is unashamed. Yet it took the U.K. over 10 years to arrest him with “encouraging support for terrorism”, but only took 24 hours to arrest a woman for a banal facebook post.

Where exactly do our priorities lay? The police didn’t do this alone, public complaints in the thousands most likely helped, so why were the same “liberals” and “leftists” not petitioning for Choudary’s arrest 10 years ago? Why did it take the U.K. government over 12 years to finally have Abu Qatada extradited to face terror charges (which a corrupt court found to be unsubstantiated) – even though the U.N. and all other experts have evidence of his links to Al Qaeda) but it took the U.K. police no time at all to arrest a women for saying something silly about Muslims in a tweet?

It seems strange to me that I can turn on my TV to watch Muslims using U.K. free speech laws to protest against free speech (Yes, they are that stupid) or catch them with signs like those below

behead_those_who_insult_islam

Yet none of these men are arrested. None of them are outed on facebook or twitter to the hordes of hundreds of thousands of online bullies. This is one of the many ways in which the left fails, not the real left like myself who actually stands for liberal principals, but the newly named “regressive left”.

Are we really saying that an extremist can waltz through our streets expressing his/her interest in bringing chaos and murder to our country, but if an idiot with a social media account says “[Insert derogatory term] + Islam” that we must draw a line for justice?

I stand for free speech, I for one think these extremists should be allowed to protest and spew their hate any day of the week, although without police protection – furthermore I believe if you accept this, you must accept and allow this woman to post her nonsensical message of not serving anyone of the “Islamic faith”. It’s only fair, right?

Freedom of speech works both ways, for messages we adore and ones we abhor – many “leftists” have seemed to completely forgotten about that.

 

 

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Muslims protest Charlie Hebdo…

Zero Muslims protest outside downing street to stand up for the free speech of everyone (including enemies)

No large protest of Muslims against the Charlie Hebdo killings in London

Only around 200 Muslim protesters (finally) stand against ISIS in London

Only around 260 Muslims protest the Lee Rigby Killers

But thousands (between 1000-3000 reported) Muslims turn up to downing street to protest free speech and Charlie Hebdo.

That means for every 1 Muslim willing to protest for free speech, there are between 4-12 willing to protest against it.

If this doesn’t seem important to note, then what is the point in having a voice when most of us are too afraid to use it. Until we see some outrage by these “peaceful” people we keep hearing about, I won’t believe this fable. We are past nuance, silence is consent. This is not a fallacy regarding guilt by association; I can acknowledge the difference. Most are peaceful but their silence is echoed by the sound of their fellow brothers sisters and children dying in their thousands, and the only people who seem to give a shit are secularists. Muslims should acknowledge their feelings properly like most other groups on this planet can.

I stand up against Jihadist & Islamists because they kill thousands of innocent Muslims every year, will any Muslims like to join me in caring about their people or will secular atheists stand alone?

I despair.

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JE SUIS CHARLIE

First I would like to start by saying The Prophet Muhammad was a paedophile who married a 6 year old named Aisha (if you don’t believe me google his or her name) – he also married another 12 women (top guy to base your faith on – says a lot about you, yes that was aimed at all Muslims, not just the crazy ones. At least Jesus was a hippie for fuck sake; there are no redeeming qualities in a successful war-lord who spread Islam by killing thousands maybe hundreds of thousands brutally, marrying children & proclaiming that women are worth half as much as men due to their “deficiency in intellect”. You don’t have to be a jihadist, if you idolise this man you are repugnant – end of fucking statement. Google everything I say – you find one incorrect statement and I will eat my hat. I double dare you. ( you might learn something) If I were to start a religion with Jimmy Saville as the Prophet, I would be seen as a monster, and he wasn’t a war-lord! – well take what you will from that statement. Are you anxious? Offended? Worried for my safety? Good! Someone on facebook today said this:

“Terrible news from paris! Hope this doesn’t increase racial tensions here though, the gunmen today dont represent islam in the same way that the paedophile priests don’t represent the catholic church! Cant judge the majority by a minority”

Terrible news it is! Good start.

“racial tensions”

Here is where the trouble begins; is Christianity a race? The answer is no, therefore Islam is not a race either. Words have usages and meanings – let’s only use them when we know what they’re for. What she really means is people who may look “Muslimy” I guess people think Muslims are brown people from the Middle-East. Well, I also hope no one who looks a bit brown is attacked for this, but as we know this hardly ever happens – It did happen at the time of Argo, in a few cases; even after 9/11, attacks against random brown people were few and far between. So this is not an issue for concern.

“the gunmen today dont represent islam in the same way that the paedophile priests don’t represent the catholic church!”

Incorrect and here is why – you have committed the false equivalence logical fallacy. At no point in the Bible does it state that old men, or priests for that matter, should or can rape little boys. Not in any interpretation – it simply is not there. Worry not, there are many horrendous things – but not that. Therefore those priests can blame their rapes on themselves and not their faith. Meanwhile in the Quran (a book which the person making the claim has not read so is not qualified to speak on) it clearly states a Muslim (even the normys) can kill non Muslims; furthermore it states (just as the bible does) that you are forbidden to draw or create an image of the Prophet. Yet we see pictures of Jesus on the wall in church and no one is killed. The same law is found within the Quran (most of the Quran is a carbon copy of the New Testament anyway) but they (Muslims) actually follow it. They really believe it, they are not pretend believers like the people we know who put “Christian” on their job application because they’ve never done anything else. Yes, Muslims who bomb schools of non-believers, who fly planes into buildings in New York, or attack chocolate shops in Australia, or murder cartoonists in France, or murder cartoonists in Amsterdamn, are not “extreme” they are Muslim, they are doing exactly what their book tells them too. They are reading a page from their almighty which says “kill this man” and they are saying “Okay I will do that now” nothing extreme here. Are you “extreme” when you say bless you if someone sneezes? Of course not because as a child you are told to. Are you extreme when you put the holy communion directly into your mouth? Of course not because that is exactly what you are told to do. Are you extreme if you kill a cartoonist who drew the Prophet when you are told in Islam to kill anyone who does this? OF COURSE NOT. I don’t want to patronise, I actually wish these people would educate themselves. I get that from a position of ignorance, it may look racist, and from public scrutiny you may cower as no one wants to be labelled that way. You have an opportunity to learn, a chance to find out what the hell you are talking about instead of being a load of hot air. I know nothing of Chinese cookery, I leave that to the ones educated in that field. I know Islam. If you think these attacks are not Islamic – you do not know Islam.

If you wonder why I shout so loud against Islam & religion in general, or for free speech, or for logic and reason – Or why I stick up for the common good whilst the rest of you make excuses for Islam or religion in general – it’s because I will get enough time to be a silent coward or an ignorant fool when I am in the grave. As long as I have a breath in my body I am going to use it to be a menace to any indecency and corruption I see.

Islam is not a religion of peace: it is a religion of division, rape, child marriage, slavery, misogyny, fear, warmongering, violence in every sense of the word and needs to be stood against. Lots of “Muslims” are nice peaceful people – they don’t really follow the religion like they should, just like most “Catholics” in the U.K. who only go to church for Christmas or the odd wedding. The real Catholics are the priests who live by the rule of God, or stone their children to death for being unruly; The real Muslims are the men who kill cartoonists for drawing a picture, or the ones who do not let a woman who is menstruating stand in the same room as the Holy Quran so as not to tarnish it. (google it) The person on facebook is lovely, she is smart, friendly & is trying to be as nice as possible to other people; that is commendable. She, on this point is disastrously wrong. She has been fed a meme of Islamophobia which makes absolutely no logical sense. She – like many millions out there are afraid to say boo to a goose in case they offend. Soon they will be scared to call someone who is dying of obesity obese: Soon they will fear not to tell a smoker that they are damaging their health, soon they will fear to tell a naughty child off as to not offend him, or not blame criminals for their actions and just ask them all to go free because Russel Brand probably told them. At that point we might as well accept that human intellect peaked a long time ago, and we should crawl back into the earth like the cowards we have become. Until then…

I am Jordan Smith

I am Edmond Dantes

I am Winston Smith

I am Charlie Hebdo

#Je Suis Charlie

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Rula Jabreal: Another “moderate” Muslim lying for her extremist comrades

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:

Sahih International

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

“Really?”

“Yes you can.” she repeated

“And live?”

“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.

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An open letter to Reza Aslan

Hello Reza,

I have recently heard your outburst at Bill Maher, although you are normally a nice inclusion to the show, and you sometimes have important things to say, I think you have sadly diminished any respect I once had for you by your recent lies on CNN. It seems that after being told a truth you dislike on HBO, and being subjected to other humans who actually have the ability to call bullshit on your claims – you have run to CNN to discuss your point with two people who know as much about Islam as you do about the inner workings of time travel.

When you claim Islam is peaceful, ISIS is not Islamic & people are the problem not religion,two random eye-candy anchors from CNN can do nothing but smile and try to sound interesting, how can their media study diplomas come in useful here? Whereas Bill Maher (or his research team) could actually use evidence – like the Quran, the unchanged & perfect word of your God – to prove you wrong. You gained many fans and book sales by looking rather smart on fox news, but let’s be honest, that’s like being the nicest looking 62 year old virgin in Milwaukee – its value is nil.

Maher stated this:
if vast numbers of Muslims across the world believe, and they do, that humans deserve to die for merely holding a different idea or drawing a cartoon or writing a book or eloping with the wrong person, not only does the Muslim world have something in common with ISIS; it has too much in common with ISIS.”

If you deny any of this, 1) Wake up and smell the coffee 2) Stop lying  & 3) You best go out there and tell more than 112 million Muslims that they are doing it wrong (that is the conservative number of political radicalised Muslims, the ones who adhere to apostasy threats, family shame and cartoon anger are near the absolute majority.)

On CNN you go on to say regarding female genital mutilation:

“I mean, the argument about the female genital mutilation being an Islamic problem is a perfect example of that. It’s not an Islamic problem. It’s an African problem …And that’s actually empirically factually incorrect … It’s a Central African problem. Eritrea has almost 90 percent female genital mutilation. It’s a Christian country. Ethiopia has 75 percent female genital mutilation. It’s a Christian country. Nowhere else in the Muslim, Muslim-majority states is female genital mutilation an issue.”

WOW, hold on, you think Eritea is a Christian country? How strange that only 50% of the country is Christian, and 48% is Islamic. You forgot to mention that, maybe you thought nobody would fact check you, my bad.

Also Ethiopia a Christian country? Of course in the 4th century it adopted Christianity as the state religion – but unless you forgot, it is not the 4th century any more, how embarrassing of a “historian” to forget – Christianity is no longer the state religion, and only has 62% Christians and 34% Muslims which is no doubt more than 50%, but if the best evidence you have is calling 50% & 62% Christian majorities, then you have a big problem. Sorry again, I guess you thought being on CNN you wouldn’t get fact checked.
Let us look at the evidence against you, as the evidence you used yourself was dire and counter-productive to your own means. Is female genital mutilation an Islamic problem or not?

Somalia 98% FGM – 99.8% Muslim & less than 0.1% Christian
Djibouti 93% FGM – 94% Muslim 6% Christian
Eqypt 91% FGM – 94.9% Muslim & only <5.1% Christian
Guinea 96% FGM – 85% Muslim & only 8% Christian
Mali 89% FGM – 90% Muslim only 5% Christian
Sudan 88% FGM – 98% Muslim >2% Christian
Sierra Leone 88% FGM – 71% Muslim 27% Christian

Out of the 29 main countries that conduct female genital mutilation in Africa – only 8 are Christian majority countries, with the remaining 21 all being an Islamic majority, go figure! Why didn’t you mention these statistics? Because they clearly prove you wrong, that’s why.

Let’s look at your mathematics; you believe that because 21 out of 47 African countries adhere to the barbaric procedure of female genital mutilation, that it is an African problem. 21 out of 47 = 44.6%

But you don’t believe female genital mutilation is an Islamic problem, even when 21 out of the 30 countries in the world that practise FGM are Islamic? That’s = 70%

So 44.6% of African countries = African problem!
but 70% of Islamic countries = erm … nothing to do with Islam!

Logic fail.

The fact you dared to say “Nowhere else in the Muslim, Muslim-majority states is female genital mutilation an issue.” is disgustingly untrue, tell that statement to the 98% of women in somalia who have no clitoris or labia left you lying toad; it’s so untrue it is almost wickedly offensive, the evidence above shows you are either a liar or as you said on CNN, “stupid”.

I will not question your credentials (like many others have) I will simply remind people that when we listen to you, we are not hearing a moderate non-biased unaffiliated scholar, but a very confused individual that has taken to not only one true religion, but two, and three times at that. Instead of studying the truth of the scientific & historical claims (which would almost certainly lead to non-belief) you have bounced between religions like Katie Price through husbands – this plays out like a man who just cannot get over the fact he will die, so needs to fill the void by being subservient to a none answer.

“Where did the universe come from?”

“Let’s make up something that cannot be verified, tested or even proven to exist, and call it that!”

Most people who have life long faith and lose it, go from believing to noticing how wrong they were and how indoctrinating religion really is – not believing in one silly man-made ideology (which you agree is the basis of faith) to another silly man-made ideology. Your life story (born in Iran to a Muslim family, converting to Christianity, converting back to Islam) doesn’t sound like a man trying to find truth, more a man trying to find faith, it doesn’t really matter which one, as long as you don’t have to own up to the reality of entropy.

Time magazine wrote “Aslan came to the conclusion that the claims of the Bible didn’t hold up.” I’m glad you used rationality, now can we sit down and place the same scrutiny on Islam? Because if you can use logic to dismiss Christianity, there is no chance you will fail at doing the same to Islam – they both make massive claims for themselves and they both fail miserably. You go on to say:

As a scientifically minded person, if you asked me is it likely that a man rose from the dead? I would say, no.

I am salivating at this, if you actually believe you can dismiss the validity of Jesus’ miracles using science (as we can) then you have either refused to investigate Mohammed and Allah, or you have done so and completely ignored the scientific findings, so which is it – are you lying or ignorant?

I have the honesty as an ex-Christian to see atrocities in the name of Christianity and accept that they are absolutely tied together – When I see Christian women being killed in Africa for speaking down to a man, or even turning her face from a man – I don’t lie, I don’t make excuses, I don’t run away from the responsibility I have given myself by having knowledge of the situation. I simply quote the passages from the bible that directly mandate these killings and say “This is why religion has no place in our society, and this is why most Christians gave up on a literal bible many moons ago.” When I remember Hitler’s use of the treatment of Jesus by Jews to justify the final solution, or the African slave trade using the bible as justification, with passages explicitly explaining how one should beat his slave, I don’t pretend those passages don’t exist, I don’t lie about them, I don’t say vapid statements like “Don’t paint all Christians like this minority” or “They are extremists” I am a grown up, I admit the bible does mandate these actions, and use this as evidence as to why I do not follow the Bible. Slave owners, much like ISIS, are not extremists, they are what I like to call ‘literalists’ as they take to a literal translation of the Bible – as all “followers” should do. How can they be marginalised by others who don’t hold to the true word of their holy books? How dare an ex-Christian like me who attended church only for funerals say that a slave owner who recited the passage below was not a Christian?:

You may also purchase the children of such resident foreigners, including those who have been born in your land.  You may treat them as your property, passing them on to your children as a permanent inheritance.  You may treat your slaves like this, but the people of Israel, your relatives, must never be treated this way.  (Leviticus 25:44-46 NLT)

This is the word of God – that last sentence almost makes it sound like a Jew had probably written it…

So why do you not have the same ability as I? Are you too biased to be honest to your audience? Why are you not truthful enough to tell people that ISIS are not only Islamic but take their faith more seriously than any other so called Muslims? You can still stand by your fellow Muslims yet agree the only way to succeed in this century is to adapt and evolve into a more modern faith – this is why Christianity is most powerful – but to do that you must first own up and then subsequently disown the basic premise your old beliefs.

How can you, with a straight face denounce the work of ISIS yet know full well everything they do is a carbon copy of the will of Mohammed – Did the prophet attempt a peaceful caliphate? Or did he bring war? Does Islam give the freedom of leaving the faith, or does it hold a penalty of death? You know the answer to these questions, you know that ISIS have taken the Quran literally, as you should, if you truly are a Muslim, but you won’t admit it – because the current publicity campaign by Islam of using western PC sensibilities to gain popularity from moderates is working perfectly. Nevermore so in history has Islam been this favourable in the eyes of moderate Christians than in 2014. Quite ingenious of Islam I have to say; imagine if for the 500 years that Christianity spilled blood, murdered Muslims and Jews, burned converts at the stake and tortured apostates, that there had been a large Muslim community saying “Don’t be Christianophobic! Stop painting all Christians with the same brush!”

The mere thought is ridiculous.

You know you are being disingenuous, you know you are lying, your audience of low information voters and fans who line up in agreement, but won’t dare research to see what they are agreeing to don’t know any better, but you do. You have a responsibility to inform them of the truth.

You have said:

I’m a person of faith, and the language that I use to define my faith, the symbols and metaphors that I rely upon to express my faith, are those provided by Islam because they make the most sense to me. The Buddha once said, “If you want to draw water, you don’t dig six 1-ft. wells, you dig one 6-ft. well.” Islam is my 6-ft. well. But I recognize that I am drawing the same water that everyone around me is.”

This last sentence is very poignant; I base every decision on scientific scrutiny, not just the ones that suit me like you do, therefore I can’t follow you down the path of believing nonsense. You are a wishy washy Muslim, you probably don’t believe a word of the Quran, but find that it is the faith of your people, and in turn align yourself as such. This is not a problem for me, although I find it sad and useless. What is a problem is you stand as a moderate, barely Muslim by any stretch of the imagination and then dare criticise the men and woman in the middle east who actually give a damn about their faith, the people who live by every word of the Quran and truly follow Islam. How dare such a diluted Muslim born in Iran no less take snipes at real Muslims in Iran who are fighting in a holy war, specifically mandated by them from their God and Holy book (the same holy book you have seemingly studied and chosen to ignore). You’re practically the same as a cultural Jew, who holds to none of the Dogma and believes none of the Holy Book, but just likes to keep some of the traditions because they feel guilt or it reminds them of their childhood. Again, this is your prerogative, but just as they cannot deny an orthodox Jew, you cannot deny a literal Muslim.

So in closing, please stop lying on CNN, because although you have mindless fans who will clap along, you also have informed debaters and fervent non-believers who actually fact check, like me – We, the informed: with our google, our evidence, our love of statistics, our willingness to open a Holy Book and our attitude towards learning as many true things and discarding as many false things as possible, will be on you like a fly on shit. You will be held accountable. Your claims can and will be verified independently and it will affect your reputation as a “scholar”.

Yours fai… truly,

Jordan Smith

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Atheism, Islam, Moderate Muslims, Religion

Will the real moderate Muslims please stand up?

(2015 update – for some reason some of the source links have been removed from the gallup site, just google the statistic given to find another source/ There has been a massive attempt at reporting and deleting any anti-Islamic blogs & videos from the internet, most informative youtube videos are flagged and removed within an hour – therefore I think this is the problem. Thank you for your time)

Since my first post was against The Catholic Church, I think it’s only fair that I show equality to all religions.

As a young boy I saw around 1 million people marching against the Iraq war in London, many of them Muslim, it was the first time I ever saw Muslims marching in their droves for peace. What is striking about this – and what is the topic of intrigue today – I have yet to see that since. It’s not like there hasn’t been reason to, the list of atrocities to stand against is staggering; some of them against Muslims, but most of them by Muslims.

September 11th 2001 seemed to shock the world into two groups, anti-Islam and pro-Islam; sadly pro Islam have used education and propaganda so well that anything anti-Islam is known as “Islamophobia” or “racism” (Islam is not a race) & (although “Islamophobia” is not yet a word, believe me, it soon will be)

Let me explain why this word – unofficial as of yet – but often used, is asinine.

Phobia

Noun –

an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something.

Is it irrational to be afraid of any of these?

So is it irrational to fear this? I think not. Would any Muslim find it irrational to be afraid of a group of 112 million people who wanted to commit nasty crimes against them? We are told Muslims are utterly afraid of and despise Israel, considering there are only about 15 million Jews worldwide – I would find that most irrational indeed – but if you dare times that by 10 and turn it back on Muslims it suddenly becomes racist or Islamophobia? I am sorry, it may work on leftists who are worried of offending anything including their own shadow, but not I. I am a leftist that will stand against this nonsense.

At the behest of people thinking I am being harsh on Islam, do not worry, I will find time for other faiths in the coming months.

I firmly believe that some faiths are troubling, some are harmless and some are extremely divisive; I place Islam in the latter. As Bill Maher once said “Some religions are like herpes and some are like cancer.” Have a guess which one he was talking about.

You don’t have to look too far back in history to find an exact replica of the Muslim extremism that permeates today, Christianity has hundreds of years of death and destruction behind it – but that is exactly where it is, behind it. Christianity has now become a religion made up of people who mostly follow due to parental tradition; many don’t know one sentence from the Sermon on the Mount (other than what they can recall the Monty Python scene)

Frankly, whatever religion or non-belief you cling to, I’m sure we can all be honest and say that when Anders Breivik killed 77 people (mostly teenagers) in 2011, we were shocked not only by the horrible nature and the way he carried out the crime, live on television – but the fact that he wasn’t Islamic. When the news reporter explained he was a Christian, I honestly thought they had made a mistake. News reports all year round since my childhood, more often than not have one thing in common: the story is read aloud, an image of a Muslim is shown, then one Muslim “scholar” says he condemns it, and then we wait for the next terrorist attack in the coming weeks – where are the rest of these Muslims? Where is the outrage in the Muslim community?

I am as liberal as they come, I believe in pro-choice; I think weed and prostitution should be legal – although I wouldn’t want my children to partake in it. With this in mind I am called out as an Islamophobe by my own ranks for speaking out against Islam. I can mention the last pope who specifically covered up child abuse with no issue, but if I dare mention that Mohammed married a 6 year old girl and fucked her when she was 9 (I mean consummated when she was 9) then I have suddenly crossed a line – did you feel the tension in the room?

The problem is the only people speaking for Islam are the 7% of “radicals”, they are loud enough, they know how to be noticed; the other 93% are either cowardly silent or not interested in the crimes committed by Islam every day. Can you think of 2 crimes done in the name of Islam in the last year? I bet you can. Can you remember the millions of Muslims that marched against that atrocity? No? How about thousands of Muslims that marched? No? You are now seeing what I see.

Any school shooting in the US will be followed by around one thousand humans standing with candles and crying over the loss; a woman is stoned or whipped to death for getting into a car in the middle-east and… Silence, you can almost hear a mouse fart. You’ll see more outrage by Christians with actual morals than by Muslims.

Ever heard “there are no atheists in fox holes”? (I know it is stupidly incorrect) well I think a new saying is needed. “All peaceful Muslims are hiding in holes” or “Is it a blue moon, or is that a moderate Muslim?” (Writing catchphrases was never my thing)

Where are these “moderate Muslims”? I know they exist, my corner shop is run by Muslims (go figure) and they are lovely, they treat me nicer than the Chinese people in the chippy do (Fish & Chip Shop). I talk to so called moderate Muslims all the time online, the internet is full of them, telling me I read their book wrong and they are in fact peaceful, but when I show them verses of violence or ask them what the penalty for apostasy is they go quiet. When will the hundreds of millions of Muslims stand up say “ENOUGH!”?

If one Muslim authority on the BBC can say “we condemn this” and expect us to believe he speaks for the Muslim world, why can’t the “we” that he is referring to? Why can’t they speak for themselves? Where are the millions of Muslim protestors fighting for human rights? Where are the millions of Muslim women walking in bikinis and high heels protesting against misogyny and rape culture, holding signs saying “wearing a bikini doesn’t mean I am asking for it!” like western women do? Where are the millions of protests against the countless acts of terrorism that happen in the name of the prophet all year round?

Well? Where the hell are they?

There is a reason why when you google “moderate Muslims” all you find are pages upon pages of cartoons, memes and extremists; because as far as the world is concerned, they do exist – but nobody really knows where they are – and up until 2014 there has never been a confirmed sighting or picture of one.

So will the real moderate Muslims please stand up?

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