Posts tagged ‘Islam’

June 10, 2014

Let He who is Without Sin . . .

by duncanr

stoning150An islamic primary school in Birmingham has been criticised after inspectors found the children there were exposed to books ‘promoting stoning, lashing and execution’ – http://tinyurl.com/mx3tad5

and rightly so

it is shocking, shocking that children of any age should be exposed to ideas and practices like these which are . . .

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June 8, 2014

Religion Sucks

by duncanr

some while back, I started an occasional series of posts under the tagline ‘Brummie Life’

one might have wondered then why I have not, so far, commented on the issue that has led to several enquiries, a spat between Government ministers, and resignation of a political advisor ?

islam1

an anonymous letter outlining a plan for muslim hardliners to take control of some Birmingham schools was ‘leaked’ to the press

this letter is widely regarded as a ‘hoax’ (http://tinyurl.com/ler74zn) yet such is the fear of . . .

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May 9, 2014

Halal Hoo-Hah

by duncanr

HALAL CHICKEN150Forget the search for a missing Malaysian aeroplane

Forget what is happening in the Ukraine

Forget 300+ kidnapped girls in Nigeria

Far more important right now is what is happening in the UK . . .

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November 4, 2013

Lifting the Veil in Court

by duncanr

niqab150A few weeks ago, a trial was temporarily stopped in the UK because the defendant – a muslim woman – refused to remove her niqab, on religious grounds. The judge argued that unless she did so, the court could not be certain that the person standing before them was the person they believed her to be

The case proceeded once a compromise solution was agreed. The woman was allowed to wear her niqab in court after . . .

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October 7, 2013

Malala vs the Pakistan Taliban

by duncanr

malala-yousafzaiIt’s a year ago this week since the Pakistan Taliban tried to murder a young girl by shooting her in the head

Their attempt to silence her voice failed miserably, and, instead, people around the world, in countries far removed from Pakistan, who had never heard of Malala Yousafzai now know her name and . . .

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May 7, 2013

Cry for Atheists to be Hanged

by duncanr

hangingOver 700 bodies have now been recovered from the rubble of a building in Bangladesh that collapsed on Apr 24 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22431151)

On May 5, an estimated 200,000 islamist gathered in the capital, Dhaka, to protest – about the illegal building construction? Improper use of the building? Lack of building Inspectors? Poor wages and conditions of the workers employed in the garment industry?

No

They want atheists to be hanged (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22423815)

Interesting set of priorities, eh ?

Now as an atheist myself, I say if . . .

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March 28, 2013

Our tits are deadlier than your stones !

by duncanr

Amina TylerWomen’s rights group, FEMEN, is calling for a new Arab Spring in Tunisia, starting Apr 4 . . . after which true freedom, freedom without mullahs and caliphs, will come to Tunisia.

Why?

A Tunisian preacher Adel Almi has issued a call for a young woman to be stoned to death because she posted a pic on Facebook showing her bare breasts

According to God’s law, she deserves 80 to 100 lashes, but what she committed is worth much more than that. She deserves to be stoned to death and she must be quarantined because what she did is an epidemic,” he ejaculated

In response, Femen, has . . .

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October 4, 2012

Muslim Hypocrisy

by duncanr

Following the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers on 9/11, muslims have been getting a hard time – viewed with hatred and suspicion as potential terrorists because they share the same religion as a handful of killers. This is grossly unfair. The actions and views of a few individuals do not represent the views of the majority of muslims (at least the ones I live and work with)

I am in total sympathy then when muslims complain about this unfair generalization and argue that islam is not the warlike religion of hate and violence portrayed in the media – that it is a religion that preaches peace and love.

What then to make of the . . .

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September 2, 2012

Rimsha Masih Accuser Arrested

by duncanr

Rimsha Masih is a Pakistani Christian.

She is currently being held in prison – accused of blasphemy after allegations she burned pages of the Muslim holy book, the Quran.

Blasphemy is a serious crime in Pakistan, punishable by a long prison sentence or death. That is if the accused is found guilty in a court of law. It is not unknown for those accused of blasphemy to be executed by mobs without any opportunity to answer the allegations against them in court.

It was possibly for her own protection, therefore, that . . .

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July 20, 2012

What Would You Do ?

by duncanr

“What Would You Do?” is an ABC TV show hosted by John Quinones that explores what choices ordinary people make when exposed to a situation designed to test their reactions

In this scenario, an actor plays the part of a muslim with a problem – his car has a flat tyre and he doesn’t know how to change the wheel.

The programmers are interested in seeing how many folk will offer to lend a hand. The answer is only 2 – watch vid

This young guy has a great attitude and should be rightly commended. However, a word of caution. Lacking proper control groups, this social experiment can not be taken as proof of widespread islamaphobia amongst the american public.

We would not expect women . . .

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