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Insulting nonbelievers is part of Islamic jihad. Hence, Muslim scholars get a pass on spewing insults at others on Twitter and elsewhere, while the rest of us are held to higher standards. I’m sure I will be insulted just for passing this information along: The honour of Islam lies in insulting kufr and kafirs [infidels]. […]
How can it continue to be maintained that Islam is peaceful and “good for women?” Not only does the Koran sanction discrimination and bigotry against women, as well as wife-beating, but Islamic or sharia law also includes the right to marry females of any age and to have sex with girls as young as nine […]
How refreshing to read the article by Yasmin Alibhai Brown excerpted below! A Muslim telling the truth about Islamic intolerance, hatred and violence, and commenters also telling the truth about Islam, for a change – will wonders never cease? Blowback? Note that this “intolerance” – infidelophobia – began with the Islamic movement’s inception, long before […]
Buddhists have been in Utah for a century, yet we haven’t heard a peep about them, no terrorist threats or acts, no mega-temples designed to intimidate everyone, no advocates infiltrating our governments and law agencies, no clamoring to destroy our federal government and replace it with their own religious order. There is no Buddhist shrieking […]
Once again, Pat tells it like it is.
(Following are biblical verses compiled by independent comparative religion scholar and Freethought Nation guestwriter Barbara G. Walker, concerning the supposed “morality” of the Bible. The paraphrases and commentary are Barbara’s, while the original verses are linked. For more of Barbara’s Bible investigations, see MAN MADE GOD, especially the section on Bible Studies.) BIBLE MORALITY (King […]
Question: “How about working on the Koran?” Ehrman’s answer: “When I stop valuing my life, that’s what I’ll do.” I believe Ehrman’s response is important to demonstrate the atmosphere in which scholars must operate. The same occurred, of course, within Christianity during the Inquisition.
Last Friday, at least seven United Nations workers were killed (including two who were beheaded) and several more were injured after officials said a protest in Afghanistan against a Florida pastor’s burning of the Quran turned violent. On Saturday, the deadly attacks extended to Kandahar. Nine have been killed and several were also injured. The […]
Sad to say it’s just another day of Islamist-led slaughter, this time the victims being Muslims, as they often are in this part of the world, i.e., Pakistan and Afghanistan. Apparently the targets were Pakistani military leaders, but other worshippers in the mosque such as children were among the casualties. How can the Islamist militants […]
The surprising news of American President Barack Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize has drawn much commentary, the bulk of which seems to be astonishment, since “he has not really accomplished anything yet.” The reasons cited for Obama’s win include, most prominently, his overtures to the Muslim world. Hence, a case could be made that […]