From the pen of Sam Harris: “I can’t quite remember how we got it into our heads that jihad was linked to violence. (Might it have had something to do with the actual history and teachings of Islam?) And how could we have been so foolish as to connect the apparently inexhaustible supply of martyrs in the Muslim world to the Islamic doctrine of martyrdom? In my own defense, let me say that I do get spooked whenever Western Muslims advocate the murder of apostates (as 36 percent of Muslim young adults do in Britain). But I now know that these freedom-loving people just “want to see God reflected more clearly in public life…I will call my friend Ayaan Hirsi Ali at once and encourage her to come out of hiding: Come on out, dear. Karen says the coast is clear. As it turns out, those people who have been calling for your murder don’t understand Islam any better than we do.”
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Tags: God, Islam, Muslims, Sam harris
Tags: Multiculturalism, Muslims
“…In the wake of statist multiculturalism: Last week, they were cleared of insulting a Muslim guest when high-profile ‘hate crime’ allegations were thrown out by a judge to public applause. But, faced with £400,000 of debt and the wreckage of a business they say has been all but destroyed by the controversy, there has been little celebration for Ben and Sharon – just bewilderment at the way they have been treated…‘It is all to do with political correctness. Minority groups seem to be treated fairly, but people like us in the majority groups are being pushed to one side. It is completely unbalanced.’ …” Here.
Tags: EEOC, Kool Aid, Muslims, Peoples Temple, Politically correct
Muslim teen, wtih the help of the ever resourceful EEOC, sues Abercrombie & Fitch because they won’t consider hiring her because she wears a head covering, known as a handkerchief hijab. How about if she had applied for work in a full burka with face mask? How about if she had been hired and insisted on prayer five times each shift? What if she wanted to refuse talking to men coming in the store–you know like answering sales questions– something that would certainly, it seems fair to assume, would put a damper on sales? By the way I wonder if the PC EEOC would be so zealous if a Christian wanted to wear, oh say a cross in a Muslim owned store or how would they feel about taking up the case for a follower of the late Jim Jones of the Peoples’ Temple (remember Guayana) who insisted on wearing a vial of kool-Aid around her neck? How about a fanatic of Yoga who insisted it was his religious right to controt his body and wrap one of his legs about his neck while chanting? There really is no end to the madness of this society anymore.
Related: Extra Extra read all about it…Jedi warrior of the Jedi Church tossed out of store for refusing to remove hood. Suffers deep humiliation…The universe has now been disturbed…”Mr Jones, from Holyhead [England], said his religion dictated that he should wear the hood in public places and is considering legal action against the chain.
Here’s another take on this case.