Tumblelog by Soup.io
Newer posts are loading.
You are at the newest post.
Click here to check if anything new just came in.

April 29 2013

surveyork
17:39

It’s support they very much need, Abdallah said, because Muslims who abandon their faith face challenges not faced by those who leave other religions. Divorce and disowning are common, as is the threat of physical violence. Some more conservative Muslims believe Islam sanctions the killing of apostates (those who abandon the faith) and blasphemers (those who belittle Islam, the Prophet Muhammad or other Muslims).

The argument for the death penalty is usually based on a section of the hadith, the collected sayings of Muhammad. One hadith states, “The Prophet said: whoever discards his religion, kill him.” But some Islamic scholars vehemently disagree, and point to the Quran itself, which says, “For you is your religion, and for me is my religion.”

There are currently eight countries that punish apostasy with the death penalty, including Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan and Iran. And while the U.S. protects freedom of conscience and religion, some Muslims who emigrate from countries with no similar guarantees discriminate against, or seek to punish, the atheists in their communities.

SIDEBAR: Muslims embracing unbelief often face a lonely journey - The Washington Post

April 27 2013

surveyork
11:01
Two cases of forced amputations in Afghanistan's Herat province have served as a grim reminder of Taliban-style justice almost 12 years since the movement was ousted from power.

January 02 2013

surveyork
01:54

November 09 2012

surveyork
21:33
... and drone killings, indefinite detention, Guantanamo, massive surveillance and wiretapping of US citizens, TSA scanners & pat-downs, no regulation for the banking system, US citizens held as political prisoners in US prisons...
via someweed.jpeg (JPEG Image, 600 × 480 pixels)

September 04 2012

surveyork
08:27

July 07 2012

surveyork
05:56
LiveLeak.com - Bye Bye Ms. American Pie - 101st Airborne, AH64, deal with man in Afghanistan

March 17 2012

surveyork
01:05
Seth Jones of the Rand Corporation, a former Special Forces officer in the Pentagon, embraced this blood thirsty image of the United States at war when he said March 12 on PBS News Hour, “This is not as out-of-the-norm as it’s appearing in the media. … Afghans are used to being killed.”

June 28 2011

surveyork
14:20

The amount the U.S. military spends annually on air conditioning in Iraq and Afghanistan: $20.2 billion.

That's more than NASA's budget. It's more than BP has paid so far for damage during the Gulf oil spill. It's what the G-8 has pledged to help foster new democracies in Egypt and Tunisia.

Among The Costs Of War: $20B In Air Conditioning : NPR
Older posts are this way If this message doesn't go away, click anywhere on the page to continue loading posts.
Could not load more posts
Maybe Soup is currently being updated? I'll try again automatically in a few seconds...
Just a second, loading more posts...
You've reached the end.

Don't be the product, buy the product!

Schweinderl