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May 28 2013

surveyork
05:06
Of course, the overwhelming majority of Muslims are not terrorists or sympathetic to terrorists. Equating all Muslims with terrorism is stupid and wrong. But acknowledging that there is a link between Islam and terror is appropriate and necessary.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali: The Problem of Muslim Leadership - WSJ.com

May 25 2013

surveyork
15:16

One of the suspected killers who attempted to behead and disembowel a young soldier in the horrific Woolwich attack had listened to the preachings of a radical Muslim cleric banned from Britain over extremist activities, including alleged links to al-Qa’ida, The Independent has learnt.

The cleric Omar Bakri Mohammed has been secretly filmed stating that decapitation of the enemies of Islam was permitted. Today, in comments met with outrage, he told The Independent that he could understand the feeling of rage that had motivated the attackers and that what they had done could be justified under certain interpretations of Islam.

surveyork
15:06
Although defenders of religion like to portray faith as a source of peace and fellowship, and condemn those who commit atrocities in its name as untrue believers, the daily news media show how far this is from being invariably true. In fact, the relentless drip of bad news about religion-prompted violence in the world shows that the more zealous people are in their religious beliefs, the more likely they are to behave in non-rational, antisocial or violent ways.
Woolwich: Dogma will always lead to murder. In the end, scepticism is the only answer - Comment - Voices - The Independent

May 13 2013

surveyork
18:49
Dubai is being promoted as a luxury high-class paradise in the desert, but the reality is brutally different, as Australian Alicia Gali discovered. Gali took a job in the UAE with one of the world’s biggest hotel chains, Starwood. What happened next makes this story a must-watch for every Australian planning on travelling through the region.

Gali was using her laptop in the hotel’s staff bar when her drink was spiked. She awoke to a nightmare beyond belief: she had been savagely raped by three of her colleagues. Alone and frightened, she took herself to hospital. What Alicia didn’t know is that under the UAE’s strict sharia laws, if the perpetrator does not confess, a rape cannot be convicted without four adult Muslim male witnesses. She was charged with having illicit sex outside marriage, and thrown in a filthy jail cell for eight months.

May 08 2013

surveyork
01:56

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 18 2013

surveyork
03:14

Scientific Errors in the Qur'an

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This page lists various types of scientific errors in the Qur'an.

Scientific Errors in the Qur'an - WikiIslam

February 15 2013

surveyork
01:14

The current narrative of the popular mind — which characterizes the contemporary world — is that there is such thing as “human rights” which universally unite all humans, compelling them to accept a notion of intrinsic value in their very being. This narrative is fueled by a greater meta-narrative: that of Secular Humanism, the philosophy of absolute focus on that which it claims matters most — the human. In its claims it produces a familiarity, a universal brotherhood, which gravitates us to it in  hope that it will create a better tomorrow of ever-growing progress, a collective consciousness of being that will allow us to be free and loving to one another without conflict and division. With it we will spring forth through history conquering the world of the anti-human, those depraved animals that only seek to undermine the utopian vision through their unwillingness to conform to the essential value of our species.It is a dream seeped in ideals of peace and virtue with goals towards an eternal, worldly ‘kingdom of heaven’, golden streets of economic prosperity and affection towards not the ‘other’, but ‘another’ — those no different from themselves, equal in their love and visions for the future. This, they say, is and will be — Enlightenment

Delusion.

If religion is the ‘opiate of the masses’ then Secular Humanism and its bastard child of human rights are its acid — the former may numb us to the realities of the world, but the latter erodes it in its hallucination. For even if religion numbs us, it never forgets the ground on which it lives. Contemporary man, however is the bastard child of that bastard child. We are the continued generation of a way of life that has had many lovers before it, starting with the Greeks, and has finally become impotent, passing its genes in a final revelation to its offspring, a confused youth looking for a father it never had.

We are no longer the inheritors of Truth listening to the screaming authenticity of our own existence. We are no longer in the world, a part of that which is Real, but now we attempt to define it within the prisons of our own imposed isolation from it. We are architects of that within which we wish to live and understand, and the saplings of trees we wish to grow in to, determined to defeat the inevitable destruction of the axe that death swiftly cleaves through the very roots of our being. As a consequence we have become alien to ourselves. Irrationality is never more clear than it is today. Rooted in the ground, we are trying to run from the lumberjack.

While Secular Humanism is the mother of this irrationality –  capitalism its ultimate manifestation–  human rights is its codification and the method by which it continues to breathe. To know ourselves, to save ourselves, we must destroy it. We must reject our mother as her lovers were rejected time and time again:

“But if they (your parents) strive with you to make you join in worship with Me others that of which you have no knowledge, then obey them not; but behave with them in the world kindly” (Al-Qu’ran 31:15)

To us, however, we must go beyond this, for our true mother is not Secular Humanism. We are only her children because we do not know who has truly given us birth, and we illegitimately claim her as our genesis by which we live. In this sense, we should not treat her kindly at all, but remove the shackles of her nurture from our backs and decry her to the whoredom which she belongs. For as long as we are her offspring, we will forever be the transmitters of her disease.

–To be continued–

February 12 2013

surveyork
21:09

Abul ʿAla Al-Maʿarri (Arabic أبو العلاء المعري Abū al-ʿAlāʾ al-Maʿarrī, full name أبو العلاء أحمد بن عبد الله بن سليمان التنوخي المعري Abū al-ʿAlāʾ Aḥmad ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn Sulaimān al-Tanūẖī al-Maʿarrī, born AD 973 / AH 363, died AD 1058 / AH 449) was a blind Arab philosopher, poet and writer.[1][2]

He was a controversial rationalist of his time, attacking the dogmas of religion rejecting the claim that Islam or any other religion possessed the truths they claim and considered the speech of prophets as a lie (literally, "forge") and (some of it) "impossible" to be true. He was equally sarcastic towards the religions of Muslims, Jews, and Christians. He was also a vegan who argued for animal rights.

February 09 2013

surveyork
23:59

February 08 2013

surveyork
10:03
A prominent Danish critic of Islam, Lars Hedegaard, has been targeted in a gun attack in the capital Copenhagen, police say.

February 05 2013

surveyork
08:55

February 04 2013

surveyork
13:46
In Saudi Arabia an Islamic cleric who admits to raping, torturing and killing his daughter received a fine but no jail time for his heinous crime. Saudi media reports that the father paid 200,000 riyals ($50,000 US) in “blood money” for his crime, but will not be required to serve any time in prison.
surveyork
13:39
A Saudi cleric has called for all female babies to be fully covered by wearing the face veil, commonly known as the burka, citing reports of little girls being sexually molested.

January 30 2013

surveyork
17:44
A muslim who raped a 13-year-old girl he groomed on Facebook has been spared a prison sentence after a judge heard he went to an Islamic faith school where he  was taught that women are worthless.

January 24 2013

surveyork
10:01

January 19 2013

surveyork
07:30
The Commentator has found evidence of self-styled 'vigilantes' patrolling streets of London, accosting women and vandalising public property. The group, which is attempting to cordon off 'Muslim areas', has dubbed itself 'Muslim Patrol'.

January 15 2013

surveyork
01:35
Indonesia educators outraged at science snub - Asia-pacific - Al Jazeera English

Learning about science in school may soon be a thing of the past for primary students in Indonesia.

The government wants the subject removed so more time can be spent on things like religion and nationalism.

surveyork
00:32

January 12 2013

surveyork
11:31
HONG KONG — If an Indonesian government proposal goes through, millions of elementary school students in that country will lose their science classes, with that time spent on increased religious education instead.
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