We have all seen blatantly ironic pictures like this. Islam is both a religion of peace and of violence. Both those claims are concurrently true. Everything boils down to how particular believers interpret the holy books.
And therein lies the risk inherent in any religion. The gods we invent seem universally incapable of communicating clearly and precisely. It can be said that the beauty of religious texts comes from their ambiguous flowery language, full of subtle shades and rich nuance, and thus open to wildly divergent interpretations.
Or these gods are callously capricious and care not for the suffering, death, destruction their imprecise words cause.
Or, applying Occam’s Razor, these gods simply do not exist.
An excellent video with plenty of references from the quran and hadith.
Saudi Sheikh Mohammed Saleh al-Munajjid: “It is not permitted to make a statue out of snow, even by way of play and fun.”
“They are systematically beheading children,” Arabo repeated slowly. “And mothers and fathers. The world hasn’t seen an evil like this for generations.”
“There’s actually a park in Mosul where they actually beheaded children and put their heads on a stick… this is crimes against humanity. They are doing the most horrendous, the most heart-breaking crimes that you can think of.”
Religion of peace. Yeah. I buy that. Not. What is it with fundamentalist muslims and beheadings?
The scary thing is, some “everyday” believers seem all too ready to buy into this barbarism. See this previous post.
10 year old girl violently raped by a mullah in a mosque. Now her family is considering killing her to restore their own honor.
The womens shelter she has been taken to then received death threats from the girl’s family and other mullahs. WTF?
The mullah did offer to marry her, so I guess he’s doing the right thing…
There is NO good thing in all this. The religion is faulty, the cultural tradition is faulty. The brains of these people are clearly faulty.
But of course… What an insensitive idiot.
What to do next when you are a developed nation? The Sultan of Brunei has the answer. Take it back to the stone age by implementing barbaric islamic sharia law of course. Presumably for the shits and giggles, or the floggings and stonings.
Applicable to everyone regardless of their religion or lack thereof. Except the royal family and those in their favour.