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Islam’s outrage industry causes more destruction

With the glory days of Islamic enlightenment a long and distant memory, the only thing it seems this religion can muster is violent outrage these days. If it isn't a piece of shit Imam claiming that all freethinkers should be prosecuted and jailed, it's a bunch of religious thugs stirring up violence in order to remove any rivals. In Bangladesh, a country of some roughly 140 million Muslims, the outrage cau ...

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Intelligence Squared Debate: Is Islam a religion of peace?

Here is Ayaan Hirsi Ali debating whether or not Islam is a religion of peace. I spend an inordinate amount of time debating this with people, but unlike Ayaan, I haven't had first hand experience in the violence and misogyny of Islam. I'm sick of the argument politics is responsible for the violence of this religion. Why is everyone ignoring the elephant in the room? The actions of the religious may be poli ...

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Islam is totally reasonable

You remember Pakistan right? It's the country currently being ruled by a military dictator who happens to be nice and chummy to Islamic groups who like to get women sentenced to death for blasphemy. They seem to be profoundly confused about what to do regarding the sacredness of the name "Muhammad", as they've recently arrested a man for throwing out a business card of someone who shared the namesake. You c ...

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Texas wants to expunge “pro-Islamic” textbooks from classrooms

The Texas Board of Education, an oxymoron if I've ever heard one, continues to display its utter ignorance and xenophobia as it continues to try to edit out of their schoolbooks any elements they see as "pro-Islamic" and "anti-Christian". If you're wondering exactly what that means, don't worry: it just implies anything involving a favorable mention of the accomplishments of Middle Orient cultures will be e ...

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Didn’t you know, football is “un-Islamic”!?

As a North American, I've never really understood the rest of the world's fascination with football (what we continue to call soccer just to spite the rest of you). I mean, for fuck sake, you have entire matches that are scoreless. Scoreless! How am I supposed to feel excited for a sport where a lot of nothing is happening? Say what you will about my chosen sport; at the very least in mine, someone is actua ...

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Islamic cleric says women are to blame for earthquakes

Don't you just love it when religious morons try and explain geological events under the umbrella of their religious beliefs? As far as men like Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi are concerned, women in tight, revealing "coats" (I'm getting all hot just talking about it) are causing all kinds of natural disasters with their "sinning". By tempting men with their shape, which apparently no normal Muslim is able to r ...

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Geert Wilder on trial for offending Islam

It's a frightening time to have a controversial opinion in Holland, it seems. Geert Wilder is the leader of the Party for Freedom, a political party which is extremely critical of Islam. He produced a film called Fitna, where he displayed verses of the Koran beside images of the attacks of 9/11, and was accused by Muslim groups of taking these passages out of context (this is the tactic most religious folks ...

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Islam is a religion of peace, right?

You can't make this kind of news up; a Muslim man who has been organizing protests lambasting fundamentalists and accusing them of ruining the religion of Islam recently received a threat on his life. Majed Moughni, an attorney from Dearborn, Michigan, was the main organizer for a rally protesting the actions of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the failed "Underwear bomber". As a result, he now appears to be the ...

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Islamic Tolerance

Whenever I hear religious people talk about tolerance, I make sure they realize that the price of tolerating ignorance, superstition, and unreason is too high. If you want me to respect your beliefs, find me something WORTH respecting, and then I'll think about it. (props to Godless Blogger for the find) ...

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