We must all hang together

by wfgodbold

Or we will surely be beheaded separately!  It doesn’t matter that the artist in question retracted and apologized for starting the whole “Everyone Draw Mohammed Day” thing; she still has been marked for death.

Freedom of speech and religion is anathema to Islam; Awlaki even says, “Because (participants) are practising a ‘right’ that is defended by the law, they have the backing of the entire Western political system. This would make… attacking any Western target legal from an Islamic viewpoint.”

No one can take a religion seriously that thinks it’s ok to blow shit up and kill everyone remotely associated with people who drew a picture of your prophet.  I’m not Jewish, or Catholic, or Buddhist, or Sikh, or a Scientologist; I’ll freely make jokes at the expense of any of those religions (Xenu?  Seriously?).  I have no beef with any of their followers, and while they might be offended at whatever jokes I make, they won’t try to blow me up or kill my family.

I would think that Islam is relegated to the dustbin of history if it weren’t for the demographics; Islamic countries are outbreeding Western nations.  Europe is having problems with this even now: Mohammed is one of the most popular boy’s names in Britain.

I don’t know how to address this while remaining true to our principles; I am afraid that if we can’t figure a way out of this situation, a few generations down the road we’ll have to contend with religious war on a scale we can’t currently imagine.

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2 Comments to “We must all hang together”

  1. The disturbing thing is that westerner societies (at least the PC-dominated ones) appear to consider the death threats a lesser crime than e.g. caricatures.

    As for the future, I still have some hope that the situation will change over time, as the living standard and education in Islamic countries improves, and as new generations grow up—after all, we do not have to go back that far in time to find highly barbaric behaviours in e.g. Europe.

  2. That’s true; what Islam really needs (and it’s at about the same age as Christianity was when it had one) is a reformation.
    The mullah system and lack of any centralized authority to rebel against make that much harder to pull off for all of Islam; anyone trying to advocate for a reformed/protestant Islam would probably just be threatened with death.

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