Burkas: Because a collar and leash are not degrading enough.
A friend is forever banging on about burkas being the choice of the wearer. I say it’s a choice between wearing a sack or being shunned or punished. This is a choice that men don’t have to make. Doesn’t sound like much of a choice to me.
The men who committed the atrocities of September 11 were certainly not ‘cowards’, as they were repeatedly described in the Western media, nor were they lunatics in any ordinary sense. They were men of faith – perfect faith, as it turns out – and this, it must finally be acknowledged, is a terrible thing to be.
Sam Harris, The End Of Faith
There was no abberation of faith here. The hammer blows of secular law wont allow theists from killing people of other faiths or of no faith any more. Their violence is celebrated in the Christian bible.
Fundamentalist Islam’s celebration of the 911 attacks is the same celebration that the US had at the death of bin Laden (WWJD – was that turning the other cheek) or victories in Afghanistan or Iraq. It is the celebration of killing someone of a different faith. It is the denial of that person’s humanity.
Look… Little Ahmed is back from his homestay in America. I wonder if the experience has changed him for the worse..
“No” to gay marriage! “Yes” to prayer in public schools! Our founding fathers believed in God! You can have my gun when you pry it from my cold, dead hands! This is the best country in the world! In god we trust!
Nope, same Little Ahmed.