Friday, 14 September 2012

Islamist Apologists

And once again we see the rage, Abrahamic faith takes centre-stage:
"Allahu akbar!" comes the cry, "Take to the streets - avenge this guy
Who made a film we can't abide!"...
...and here's the ruse for homicide.

Angry mobs of devotees, march their way to embassies,
To smash the windows; break the doors; "It's time to teach these Western whores,
about respect for our beliefs - let's give the diplomats some grief..."

Frightened men hide and cower, so far now from US power.
There's nothing here to hold the hate - the Muslim mob will break the gate,
to exact revenge Muhammad's way.  God is Great?  Not today.

And now arise the liberal free, to blame Western profligacy
in Muslim countries far and wide: "Blame yourselves for this homicide!"
FFS.  What can you say, when thinking people think this way?

Is it not quite clear? Do we need to explain, how religious thinking is to blame?
When blasphemy is valid defence, for rioting and violence,
Freedom dies, and worse than that, we all submit to the Theocrat.

Not now, my friends: hold your ground, Democracy will not be bound,
by any kind of religious decree - every man must be free,
to think, to write, to criticise.  Be bold, go forth, and secularize.


  1. "You shall most certainly be tried in your possessions and in your persons;

    and indeed you shall hear many hurtful things from those to whom revelation was granted before your time (i.e. Jews & Christians), as well as from those who have come to ascribe divinity to other beings beside God (i.e polytheists, pantheists, pagans, etc.).

    But if you remain patient in adversity, and conscious of Him - this, behold, is something to set one's heart upon."

    Al-Qur'an, 3:186 (Trans: Asad)

  2. Finally The Truth: Muslim Protests About NATO Drone Strikes, Backing Saudi Jihadists

  3. I'm not sure what your point is Gildas? You may have missed the point I am making, which is that the reaction of many Muslims to this film is grossly disproportionate. Filmmakers, writers, and artists should be able to say whatever they want without fear of violence and death threats. A film, or a cartoon, should not be a trigger for rioting and murder, and certainly should not be held up as an excuse for the extreme reaction we see in Muslim countries. The blame rests squarely with the murderers and the underlying religious thinking that promotes revenge for "blasphemy".

  4. Terry Sanderson of the National Secular Society nails it: