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Why Islam's rules for fasting in Ramadan don't make sense

Like many other religions, Islam proclaims that ritual fasting is a good thing in the eyes of God (in that case Allah). And of course there are some rules and regulations for it.

As with the prohibition of alcohol however the rules for fasting don't actually meet the standards one could expect of a God.

"O you who believe! Observing As-Sawm (the fasting) is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqoon (the pious)?…
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Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on January 20, 2011 at 8:59am — No Comments

Why Islam's prohibition of alcohol doesn't make sense.

Muslims usually don't drink alcohol. I say usually because I know quite a lot of Muslims that do drink some alcohol and do other stuff they shouldn't do. But never question their religion!!! Might get you into trouble.



Now the prohibition can be explained quite easily using the following verse in the Quran:

“O ye who believe! Intoxicants and Gambling, (Dedication of) stones, And (divination by) arrows, Are an Abomination – Of Satan’s handiwork; Eschew such (abomination), That ye… Continue

Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on January 19, 2011 at 4:00am — 10 Comments

Arab Atheists and Agnostics speak out in Arabic

Wonderful video. Such things are not seen often.





found via… Continue

Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on January 13, 2011 at 7:42am — No Comments

Inside Story - Pakistan's Blasphemy Law

Asking the same question i have.

"Is the conservative religious base taking over in this troubled… Continue

Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on January 13, 2011 at 6:13am — 4 Comments

Hitchens get's it right: Right incantations equal permission to murder

I found a remarkable statement in a recent article by Christopher Hitchens about the incident in Pakistan.



Now look at the grinning face of Mumtaz Qadri, the man who last week destroyed a great human being. He did not explain. He boasted. As "a slave of the…
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Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on January 12, 2011 at 7:31am — No Comments

Pakistan: decline into barbarism?

Over the past months i have posted about Pakistan for several times. Especially the blasphemy laws caused and cause much trouble in this country.

The real question however is not if there is such a law and how to get rid of it but rather if such a law is backed by the people or not.



No matter what you think about such a law, if the people themselves want such a law, if the society that resides in a country is one that causes such laws then it is not the law that poses the main… Continue

Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on January 11, 2011 at 8:07am — 3 Comments

Pakistan again: Doctor arrested for blasphemy

Following we have a demonstration of where stupidity in unison with religious laws can lead.

A doctor in Pakistan was arrested for blasphemy. What did that guy do?

Did he insult the "prophet" directly?

Did he make derogative remarks about Allah or Islam?

No. Far…

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Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on December 14, 2010 at 4:16am — No Comments

Saudi curriculum taught in UK schools (part 2)

It seems that the story about UK free schools teaching part of the Saudi curriculum finally made it into some media across the pond. The new york times has…

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Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on November 24, 2010 at 1:47am — No Comments

Official Saudi national curriculum taught in the UK causes concern

(original BLOG)

As the BBC reports…

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Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on November 22, 2010 at 8:18am — No Comments

Ingenious excuse

Here's a machine translation from a very recent global affairs issue.…



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Added by Tom Pandelaere on November 19, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Pakistani blasphemy trial: stupidity knows no limits

In Pakistan a woman is sentenced to death for "defiling the sacred name of the holy prophet Mohamad".

GIVE ME A BREAK WILL YA ?

Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on November 19, 2010 at 5:44am — No Comments

Arabic antisemitism - forget Muhammad cartoons

Whenever "insults" against Islam come up i hear complaints by Muslims that people don't respect their prophet, don't respect Allah and don't respect the Arabic culture (being the main classical home location of that religion).…

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Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on November 18, 2010 at 6:14am — No Comments

Another one to bite the dust because of peoples love of Allah

Blasphemy laws?
In order to protect the divine?
Or rather in order to kill people of different opinion?

Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on November 18, 2010 at 3:35am — No Comments

Hajj Streamlines Ritual Slaughter

I mistakenly thought the term "streamline" would be related to "streaming" the slaughter to people in an audience.

Me poor fool should have known better. I guess my english starts to perish after years of nonuse.

Anyway .... as disgusting as streaming would have been ... streamlining doesn't seem to be so much better.





via (… Continue

Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on November 18, 2010 at 2:00am — 3 Comments

Why must freedom of speech cost money?



Lars Vilks finished his lecture in Uppsala this week.

We all remember what happened…

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Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on October 21, 2010 at 5:40am — No Comments

Freedom of Oppression

The creator of the Draw Mohammed Day, Molly Norris, has been driven into hiding after the FBI accessed the death threats against her by Mulsims, and recommended she go into hiding.


Norris has taken the FBIs adivce and has gone ghost on her own dime - the government didn't even offer witness protection.


So what does this mean? It means the Islamic concept of the Dhimmi has been accepted by the American government. People like Norris are second…
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Added by goodthink on October 5, 2010 at 11:28pm — No Comments

Superstition of the creation

Superstition of the creation



According to Quran, Islamists insist that Allah has created 7 skies and 7 earths, and what is in between (the whole universe), According to Quran that Allah has created the first sky as a ceiling of earth, and has created the other planets and stares as decoration or embellishment of earth laid on the that ceiling which is the earth’s sky. In deed a very beautiful fancy, fiction, imagination, and optimism by Quran. All those things have been don for… Continue

Added by muhab samer on September 5, 2010 at 1:46pm — 1 Comment

Pastor Maury Davis quick to condemn others considering violent past

Senior Pastor Maury Davis of Cornerstone Church, a megachurch in Madison, today condemned President Obama on his Twitter feed for being "pro-Islam." He went on to say that he "can't imagine Christ saying one good thing about any other faith."



Without pointing out the most glaring things that are wrong with this man's statements, it should be noted that Pastor Davis was convicted of first-degree…

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Added by God is Pretend on August 20, 2010 at 12:08am — No Comments

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