I have mentioned many times here on Atheist Nexus about the social pressures to conform, and the cult-like nature of tradionalist Islam (isolationist, puritanical, exclusivist
, controlling etc), and the many mind-control techniques employed by the religious people to ensure they retain power and the religion survives. However, underlying all this is the assumption that Muslims make that Islam is 'the true…
Added by Murtad Fitri on April 18, 2010 at 6:30pm —
Muslim teenage girls are trained from an early age to wear the veil (niqab or niqaab).
Jameah Girls Academy
is a school in Leicester, UK where Muslim girls study both the compulsory national curriculum and Islamic teachings. The sect of Islam followed is Deobandi
, which is also…
Added by Murtad Fitri on April 17, 2010 at 8:30pm —
There was that video of an underage girl being flogged in Swat Pakistan for allegedly stepping outside the house without the escort of an immediate family member. This of course was nothing compared to the countless other incidents and videos of beheadings, summary executions and other acts of atrocity committed at the hands of the warriors of Islam.
Recently, local… Continue
Added by Afghan Atheist on March 19, 2010 at 12:00pm —
This is a frequent and tiresome ad hominem frequently resorted to by religious fundamentalists fast approaching total cognitive surrender, and I'd like to include a complete rebuttal here before I forget it.
To begin with I'm going to leave Hitler to one side and examine our other three lumninaries. What did Joseph Stalin, Pol Pot and Mao Tse Tung all have in common apart from their atheism? Anyone? They all had a fanatical devotion to collectivism.
In short all three… Continue
Added by Anthony Moss on January 29, 2010 at 9:40am —
I never thought I'd be Happy to hear about the issuing of a Fatwah but this is a good one :-)
The following Fatwah was issued by 19 Canadian and 1 American Imam(s) today:
"In our view, these attacks are evil, and Islam requires Muslims to stand up against this evil,"
The imams also said it is a duty of every Muslim in Canada and the U.S. to safeguard the two countries.
"They must expose any person, Muslim or non-Muslim, who would cause harm to fellow… Continue
Added by Trance Gemini on January 8, 2010 at 1:53pm —
A few days ago Muslims the world over celebrated the Eid-ul-Adha marking the end of the Hajj festival. The festival also commemorates prophet Abraham's offer to slaughter his son
, Ismail, to comply with Allah's commands given to him in his dreams.
Firstly, coming from a religion that proclaims itself as the monologue of peace, it is obviously quite absurd for its followers to be celebrating an… Continue
Added by Afghan Atheist on December 6, 2009 at 9:35am —
Evolution or any scientific consensus that challenges established conventions and dogmas is bound to face resistance in any society. In the US for example, there is a raging war of words between creationists or intelligent design proponents on the one side and the overwhelming majority of the scientific community, who argue for evolution; on the other side. In Europe evolution, as a scientific explanation of how we and other living beings got to where we are and how life got its complexity, is… Continue
Added by Afghan Atheist on November 30, 2009 at 3:29am —
One of the many views rampant in Afghanistan's educational institutions
Islam provides Afghans, specially the disillusioned and somewhat conspiracy minded youth, with the perfect placebo effect. Not that Islam has had any admirable track record in providing solutions to problems or at the very least bringing people together, but what is important to these people is the… Continue
Added by Afghan Atheist on October 28, 2009 at 1:02am —
Following my introduction (2 paragraphs) are selected excerpts from Wikipedia's article on al-Ghazzali
. Many historians, Muslim or not, believe al-Ghazzali is the most influential Muslim since the Prophet Muhammad. He single-handedly shifted early Arab ideals away from Greek philosophy to orthodox Islam. Despite being a scientist, philosopher and innovator himself, Ghazzali's prolific and influential writings heralded the end… Continue
Added by Atheist Exile on September 8, 2009 at 9:30am —
My pun muscles are letting me down if that's the best I can come up with. The New Humanist's "Zeal or no Zeal?"
is perfect, and there must be other religion/game-show wordplay possibilities out there. I'll keep trying.
The point is, people in Turkey are going to be trying to convert some atheists on a TV panel show, by the clever application of flawless logic and the careful presentation of substantial evidence… Continue
Added by Cubik's Rube on July 3, 2009 at 5:30pm —
I suppose I've never really written about this before, because it seems like too obvious a point to need addressing. But people do keep making these same tired old arguments
, displaying a very tedious lack of imagination or intellectual curiosity.
Read the full article here
, on my blog
Added by Cubik's Rube on April 26, 2009 at 2:56pm —
Doing exactly the opposite of what is reasonable, newly elected President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed caved into terrorists demands and announced Somalia would return to sharia, or Islamic law. Islamist worldwide get a boost as it becomes apparent they can push around some governments, and command failed states. Is the world heading for a new dark age? More.
Added by Randy Keating on April 20, 2009 at 6:52pm —
I have been neglecting the e-world for a while. Things have been pretty crazy with me, and I'm plain lazy. I guess I needed a break. Plus I got a new xbox 360 so I've been playing video games like crazy when I should
be studying for my PPL test.
Anyway, I'm on the Council of Ex Muslims forum and there's this really nationalist sounding dude on it. His view is that all Muslims (moderate or not) should be deported to Muslim countries. Wow. That's a pretty stupid thing to say on… Continue
Added by Odd Innuendo on April 5, 2009 at 12:25am —
It seems to me that the religious people, the thinking religious people who attempt to argue for their religion, do so by convincing the unbelieving listener that he is just like them. He begins to speak of the "mercy" of his religion, he speaks of how "Moses" was concerned with mankind, or that Muhammad freed the women of Arabia.
My point is: if you really believe that Islam or Judaism is REALLY the right way, then why would you apologise for it by attempting to adjust to a more secular… Continue
Added by Apostate Muslim on February 27, 2009 at 7:57pm —
Yes...I'm posting about this Muslim dude I've been 'debating' with...
I give up arguing with this guy now even though I've been told on here to enjoy the debate, these are the remains of the debate...or at least his response, which has turned from wannabe intellectual debate to insulting:
February 24, 2009 at 3:08 pm
scream riot aka lacking in intellect and deen, you are errrr annoying me…and err scaring me. you are becoming a pilot? pshh, scary… Continue
Added by Odd Innuendo on February 25, 2009 at 12:19am —
Pat Condell discusses freedom, sharia law, and liberal… Continue
Added by cj the cynic on February 21, 2009 at 7:32pm —
I haven't had time to finish my response to him, but this is what he has been saying to me. Sorry about the weird quoting ways - it's difficult and tedious to quote from wordpress. If you want more clarifications on the discussion, visit http://exmuslimdiaries.wordpress.com where the discussion is being held on the posts 'Post Hijab' and 'Sacred Stupidity' Not that the = indicates things I have said - just the way he has quoted me.
= Since you very kindly listed the problems in… Continue
Added by Odd Innuendo on February 16, 2009 at 7:59pm —
I was over at Insanna’s blog
commenting on her posts, when I suddenly saw myself get swallowed into a debate with a Muslim.
I am an atheist, a secular humanist. I live a good life, like my atheist friends. I have found that secularism does not hinder the development of this.
Abdullah, a commenter on Insanna’s blog, believes that secularism is the cause of societies ills.
Two world wars, the end justfys the… Continue
Added by Odd Innuendo on February 15, 2009 at 8:00am —
When I finally decided to take up the question about God and religion again after many of years of apathy, not only did I flock to the book store, but online to research if the belief in God was tenable.
Actually, my first conversations over the issue was via email with a woman I was dating when I briefly lived in the country-ghetto (don't ask) who was a Biblical literalist and fundamentalist. She tried her best to win my soul for poor crucified baby Jesus – even asserting in so many… Continue
Added by MC Pickard on January 28, 2009 at 1:30pm —