Friday, 10 September 2010

I said I wouldn't...

...but I couldn't resist this one. Happy Eid.




6 comments:

Poodle Pelham said...

Perhaps you'd be interested in what some of your Western 'colleagues' get up to in the land of Jihad and tax-free income...? Click on the piccy if so!

Vilges Suola said...

I'm not interested in the Jihad, but the tax fee income sounds attractive. I'll check it out.

Fionnchú said...

Reminds me of the riots in Pakistan and placards brandished that Islam-Peace to protest the Pope's cautions. People were killed there to demonstrate Allah's tolerance. Not to mention Theo Van Gogh's fate or Hirsa Ali's flight from Somalia and then the Netherlands for asylum. While (btw) I'm no fan of book or flag burning, at least we have the right to do so in the West, whereas in the East, they often don't. They get killed, or kill, in the name of a God of goodness. So do we. It's complicated. Sigh.

Vilges Suola said...

I'm reading 'Nomad', Ayaan Hirsi Ali's latest book. Her solution to the problem of militant jihad in the west includes the promotion of Christianity. 'I would prefer... to offer Muslims who cling to the idea of a creator and eternal life, a religious leader like Jesus who said 'render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's, and unto god the things that are God's' rather than a warrior like Muhammed, who demanded that the pious seek to gain power by the sword.' This flabbergasted me, coming from AHA, who is an atheist. It seems to me utterly impractical, as well as undesirable to try to replace one set of superstitions with another. However, if you look at the videos of Ayaan Hirsi Ali on You Tube, you find that every one has dozens of viciously-worded comments from Muslims calling for her death, unlike videos of christians where there might be violent disagreement, but never calls for the murder of the speaker. Yes, it's complicated alright.

Nick Jaworski said...

Not related to this post, but I just got this a comment from gaytraveliscool@hotmail.com. He said he loved my blog and my writing was "very thoughtful." I thought perhaps he confused my blog with yours. Here's the link http://www.spiritjourneys.com/

Cheers :)

Vilges Suola said...

Well, not sure about that! I do such a lot of religion bashing on here, I'd be very surprised if he was thinking of me.

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