Category Archives: Islam

Smackdown: He Who Shall Not Be Named equates ex-Muslims with Nazis

I try to not post too many Tweeticles, but couldn’t resist this one, particularly because C. J. W*rl*m*n’s ludicrous tweet of this morning was so effectively countered by Maryam Namazie, head of the Council of ex-Muslims of Britain.  (Note: my posting a tweet by W*rl*m*n does not constitute my writing his name in full, which […]

An ex-Muslim comes out at the Secular Conference

While I’m cooling my heels in the hospital, I have a video for you. My thanks to several readers who found this powerful 10-minute talk by ex-Muslim Mohammad Alkhadra from the recent Secular Conference in London.  It sounds as if this was the first time he showed his face in pubic as an “out” atheist. […]

Reza Aslan: There’s no divide between Islam and American culture—it’s people, not religion

If you’re willing to be a bit mendacious, there are two guaranteed ways to make a lot of dosh in America. The first is to pretend that you’ve had a near-death experience and have temporarily visited Heaven, seeing God, Jesus, and your long-dead relatives and friends. This reassures Christians that all will be well after […]

Iranian chador-wearing newscaster outed in Switzerland—unveiled and drinking beer

Never forget: social media is forever, and even if you remove something embarrassing you posted in an unwise or inebriated moment, somebody will have taken a screenshot. Or if you’re in public doing something you don’t want publicized, remember that everyone has a camera with a cellphone. That’s what happened here. It’s been reported by […]

Morning reading: Jeff Tayler on Islam; Godless Spellchecker on Dawkins

While I’m busy downtown, why don’t you have a look at the following two articles? The first is at Quillette by Jeff Tayler : “Leftist hypocrisy about Islam: setting the stage for violence“. For the first time (I think) Tayler takes apart a piece in Huffington Post, a tree whose fruit all hangs low. The […]

Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ homophobia

The new Jesus and Mo strip, called “homo”, came with this note: Today’s strip is inspired by something that happened at last week’s London Pride march. What happened is that ex-Muslims at the march were accused of “Islamophobia” by the East London Mosque because they were carrying signs that indicted Islamic countries and mosques for demonizing […]

The demonization of Islamic reformers: woman who starts liberal mosque in Berlin gets hatred and threats from Muslims

CBS News reports that a Turkish woman named Seyran Ateş has started a “liberal mosque” in Berlin. This one, the Ibn-Rusd-Goethe mosque, incorporating the name of the great German literary polymath, is unusual in several respects. It welcomes devotees of any sect of Islam: Sunni, Shia, Sufi, and so on; women are not segregated from […]

Linda Sarsour lies again; blames ISIS on the West

Here we have Feminist and Leftist Hero Linda Sarsour continuing her campaign to whitewash the nastier bits of Islam. And here she takes on the nastiest bit: ISIS. How does she excuse the Islamic State? Easy, it’s the West’s fault!  That, of course, doesn’t explain why ISIS finds it necessary to kill and torture people […]

Linda Sarsour plays the victim in the Washington Post, normalizing the bad bits of Islamic theology

“In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defence of the indefensible. Things like the continuance of British rule in India, the Russian purges and deportations, the dropping of the atom bombs on Japan, can indeed be defended, but only by arguments which are too brutal for most people to face, and which […]

Linda Sarsour, Authoritarian Leftist hero, gives speech in which she praises an odious imam

What do you think when someone who espouses oppressive, religiously based views, and favors the adoption of sharia law, also hates and campaigns against Donald Trump? Well, you can agree with her about Trump but disagree about the other stuff. That, I suppose, is my view about Linda Sarsour, a hijabi who has often praised […]