Saturday, September 29, 2007


Man the amount of amusement never ceases thanks to the overzealous efforts by neoconservative assclowns such as the fake plastic whore Pamela Gellar of Atlas Shrugged fame (I refuse to link to that God-forsaken site), but this attempt is a whole another level. MuslimsAgainstShariah recently entered the game out of nowhere earlier this month and lately have been generating some buzz for their utter stupidity. Their Manifesto is so hilarious and absurd that one can't help but to think that it's a ploy by them to seed more discontent for their malicious ends. Here's some tidbits to make you chuckle:

The Crusades vs. The Inquisition
While the Inquisition was a repulsive practice by Christian Fundamentalists, the Crusades were not unprovoked acts of aggression, but rather attempts to recapture formerly Christian lands controlled by Muslims.

Denying that the Crusades was provoked, and justifying the Crusades? Sorry not even the most secularist Muslim would admit to this. None!

And another:

Twenty-first century Muslims have two options: we can continue the barbaric policies of the seventh century perpetuated by Hassan al-Banna, Abdullah Azzam, Yassir Arafat, Ruhollah Khomeini, Osama bin Laden, Muslim Brotherhood, al-Qaeda, Hizballah, Hamas, Hizb-ut-Tahrir, etc., leading to a global war between Dar al-Islam (Islamic World) and Dar al-Harb (non-Islamic World), or we can reform Islam to keep our rich cultural heritage and to cleanse our religion from the reviled relics of the past.

Yasser Arafat an Islamist? Wow how bloody stupid can these morons possibly be? Arafat was motivated by Palestinian nationalism, not by religion. This ridiculous accusation makes me believe that Zionist neocon jackasses are the ones behind this project. For Hamas, they're dedicated to liberating Palestine, not to impose Islam on others. And as for Hezbollah, I guess defending Lebanon from barbaric attacks by the IDF or building schools and hospitals for the otherwise oppressed and downtrodden Lebanese Shi'a population is considered "barbaric" then I have no clue what else to say of their idiocy.

Do these morons also not understand that those groups and individuals they mentioned was a direct result of U.S. foreign policy from the 50's? Would they be also willing to condemn the brutal occupation of East Timor under the Indonesians supported by the U.S.? Or the Greek junta? Or the support of General Zia-ul-Haq that paved the way for the fanaticism that is evident in Pakistan today? Instead of looking at the root causes and the faults of them, they instead rely on tiresome cliches to win some points with the anti-Muslim neocon crowd. I hate to break it to these morons but you can still be a proud American while admitting the faults of your foreign policy.

I would elaborate more but I think I said my piece on this. Esra'a from MidEastYouth has commented on the suspicious nature of this rather shadowy group and well-respected Muslim writer Ali Eteraz elaborates more on the group's rather interesting origins (where I earlier mentioned the connection with Pamela Gellar) as well.

For reform, there are plenty of other Muslims in Muslim countries who have been pivotal in ushering the next phase of Islamic reform. While these morons are living comfortably in their suburban McMansions in suburban Nebraska (if there is such a thing in that God-forsaken Midwest craphole), Muslim reformers are risking their lives and evading government oppression to help save Islam from the uneducated and power-hungry fanatics.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Fanatics' desperate effort to destroy pre-Islamic heritage

As if the destruction of the Bamiyan Buddha statues wasn't enough, fanatical mullahs and their constituents from Swat in the Northwest Frontier province attempt to blow up yet another statue in the name of their twisted version of Islam which is quite alien to the Subcontinent:

Suspected pro-Taleban militants have tried to blow up an ancient carving of Buddha in north-west Pakistan.
The statue, thought to date from the second century BC, sustained only minimal damage in the attack near Manglore in remote Swat district.

The area has seen a rise in attacks on "un-Islamic" targets in recent months.

This is the first such attack in Pakistan and is reminiscent of the Taleban's 2001 destruction of the giant Buddhas at Bamiyan in Afghanistan.

It is a miracle that there was only "minimal" damage, but I surely hope this serves as a wake up call to normal Pakistanis that fear this menace and to do something about it. They have no problem destroying remnants of our ancient Islamic heritage in Saudi Arabia, such as the Ottoman-era al-Ajyad fortress in Saudi Arabia, the the al-Askari shrine in Samarra, Iraq, and the Wahhabi raid of Karbala in 1801 where Imam Hussein's shrine was looted by the vandals, so what does remnants of non-Islamic heritage hurt them?

To the defenders of this lunacy, would you have been okay if suddenly the Spaniards decide to destroy remnants of their Islamic past in southern Spain? Would you accept the Hindus torching the Taj Mahal on the basis of again, being a remnant of India's Islamic past? Was the destruction of Babri Masjid by Hindu fanatics justified since it offended their sensitivities? Where does this madness end?

I know some are going to bring up the smashing of Idols in Makkah, but that's a moot point since THERE ARE NO BUDDHISTS IN SWAT OR NWFP IN THE FIRST PLACE! Buddhists don't even worship statues for crying out loud, so what Goddamn right do these fanatics have in destroying these statues? Will it improve the status of their people in that God-forsaken province? Will it help feed the poor? Instead of blowing up these statues, perhaps they can use the money they bought the explosives with and use it towards feeding their people or their families even?

How much longer before fanatics in Egypt engage in a mass-orgy of the destruction of ancient Egypt? How much longer before the pyramids of Giza are destroyed by these vigilante forces? Successive Muslim empires left them intact and did not bother to destroy them, so what logic can they suddenly start destroying them now?

If anyone in Pakistan is concerned about our culture and heritage that is currently under assault, then by all means stop these people with whatever means necessary. These wannabe mullah dogs have done nothing but ruined Pakistan AND Islam.

Happy Ramadan and Rosh Hashanah

For all my Muslim brothers and sisters, have a happy Ramadan and make the best of it!

For all my Jewish brothers and sisters, have a great Rosh Hashanah!

And a wonderful blog post by Brother Umar Lee on the merits of Ramadan.