Haterade – Can I speak to the Kettle?

Help! We are being attacked by the Straw Man!

Islamophobia is on the rise. At it’s basic? It is an unnatural fear of Islam with hearsay and gossip being believed rather than reality.

See Islam is the new Communism, the new Fascism. The new enemy, but we don’t want to be racist right? After all muslims generally don’t look “european/american”. So people say things like

Islam’s practice and growth affects us all, whether we subscribe to the religion or not. Islam is becoming more and more prevalent in our society and we are constantly being asked to accommodate it at the expense of our values, principles, institutions and way of life. Many far-sighted, well-informed people think our culture is doomed and our country will be turned into an Islamic state if it is left unchecked.

See, what the author means is “why are we even talking to muslims? Why do we let them have mosques and prayer rooms and societies?”. When asked “why do we have a christian society or a jewish one” they respond with the idea that it’s tradition. 

The people who see our culture as doomed and that we (in the west) will become an islamic muslim filled land are honestly deluding themselves or worse, are scare mongering to drum up support for their bigotry.

We don’t hate gays,
we just hate homosexuality!

So the right wing christian publication Canada Free Press draws up a primer with the idea of informing us about the threat of Islam, starting with the admission that they hate the sin not the sinner. I mean, that they hate Islam not muslims, and we know how that works out.  

Islam teaches that it is the one true religion and that all other religions and belief systems are false and not accepted by Allah. Believers are seen as inherently superior to unbelievers. There is no respect or tolerance for people of other faiths or beliefs in Islam, who are thought of as contemptible, unworthy, enemies of Allah and less than human. Islam teaches that it is a sacred duty of believers to convert, subjugate or kill all unbelievers in order to purify the earth, which belongs to Allah alone. It justifies any act which leads to their conversion, subjugation or death. There is no mention of Allah’s love or regard for unbelievers in the Koran. Allah’s hatred for them and cruelty towards them are mentioned over 500 times however.

Islam is an abrahamic religion. All Abrahamic religions say that they are the “one true faith”. Hell christians are so fractitious that each different creed of christianity says that they are the one true faith and all other christians are doing it wrong. Everything that applies to Islam also applies to Christianity. Hell the Jews actually refer to themselves as “the chosen people” as do the christians. It’s not “everyone good is going to go to magic reward land”, its only people “who believe in Deus Ex Machina of Sin”. Abrahamic faith isn’t one of love despite what it’s says, it may have started like that but at it’s core it is born out of hate and fear.

It’s not torture! It’s enhanced interrogation technique!

Islam’s purpose is to have everyone on earth live under Islamic rule and Islamic law, Sharia. The fact that this means destroying all non-Islamic societies and shedding vast amounts of blood is irrelevant. The command comes straight from Allah through Muhammad to the Koran and is non-negotiable, like everything else in the book. All other forms of government are seen as a sin and an insult to Allah and striving to institute Sharia worldwide is an Islamic imperative. Jihad is the individual and communal effort to expand the territory ruled by believers, to spread the rule of Islam and Islamic law throughout the world by whatever means are necessary. Believers have conducted jihad against unbelievers from Islam’s beginning to the present time. Indeed, every single day that goes by is full of examples of believers conducting jihad against unbelievers and carrying out horrific acts in the name of Islam, up to and including mutilation, torture, homicide and mass murder.

The First missionaries were the Catholics who
came to teach the native populace
 that the Protestants were wrong.
Then came the Protestants who came to teach
that the Catholics were wrong.
The only thing the Protestants and Catholics
really agreed about
was that the natives
had been extremely wrong for
the past two thousand years.

Unlike christians who wish for the world to be a secular and balanced world where no one’s religion is raised over the other and faith is kept out of public office? Unlike christians who have never destroyed any societies and cultures shedding vast amounts of blood or destroying local culture in order to spread theirs? Christians don’t have dominon movements or people passing laws solely on the basis of their faith? 
This shows a kind of specific blindness and hypocrisy ignoring crusade, pogrom and inquisitor to portray christianity as a benign force. It may be one now in comparison to Islam but lest we forget we destroyed the hold of the church over our minds in Europe and so have learn the price of being like Islam. America has not and what we see is a political system where how pious you are is more important than your ability and understanding of complex issues. 

And this forgets that there are christians who also conduct acts of mutilation, torture, homicide and mass murder. They just mainly happen to be black and no one really cares about black people in Africa. 

The missionaries of Africa were a product of colonialism, their mission was the subjugation of people and the method was the destruction of native culture by making people rely on the church rather than their own hands.

Once, Africans had the land and the europeans brought them the bible. Now all the africans have left is the bible and none of the land. Their reliance on faith has left them blinded to their own perils as they suffer horrendously. And still the church does nothing but send more missionaries to spread more ignorance and suffering. Christianity has doomed millions to death as surely as it fired a gun with it’s teachings of abstinence that misfired so horrifically in Africa leaving millions infected with HIV and suffering from AIDS.

Islam permits lying by believers to unbelievers and is in fact the only major religion with a well-developed canon sanctioning this. Lying to unbelievers takes one of two forms in Islam, taqiyya or kitman. Taqiyya is lying or deceiving by saying something which isn’t true and kitman is lying and deceiving by omission, by telling only part of the truth and withholding the rest. Both come from Allah and the Koran and may be used in a wide variety of circumstances, one of them being to gain the trust of unbelievers to make them weaker and more vulnerable prior to defeating them, another being to comply with any of Islam’s myriad imperatives. Taqiyya and kitman have been used extensively throughout Islam’s history to deceive unbelievers and to gloss over Islam’s true nature and intentions and spread the rule of Islam and Islamic law. Our time is no exception. Believers are constantly lying to unbelievers to bring them under Islam’s yoke.

This is not Halal,
But if your life and wellbeing needed it Islam has a
caveat that allows you to take this
to improve the quality of your life.
Because apparently they had an ounce of common sense.

Islam does allow you to lie under a very specific circumstance. See, Islam is actually pretty sensible and does understand the simple concept of duress. See in the Shi’a faith of islam, the rule of Taqiyaa allows you to “lie” about your faith (yes, ONLY your faith) or commit acts of blasphemy and acts illegal to Islam if under compulsion, persecution and direct threat. It also applies if you do so to save someone else’s life.

So Muslims in the past have used this law to save their lives if they needed Insulin prior to humalin (The insulin is bovine and porcine and not Halal). Or if you threaten to kill a puppy if they don’t eat a ham sandwich. Or if their lives are in serious risk. Kitman is “lying by omission” which is “not telling the whole truth”. AKA there is an army over there is the truth but not mentioning the ambush waiting for them is what is called “lying by omission”.

AKA it’s a law filled with common sense. It accepts that not everone is cut out to be a badass martyr and it allows people who just want to get on with their lives an option to keep themselves safe.

Islam and violence cannot be separated. They are virtually one and the same and always have been. Violence is at the heart of the religion and violent men and acts are revered and venerated. 

That’s because Islam is based of the old testament. Just like a certain other historically violent religion. 

The first door to door proselytisers
were a lot more annoying.
On the plus side etiquette allowed you
to shoot them with a crossbow.

Christians and Jews are held in particularly low regard in Islam… They had to pay a poll tax called the Jizya to affirm their inferior status and indigenous Christians and Jews had to pay a land tax called the Kharadj as well… They were also discriminated against in many other legal ways, all of which were designed to punish, humiliate and degrade them and keep them in their place. Even in the best of times their existence was extremely precarious and they could be forced to convert or killed for real or imagined transgressions on a moment’s notice. Hatred, revulsion and discrimination towards Christians and Jews has always been an intrinsic part of Islam and remains so to the present day. Christians and Jews continue to be constantly vilified, discriminated against and victimized by Islam, often violently. Attacks of all sorts are very common throughout the world. This is all the will of Allah as expressed to Muhammad and is entrenched in the Koran.

Indeed, Christians never did that. Instead you had a simple choice. 

Convert… or Die. 

Don’t forget the atrocities of your own, lest they be repeated.  

Misogyny and maltreatment of women are fundamental precepts and defining characteristics of Islam. Under Islam women are treated as chattels, marginalized, dehumanized, objectified, mistreated, beaten, raped, disfigured, persecuted, dominated and killed as a matter of course. This is all perfectly legitimate and is sanctified by Allah’s revelations, the Koran, Muhammad’s behavior and Islamic law. It is endemic in Islamic societies now and has been since Islam first came into existence. Women have no real rights under Islam at all, including the most basic ones of all, the right to life and the right to personal safety and security. Among other things, Islam teaches that a woman is worth less than a man, women are required to cover themselves, women are not allowed to be alone with a man who is not a relative, husbands are allowed to beat their wives, the testimony of a woman in court is worth half of a mans, women cannot travel by themselves, adulterers are to be put to death, a woman must have four male witnesses to prove rape and her testimony is not accepted and on and on in the same vein. In Islam women are under the charge of men and totally controlled and completely subservient to them, be they husbands, fathers, sons, relatives or others. This has been the case from day one.

This is a problem in all abrahamic faith which is inherently misogynistic (If you couldn’t tell). Christianity only accepts women in powerful places now because of WW2 where we HAD to accept women in our factories to maintain production and our destruction of the grasp of the church over normal life thus preventing priests from telling us how hard we should beat our wives.

The same rule that applies to Islam also applied to christianity. It’s just that if you tried it we would take you and put you in jail. The same rule applies to muslims in our nations. The laws of the land always apply.

Islam commands that those who insult Allah, Muhammad or Islam itself should be killed. So should those who desecrate the Koran or commit other acts of blasphemy. Mocking, satirizing, questioning or criticizing are all considered acts of blasphemy.

Yes and Christianity doesn’t? Let’s just remember that the people who stated that they don’t wish for the 9/11 monument to be a solely christian thing received thousands of death threats within a few hours including people offering to kill them.

Believers consider lands which were once possessed by Islam to be Islamic forever, 

Isn’t that the very basis of Israel and the Jewish State?

That’s Islam in brief. So how does it manifest itself in today’s world? The answer is violently, viciously and totally uncompromisingly, the same way it has since its birth. Every day all over the world believers are murdering, maiming, torturing, beating, raping and otherwise horribly treating men, women and children of all ages in its name. Every day all over the world Islam is trying to force unbelievers to submit to its imperatives, to make everyone live under Islamic law. Every day all over the world Islam is attacking freedom, democracy, secularism and pluralism. Every day all over the world Islam is trying to wipe out freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom of religion and everything else that is requisite in free, non Islamic societies. Every day all over the world Islam is committing terrorist acts, often including mass murder. Islam is a violent, destructive, intolerant, supremacist, expansionist, religion and mindset and it proves the point every day wherever it is found, including wherever it is you happen to live. None of this is occurring, or has ever occurred for that matter, because anyone misinterprets or misunderstands it either. That is what Islam is and has always been, pure and simple.

Islam is no different to Christianity pre-renaissance. The power of free thought broke the hold of the church over Europe. War and death and waste of WW I and II further made people wary of the promises of their clergy. Christianity is neutered and declawed but it still has it’s deadly proponents, the various religious right of europe form the ranks of the Neo Nazi movement. The american right seeks to reduce the rights of Homosexuals and Women. In africa the actions of such groups as the LRA are infamous.

Christianity has always been a brutish violent religion too historically, as have every major religion out there. However they change and tarring all religion with the same brush just makes discourse difficult. And it alienates moderate muslims who don’t like the way their fundies behave. However if you lump them all into the same basket then you are just drumming up hate.

This article is one of hate, it encourages you to fear muslims. Nothing they say is the truth, they just want to dominate you, they just want to steal your daughters and your bacon sandwiches. The article forgets that all Abrahamic Faith shares core principles and the core pr
inciples of Islam are almost the same as christianity. 

Islam has very real problems. There is no intellectual discourse. There is a penchance for violence. There is a penchance for demagoguery and a lot of islamic culture isn’t interested in producing well educated balanced individuals lest they break the shackles of faith. In the west the majority of it’s followers are poor and poorly educated. It is an extremely misogynist faith since unlike Judaism and Christianity there hasn’t been a real feminist movement for it’s followers. No one is willing to speak out and make changes and there is no forum for the voice of moderate Islam while the fundies shout the loudest. Without a mechanism of change the moderates will disappear eventually leaving us with just fundies to deal with.

Articles like this don’t help. They don’t inform and all they do is spread lies and hate and scare people.

Just remember the largest growing faith maybe Islam but that’s only because there is a movement rising faster than Islam. Secularism… And secularism doesn’t like religious stuff in places of power. Be it a solely christian monument to those who perished on 9/11, to the actions of the pope, to the teaching of science in class rooms and yes… to the encouragement of the replacement of our secular law with those from any religious text be it the bible or the koran.


  1. says

    I am under the impression that English is not your first language. Therefore, please do not take this as a “mean” criticism. I would just like to point out two little annoyances about this article:

    1. An annoyance about your writing style in general: Capitalization. Proper place names, such as “America” or “Africa” is always capitalized, no matter what. (There are a few other issues about your grammar, but it isn’t so bad as to render your writing to be unintelligible.)

    2. This quote from this article:

    “It may be one now in comparison to Islam but lest we forget we destroyed the hold of the church over our minds in Europe and so have learn the price of being like Islam. America has not and what we see is a political system where how pious you are is more important than your ability and understanding of complex issues. ”

    That is not at all true about the USA. Yes, we have a very loud, and very vocal Christian right that has actually become more vocal and obnoxious since 2008 in the form of the so-called “Tea-Party” from the moment Obama ran for the presidency. However, such backwards thinking here in the USA is actually quite in the minority. The vast majority of Americans do not, in fact, prefer those who are pious to automatically be imbued with the ability to think and understand complex issues. And there is a bit of irony here:

    Big corporate CEOs LOVE to preach about their Christianity on the political scene, simply because they know that Christians, more often than not, tend to vote conservative, which is in-line with their business interests. In practice, however, corporate CEOs and the large firms they run, don’t care one wit about a potential employee’s piousness. They only care about their talent, and what they can bring to their company in order to benefit their business.

    Most Americans see through this bullshit smokescreen.

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