And we wonder why there are so few atheists from minority groups who are visible when one of the major anti-FTB twitter accounts posts things like this.
So when are we going to ship out the RIRA? They have had more terror attacks in Belfast than Islamic Fundies in the whole of the UK. As for the White Nationalists? Last year had more terror attacks in the UK? Where should we send them?
See at its core is the belief of a two tier citizen system where there are “natives” who have inalienable rights and there are “newbies” who can have their rights taken away.
Of note? This fine chap was one of the charming brigade of “PTSD is not caused by twitter” people. (No, not starting that argument here again. It’s caused by harassment. Twitter is just the delivery mechanism in the same way that PTSD is not caused by Newtonian physics and Chemistry)
There is no racism, you cannot be racist against Muslims since Muslims aren’t a racist.
But from the Boston Bombing, there are lessons we can learn that you can be racist about what Muslims look like. Remember Sunil Triparthi and the flak his family took while they desperately hoped for his safe return home. Remember the definite discussions on places like Fox and Alex Jones that it was him. Remember the hate.
Now remember how our own little claim as enlightened due to our lack of gods makes us capable of ignoring our own bigotry.
There is no racism, I am sure he would deny it. Hide behind a joke.
This is why we need more Muslims actually speaking out against Islam rather than guys like this. Otherwise the dialogue will be dictated by people who know nothing about Islam.
A simple example of ignorance on a field. I know many of my readers are not familiar with Hinduism.
So? The most common food restriction in Hinduism is “no beef”. How many would know the exhortations to not eat any meat? What about weird fasting schedules? Restrictions of root vegetables? Onion? Garlic? All these combine to make it very hard to fast and be Hindu. Particularly if you are a woman since many fast to purify themselves after that dirty menstruation period….
So you know. After blood loss, women go on fasts. This precipitates anaemia in a diet already low on Iron.
You wouldn’t think a little food restriction in beef was going to be as harmful if there were no Ex-Hindus to tell you what it can be like.
Try and read and listen and encourage a diverse set of atheists so that you learn of all religions. Not just Christianity.