Category Archive: Islam

Jun 12 2012

Who is allah?


Who is allah? Your poor unsuspecting children can find out for the bargain price of $1.82. This book is designed to help parents and teachers in their efforts to encourage young children to ask questions and to assist them in exploring answers together. It makes the sharing of a basic knowledge of Islam simple, clear …

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Jun 11 2012

Unveiled women are like buses


This is my final blog for Secular Student Alliance blogathon. I can’t believe I managed to post a blog every half an hour from 9am-3pm GMT! But all for a good cause. I leave you with some pearls of wisdom – not mine of course – but of an Islamic ‘scholar’ and Friday prayers leader. …

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Jun 11 2012

Let Islam go out of business

…The person who wants to modernise Islam is like that forgetful genius who wants to invent a machine in his/her garage, which can turn copper into gold! Is it good for Islam to become modern? The first question is why should Islam be modernised and why do they insist on this? If someone says that …

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Jun 11 2012

Atheists needs to be more critical of Islam

Seth Andrews of the Thinking Atheist who I met at the Kamloops Imagine No Religion conference a few weeks ago has put together his reflections on the conference and also my talk. He hits on an important point – that atheists need to be more critical of Islam. Yes please! He’s really wonderful to listen …

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Jun 11 2012

Repent and get a good husband

I’ve already told you about an article on me in the Islamic Republic of Iran’s ‘press’ entitled ‘Meet this anti-religion woman’. (I translated it anti-Islam in my original piece on it because that is what they mean when they speak of religion but it is more accurate to translate it anti-religion.) Anyway since its publication, …

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Jun 11 2012

Mickey Mouse must die


It seems the Islamists are running out of people to kill so they are now targetting the seemingly much deserved Mickey Mouse. Don’t even ask about the Three Little Pigs… It may seem funny but it is all serious stuff. Did you hear about the Egyptian who was accused of mocking Islam after tweeting the …

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Jun 07 2012

Meet this anti-Islam woman

A large number of major Islamic Republic of Iran ‘media’ and hundreds of other websites have published an article about me entitled: ‘Get to know this anti-Islam woman’ in what seems like a coordinated effort. Clearly the regime has become so desperate that it is moving away from its usual behind the scenes assassination attempts, …

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May 10 2012

Yes to profiling of Muslims?

The atheist author Sam Harris says: We should profile Muslims, or anyone who looks like he or she could conceivably be Muslim, and we should be honest about it. And, again, I wouldn’t put someone who looks like me entirely outside the bull’s-eye… But there are people who do not stand a chance of being …

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Apr 25 2012

Fatwas cannot be questioned

A new law passed unanimously in Kedah, Malaysia says that any fatwa issued by the State Mufti ‘cannot be challenged, appealed, reviewed, denied or questioned’ in any civil or Sharia court. Yeah so what’s new? In all this, some women’s rights groups are spending their energy to say that the Mufti’s statements go against Islam’s …

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Apr 20 2012

Human rights have no place in Islam

Ayatollah Mohammad Taghi Mesbah-Yazdi who is Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s religious advisor (like he needs one) and member of the regime’s Assembly of Experts said in a speech: ‘human rights and the rights of citizenship have no place in Islam.’ He added that there is no room for freedom of speech and thought in Islam; Muslims and …

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Feb 23 2012

Now you know why women are worth half of men


  Man asks Mullah: Why do you consider women only half that of men? Mullah: Because we are only concerned with her bottom half; the top half is useless to us. So now  you know. (Via Afshin Azizian on Facebook)

Feb 23 2012

No bikinis!


(Via Mullah Munafiq on Facebook)

Feb 20 2012

In case you don’t know the worth of women’s lives and men’s testicles


Just in case you didn’t know how much you were worth under Islamic Diyeh or blood money (paid to the victim or victim’s family), here’s a reminder: Article 300:  The blood money for first or second degree murder of a Muslim woman is 50 camels. Article 435:  The blood money for a Muslim man losing …

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Feb 09 2012

Hamza Tzortzis lies again!

Islamist Hamza Tzortzis has been bragging that he is to debate me on the 15 February on his Facebook page. I was more than happy to oblige especially since his gang looked so foolish the last time they tried to debate me at my talk on the Islamic Inquisition in Dublin. Today, though, I was …

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Jan 30 2012

What about all those leaving Islam

I am meant to be working rather than blogging right now (it’s getting addictive). But I just got this email, which of course I must share with you. [email protected] on behalf of [email protected] writes: I was just wondering how it feels that despite all your propaganda on Islam, tens of thousands of people (especially Christian …

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Jan 27 2012

LSE Student Union supports criticism of religion – just not Islam

One way that people in Iran survive under the Islamic Republic of Iran is by making fun of its leaders and the clergy. Mockery can be a form of resistance too. Such jokes can be considered blasphemous, particularly since the regime’s leaders represent god’s rule on earth. Free expression, including mockery, though, is sometimes all that …

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Jan 20 2012

Only after I review evidence for Santa

I recently got this email asking to look at ‘evidence’ that ‘the Quran is supernatural’. I’ll do that after I review ‘evidence’ from my 6 year old that Santa Claus really exists but in case any of you are bored out of your minds, you might want to have a go. If not – gasp, …

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Jan 11 2012

Not an urban legend to ‘thigh’ babies

In comments about my post on religiously sanctioned paedophilia, it has been said that the practice supported by Khomeini of ‘thighing’ or placing a penis in between thighs of weening babies is an urban legend. I’ve explained how with brutalities such as these, there is no need for such legends; the realities are much bleaker. Here’s …

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Dec 28 2011

That is better

Do you remember I posted a link to the Islamic Diversity Centre team where the women were all represented by one photo of the same woman in a niqab with only her eyes showing. Well, they have now removed the photo for the women on their team altogether. Much better! (Via Anne Marie Waters)

Dec 19 2011

Merry Christmas

Ho, Ho, Ho, Merry Christmas… (Via Inna Kholondovych on Facebook)

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