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Category Archive: Islam

Dec 18 2011

Religion isn’t a personal matter

I just found an in-depth interview I did with Virginia Haussegger on Australia ABC News 24′s One Plus One programme which aired in September 2011 on Youtube. In the interview, I talk about everything from apostasy, sharia law to death threats and moral relativism and how religion isn’t a personal matter…

Dec 17 2011

Beating your wife honours her

Here’s a video clip of an Islamic ‘scholar’ speaking about the wife-beating ‘etiquette’ in Islam; he says ‘Allah honours wives by instating the punishment of beatings’. Yes, it is such a sign of respect and honour not to have a man shake your hand, to be segregated, to be veiled and to be beaten, amongst …

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Dec 16 2011

Islamic Titanic

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(Via Aliaa Magda Elmahdy on Facebook)

Dec 15 2011

Islam’s abominations are too obvious for you to excuse

I have now posted the full video of the 8 December UCL debate on ‘Sharia law negates human rights’. You’ve already read about handshake-gate but there is a lot more to say on this. What took place at the debate is nothing new. Our opponents, Ayyaz Mahmood and Jonathan Butterworth, were quick to brush aside …

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Dec 15 2011

I have evidence!

How do I know you’ve taken on a second wife without even consulting me? Here’s the evidence! Or is that…? (Via Facebook)

Dec 14 2011

It’s his culture; he can’t shake your hand

‘It’s his culture; he can’t shake hands with women.’ That’s what the student from the Ahmadiyya Youth Association came to say to me before last week’s debate on Sharia law negating human rights at the UCL. ‘It isn’t personal’ I was told but Ayazz Mahmood of the UK Ahmadiyya Muslim University of Theology and Languages …

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Dec 13 2011

Yes I’m intolerant – as we all should be

Here’s an interview I did when I was visiting Iceland some years back. It addresses the banning of the burka, intolerance and racism, fundamentalist versus ‘moderate’ Islam, why we need an ex-Muslim movement and the Islamic holocaust: (Via Reza Moradi on Youtube)

Dec 13 2011

La ilaha: There is no god

Islamist thugs came to intimidate a meeting at which Irshad Manji was speaking. Manji considers herself a Muslim reformist; she’s not even an apostate. Or maybe, in the world according to them, she is. This is exactly what I mean when I say we are living under an Islamic inquisition. When religion is in political …

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Dec 12 2011

Islam is the most horrible thing I have experienced in my life

Nazanin, a friend of mine, who now lives in Europe, was imprisoned and raped by the Islamic regime in Iran for opposing veiling. She says: ‘Islam to me is the most horrible thing I have experienced in my life.’ I’ll second that. Here’s her testimony:

Dec 11 2011

One must even decapitate with respect…

Here’s a mullah giving his weekly sermon. To paraphrase him: Good words and morality are important. [Yada yada yada.] If we want to tell the UN or the world one verse from the Koran it must be the verse that says ‘treat everyone well.’ [Blah, blah, blah.] Even when imam Ali was decapitating his enemy, …

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Dec 10 2011

Even male urine purer than female urine – who knew?

Even male urine is purer than female urine. Who knew? A Koranic scientist – that’s who. Ignore the oxymoron to learn the ‘science’ behind it: (Via Iain Simpson on Facebook)

Dec 09 2011

Dawkins guest-edit New Statesman Christmas issue

In a 100-page special issue, the evolutionary biologist and bestselling author Richard Dawkins guest-edits the Christmas double issue of the New Statesman. I have a piece in there about Islam and freedom of expression. Here’s more information on it.

Dec 07 2011

On Ashura: If the shoe fits…

Yesterday was Ashura. It marks the death of Hussain in Karbala. I still have nightmares of this yearly event, where people take to the street and self-flagellate. It’s a blood fest and children are often involved. Obviously whilst people have a right to religion and to observe religious ceremonies, however stupid, the violent and inhuman …

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Nov 30 2011

There’s a reason more women are in hell!

There is a rational reason for why there are more women in hell and you thought it was all just religious mumbo jumbo:

Nov 29 2011

Rest easy – Koran says not to kill apostates

See this video by ‘Let the Quran Speak‘ in response to my assertion that Sharia law demands the death penalty for apostates. It’s not true says the Islamic ‘scholar.’

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Nov 27 2011

Now can you understand why it’s important to focus on Islam?

Isabelle Wilczynska just sent me her artwork called ‘Stoning of unknown girl’ [See featured photo]. Lest we forget, people are still being sentenced to death by stoning in a handful of countries (all – surprise, surprise – under Sharia law).

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Nov 27 2011

Only one ex-Muslim allowed!

Have you noticed how atheist conferences only always have one ex-Muslim speaker who focuses on Islam? The next three atheist conferences are good cases in point.

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Nov 24 2011

Azerbaijan’s ‘Salman Rushdie’ murdered

Jahan News has gleefully reported that ‘Azerbaijan’s Salman Rushdie has been murdered’. The Islamic regime of Iran’s mouthpiece says writer Rafiq Tagi was despised by the people of Azerbaijan for his attack on Islam’s prophet Mohammad. Actually, it is for that very reason that he was renowned and beloved… Via Mina Ahadi

Nov 24 2011

They finally killed writer Rafiq Tagi

In 2006, Ayatollah Lankarani issued a death fatwa against Azerbaijani writer Rafiq Tagi for his writings. In 2007, a Baku court sentenced him to three years in jail for criticising Islam and Islam’s prophet Muhammad. He was pardoned and released later that year. But now they have finally killed him.

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Nov 23 2011

This week’s Jinn and Tonic Show

I was a guest co-host on “The Jinn and Tonic show” on November 19th, 2011. The Jinn and Tonic Show is a bi-weekly live Internet chat show discussing Islam, including calls from Muslims. It is the sister show of The Magic Sandwich Show and is akin to an Islamic oriented version of The Atheist Experience. …

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