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Monthly Archive: February 2014

Feb 28 2014

Holy Hell

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Read Holy Hell : A memoir of Faith, Devotion and Pure Madness by Gail Tredwell, an Australian woman who escaped from an Indian godwoman ashram. She wrote how she was repeatedly raped by the chief priest and physically tortured by the godwoman Amritanandamayi, the hugging saint, during her stay in the ashram as a devotee …

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Feb 26 2014

God in flames! Blasphemous music video!

Muslims are saying that ‘Dark Horse’ music video is blasphemous. “Dark Horse,” is sparking harsh reactions from the international Muslim community for disrespecting a symbol representing their God, Allah. A petition launched Tuesday on Change.org is urging supporters of Islam as well as other religions, to ask YouTube to remove the “blasphemous” music video. Thus …

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Feb 26 2014

Fatwa cannot be forced upon people, Indian Supreme Court rules.

Indian Supreme Court says, fatwa cannot be forced upon people. But fatwas are forced upon people. Fatwa issued by Muslim clerics cannot be forced upon people and the state has to protect persons who are harassed for not following such diktats, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said while expressing reservation in interfering with shariat courts. …

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Feb 25 2014

Sometimes I just can’t stop laughing.

Islamic Leaders Issued Fatwa Prohibiting One-Way Trips to Mars. The fatwa committee of the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowment in the United Arab Emirates issued the fatwa after determining that “such a one-way journey poses a real risk to life, and that can never be justified in Islam.” They continued, “There is a …

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Feb 25 2014

The truth.

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Let me tell you my family stories. I have five nieces and nephews. I educated three of them in critical thinking when they were about five years old. They are now all adults. Three of them are atheists, and two of them, whom I could not educate in critical thinking when they were children, are …

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Feb 23 2014

We do not need divine assitance for anything really

You are old, you are retired, you are lonely, you are depressed, you are derailed, you want to get rid of alcohol addiction, drug addiction, porn addiction, you are bedridden or in jail – people will advise you to do some irrational stuff like reading holy books, praying to god etc. but rational people do …

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Feb 23 2014

A woman was punished for being gang raped.

Sudan court convicts Ethiopian woman over ‘gang-rape’. It is nothing new. We know it very well that we women get harassed, raped, abused, trafficked, tortured and then we get punished for being harassed, raped, abused, trafficked, tortured. We get killed for not paying dowry, for not behaving well or for not cooking well.

Feb 20 2014

Free Speech

I tried to say: ‘Freedom of expression is again under attack in India. Penguin India should not have withdrawn Wendy’s book ‘The Hindus’. The publishers should uphold an author’s freedom of expression. Shiksha Bachao Andolan Samiti, the organization that claims that the book has many factual errors,could write a book correcting those errors. The book …

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Feb 16 2014

Al-Qaeda urged Muslims in Bangladesh to wage an intifada

Al Qaida asked Muslims in bangladesh to start intifada. The audiovisual message purported to be from al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has urged the Muslims in Bangladesh to wage an intifada (popular uprising) to confront the “crusader onslaught against Islam”. Posted in Jihadology.net, the message alleged thousands of people were being killed in the streets of …

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