Tag Archives: Islam

Christians and Muslims discussed Jesus…

at a recent conference at Southeastern Bible College. The speakers outlined the different beliefs about Jesus and his divinity. For Muslims, Jesus was merely a prophet, not an actual son of God. Raed Awad, imam of the Hoover Crescent Islamic … Continue reading

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Didn’t Satan request writing in blood?

Or is that just a fictional concept used to make movies and books just a little bit creepier? Anywho, Saddam Hussein had a calligrapher pen a copy of the Qur’an using his own blood to show his piety. It took … Continue reading

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Why blasphemy is important

This is International Blasphemy Rights Day: International Blasphemy Rights Day takes place every September 30th, to commemorate the publishing of the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons. The purpose of this event is to set a particular day as a day to support … Continue reading

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Another quote to mark Banned Books Week

In light of that idiot in Florida, Terry Jones, here’s a quote from one of America’s presidents: “Don’t join the book burners… Don’t be afraid to go in your library and read every book.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower Assuming your … Continue reading

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Iran bans musical expression?

I guess I’m not really surprised by this article found in the Guardian regarding Islam extremism and another attempt to stop people from being human beings, this time by restricting something that’s so much a part of the human experience. … Continue reading

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Well, I’d think coffee crapped out a cat’s bum is also unclean…

So I don’t blame Muslims for wondering if they should stop supporting the making of civit cat crap coffee. I don’t know how I missed this story in the first place. Preoccupied, I suppose. Better late than never, though. Indonesia’s … Continue reading

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If “Their prayers will still be heard by Allah”…

Then clearly it makes no difference at all what direction Muslims have to face for daily prayers. Yes? So why even bother telling Indonesian Muslims that they’ve all been facing “the wrong direction” for years? They haven’t aimed a prayer … Continue reading

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May 20th is Everybody Draw Mohammad Day

So, I did: The reason I chose to draw Mohammad on toilet paper is because toilet paper is for human waste and getting bent out of shape over a picture like this is a complete and total waste of human … Continue reading

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Quotable Arab (a first for me)

It’s from an article at the Arab Times, regarding religion as commodity. I’m assuming STC is some kind of internet phone service? Whatever it is, the author of the piece is commenting on how it feels to be bombarded by … Continue reading

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The difference between censorship and discretion

This is Freedom to Read Week and I’m exploring quotes from authors who’ve either experienced censorship, or at least have said something on the topic. Today I start with a quote from Lee Child: I’m opposed to censorship of any … Continue reading

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