Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Islam is evil, Part ∞

Note I didn't say Muslims, I said Islam. Don't lecture me about all the nice Muslims. I used to live in Dubai and met more of them than you ever will. But any religion whose extremism is capable of the following has no place in a modern, civilized world, full stop.

The suspect, who is unshaven and appears to be in his 20s or 30s, was arrested by Iraq security forces after they retook most of Basra in April.

CNN was shown what authorities say was his first confession. On it are the names of 15 girls whom he admitted kidnapping, raping and killing. The youngest girl on the list was just 9 years old....

Women bore the brunt of the [Shiite] militias' extremist ideologies. The militants spray-painted threats on walls across Basra, warning women to wear headscarves and not to wear make-up. Women were sometimes executed for the vague charge of doing something "un-Islamic."

In the wasteland on the outskirts of Basra, dotted with rundown homes, the stench of death mixes with the sewage. Local residents told the Iraqi Army that executions often take place in the area, particularly for women, sometimes killed for something as seemingly inocuous as wearing jeans.


  1. I have a bunch of recent posts up on my blog about this, but I'm at work right now and don't know how to do the html links in comment boxes from memory.

    The unfortunate part is that our efforts to promote the equality of women in parts of the Muslim world will be twisted by the fanatics as a form of Western colonialism. Of course, that does not mean we should not try, but we also have to accept that if it happens in the Muslim world, it will be within a Muslim context.

  2. You qualify this statement by saying that there are good Muslims, but what religion do they practice? Is it not Islam also? Can't you just conclude that some Muslims are good and some Muslims are bad? I would even go on to say that there are morals expressed in the Qur'an that are evil morals. It just seems like a statement like "Islam is evil" is an unfair generalization even with your qualification.


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