Sunday, October 31, 2010

Rally to Restore Islamo-Facism?

I was too hard on Jonnie and Stevie yesterday. I came to this conclusion after realizing that one of my favorite song-writers/performers of the 70s (trust me, there were darned few from which to choose once disco took over), Cat Stevens, had made an appearance at the rally. Of course, I should've remembered, Cat Stevens died at the hands of Islam when his body and soul were inhabited by one Yusef Islam years ago.

For those of you unfamiliar with good ol' Yusie, he's a peace-loving follower of the peace-loving religion of the peace-loving prophet (not pictured here, here or here), Mohammed. Hey, don't listen to me, read a bit of his reaction to Salman Rushdie at the outset of the peace-loving people's death fatwa against him for the "Satanic Verses" as then reported in the NY Times:
"In Islam there is a line between let's say freedom and the line which is then transgressed into immorality and irresponsibility and I think as far as this writer is concerned, unfortunately, he has been irresponsible with his freedom of speech. Salman Rushdie or indeed any writer who abuses the prophet, or indeed any prophet, under Islamic law, the sentence for that is actually death. It's got to be seen as a deterrent, so that other people should not commit the same mistake again."
Well after a bunch of diversity non-celebrating right wing nutjobs in need of sanity took that quote entirely out of context, Yusef explained it all later that he was new to Islam at the time and just stating a fact, much the same way that a new student of Christianity might cite some of the more punitive scriptures:
"At a lecture, back in 1989, I was asked a question about blasphemy according to Islamic Law, I simply repeated the legal view according to my limited knowledge of the Scriptural texts, based directly on historical commentaries of the Qur'an."
See? Nothing at all un-peace-loving about the prior quote that specifically mentioned "Salman Rushdie [then under an actual death fatwa] or indeed any writer who abuses the prophet"...having to see sentences of death as "a deterrent so that other people should not commit the same mistake again." Yep, just citing the specific doctrine of the peace-loving religion and making absolutely no ties to specific people committing specific acts of "let's say freedom" in modern times. Hey, still not convinced? You must be one tough Infidel in search of sanity. Okay, watch this and try not to be convinced (ad during first 10 or so seconds--resist temptation to press 1 for english):

The Satanic Verses Affair (7/9)
Vezi mai multe video din divertisment

See? Your fear was merely an illusion created by the under-eductated right wing nutjobs. Won't you join us for our Islam Under-Appreciation Ceremony at the end of our Rally to Restore Sanity? Please remove your shoes and kneel on a carpet (hemp preferred) facing Mecca. And don't let all those reports of bombs being placed on planes Friday distract you from your respectful reflection of our nation's injustices to our friends like Yusef.


BigFred said...

Tuesday. All will be made clear to you on Tuesday.

Anonymous said...

So Where Can I Buy boilx? Then scoop the mango slices in the pickling jars and pour the gelatin mixture into the skillet and cook until the bottom turns brown.

Take a look at my webpage :: treat a boil at home

Newer Post Older Post Home