Monday, April 13, 2009

ZOMG! Islam is so-oo-oo violent!

You know, this stuff really gets old. I can't tell you how sick to death I am of people talking about how horrible Islam is towards women and girls. It's not that I don't think that people who are Muslim can be abusive towards women--of course they can. What I tire of is those who don't really care about the abuse of women; they just want to use this as a means of proving how superior their religion is. Today, while reading the articles about Nour Hadid, I kept finding more of these sort of comments.

It has always amazed me how people who obviously have never read the entire Bible (or the Qu'ran) will actually have the audacity to try to claim what is and isn't in it. For those who think that a few verses from the Qu'ran can define an entire religion, feel free to chew on these and tell me what they say about Christianity:

"Slay utterly old and young, both maids and little children, and women..." (Ezekiel 9:6)

"Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones." (Psalms 137: 9)

"Now as they were making their hearts merry, behold, the men of the city, certain sons of Belial, beset the house round about, and beat at the door, and spake to the master of the house, saying, Bring forth the man that came into thine house, that we may know him. And the man, the master of the house, went out unto them, and said unto them, Nay, my brethren, nay, I pray you, do not so wickedly; seeing that this man is come into mine house, do not this folly. Behold, there is my daughter a maiden, and his concubine; them I will bring out now, and humble ye them, and do with them what seemeth good unto you; but unto this man do not so vile a thing. But the men would not hearken to him; so the man took his concubine, and brought her forth unto them, and they knew her, and abused her all the night until the morning, and when the day began to spring, they let her go....and her lord rose up in the morning, and opened the doors of the house, and went out to go his way, and behold the woman his concubine was fallen down at the door of the house, and her hands were upon the threshold....and when he was come into his house, he took a knife, and laid hold on his concubine, and divided her, together with her bones, into twelve pieces, and sent her into all the coasts of Israel." (Judges 19:22,29)

It should be noted that there are thousands of Christian religious leaders who adamantly proclaim that everything in the Bible is true and accurate and that following it is the only way to please God.


GallingGalla said...

how about this:

transcript of this 15-second video: a teenage boy approaches the viewer, raises up and points a (presumably loaded) gun at the viewer's face, cocks the gun and makes ready to pull the trigger. Towards the end, an adult male voices over: "if you don't matter to god, you don't matter to anyone". The video closes with a frame showing the text: "1:1 - believing it. defending it. proclaiming it."

right, sure, it's only Muslims who are violent.

Zan said...

ARG! GG, that's EXACTLY the sort of attitude that lead to all my fucked up emotional trauma and baggage! This post was created from that kind of attitude. Yes, if GOD doesn't want you, no one does! ARG!!!!!!

BLESSD1 said...

Bint...this was a REALLY POWERFUL post, and with your permission, I will be using some of it's finer points in future debates.

Fire Fly said...

There is such a double standard around Islam's supposed violence towards women. What never gets mentioned is that Islam is fine with both abortion and divorce, which can hardly be said for Christianity, or even a lot of mainstream secular western culture!