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Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Religion of Peace (TM) strikes again.

I haven't read LGF for a while so I missed this story. Apparently, three Christian school girls were beheaded in Indonesia. Some "speculate" it was religiously motivated by Muslims; I would say that it's so statistically likely at this point it might as well just go without saying that it was.

They were walking through a cocoa plantation near the city of Poso in central Sulawesi province when they were attacked. This is an area that has a long history of religious violence between Muslims and Christians.

A government-brokered truce has only partially succeeded in reducing the number of incidents in recent years.

Police say the heads were found some distance from the bodies.

It is unclear what was behind the attack, but the girls attended a private Christian school and one of the heads was left outside a church leading to speculation that it might have had a religious motive.

You don't say! I would say given the track record of Islamic violence and militant Muslim's obsession with cutting off people's heads, that it's a pretty safe bet that it was done by Muslims.

I'm wondering why everywhere Islam is (or even in the running as) the dominant religion, that there are numerous religiously-motivated violent acts? Could it be that perhaps Islam ISN'T the nice happy religion Muslims claim it is? Noooo. Now I'm just being intolerant--not observational.

Speaking of the divinity of Islam, lets see how they stand up to an 8-year-old boy (somewhat disturbing). So full of love for their fellow human-being.

Also today, LGF posted a link to this "emperor has clothes" piece by Osama Saeed, a spokesman for the Muslim Association of Britain.

Terms such as “sharia” and “caliphate” have important meanings to Muslims quite different from the distorted connotations they often carry in the west. The aim of Islamic law, contrary to popular belief, is not punishment by death or amputation of body parts. It is to create a peaceful and just society, with Islamic scholars over centuries citing its core aims: the freedom to practise religion; protection of life; safeguarding intellect; maintaining lineage and individual rights. This could be the basis for an Islamic bill of rights.

Islam is absolutely antithetical to individual rights, free practice of any religion but Islam (the form they approve of), protection of life (non-islamic life, that is), or exercising intellect (questioning authority equals questioning God so off with your head you wretched unbeliever!). I'm not entirely sure what "maintaining lineage" means so I can't speak to that; but looking at Muslim countries today, none of them save for the ones we've recently liberated, exhibit any of these traits.

LGF also links to The Daily Ablution who says this about the piece:

Many readers are no doubt familiar with the Islamic concept of "dhimmi", a state of "humiliation, degradation and disgrace" (in the words of "one of the most widely used explanations of the Qu'ran today"), in which some non-Muslims will be allowed to live, as long as they pay a special tax to their Muslim rulers, and display their subservience via a variety of other means. Those who do not will be treated as "people of defiance and rebellion"; i.e., killed.

Boy howdy, what a great religion! The more I hear, read, and learn about Islam, the more I absolutely loathe it and pray those who subscribe to it will see the light.