Posts tagged Muslim
Posts tagged Muslim
Western countries have appealed for an end to violent protests targeting their embassies, sparked by a film mocking the Prophet Muhammad.
The EU urged leaders in Arab and Muslim countries to “call immediately for peace and restraint”.
The US is sending marines to defend its embassy in Khartoum and has called on Sudan to protect foreign diplomats.
At least seven people died in protests in Khartoum, Tunis and Cairo on Friday and there are fears of further unrest.
Protests in Egypt have spread, with demonstrators breaking into a base holding multi-national peacekeepers in Sinai, and clashes outside the American consulate in the coastal city Alexandria.
In Afghanistan, the Taliban said their attack on the huge Camp Bastion Nato base, in which two US marines were killed, was carried out in response to the film.
US embassies have borne the brunt of the attacks after clips of the film - which was made in the US - were distributed online.
Marines were deployed to Libya on Wednesday after the attack that killed the US ambassador and three other Americans and to Yemen on Friday after violence in Sanaa.
On Friday, US Vice-President Joe Biden called his Sudanese counterpart, Ali Osman Taha, to express concern over the security of the US and other Western embassies in Khartoum.
“Vice-President Biden reaffirmed the responsibility of the government of Sudan to protect diplomatic facilities and stressed the need for the government… to ensure the protection of diplomats in Khartoum,” a White House statement said.
A crowd of several thousand attacked the US embassy in Khartoum on Friday, and state radio said three protesters had been killed in clashes with security forces.
The German and UK embassies in Khartoum were also attacked, although the controversial film has no known links to either country.
European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso condemned the attacks as unacceptable and against “the rules of the civilised world.”
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton urged “national authorities in all countries concerned to swiftly ensure the security of diplomatic missions and protect diplomatic staff”.
“It is vitally important that leaders across the affected regions should call immediately for peace and restraint, as has already been the case in many countries.”
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said the Sudanese ambassador in Berlin had been summoned on Friday and “unequivocally reminded of his government’s duty to protect diplomatic missions”.
Protests against the film - Innocence of Muslims - began on Tuesday in the Egyptian capital Cairo.
The film depicts the Prophet Muhammad as a womaniser and leader of a group of bloodthirsty men.
However, its exact origin and the motivation behind the film’s production are still unclear.
A man suspected of involvement in its making, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, is being questioned by federal probation officers in California.
Nakoula, who was jailed for bank fraud in 2010, is not allowed under the terms of his release to access the internet or to use aliases without permission.
He has denied involvement in the film.
Two people were killed in Tunisia on Friday after crowds breached the US embassy compound in Tunis and clashed with riot police.
The nearby American school was looted and set on fire. There was also one death during protests in Egypt and another in Lebanon.
On Friday, US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attended a ceremony at Andrews Air Force Base for the repatriation of the Americans killed in Benghazi.
Mr Obama said the US would “stand fast” against the violence at its diplomatic missions.
As soon as this stopped being a conversation and became a mass riot, as soon as people were injured, as soon as people were killed and property damaged, I lost every single fuck I could have given about why the ‘protesters’ were pissed in the first place.
Islamophobia is real, folks. So don’t be an ignorant and illogical racist, and don’t support violence.
Sometimes I don’t understand why some atheists rip on everyone else for believing in God. If what they say is true, and heaven and hell do not exist then when we all die, we’re dead. What’s the harm in believing in God while you exist then? There is none, it just makes you put more effort into being a good person (And I am most definitely not saying atheists don’t do that already-I have atheist friends and I’m Muslim). It just irks me when people like Stephen Hawking have to take time out of their lives to prove there is not a heaven and when atheist people attribute all problems in the world to a certain religion or try to tell me that I’m wrong. Think about it, if what you’re telling me is true, then what is the harm in me believing in God?
Technically, there’s nothing wrong with believing in god. It’s just a belief. Similarly, technically there’s nothing wrong with believing that women are subhuman. It’s incorrect, but it’s still just a belief.
The problem lies in how it exists in reality. Misogynists don’t just believe women are subhuman and let everyone live their lives; theists don’t just believe god exists and let everyone live their lives. Misogynists force their beliefs on others, and theists do likewise.
Every single country controlled by misogynists has extremely limited rights for women. Every single country controlled by the religious has laws that restrict rights based on the religion.
In countries where Christianity, Islam, etc is dominant, there are limited rights for members of groups unliked by the religion (e.g. gays in the US) both legally and in practice.
There’s the problem with religion. If it were just a private, personal belief, there’d be no problem. But it doesn’t exist as a private, personal belief.
This. Bolded for emphasis.
Why does your blog only seem to bash the Christian faith? Honestly, I don’t see the need to bash any faith at all, though. There are so many faiths and religions that people around the world practice and it means a lot to them and their culture. I understand you believe what you believe and you criticize some things in current events regarding faith in a God. But still, do you have to bash bash bash the heck out of a faith in order to show your point???
Oh hey, and good morning to you, too Nonnie.
You must not have actually looked though this blog, I’ll give you the benefit of doubt though and say maybe you only looked at the first few pages? Whatever.
This blog doesn’t ‘only bash the Christian faith’, dearest, it ‘bashes’ all faiths. I just happen to live in an area where Christianity is the predominant faith, so of course there’s a hell of a lot of it in the news for me to get incredibly annoyed at.
If you actually went back through the archives properly, you’d find Islam and Sikhism also mentioned - and if I find things about other faiths, they also get mentioned.
Honestly? I don’t give a flying fuck if people’s faiths mean a lot to them. People can do what ever the fuck they want on their own time, on their own property and in their own heads.
As soon as people start shoving their private faiths into the public? Into schools and politics and hospitals?
That’s when I start getting pissed off. Because you know what?
A religions age, cultural standing and huge amount of followers does not make it real. Religious beliefs are nothing but fantasy. Pretty fantasies, sure, sometimes, but fantasies all the same.
So forcing them into places where what we need is empirical truth and reality? I see that as a bad thing.
So I get annoyed. And I post about it. I spread awareness. In the hopes that other people will also see that it is bad. In the hopes that one day governments and teaching bodies and health officials will realise that pretty fantasies have nothing to do with their jobs and keep them the fuck out of them.
So, really, Nonnie. You can go ahead and be offended on behalf of the biggest and most oppressive fucking religion on the planet, if you really want to, but I’m going to continue in my corner here to spread awareness and, possibly, swear a lot.
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Mooglets is the best.
Everyone else go home.
Iran on Sunday hanged three people found guilty of “forbidden acts” as well as two convicted rapists and a drug trafficker in a prison of the southwestern city of Ahvaz, ISNA news agency reported.
Three of the prisoners were hanged for committing “forbidden acts against religion,” the report said, without elaborating.
Other charges against the three included kidnapping and theft, Khuzestan provincial judiciary spokesman Hojjatoleslam Abdolhamid Amanat was quoted as saying.
Two convicted rapists and a drug smuggler were sent to the gallows in the same prison.
The latest hangings bring to 180 the number of executions reported in Iran so far this year, according to an AFP tally based on media and official reports.
Iranian media reported 179 hangings last year but international human rights groups say the actual number was much higher, ranking the Islamic republic second only to China in the number of people it executed in 2010.
Tehran says the death penalty is essential to maintain law and order, and it is applied only after exhaustive judicial proceedings.
Murder, rape, armed robbery, drug trafficking and adultery are among the crimes punishable by death in Iran.
From AFP via Google News
Of course they ‘didn’t elaborate’.
They didn’t elaborate because the men accused of “forbidden acts” were gay. That’s what it was. The forbidden act was male/male sex.
This is excellent.
The deluded mindset in flowchart form.