Tag: Abrahamic faiths
"Given that we spend trillions of dollars on weapons and war, more than any other nation on earth, the fact that we murder one another with more regularity than the people of any other nation should not be surprising. Are we deadly because we bomb cities, invade countries and murder tens of thousands in wars – all for good reason, of course, since they are our worst social enemies – or because we murder our neighbors, shoppers at the mall, gang bangers on the street or workers at the office – all for good reason, of course, since they are our worst personal enemies?"
"In short, the men acted in accordance with the liberal culture of the west, the use of drugs, opportunities provided by the easy access to vulnerable girls, and their sexual instinct agitated by a sexually charged society. However, that does not mean the men have no responsibility for their deeds, but one needs to point out the wider collective guilt, which nobody is acknowledging and passing the buck, describing it as a foreign cultural or racial problem, a nasty Pakistani import in the language of the far right."
"Human history for thousands of years have evolved through heterosexual activities, male and female joined to form the basic social unit of family, this is a fact that nobody can contest. We do not know of any societies that has evolved through pure homosexual practices and flourished, at the very least they would have to be bisexuals to procreate."
"The matter is not helped by Abdul Rauf’s signature ability of changing colors like a chameleon, masterfully altering his rhetoric to suit time, place, and interlocutor. With immense urbanity, he is able to sound like an American “citizen-ambassador,” as he is styled on the FAQ page of the Cordoba Initiative: an academic dissenter of US neo-colonialism, a Sufi mystic, a Sunni respectfully adherent to Al-Azhar scholarship, a US government official; or a spokesperson for the Arab street."