This post started out as a response, in cmments, at Covenant Zone.
Now it has turned into what we are facing, real soon. So, I copy/paste it here, and leave it to you.
We who wage war against the irrationality of assaults on free speech grow weary, often, at constantly facing the same assaults, time after time. (Even though we will NEVER stop fighting. But still.)
I'm wondering something.
Here is where the bullet is meeting the bone, thinks me:
“Sheikh Ghasem Al-Mazrooee , Kenyan Mufti and chief justice, in an interview with IQNA conducted at the sidelines of the 21st international conference on Islamic Unity said that CONSTANT BARRAGE of insults by western media and politicians against the SANCTITIES OF ISLAM indicate serious intentions of enemies of Islam to UNDERMINE THE PILLARS AND PRINCIPLES OF ISLAM, therefore Muslims' response should be SERIOUS AND STRONG.
For our Sheikh’s benefit, let’s take this point by point.
“constant barrage” of insults
Read: “Constant barrage” of QUESTIONS. Namely, people only want to ask questions, and have them answered. You know … reality-wise. You DO live in the real world … right?
“Sanctities of Islam”
What’s a “sanctity?” Everything is open to question. Sorry, pal. This is 2008.
“Undermine the pillars and principles of Islam”
Your PROOF, that that is what is actually taking place? How? When? Why? And how does this impact humanity?
Muslims’ response should be “SERIOUS AND STRONG.”
Are you advocating suicide bombers as a response, then? Hmm?
Aristotle proves these idiots are, in fact, idiots.
Okay, so we’ve got to prove ourselves afresh, every day, with every assault. It does grow tiresome. And, as life devolves to the point that we are faced with making sure we EAT every day, there are certain things we must keep in mind.
WE ARE IN THE MIDST OF A MAJOR PARADIGM SHIFT. Make no mistake.
(you really should have a stockpile of food. Ditto access to water. Trust me. You’ll need it.)
Learning again - It's a ruff go to quit learning but continue to play guitar, and then start learning again. Your friend, Neo
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