Islam and Democracy – Incompatable?

The following news article has surfaced … The Taliban on Sunday announced plans to disrupt Afghanistan’s parliamentary elections, scheduled for September 18. A Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, told reporters that the balloting is just for the benefit of the foreigners who he says are occupying the country. And he urged the Afghan people to boycott … Read more

Iranian Clerics being grossly immoral yet again

Once again we have yet another example of how barbaric the Islamic regime in Iran is. There are reports that they have sentenced Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani – the 43-year-old Iranian woman who faces execution after being convicted of adultery – to 99 lashes in prison for “spreading corruption and indecency”. So what exactly does that … Read more

I don’t like the Manhattan mosque, but they’ve got the right — as long as I’ve got the right to point and laugh : Pharyngula

Some snippets from a great article by PZ on the Mosque and freedom … …, we have not made thinking ugly thoughts about creating a theocracy illegal — if we did, we ought to simply arrest the Imam for promoting undemocratic ideals. We don’t and we won’t, I hope, because then we’re voluntarily setting ourselves … Read more

The Mosque at Ground Zero

There has been a lot of media attention on this, so it may be appropriate to make a couple of observations. First, lets start with a few facts and dispel the popular emotive myths Its not a mosque, its actually an Islamic community center that just happens to have a prayer room. So you need … Read more

Its Ramadan – anybody up for a picnic?

You might (or might not) be aware, but we are currently in the middle of Ramadan.  It started on Wednesday, the 11th of August and will continue for 30 days until Thursday, the 9th of September.  Now, some of you might not too familiar with the concept, so let me explain. Once a year Muslim … Read more

Islam, the religion of peace, slaughters more

Once again, Islam, “The religion of peace”, has added to its endless body count. Today it has been reported that a couple in northern Afghanistan were stoned to death … why? … Simply because some false medieval prophet thought that it might be a good idea, because God told him so. The BBC news web … Read more