Children and the Koran - The End of Empathy

Boreal Books, 186 pages


A day after I announced the publication of what will undoubtedly be my last book on the Koran I received the first of what I expect will be many accusations of bigotry.

Associating criticism of Islam with bigotry and racism is a favourite if notorious tactic of those looking to silence critics with what they hope will be discussion-ending slurs. Slander is the lesser inevitable evil. The greater, a Charlie Hebdo-like silencing in the tradition of the Prophet.

I hope my comprehensive argument against exposing children to the hate, violence and brazen sadism until they are old enough to decide for themselves if unbelievers are deserving of the Koran's merciless animosity will be received in the spirit it was intended: to make our world a more peaceful place and avoid ISIS-like atrocities on a scale not seen since World War II.

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Stoking the Embers of Hatred and Mistrust

The National Council of Canadian Muslims wants Trudeau to endorse Jan. 29 (the anniversary of the 2017 Quebec City mosque shooting) as a national day of remembrance and action on Islamophobia.

In a letter to the prime minister released today, executive director Ihsaan Gardee says such a designation would help enhance public education about hate, bigotry and Islamophobia.

Ottawa Citizen, January 7, 2018

Every year believers around the world are powerfully reminded through centuries-old celebrations and commemorations where the Koran is omnipresent e.g. Ramadan why they hate.

If Trudeau declares January 29 a National Day of Remembrance or even a semblance of such a day he will create a unique memorial that can only grow in stature as the first of such things tend to do — in this instance a North American if not a Western first — which will only serve to remind believers of Allah’s incendiary warnings about those whose scriptures tell them to love unconditionally.

Such a memorial would be the most divisive action taken to-date by this Prime Minister. What a modern day Muqawqis might do. If Trudeau is leading us down the road to Hell, I don’t think it is because of a clandestine admiration for a religion which puts limits on love and a deity whose mercy comes with a large string attached, but because of an innate desire to please, oblivious to the consequences.

My letter to the Prime Minister

The Girl with the Cut Hijab Exposes a Lie

A Toronto police investigation has concluded that an incident reported by an 11-year-old girl who claimed her hijab was cut by a scissors-wielding man as she walked to school did not happen.

The Canadian Press January 15, 2018

My first reaction when reading about this hoax was that it was orchestrated by the mother who, to me seemed too keen about getting the media involved. But one thing was wrong. The attacker was identified has being from a visible minority. An adult would have had the wherewithal to make the attacker white to get the maximum mileage from the deception.

South Asians were the most visible protesters against the Peel school board’s decision to allow Friday prayers and sermons on school property. The school this girl attends has a sizable population of South Asians e.g. Tamils. I suspect that someone may have made fun of her hijab and it was her way of getting back. This would also explain the police not pursuing their investigation with no explanation forthcoming.

This incident may be another sign that the pushback against Trudeau accommodating Islam beyond what many think is reasonable and prudent if we are to maintain a separation of church and state will be from visible minorities. This would be a good thing, assuming children are not involved, for no longer could Islamist spread their lie that a fear of Islam is about race not scriptures.

What If?

Why the Pessimism?

If we survive the end-times apocalypse the believers yearn to see engulf the world so that a promise made in scriptures of a replacement Paradise in the Hereafter for those who hasten the destruction of the one here is fulfilled, we may still call ourselves Christians, Jews and Muslims as a reminder of the criminally naive people we once were.

Christian: someone who once believed in the Gospels.

Jew: someone who once believed in the Torah.

Muslim: someone who once believed in the Koran.

Faith: "believing in something you know to be untrue"Twain

Religion: how you get good people to do bad things.Weinberg

What if we became the Christians, Jews and Muslims of tomorrow, today and avoided the apocalypse altogether. One can always hope ...

About Me

These are the times that try men's souls.  The Crisis, Thomas Paine

In my books, essays and comments on the Koran, the Prophet and Islam, in the tradition of Thomas Paine, I have tried to explain the seemingly complicated in terms we can all understand in a solitary campaign against the willful ignorance that will be our undoing.