Between a Pillar and a Hard Place

A Strange Devout New World

Allah did not create man so that he could have fun. The aim of creation was for mankind to be put to the test through hardship and prayer. An Islamic regime must be serious in every field. There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam. There can be no fun and joy in whatever is serious. Ayatollah Khomeini

Should Islam emerge triumphant from the battle between progress and backwardness and extra-terrestrials visit this world, they will find it devoid of music, devoid of colour, devoid of fun and laughter, devoid of songs sung by females, devoid of the beauty of a woman's face and form, devoid of art that is not limited to meaningless geographical figures and above all, devoid of wonder, spontaneity and imagination.

In this bleak predictable world where the exercise of freewill means death, they will witness a form of collective brainwashing where everyone, like pre-programmed automatons, constantly interrupt whatever they are doing to get down on their hands and knees and kiss the ground and mouth many of the same phases they said earlier, and will repeat later, most in praise of a mythical narcissistic deity which cannot be praised enough.

The extra-terrestrials will undoubtedly have an idea, from intercepted radio and television signals of what the people of earth were like when progress was not everywhere a sin, and empirical knowledge came from enquiry and reason and not from a spokesperson for a deity. They may even wonder how such a reversal could have come about.