Boreal

Remembering Uzza

If Islam was explained to me in a pub

A transformative script

Dedication

Foreword

1 A Bad Case of Dogmatic Distress

2 Blame George W. Bush

3 No Scarf, No Service!

4 A Shirley Temple Anyone?

5 The Enemy Within

6 The First Holy Homicide

7 Remember the Alamo

8 Home School

9 Archie Loses It!

10 Who Are You Calling Stupid?

11 A War That Pays For Itself

12 Overkill Becomes the Norm

13 Rape Without Compassion Becomes the Norm

14. Wife Management Difficulties Resolved

15 One Down, Two to Go

16 If It Was Only About Going Around in Circles

17 No Paradise for Old Men

18 The Ka’ba: The Nabataeans, Abraham or Adam?

19 The Hajj: So Many Pilgrims, Not Enough Time

20 Stupid Is As Stupid Does

21 A Strategic Massacre

22 Orphaned by Lust

23 A Big Deal of a Treaty

24 A Man in a Hurry Takes Wife #11

25 An Attempted Assassination and the Bloodcurdling Cry

26 Mecca Cowed and Deceived

27 MAD for Mecca

28 Those Ordered Killed During Mecca’s Longest Night

29 A Woman Who Slept Around Confronts Mecca’s Conqueror

30 The Cleansing of Mecca and Avoiding a Similar Fate

31 Hunayn, the Ultimate Victory for God and Booty

32 More Slavers, Less Sinners

33 A Matter of Interest

34 The Muslim vs. the Christian Crusades and the Concept of Family

35 Beowulf and the Koran

36 The Sykes–Picot Betrayal Haunts Us Still

37 The Christian Mosque of Medina

38 Mary, What a Strange Thing You Have Done!

39 100 Years of Conflicts, Conquests and No Muhammad

40 Birth of a Cult

41 Tomorrow Today

Epilogue

It's the next day and Johnny is back at the bar talking with Archie.

Johnny: Too bad about Uzza.

Archie: Yes it is. You know that I record everything that goes on in my bar.

Johnny: No, I did not know that.

Archie: Well I do, and I would like you to make what happened last night part of your next broadcast.

Johnny: It will show you serving liquor to a woman you knew to be a Muslim. It will show Uzza questioning the tenets of her faith, a capital offense where she comes from.

Archie: I will lose my license, I will probably go to jail, her killer will go free and the guy who shot you, or someone like him, will come back to finish the job.

Johnny: You're asking me to commit suicide.

Archie: They are willing to kill and die for what they believe in. We should at least be ready to risk our lives, like Uzza did, in the hope that it will make a difference.

Johnny: But it won't make a difference. It's too late!

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