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TOPICS FOR A CONVERSATION

Any study beside that of the Quran is a distraction, except the Hadiths and jurisprudence in the religion. Knowledge is what He [Muhammad] narrated to us, and anything other than that is the whispering of the Satan. Al-Qaeda

The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge. Stephen Hawking 1942-2018

The world desperately needs to have an honest conversation about Islam, as I have tried to have with my books, comments and essays.

ENDING THE SCOURGE OF THE GULLIBLE SUICIDE BOMBER

We could seriously suppress the scourge of the male suicide bomber if we told them the truth about what should be a deal-breaker: sex in Paradise is a semenless experience. As to young women contemplating martyrdom in Allah's Cause, it's also not worth it. And, if you are a teenaged girl enamored with the idea of sharing a bed with the ultimate bad boy, read this first.

WHAT THE KORAN HAS TO SAY ABOUT CHRISTIANS AND JEWS AND THEIR SCRIPTURES

The Koran was sent, in part, to correct alleged errors in the Torah and the Gospels therefore it has a lot to say about both. Any discussions about Islam must include a conversation about these corrections, which are not insignificant. Read Shared Prophets and start talking!

ISLAMOPHOBIA

Gerry: So you agree that Islamophobia is real.

Uzza: A fear of Islam is real, and it is not a phobia, as Islamists and their patsies would have you believe.

Gerry: By patsies, you mean politicians?

Uzza: And well-meaning people who don't know any better. A fear of Islam is a legitimate fear. Fear is what non-believers who get close and personal with the Koran and Allah’s unrestrained visceral hatred and cruelty for their kind will experience, for that is the intent.

It is a fear nourished and amplified by the Author’s demands of believers when it comes to dealing with those for whom He has nothing but contempt: from avoiding them, to enslaving them, to killing them. Fear is what terrorism in the name of Allah is all about.

Instead of dealing with this fear in a forthright manner, Western governments preferred spreading the Islamic slander that a fear of Islam is an irrational fear, that of Islamophobia, or worse, racism, as if Islam was a race and not a religion.

From The Enemy Within, Remembering Uzza - If Islam Was Explained to Me in a Pub:

Islamophobia can also be described as a rational fear of the irrational. The most visible manifestation of this fear inducing irrationality is the believer who seeks martyrdom in suicidal attacks because of what is written in a book in Paradise whose contents were revealed by a man who claimed to be an intimate of the Author.

An Islamophobe would never have abandoned the women and girls of Islam to a predictable, deplorable fate.

Lies about a Fear of Islam | Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid!

ISLAMOPHILIA

House passes Ilhan Omar's legislation to combat Islamophobia CNN Dec. 14, 2021

Legislation to combat a manufactured phobia (see above) is a thinly disguised assault on freedom of speech meant to shield Islam from criticism. Long before accusations of Islamophobia became fashionable, the Arab League has been trying to do at the United Nations what Democratic Rep. Omar, riding a wave of Islamophilia among Democrats, hopes to accomplish in Congress. If she is successful it will be a disaster for freedom of speech and expression everywhere.

Islamophilia is most often a love borne out of ignorance. Just like everything else in life, we should be careful about who or what we fall in love with.

RACISM

You're a Racist. Admit It!

Is God a racist? How should the fact that only white and dark-skinned people whose epidermis Allah will have whitened be allowed into Paradise be interpreted?

FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND SCRIPTURES

As human beings we have a right, and as citizens of a democracy an obligation, to express an opinion on issues affecting our lives and the lives of our countrymen and women. That right, that obligation must include questioning religious dogma. Of all human endeavors religion has the greatest potential to change our lives for better or for worse. By giving all citizens the freedom to question the authenticity, the relevancy, the meaning and application of scriptures we guard against the worst.

WOMEN

Nora AlMatrooshi is the first female Arab astronaut. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be sending a Muslim woman into space to join other women and men on the International Space Station. Afghanistan won't let them out of the house, while The Islamic State burns them alive, just like Allah will.

At least 31 people have been killed in central Mali after militants attacked a bus carrying civilians to a market. Gunmen opened fire and killed the driver, before setting the bus on fire. Most of the victims were women who were on their way to work at the market. Graphic images on social media showed the smouldering frame of the bus filled with bodies

BBC Dec 4, 2021

Afghanistan: Executions will return, says senior Taliban official "In our Sharia it's clear, for those who have sex and are unmarried, whether it's a girl or a boy, the punishment is 100 lashes in public," Taliban judge, Haji Badruddin said. "But for anyone who's married, they have to be stoned to death." BBC Sept 24, 2021

Why it is women and girls who are so cruelly put to death.

WOMEN'S WEAR

The Garment is the Message

Hijab protests spread in India as girls refuse to be told what not to wear [in class] CNN Feb 10, 2021

Islam is a supremacist religion. A female believer who insist on wearing traditional Islamic garb, such as the hijab, in an ostensibly secular environment, will implicitly, if not explicitly, compromise the space while impressing upon non-Muslims that she is superior to them in belief. They are all going to Hell and she is going to Paradise.

3:85 Whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will never be accepted from him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers.

Sharia courts in India have ruled that covering your head is a not a requirement of the faith, perhaps because it is not mentioned in the Koran. In that book, it's all about covering your bosom, not your head; and it's about serving men whom your husband is entertaining behind a curtain (the niqab is, in essence, a woman's wearable curtain), so as to avoid them gawking at his wives. In the hadiths, it's about answering the call of nature with men in the vicinity.

How the Veil Came To Be and Why

Wearing the hijab is in keeping with Tariq Ramadan's exhortation to believing women to invade the public space dressed in traditional Islamic garbs as a part of a campaign to swamp the West with surreptitious advertising for the religion that hates them.  Females on parade concealing the encroachment on the secular of an intolerant ideology.

TEACH YOUR CHILDREN WELL

"It is only by teaching children to question the validity of scriptures that we protect them from being influenced by fundamentalist doctrines. It is precisely the lack of critical thinking (when it comes to scriptures) which leads to radicalism." André Gagné

Recommended: Children and the Koran | Teach Your Children Well

TOLERANCE

"Tolerance and respect are empty virtues until we actually know something about whomever it is we are supposed to be tolerating or respecting." Stephen Prothero, author of the NY Times bestseller Religious Literacy

The Koran Six

INTOLERANCE

3:85 Whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will never be accepted from him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers.

VALUES ARE IMPORTANT

Kamel Daoud | Houda-Pepin

VIOLENCE: THE KORAN V. THE BIBLE

Putin's Islamists Thrown into the Battle for Kiev Fighters loyal to Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, renowned for their extreme brutality, have been sent to Ukraine to sow terror Le Point (my translation) Mar 7, 2022

The key to the making of holy warriors who will instill terror in a population is exposure to sadism.

The Koran is a shorter book than the Bible (by a factor of ten); pound for pound, it no doubt features more exhortations to violence. So if you ask which book is “worse” in terms of belligerence, you might say that qualitatively the Hebrew Bible (and hence the Christian Bible) takes the trophy—thanks to that unrivalled embrace of genocide in Deuteronomy—but that quantitatively the winner is the Koran, at least in terms of the frequency of belligerent passages, if not in absolute numbers.

And if, on top of the verses espousing violence in the terrestrial world, you add verses gleefully envisioning the suffering of infidels in the afterlife, the Koran wins the quantitative competition more decisively.

Richard Wright, author of The Evolution of God.

THE SEDUCTIVE SOUNDS OF HATRED AND CRUELTY

Lucette, Julio Iglesias and Fitna...

It is only a matter of time before we all have to face the music.

In Cologne, the "Erdogan's Mosque" wants to be heard. The debate rages in Cologne, where the great mosque, inaugurated in 2018 by the Turkish president, will be able to make the call to prayer via loudspeakers (my translation). Le Point, Nov 8, 2021

IT'S NOT ONLY ABOUT PEOPLE

On the Ritual Slaughter of Animals

DOGS GONE

Islam almost led to a mass extermination of dogs, all because Muhammad blamed a puppy for the angel Gabriel skipping a scheduled meeting. Could it happen again? If scriptures pertaining to dogs still hold sway, man's best friend, in an Islamic future, will be a lot less so.

A child on Canada Day, in his simple gesture of petting a dog, and a black one at that, showed that hatred, whether it be for an animal or a person, to paraphrase Sohrab, is a learnt behaviour. What if what is learned can be unlearned. Better still, why not avoid teaching children to hate altogether.

PREVENTING THE INEVITABLE

MAD Checkmated | Mad for Mecca

TERRORISM WORKS

The British and French example

THE CHALLENGE OF TOTALITARIAN ISLAM

Democracy as Violence Against Islam

TAKING A BULLDOZER TO HISTORY

First theirs...

VICTORY

"The nineteenth and twentieth century may have belong to Christianity. The twenty-first belongs to Islam." Stephen Prothero, author of the NY Times bestseller Religious Literacy.

The Morning After

Never-Ending Bloodshed

Wars Never-Ending | What Do Hypocrites Have to Do with It?

WAR

"Islam was never a religion of peace. Islam is the religion of fighting." Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in an audio message made public May 14, 2015

War Halal | War Haram

Know Your Enemy

LOOKING AT SCRIPTURES IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT

Uzza remembers what Nehru said.