. . . that some people just don't like
What people might they be - apart from the FIANZ; malleable, uninformed, posturing, vote-hungry politicians; and certain violently prone leftist organisations here in New Zealand?
Would you believe a Muslim politician with very strong leftist leanings in the USA?
I bet you would. This is exactly the kind of person we might expect to want to "protect" us all from those "hate-filled, racist, bigoted" views that lead people towards "intolerance and violence". After all, we can't be allowed to think for ourselves now can we?
There's something very odd about that though - quite apart from the obvious totalitarianism, I mean.
Strangely for a man who deeply loves the Qur'an, he misses the "hate-filled, bigoted, violent and racist" teachings of that book which are all too obvious to the rest of us who read it. Why would that be I wonder? It is held up as the basis for every single jihad attack and war after all. According to the millions of perpetrators anyway, if they're to be believed.
And, for my excitable friends, before you go all paternalistic and overprotective on me for the sake of some - usually obliquely encountered if not entirely imaginary - "lovely misunderstood Muslims" who you seem to believe are not capable of constructing a coherent defence of their religion - have you read the Qur'an?
Might I gently suggest you should make that a priority before speaking about something you obviously know nothing about?
Just a few bucks spent on Trademe gives you the beginnings of an informed opinion.
Until you read it, what have you got to say?
This 8 minute clip provides a few handy snippets to whet your interest.
Congressman Keith Ellison (a devout Muslim) recently sent a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, demanding that the company stop selling products that promote religious intolerance, violence, hatred, or racism. But since the Quran promotes religious intolerance, violence, etc., wouldn't this mean that Congressman Ellison is ordering Amazon to stop selling the Quran? David Wood discusses the issue.