Barry Duke of The Freethinker writes: “IT had to happen – a Saudi man has hit back at films criticising Islam in a Fitna-style video which portrays Christianity as a religion of violence. The film, entitled Schism, was made by Raed al-Saeed. It splices together Bible verses and Iraq war images – including British soldiers … Read more
This review will largely be a summary of the film. I will make some appraisals, but because I am by no means an expert on the Qur’an or the domestic and international relations history of the Islamic world, I do not feel sufficiently informed to make a great deal of value judgments. Picture of Geert … Read more
View Netherlands MP Geert Wilders’ newly-released anti-Islam film Fitna here. Wilders’ name has been popping up rather frequently over the past few months, as he is a very vocal critic of Islam. He has gone so far as to press for the banning of the Koran in the Netherlands, saying that it is in conflict … Read more
JP.DK reports that Early this morning Danish police arrested several individuals of Muslim background suspected of conspiring to kill Kurt Westergaard, one of the 12 Danish cartoonists who on September 30, 2005 published cartoons of alleged Muslim prophet.
The UK-based Telegraph reports: Muslim medical students* are refusing to obey hygiene rules brought in to stop the spread of deadly superbugs, because they say it is against their religion. Women training in several hospitals in England have raised objections to removing their arm coverings in theatre and to rolling up their sleeves when washing … Read more
A query to the rationalist community: Don’t you just love it how religious people believe that their beliefs are somehow special? And that to point out the irrationality in believing them and to refer to the beliefs as having all the tell-tale signs of a fairy tale until proven otherwise is arrogant?
To whom it may concern: I am writing to express my deepest disgust at the decision to put Sayed Parwez Kambakhsh to death for reading and distributing literature that opposes the Koran’s expressed views on the treatment of women. This is absolutely deplorable. Any belief system worth the paper on which it is written should … Read more
I first heard of the introduction of sharia loan programs at North American banks this past summer. It didn’t bother me, and why should it have? It’s not like having sharia banking options is going to affect the options of others. It’s not like we are all going to have to engage in sharia banking. Some … Read more