Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Robert Spencer

Tonight I went to hear a lecture by Robert Spencer, a Catholic theologian and critical student of Islam who has been threatened by name by al-Queda. At first I thought Spencer was going to be something of a bomb-thrower, judging by the titles of some of his books such as The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad: Founder of the World's Most Intolerant Religion, as well as his visit being sponsored by several conservative campus organizations which have a reputation for being provocative. To my surprise I found Spencer to be extremely knowledgeable, well-spoken, and reasonable. He was however quite firm, which I fear some of the middle eastern and liberal members of the audience (these two groups are of course not mutually exclusive) may have found to be off-putting or contentus. Anyway I learned some things and now kind of wish I'd gone to the dinner with him before hand. My companion for the evening and I did however get out of the Lookout Room as quickly as possible after Spencer had completed his Q & A session, as a couple of old men and a bunch of young Muslim people had begun what was bound to be heated and most likely futile effort at communication. Spencer's blog is Jihad Watch.

2 Comments:

At 6:13 PM, Blogger Paulsur said...

You might be Islamophobic if:
You stand up for women's rights.
You don't want to jail homosexuals.
You support any persons right to choose or change their religion.

 
At 9:20 PM, Blogger Tim said...

I am an Ex-Muslim who knows every genetic code of Muslims. I know Islamic mind. I was one of them. My real name is Abdul Rahman.

My Allah?
Describing the entity that I admire and look up to.

“God did not create man but man created god in his own image.”
When I was young I never understood what it meant. Now I do. Here it is.
If you ever leave Islam or do certain things that are forbidden then Allah will burn you in hell FOREVER.
• Allah will peel off your skin head to toe while you are conscious.
• If you become unconscious with pain then he will provide you with more consciousness to ensure you feel maximum pain.
• And please, do not bring up empathy, compassion, sympathy, pity, forgiveness in this case because my compassionate Allah knows the best.
• Allah will then cut you into pieces.
• He will then put salt and paper on your flesh.
• Then he will burn you again.
• If you ask for water to drink then my dear, all merciful, compassionate, Almighty Allah will give you molten lava to drink.
• If you started to die, my Almighty dear Allah will give you another life and another, and yet another to watch you suffer forever.

There is no god but Allah. I am the messenger and founder of submission. Surrender now.
This is the Allah I admire, I love and I consider my ideal. This is my message to you.
By the command of Allah I describe to you above characteristic of the entity I look up to.

Manmade Humane Geneva Convention will not apply. Forget about human rights as well.
ACLU (American Civil Liberty Union) cannot protect you.
Do not even mention “Cruel and unusual punishment”
ICJ (International Court of Justice) wouldn’t have jurisdiction there to protect you.
Let Western AI (Amnesty International) cry watching the punishment.

Even though majority of the people today, however self-centered and imperfect, wouldn’t prescribe above extreme torture as punishment to even mass murderers or rapists but please do not accuse my Allah of being sadistic because Allah knows better.

1. Now, from the above description of the creator as it is described by the person, the founder of “Submission” did you learn more about Allah or about that person, the messenger, the founder?
2. What do you think about the character, psyche, soul, and deepest darkest sadistic desires of the person who describes above characteristic of the creator, the entity he admires, loves, holds as ideal and look up to?
3. What do you think about the sense of right from wrong of the 1.2 billion followers who cannot see the evils and sadistic nature in the above description of punishment? What has happened to their soul?
4. What do you expect from the 1.2 billion followers of this founder? Peace? Or Terrorism?
Feel free to respond to timf1234@yahoo.com

 

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