Monday, September 5, 2022

Brigitte Gabriel @ACTBrigitte is One of the Dumbest MAGAs!

 She is one of the dumbest MAGA Republicans I have ever seen, except for Trump for sure!

Take a look at this tweet from her:

First of all, she is dumb because, throughout all her tweets and posts, the only thing she's good at is making stupid propositions, such as this tweet above where she creates a failed comparison between Trump's chaotic presidency, where America was falling behind in healthcare, the rise of racial violence and hate. Not to mention the most serious threat to America, which was coming from Putin, and Trump's undermining of the importance of NATO alliance. For the dumb Brigette Gabriel, that disastrous presidency was "Greatness", whereas Joe Biden's hard work to save lives reminds her of 'nursing homes! Sure, under Biden's presidency we got a good sense of law and order, a sense of security as America, Europe, and all the free world is fighting side by side with the Ukrainian people against #Putin's evil war in #Ukrain! So, shut up your mouth Dumb Brigette! 

Monday, September 6, 2021

Are There “Islamic Feminists?” Some Fallacies in Arab Feminist Rooms on Clubhouse

By: Sohel Ahmed Bahjat


There are many awesome, Arab Feminist ladies and girls on Clubhouse App who represent the Feminist Movement in the Arab world, in general, and Iraq in specific. On Clubhouse and social media, one finds easily a struggle going on between the forces of Enlightenment, secularist groups, and women’s rights, versus the forces of Tradition, blind obedience, and the worship of Islamic symbols, all trying to get the support of society, which is, unfortunately, soaked in the Islamic myths, and belief system.


What motivated me to the writing of this article was an accusation I, and some other “male” secular colleagues, faced from some other female activists, stating, and I’m paraphrasing it, that: “Male Atheists adopt ‘women’s rights’ to reach our own agendas – as atheists – in defeating and weakening “Islam” – as if Islam is a ‘person’ we hate - or the religious elites behind it.”  The accusation, which went on, was adopted, partially, by some ladies who claimed themselves to be “Muslim Reformists” who requested from us – male atheists – to differentiate between Islam and women’s rights.


I, and my male friends, argued for the following points:


1-  It is impossible – and I emphasize the word “impossible” – for a woman, living in Islamic countries, to obtain even her most basic rights such as choosing her life partner, equality in inheritance – as a female receives half of the male’s portion and her testimony in courts considered less than the male’s testimony, and the freedom to decide how to live, which is not possible under the patriarchal system of Islam that establishes inequality in Qur’anic texts and the authenticated hadith [the sayings and the deeds of Muhammad]. Rather, females are killed under justifications such as honor with the most ridiculous justifications for crimes that are “protected” by a law derived from the Islamic religion.


2- The quest and the struggle over women’s liberation is linked to the struggle against Islamic fascism, and any attempt to separate between the two – women’s rights and the expulsion of religious authority from political power – is an absurd attempt, could be like turning the trial of a male rapist into a matter of “distorted culture” and nothing more. This separation serves the (Arab-Kurdish-Turkish) Nationalist Islamic trend embracing the dress of religion, which is constantly waging campaigns to undermine and demonize secular feminists, in general, (such campaigns include insults that reflect the baseness and fall of religious education.)


3- One of the feminist ladies, kindly stated that “there are also ‘masculine’ atheists and secularists, which means that the feminist struggle is not limited to Islamists and nationalists.” This is, of course, a major fallacy because these “atheist patriarchs” do not rely on scientific theories to marginalize and undermine women, but rather benefit from the same privileges of masculinity that Islam provided for them for centuries.


4- The scene where we find veiled, religious women and some bearded, religious men claim the adoption of feminism is one of two possibilities: either the Islamic movements are trying hard to absorb the audience of the feminist movement – who are accused of atheism and being atheists for the mere demands for the most basic rights of females - or these Muslim women, adopting the emancipation of women will reach a crossroad, where they must choose between (Islam) or their freedom and dignity.


5- Let us remember the lessons of history: Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, in Turkey consolidated women’s rights by marginalizing the role of religion and clergymen - notice that the management of religion is carried out by males - and so did Muhammad Reza and his son, the Shah of Iran, marginalizing religion in Iran, and Habib Bourguiba did the same in Tunisia. When did women's rights decline in the same countries? When Islam returned to the aforementioned countries.


6-  It is possible to see some, wearing Hijab, feminists, such as Malala Yousefzai, but they remain to be considered “heretics”, and apostates by the majority of the religious establishment, thus, the struggle against the Islamic tradition is essential.


In conclusion: It is our right as human beings, and in our interest as males, to get the best life partner for us through the emancipation of women. We, males, should remember that it is our duty, as rational beings, to support women without showing even the slightest sign that such a contribution is an endowment of any kind. When females are freed from the Islamic, social, sales of girls in male-made deals of marriages, only then, such countries will improve.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Joy Reid Should Not Apologize for Stating the Truth of the Islamic World


I know what kind of hardship an American voter is facing on November 3rd, especially if they have a great deal of trust in scientific methodology and a belief in Humanism. Of course, I’m not voting Republican as I know for sure that the Republican Party has decided to adopt the platform of a monarch and the Islamic way of doing things by mixing a series of lies and religious nonsense that is a perfect fit for uneducated people. Now, the problem with the Democrats is the fact that they make the situation worse by bringing Communists and Islamists, like Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib who sound the trumpet of #Islamophobia whenever Islam or Mohammed are mentioned without a praise. Just recently, and I was listening live, Joy Reid was talking on her show on #MSNBC how Islamic dictators behave like Donald Trump and at the time I thought that CAIR Council on American-Islamic Relations will make something out of this, and I was not surprised that those people who defend Islam, not Muslims, started shouting #Islamophobia as soon as Joy Reid was done with her program.

When I was a Muslim, I was trying to become a liberal, open-minded free thinker believing that I can be one, and remain a Muslim. I wished to see some people who wanted to insult and criticize Mohammed and Islam just to feel that we were living in a free society. However, I discovered that it is impossible to follow Qur’an and the Islamic tradition verbatimly and build a free society because Islam requires Muslims to suppress freedom of speech if somebody else dares to mock or criticize Islam, the Prophet or the Qur’an, and for example, according to the Sirah, the life and the actions of Mohammed, one of the Jewish noblemen named Ka’ab bin Al-Ashraf used to say poems mocking Mohammed and his faith and that, additionally, he flirted in his poems and fancied lovemaking with some Muslim women. These poems made Mohammed, the prophet of mercy, issue an order to assassinate the Poet, and that the prophet sent someone close to Ka’ab in order to give the murderer easier access to finishing of the poet. So, the prophet of Islam didn’t ask his community to respond in kind to the poet, meaning in poetry, but rather decided to kill him.

For those who think that by criticizing Islam I’m implying that Christianity is ok, I say that while it is true that Jesus is better as a character than the vagabond Mohammed, we should not forget that Christianity too contributed in the massacring of the Jewish people throughout its history, and whether you are talking about Catholics, Orthodox Christians or Protestant Christians, all of them had a hand in the killing and the persecution of the Jews. Also, remember that Christianity considers Jesus to be the same God who ordered Moses, Joshua and King David to commit genocide against several nations.

I believe, like Sam Harris and the late Christopher Hitchens that humanity needs to stand up against religion, specifically Islam for its fundamentalism, and to adopt the humanistic, scientific, and universal approach to solve humanity’s problems.

#JoyReid should say no to #CAIR and #MSNBC should stand with our #FirstAmendment

Sunday, August 30, 2020

The Burning of Holy Books, Time for Muslims to Learn Freedom! And Trump too Should Learn!

Every while, we see some angry folks of the Muslim communities in western countries go out in an angry mode vandalizing property and terrifying people, and for what? For a cartoon of Prophet Muhammad or as a “reaction” to a mere threat of burning the Qur’an, the holy book of Islam, as we saw on news recently in Sweden. The irony is that those Muslims cannot have the very freedom, they express in secular western countries, in their original Islamic countries because the government will shot them dead. The political move done by right-wing Racist Christian groups seek to agitate these intolerant Islamists in order to create an Islamic-Christian clash, in order to help Trump and Republicans in America, and such radicals in Europe, before elections. The radicals on both sides have something in common, and that is both consider Secularism to be against God-and-Allah, and for that reason we see Trump and his Republicans insist on ignoring the Wall of Separation between religion and state, widely known and explained by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison and constitutional commentators, in order to bring the myth of Judeo-Christian Constitution of the United States into power. Islamists in the Middle East, such as in Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, etc.…’ welcome such a move because it gives them the justification to argue that “as the West is eager to bring their religious heritage to the public sector, so Muslims should do more,” which is a disaster because already there is too much Islamization in the Middle East that such a radical view of life is a threat to the universal peace. No one should call me an #Islamophobe because I had an Islamic education before moving to the United States, meaning that I was a Muslim and I have studied the religion since my teenage years. However, there is something that we all should cherish and promote and that is that we should separate between attacking Muslims as a group of people, which should be rejected and condemned, and attacking the violent, hateful, and backward theology of Islam, so criticizing Islam as an idea should be encouraged and supported, just as we criticize any idea in free societies. Now, I saw today on TV how Trump attacked those who burn the American flag in protest, and Trump reminds me of the Islamists who convert anything, magically, into a sacred thing, and the next time you try to disapprove that thing or practice, they rush to accuse you of being offensive to that thing which they call “Holy”. I don’t approve the burning of the American flag because for me the flag represents the identity of the American experience, but one of the bases of American freedoms is that people can burn the flag and the constitution as well without being subject to any punishment. Trump shares so much with those Islamists who shout hate and violence against some individual or a group of people, simply because they burn a copy of the Qur’an or drawing a caricature of Mohammed. Whether the right-wing Christian is evil or not, they have the right to burn a book, any book, even if it’s allegedly “written by God?”. If Allah is so jealous over Mohammed or his Qur’an, why don’t the Islamists leave revenge and punishment to Allah? They say that God-Allah controls everything, so, why don’t you pray to your God-Allah to show his power and send the Qur’an burners, let say, a thunder or transform those who burn the Qur’an to monkeys? Or simply, go ahead and burn a copy of the Bible, and everybody can go home happy. Obviously, radical Christians and radical Muslims are using religious jealousies as a tool for control and power. The more we ban one side from practicing one of the normal practices of freedom, and we might even dislike these practices, the more we put our societies into a path of fear and distrust. Evil Jesus needs Evil Mohammed and vice versa, in order to spread the venom, it is time for Muslims to learn how to live in a free society, and if we ban Qur’an burnings, we will ban Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses, ban gay marriage, ban cartoons, ban every sentiment that reflects the love of freedom. Islam is an evil religion and it has killed Muslims more than any other group. It is time that you learn peace and leave things to God-Allah, so if he intends to punish anyone, it is not your job to do so.