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Moderate Muslim Scholars Praise Murderer Of Pakistani Governor

Over 500, that’s five hundred, Muslim scholars, who are considered moderates, are praising the body guard who murdered Pakistan’s Punjab governor, Salman Taseer, over his opposition to the country’s severe blasphemy laws.  Cheering lawyers showered flowers on the killer, Mumtaz Qadri,as he was fescorted into court.

Taseer has been criticized, by moderate Muslims, for his support of Asia Bibi, the mother of small children who has been imprisoned for a year for allegedly blaspheming the “prophet” Muhammad, and a majority of Pakistanis want her executed.

This is moderate Islam.  From MSNBC:

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Lawyers showered the suspected assassin of a liberal Pakistani governor with rose petals as he entered court. Some 170 miles away, the prime minister joined thousands to mourn the loss of the politician, who dared to challenge the demands of Islamic extremists.

The cheers and tears across the country Wednesday underscored Pakistan’s journey over the past several decades from a nation defined by moderate Islam to one increasingly influenced by fundamentalists willing to use violence to impose their views.

Even so-called moderate Muslim scholars praised 26-year-old Mumtaz Qadri for allegedly killing Punjab province Gov. Salman Taseer on Tuesday in a hail of gunfire while he was supposed to be protecting him as a bodyguard. Qadri later told authorities he acted because of Taseer’s vocal opposition to blasphemy laws that order death for those who insult Islam.

As Qadri was escorted into court in Islamabad, a rowdy crowd patted his back and kissed his cheek as lawyers at the scene threw flowers. On the way out, some 200 sympathizers chanted slogans in his favor, and the suspect stood at the back door of an armored police van and repeatedly yelled “God is great.”

Many other Pakistanis were appalled.

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The response from the United States Secretary of State Clinton has been very weak, no mention of the horrific acts being committed in the name of religion, no mention of blasphemy laws, only a generic ‘we-will-help-them-in-their-time-of-turmoil’ bullshit.  Here is a good WashTimes editorial on it.

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Ex-Muslim Could Face Life Sentence For Blasphemy

Twenty-six year old Walid, or Waleed, Husayin (pseudonym), a barber in the West Bank of Palestine, was trucked down and arrested because of his satirical Facebook claims to be Allah.

From JihadWatch.org:

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Their faith is under attack from the West because a Palestinian barber questions Islam? Lunacy.

He could face a life sentence if he’s found guilty, depending on how harshly the judge thinks he attacked Islam and how widely his views were broadcast, said Islamic scholar Tamimi.Even so, a small minority has questioned whether the government went too far.

Zainab Rashid, a liberal Palestinian commentator, wrote in an online opinion piece that Husayin has made an important point: “that criticizing religious texts for their (intellectual) weakness can only be combatted by … oppression, prison and execution.”

Good point, no? Lock her up too!

This man’s own family and townspeople want him imprisoned for life and/or dead.  But, why would they dare say anything different, lest they be locked up, too?

Meanwhile, a Pakistani doctor has been arrested and charged with “blasphemy” because he threw away a business card of a pharmaceutical rep whose name is Muhammad.  The rep turned him.  Why isn’t the rep guilty of blasphemy for comparing himself to Muhammad, as though tossing his business card equaled tossing the “prophet”?  And, why isn’t naming your kid after the “holy” “prophet” a form of blasphemy itself?  Using the fucked-up logic of religion, a living person named Muhammad seems to be more of a likeness than drawing a picture of someone who nobody knows what he actually looked like.

Nothing in religion makes sense.

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U.S. Muslim Extremists Threaten ‘South Park’ Creators

"It's wrong!  It's wroooong!!"“It’s wrong! It’s wrooooong!” … and it is absurd … and sickening.  This is why free people must never back down from criticizing, questioning, challenging and, yes, ridiculing religious dogma.  (Christians, too, are guilty of demanding their religion be bowed to by non-believers and non-christians.)

Revolution Muslim (dot-com) posted a threat warning on their website next to a picture of the body of the slain Dutch cartoonist who drew a cartoon of the prophet Mohammed (PBUH) (Peanut Butter Upon Him).

But that’s not a threat!  Just because they lay out exactly what could, maybe, possibly, might happen in a sorta real kinda way but not, is no reason to think they are making a threat!  How dare anyone misconstrue “this might happen to you” coupled with “photo of murdered man who did what you did” and make it out to be a threat!  “We will Someone might kill you!  It’s just a word of caution, that’s all!”

WTF?  Muslims expect to garner respect for their beliefs and their actions and their threats?  And how the fuck does someone expect people to follow in-house religious rules when they are not part of that religion?  How does believing in all of the fabricated myths that Muslims, Christians, Jews, etc. believe in, give them the idea that non-religious (or other-religous) people are obligated to follow their religious, superstitious bullshit?

Blasphemy.  Aren’t all religions blasphemous to all other religions?  Aren’t the Sunnis blasphemous in the eyes of the Shia and vice versa?  The Catholics, blasphemous in the eyes of the Baptists et v. v.?

Since when do the religious command non-believers to obey something that is imaginary?  (well, all the damn time, really)

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