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What really enrages Muslims? Twitter knows
September 18th, 2012
06:26 AM ET

What really enrages Muslims? Twitter knows

By Richard Allen Greene, CNN

What really enrages Muslims?

Having a really good hair day - but no one knows because you wear a hijab.

Not being able to say "Hi" to your friend Jack in a plane - or to call out for your nephew when he gets lost in an airport because his name is "Jihad."

The 72 virgins all turn out to be male.

The tongue-in-cheek answers are part of an explosion of sharply satirical responses on Twitter to a Newsweek magazine cover showing Muslim men in turbans and keffiyahs, apparently rioting, under the banner all caps headline "MUSLIM RAGE."

Thousands of Muslims have made fun of the magazine headline since Monday, when it published a long article by the Somali-born writer Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a former Muslim who describes herself as a "combatant in the clash of civilizations."

She links this month's protests against an online film making fun of the Muslim prophet Mohammed - which have resulted in several deaths around the world, including that of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens - to the reaction in 1989 against Salman Rushdie's novel "The Satanic Verses."

"In 23 years not much has changed," Ali argues. "Islam's rage reared its ugly head again last week.

"The American ambassador to Libya and three of his staff members were murdered by a raging mob in Benghazi, Libya, possibly under the cover of protests against a film mocking the Muslim Prophet Muhammad," Ali writes.

Newsweek's cover puts Ali herself at the heart of the story about "Muslim rage," with the sub-heading: "How I survived it. How we can end it."

Ali, a sharp critic of Islamist violence and of what she sees as Europe's limp response to it, claims that the rioters represent mainstream Muslim views.

"The Muslim men and women (and yes, there are plenty of women) who support - whether actively or passively - the idea that blasphemers deserve to suffer punishment are not a fringe group. On the contrary, they represent the mainstream of contemporary Islam," she argues.

The "many Muslims and ex-Muslims" who "unambiguously condemn" the murders and riots "are marginalized and all too often indirectly held responsible for the very provocation."

But by Tuesday morning, on Twitter at least, far from being marginalized, those Muslims were relentlessly making fun of Newsweek and Ali.

One tweet showed the magazine cover doctored to make the rioting Muslim men look like glam rockers, replacing the headline with "Muslim Rave."

Remi Kanzai riffed on the same theme: "Just add nighttime & glow sticks. It goes from #MuslimRage to #MuslimRave."

Some of the more serious tweets dealt with the discrimination Muslims feel at airports: "When a 'female assist' is called before I even walk through the metal detector."

But many kept the mood light, complaining about work, family, Islamic restrictions on eating pork and drinking wine, or fasting during Ramadan.

"The Dark Knight Rises came out in Ramadan," one complained.

And some aimed their barbs directly at the writer of the provocative piece.

"Whaaaaat?!" Megh demanded. "Ayaan Hirsi Ali doesn't have an active Twitter account?!"

- Newsdesk editor, The CNN Wire

Filed under: Islam • Muslim • Religious violence

soundoff (869 Responses)
  1. Honey Badger Dont Care

    “When scientifically investigating the natural world, the only thing worse than a blind believer is a seeing denier.”
    ― Neil deGrasse Tyson, Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries

    September 18, 2012 at 9:20 am |
  2. AverageJoe76

    I don't know much about Islam, as I do Christianity, but I can say this: "If you use a reaon like God to justify harming people, then your reasoning is unjust".
    And if your not in a mood to make yourself understood without raising a hand, then you leave the rest of your fellow humans little choices on ways to deal with you. Everyone wants to be understood, it can be done with words or with swords. Blood is messy, and it stains. I don't like being around dead things. Killing would probably take something away from my enjoyment of eating. I'd rather be understood through words. And be given another day to marvel at the universe.

    September 18, 2012 at 9:15 am |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      If you are using a god for any reasoning, then your reasoning is not reasonable.

      September 18, 2012 at 10:49 am |
    • Canada

      Thank you Tom for the Bigoted reasoning of the Athiest religion.

      September 18, 2012 at 12:36 pm |
    • Kafir

      Atheism is a religion like "off" is a TV channel

      September 18, 2012 at 2:27 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Other One

      Thank you Canada for your incorrect use of the words religion and bigoted.

      September 18, 2012 at 2:30 pm |
  3. criminal naughty naive

    is that what the ultra satan(US) and your bibi baby killers(israhell) told to wright about hahaha then a terrible chance given to display your naivity and your ever-failing propaganda, posting about fu***g ayan hirsi will not make you smart may be she is looking to secure more dollars from your pay masters just to show some one has left islam then how much, even if you will pay 1.5 billion dollars to each individual muslim all over the world islam will stay and will continue to stay and it will wipe out all false religions from there it will bring solution to mankind and finally will stay untill the last day

    September 18, 2012 at 9:14 am |
    • Rational Libertarian

      The US isn't Ultra Satan.

      This is Ultra Satan.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29khjYTOLC8

      September 18, 2012 at 9:19 am |
    • William Demuth

      Huh?

      Is it something lost in translation, or is your post just nonesense?

      Look at the "progress" the Muslim religion has brought to the socities where it is dominant.

      They are third world hell holes filled with the most ignorant of all human beings

      Education brings enlightenment, the enemy of ALL religion.

      September 18, 2012 at 9:36 am |
    • NorthVanCan

      What is that, the worlds longest sentence? How ever rambling and incoherent.

      September 18, 2012 at 9:39 am |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      @ NorthVanCan
      The only surprising part of that was the lack of a BOOM at the end.

      September 18, 2012 at 10:50 am |
    • Free World

      Ha ha ha.. you are way to funny. Even more funny than you tube videos.

      September 18, 2012 at 5:12 pm |
  4. Rational Libertarian

    "What really enrages Muslims?"

    The truth.
    Free expression, definitely.
    Bacon sandwiches washed down with a cold one.
    Women and gays.
    The West.
    Zionists (I kind of agree with them there).
    Jews in general.

    I'm stuck. Can anybody think of anything else?

    September 18, 2012 at 8:59 am |
    • Tom, Tom, the Other One

      Other Muslims?

      September 18, 2012 at 9:00 am |
    • Rational Libertarian

      Good one. There probably isn't anything a Muslim hates more than another Muslim with mildly different beliefs.

      September 18, 2012 at 9:05 am |
    • William Demuth

      Solar Power?

      September 18, 2012 at 9:11 am |
    • Target

      What really enrages muslims is that the Western Culture is far superior to theirs while at the same time they have always been taught that Christians can never be more than their slaves.

      September 18, 2012 at 9:13 am |
    • William Demuth

      Prince Harry being so close, yet just out of reach

      September 18, 2012 at 9:13 am |
    • William Demuth

      The sanctions that ban the sale of Feminine Deoderant Spray?

      September 18, 2012 at 9:15 am |
    • William Demuth

      INDIA!!

      Boy do they REALLY hate Hindu's!

      September 18, 2012 at 9:17 am |
    • William Demuth

      That the Jews that run Hollywood cancelled Afghan Idol?

      September 18, 2012 at 9:18 am |
    • William Demuth

      That they are usually portrayed on TV by Latino's with bad skin rather than REAL Muslims

      September 18, 2012 at 9:20 am |
    • Rational Libertarian

      To be honest, seeing Harry get clipped would be funny.

      September 18, 2012 at 9:20 am |
    • William Demuth

      Rational Libertarian

      With someone catching Katherine's British Biscuits with a telephoto lens from a quarter of a mile, an assasination seems plausible

      Some Talibani can hit targets at twice that distance using 100 year old rifles.

      September 18, 2012 at 9:22 am |
    • Tom, Tom, the Other One

      Humor

      September 18, 2012 at 10:55 am |
    • badPolitx

      Woman's rights.

      September 18, 2012 at 3:31 pm |
    • Free World

      Anything and anyone that is not them, their laws, their belief's

      September 18, 2012 at 5:18 pm |
  5. Target

    So the bad muslims kill because of a video and the "good" muslims ridicule the critics of the bad ones? Sure Mr Greene...

    I have to hear a civilized muslim reaction yet.

    September 18, 2012 at 8:58 am |
  6. William Demuth

    Humor sets us free

    Expose the stupidity for ALL the cults with humor, and just perhaps we can avoid killing each other

    The whole righteous indignation routine loses credibility when you recognize the total absurdity of these stone age belief systems.

    These groups are basically just glorified street gangs, fighting for power using turf and respect as justification for their lunacies

    Ban their symbols, identify and imprison or kill the leaders, and begin an educational program to educate children and the weak minded of the threat to modernity and civilization these simpletons represent

    September 18, 2012 at 8:56 am |
  7. Name*jsy

    Didn't her friend Van Gough was murdered by a Muslim b/c of a film he made?

    September 18, 2012 at 8:52 am |
    • Sam

      Yes, but that doesn't fit with CNN's narrative that Islam is a religion of peace and that Muslims are as civilized as the rest of us.

      September 18, 2012 at 4:06 pm |
  8. Dr. Santosh Rai

    Radical Islam is against Human Race & Humanity ! We should debate on it where they are right or wrong !Too much Radicalism is not good for any community.

    Dr. Santosh Rai, President-Central High Power Committee, "AKHIL BHARAT HINDU MAHASABHA" ,New Delhi(India).

    September 18, 2012 at 8:45 am |
  9. mauran

    Growing Islamic migration threat to Europe and west. Islam doesn't allow tolerance. ISLAM IS EVIL AND INHUMAN. !

    September 18, 2012 at 8:32 am |
  10. mauran

    Growing Islamic migration threat to its culture and security. Islam doesn't allow tolerance. Islam is evil and inhuman. !!

    September 18, 2012 at 8:01 am |
    • Bernice

      mauran
      Growing Islamic migration threat to its culture and security. Islam doesn't allow tolerance. Islam is evil and inhuman. !!
      _______________________________________________________________________________

      Is that before or *after* (so called Christian) western Governments interfered in, and attacked the Middle East in order to control its oil??

      How about reading up on the Shah of Iran (CIA puppet) and how *friendly* the CIA was with Saddam Hussein in the 1980s 😉 might explain *some* of the anger Muslims feel.

      I'm a *former* Catholic who tired of religious hypocrisy.

      September 18, 2012 at 8:30 am |
    • Tom, Tom, the Other One

      Islam is not at all out of character with human nature. Don't imagine that when people find Islam useful to justify all kinds of evil that it is uniquely suited to that. Religion captures the best and worst of people – bounded only by their imaginations. Genocide, murder, rape, incest can all find support in the religions people follow and raise their children on.

      September 18, 2012 at 8:31 am |
    • I know

      You are totaly right Mauran, it is evil ; not because it is just another religion I mean the person can worship a milk carton if he likes, but the problem with Islam is that it provokes hatred and fascism , murder and inhumanely acts; it asks for killing others from other faiths except christian where it give them to live but under humiliation and as long as they pay their dues; what is expected from a followers of a profit the tortured a group of men by cutting their hand legs and poking their eyes then leaving them to die in the desert????? Please note that this is all based on Quran and the Life "Sirah" of Mohammed.

      September 18, 2012 at 9:43 am |
    • Irrational Exuberance

      Bernice
      "Is that before or *after* ... western Governments interfered in, and attacked the Middle East in order to control its oil??"

      Before.
      The foundation of Islam is war and subjugation of those who profess differing beliefs. So the migration of such believers is a danger to others.
      By their own works, which long predates any need for oil from the region they hail from, they made known their tolerance is of questionable reliability and only if they feel sufficiently empowered to rule over all others.
      You should read their Qu'ran and hadith sometime, although not to children, it really isn't appropriate for them.

      September 18, 2012 at 10:21 am |
    • Bernice

      Irrational Exuberance
      Bernice
      "Is that before or *after* ... western Governments interfered in, and attacked the Middle East in order to control its oil??"

      Before.
      The foundation of Islam is war and subjugation of those who profess differing beliefs. So the migration of such believers is a danger to others.
      By their own works, which long predates any need for oil from the region they hail from, they made known their tolerance is of questionable reliability and only if they feel sufficiently empowered to rule over all others.
      You should read their Qu'ran and hadith sometime, although not to children, it really isn't appropriate for them.
      -------------------------------------

      How convenient that you have overlooked The *Bloody* Christian Crusades 😉 Crimes of Christianity: .ftarchives.net/foote/crimes/contents.htm#contents

      I I have no interest, nor do my *adult* children, in *organized* religion. It is simply a way to control large groups of easily imanipulated sheeple. No where in the Bible does it say you can *only* believe in God if you attend church/mosque/synagogue/temple.

      September 18, 2012 at 11:17 am |
    • Jeff Williams

      """How convenient that you have overlooked The *Bloody* Christian Crusades"""

      Well, now that you mention it, that was a prime example of the evils of both Christianity AND Islam.

      But let's not stray from the subject at hand. Muslims provided the catalyst for the Crusades through their land grabs and aggression against Christian pilgrims and holy sites.

      Two ignorant religions duking it out over centuries. Neither can claim the higher moral ground.

      September 18, 2012 at 1:34 pm |
    • Sam

      Bernice: the sad truth is that the only time in the history of Islam that it has demonstrated even a shred of tolerance for non-Muslims is when Muslims nations were under European colonial control...I know, I'm a Copt. Go blubber about the evils of the West some place else.

      September 18, 2012 at 4:08 pm |
    • Irrational Exuberance

      Overlooked the Crusades, where did your deluded mind dig up that nugget of feces?
      I suggest rechecking your calendar.
      Islam was slaughtering along its merry little way for hundreds of years before the crusades.

      Two easy examples. Invasions of Spain about 711 and southern Italy 820 or so.

      The first of the crusades was around 1000CE,

      September 18, 2012 at 5:35 pm |
  11. Reality

    Enraging Muslims et al goes way back:

    "The Two Universal Sects

    They all err—Moslems, Jews,

    Christians, and Zoroastrians:

    Humanity follows two world-wide sects:

    One, man intelligent without religion,

    The second, religious without intellect. "

    Al-Ma'arri

    "Abul ʿAla Al-Maʿarri (Arabic أبو العلاء المعري Abū al-ʿAlāʾ al-Maʿarrī, full name أبو العلاء أحمد بن عبد الله بن سليمان التنوخي المعري Abū al-ʿAlāʾ Aḥmad ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn Sulaimān al-Tanūẖī al-Maʿarrī, born AD 973 / AH 363, died AD 1058 / AH 449)
    was a blind Arab philosopher, poet and writer.[1][2] He was a controversial rationalist of his time, attacking the dogmas of religion and rejecting the claim that Islam possessed any monopoly on truth."

    Read more: http://www.answers.com/topic/resalat-al-ghufran#ixzz1lI6DuZmZ

    September 18, 2012 at 7:56 am |
    • Reality

      Translation done at Google Translate:

      "الطائفتين العالمي

      أنها تخطئ-المسلمين كافة، واليهود،

      المسيحيين، والزرادشتيين:

      2 التالي الإنسانية في جميع أنحاء العالم المذاهب:

      واحد، رجل ذكي دون دين،

      الثاني والدينية دون الفكر. "

      September 18, 2012 at 7:57 am |
  12. saeed

    yeah Allah will surely rescue us coz he keeps his word.this world is a time given to you so that you may return to straight path
    that leads to real success.plz plz do study islam and have basic knowledge of it.the facts you people are saying have no connection with islam.dont believe on manipulated facts and figures..above all time has to decide who 's right.

    September 18, 2012 at 7:51 am |
    • Reality

      After reviewing Islam:

      From the studies of Armstrong, Rushdie, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Richardson and Bayhaqi----–

      The Five Steps To Deprogram 1400 Years of Islamic Myths:

      ( –The Steps take less than two minutes to finish- simply amazing, two minutes to bring peace and rationality to over one billion lost souls- Priceless!!!)

      Are you ready?

      Using "The 77 Branches of Islamic "faith" a collection compiled by Imam Bayhaqi as a starting point. In it, he explains the essential virtues that reflect true "faith" (iman) through related Qur’anic verses and Prophetic sayings." i.e. a nice summary of the Koran and Islamic beliefs.

      The First Five of the 77 Branches:

      "1. Belief in Allah"

      aka as God, Yahweh, Zeus, Jehovah, Mother Nature, etc. should be added to your self-cleansing neurons.

      "2. To believe that everything other than Allah was non-existent. Thereafter, Allah Most High created these things and subsequently they came into existence."

      Evolution and the Big Bang or the "Gi-b G-nab" (when the universe starts to recycle) are more plausible and the "akas" for Allah should be included if you continue to be a "crea-tionist".

      "3. To believe in the existence of angels."

      A major item for neuron cleansing. Angels/de-vils are the mythical creations of ancient civilizations, e.g. Hitt-ites, to explain/define natural events, contacts with their gods, big birds, sudden winds, protectors during the dark nights, etc. No "pretty/ug-ly wingy thingies" ever visited or talked to Mohammed, Jesus, Mary or Joseph or Joe Smith. Today we would classify angels as f–airies and "tin–ker be-lls". Modern de-vils are classified as the de-mons of the de-mented.

      "4. To believe that all the heavenly books that were sent to the different prophets are true. However, apart from the Quran, all other books are not valid anymore."

      Another major item to delete. There are no books written in the spirit state of Heaven (if there is one) just as there are no angels to write/publish/distribute them. The Koran, OT, NT etc. are simply books written by humans for humans.

      Prophets were invented by ancient scribes typically to keep the un-educated masses in line. Today we call them for-tune tellers.

      Prophecies are also invali-dated by the natural/God/Allah gifts of Free Will and Future.

      "5. To believe that all the prophets are true. However, we are commanded to follow the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings
      be upon him) alone."

      Mohammed spent thirty days "fasting" (the Ramadan legend) in a hot cave before his first contact with Allah aka God etc. via a "pretty wingy thingy". Common sense demands a neuron deletion of #5. #5 is also the major source of Islamic vi-olence i.e. turning Mohammed's "fast, hunger-driven" hallu-cinations into horrible reality for unbelievers.

      Walk these Five Steps and we guarantee a complete recovery from your Islamic ways!!!!

      Unfortunately, there are not many Muslim commentators/readers on this blog so the "two-minute" cure is not getting to those who need it. If you have a Muslim friend, send him a copy and help save the world.

      Analogous steps are available at your request for deprogramming the myths of Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism and Paganism..

      September 18, 2012 at 7:59 am |
    • jabberwaki

      @saeed I believe what I see. Muslims killing each other no matter how vulnerable they are. Muslims treating their women like slaves and making them dress in a way that is foolish. Muslims hating jews, christians, freedom, progress and education. I don't need to read the quoran all I need to do is witness their followers. You and your people need to change.

      September 18, 2012 at 10:00 am |
  13. Thin Bill

    Mirosal Say

    "You are using a book of prophecy to CONFRIM something that hasn't happened yet, and never will. That's beyond asinine. If you think that big book of fairy tales is the word of a "god", then it is YOU who is deceived. Tell your "god" to come get me, I'm right here. I fear no god, I fear no devil. It's rather difficult to be afraid of something that doesn't exist."
    ------------–

    In God's time, not yours will you receive what you deserve.

    September 18, 2012 at 7:47 am |
    • religion; a way to control the weak minded

      "In God's time, not yours will you receive what you deserve."

      Scary, did you come up with that all by yourself or did you pick that from the book you claim is the word of god, yet is just the words of mere mortals, then edited by more mortals?

      September 18, 2012 at 7:50 am |
    • Mirosal

      Oh no, I've received an empty threat from someone who believes in invisible beings in the sky watching us judging us demanding we praise honor worship and obey it!! Whatever shall I do now?? Guess I better fall in line and do what Bill wants, because he KNOWS "god"... I guess "god" speaks through Bill and bill knows all. Bill do yourself a favor, go ahead read your bible, then read the other myths that predate your precious little book. Find out just how similar those myths are compared to your book. You'd be very suprised at how many look-alikes and mirror images of those myths are in your book. You know the myths aren't true, so why would you trust a rewrite of them as well?

      September 18, 2012 at 8:39 am |
    • Tom, Tom, the Other One

      "In God's time, not yours will you receive what you deserve." Belongs in a fortune cookie.

      September 18, 2012 at 8:41 am |
    • tuvia suks

      @thin bill. You may be 'thin', bill, but you sure are thick"-headed when you make your silly threats that god's gonna get us.

      September 18, 2012 at 9:09 am |
  14. ken

    my God is powerful enough to punish those who go against him by causing bad things to happen to you...their god must be pretty weak if he needs others to kill innocent people who did absolutly nothing to them, and in most cases, could care less what you believe in....I may be mis-informed...but if they can't go to heaven if they touch PORK.....i HAVE A SOLUTION FOR THE BOMBERS...after the explosion...collect all their GUTS and pack them in a barrell of pig lard and ship their sorry A- home to dear old mom. I will buy the first barrel of lard.... Oh! but that would dis-respect them. A religeon that kills innocents or ANYONE in the name of God...deserves NO RESPECT....

    September 18, 2012 at 7:45 am |
    • WASP

      @ken: i agree seeing ALL religion has been murderous throughout history NONE of them deserve respect. see how easy it is to agree with an atheist? lol.

      September 18, 2012 at 8:02 am |
    • Ting

      'my God is powerful enough to punish those who go against him'

      So I assume you oppose the death penalty? Most religious folks are pro-death penalty. Why is that, if your god is all powerful and in charge?

      September 18, 2012 at 8:08 am |
    • tuvia suks

      Actually, ken, your god is about as powerful as a fart in a wet bathing suit. All it does is stink...and he stinks at wht he is supposed to be doing.

      September 18, 2012 at 9:14 am |
  15. Otis

    Dear 'An Idea'. I guess your thoughts and words reflect the superiority of your Judeo-Christian religion and mirror you own personal inner beauty, although much the failings you attribute to camel-fvcking pedophiles also flourish in our own society which boasts the world's most numereous, the most populous, the cruelest, and the most inhumane prisons. You're out of control, and one acronym comes to my mind to describe people like you is "Y U C K I E" (Young, Uncle-fcvking, Cvcksmith, Kookies).

    September 18, 2012 at 7:45 am |
  16. Reality

    More about/from Ayaan Ali Hirsi:

    o Islam gives women almost no rights and treats them like fodder for the male species as so bluntly noted by Ayaan Hirsi Ali in her autobiography, Infidel.

    "Thus begins the extraordinary story of a woman born into a family of desert nomads, circu-mcised as a child, educated by radical imams in Kenya and Saudi Arabia, taught to believe that if she uncovered her hair, terrible tragedies would ensue. It's a story that, with a few different twists, really could have led to a wretched life and a lonely death, as her grandmother warned. But instead, Hi-rsi Ali escaped – and transformed herself into an internationally renowned spokeswoman for the rights of Muslim women."

    ref: Washington Post book review.

    some excerpts:

    "Some of the Saudi women in our neighborhood were regularly be-aten by their husbands. You could hear them at night. Their scre-ams resounded across the courtyards. "No! Please! By Allah!"

    "The Pakistanis were Muslims but they too had cas-tes. The Untou-chable girls, both Indian and Pakistani were darker skin. The others would not play with them because they were unt-ouchable. We thought that was funny because of course they were tou-chable: we to-uched them see? but also hor-rifying to think of yourself as un-touchable, des-picable to the human race."

    "Between October 2004 and May 2005, eleven Muslim girls were ki-lled by their families in just two regions (there are 20 regions in Holland). After that, people stopped telling me I was exa-ggerating."

    "The kind on thinking I saw in Saudi Arabia and among the Brotherhood of Kenya and Som-alia, is incompatible with human rights and liberal values. It preserves the feu-dal mind-set based on tr-ibal concepts of honor and shame. It rests on self-deception, hypro-cricy, and double standards. It relies on the technologial advances of the West while pretending to ignore their origin in Western thinking. This mind-set makes the transition to modernity very painful for all who practice Islam".

    September 18, 2012 at 7:39 am |
    • Kasandra

      It's amazing that in the chapter of the Qur'an called the men there are only 6 verses, but in the chapter called the women there are 176 verses explaining the rights that women have as well as how women are to be treated with love and respect. The Prophet himself stated " The best of you are the ones who respect and love your women" People really need to learn the difference between culturally taught things and religious beliefs. Christianity teaches " thou shalt not kill" But how many Christians kill?

      September 18, 2012 at 1:48 pm |
    • Reality

      More on the treatment of females in Islam:

      Islam’s widespread practice of amputating the cli-to-ris and sometimes part or even all of the vul-va from the ge-n-ita-lia of Muslim women, affirmed in a had-ith by Mohammed himself, most likely also traces back to the founder’s deliberate abuse of se-x to lure pagan males into his cu-lt. The more the male s-ex drive is purposefully aro-used, the more the female s-ex urge may have to be proportionately suppressed, lest org-iastic he-ll begin to spread.

      Consider then what frequently happens when even a modestly clothed young Western woman walks alone in broad daylight down a street in, for example, a non-Westernized area of a city in Pakistan. Muslim men around her can see her face, hair and neck—maybe even her ankles. Some of them perceive that much exposure as intent on her part to a-rouse them. The fact that she is not accompanied by a male relative confirms their susp-icions. Knowing that she, a Western woman, has not been subjected to that cruel amputation which Islam forces upon millions of Muslim women, some males may even imagine that she must feel s-exual desire for them.

      They tend also to perceive themselves as not responsible to exercise decent social restraint. Rather she is responsible not to tempt them! Whatever lewd thing Muslim men around her say, do or feel as a result is regarded as her fault alone. . . .
      During a major upheaval in Indonesia in the late 1990s, s-ex-crazed Muslim men gang-ra-ped dozens of Chinese women in shops, homes and even in the streets, shouting in Arabic, “Allahu Akbar!” (God is great!)*

      *http://www.colorq.org/humanrights/Indonesia/Jakarta.htm

      "The Two Universal Sects

      They all err—Moslems, Jews,
      Christians, and Zoroastrians:

      Humanity follows two world-wide sects:

      One, man intelligent without religion,

      The second, religious without intellect. "

      Al-Ma'arri- 1000 AD/CE

      September 18, 2012 at 3:19 pm |
  17. AvdBerg

    The latest outrage by Muslims has nothing to do with the anti-Islam film but rather the unrest and attacks on US Embassies is a culmination of the rising tensions and deep-rooted hatred amongst civilizations in a divided world (Matthew 12:25,26).
    For a better understanding of the history of Islam and the Middle East we invite you to read the articles ‘World History and Developments in the Middle East’, ‘Clash of Civilizations’ and ‘CNN Belief Blog – Sign of the Times’, listed on our website http://www.aworlddeceived.ca

    All of the other pages and articles listed on our website explain how and by whom this whole world has been deceived as confirmed in Revelation 12:9.

    September 18, 2012 at 7:27 am |
    • Mirosal

      You are using a book of prophecy to CONFRIM something that hasn't happened yet, and never will. That's beyond asinine. If you think that big book of fairy tales is the word of a "god", then it is YOU who is deceived. Tell your "god" to come get me, I'm right here. I fear no god, I fear no devil. It's rather difficult to be afraid of something that doesn't exist.

      September 18, 2012 at 7:33 am |
    • WASP

      @avg: really when are you religion peddlers going to learn that your bible means nothing to anyone else but you. if you have a point use facts and observible information, not a myth that only you and your ilk buy into.

      September 18, 2012 at 7:43 am |
    • Thin Bill

      SPAMMER!

      September 18, 2012 at 7:45 am |
    • tuvia suks

      Ahhh yes. Revelation. The first recorded piece of writing, that depicts a bad trip, on some really bad hallucinogenic.

      September 18, 2012 at 9:17 am |
  18. jabberwaki

    Muslim: Why does Allah need their help to avenge those who do not believe? Is Allah weak? Can he not penetrate the souls of those he wishes for his own? He is a god of evil and of war and so are his followers. Faith by the sword. Christians: Faith by the Word. Our god died for us, loved us, reconcilled us back to the father. Their god kills the innocent and makes them behave like lunatics. They destroy the world and its people. Our god, Jesus, seeks to love and care. What a difference a god makes.

    September 18, 2012 at 7:24 am |
    • Mirosal

      You do realize that the Muslim god and YOUR god are the SAME damn thing, right?

      September 18, 2012 at 7:34 am |
    • Thin Bill

      The next Holy War is just beginning. This one will end quickly once the good guys take the gloves off and reduce a few of these muslim nations to rubble & ashes.

      September 18, 2012 at 7:42 am |
    • PerceivedReality

      Mirosal,
      No they are not. Mo spoke to "Gabriel" who was more than likely Satan. If you read the Koran, Hadith and Suras you will see a huge difference in the god of the Muslims and the God of Christians and Jews.

      September 18, 2012 at 8:42 am |
    • tuvia suks

      Well your name suits you, as you just spoke in jabberish. Which god is better?Really? get real you god is just as weak and phony as any other gods out there.

      September 18, 2012 at 9:21 am |
    • Madtown

      "Our" God? "Their" God? How 'bout, there's just "God"? Different cultures put different names on God, but it's just a point of reference. No culture/religion has the "right" answers about the nature of God. We're all in the same boat. Religion divides, it doesn't unite.

      September 18, 2012 at 9:38 am |
    • PerceivedReality

      Tuvia,
      There is only one God, the God of the Jews and Christians, in time even you will come to know this. In the meantime go back to watching south park.

      September 18, 2012 at 11:14 am |
    • Jeff Williams

      They're not the same god. But the Christian concept of god is similar, and Christians very often take things into their own hands when their god doesn't appear to be helping them.

      September 18, 2012 at 1:39 pm |
  19. Raj

    It's all fun and games when you are burning embassies and killing diplomats but when the drones are bombing your cities and troops kick down your doors to arrest your "hilarious" relatives with the suicide vests, then all the snide remarks suddenly disappear!!

    I wonder how funny the US Ambassador's family to Libya found it when he was killed! Muslim Rage is a small price to pay for what is essentially an act of war against the US by Libya.

    September 18, 2012 at 7:14 am |
  20. An idea...

    How about a new article on the opposite side... things Muslims to to enrage the rest of the world's socities? Like hijacking planeloads of INNOCENT people .. killing foreign dignitaries who were actively reaching out to their local communities and governments.... suicide bombings of people who never did a thing to them... prasing a pedo-phile who marries nine year old girls. Fvck a bunch of sand-eating, camel-fvcking pedo-phile worshiping uneducated idiots who fall for a Jedi mind trick (what religion really is, and it works on the weak-minded) Yes my comments are stereotypical, and I don't care. They do nothing to shake the stereotype, and until they do, nothing will change.

    September 18, 2012 at 6:42 am |
    • Anonymous

      No, your "idea" is lacking. To be a Muslim is to be a slave to Allah. Ok, then, let's treat them as such. Round them all up, and then turn them into real slaves. Bring them to America, and give them away to African-American familes to own outright. They'll have no rights and no pay as slaves once did. When they get out of line, they can be whipped, which is a perfectly acceptable punishment under their "religious law". Let's see "allah" rescue them

      September 18, 2012 at 6:54 am |
    • PerceivedReality

      An idea,
      I believe in the Bible and do not think I am weak minded. I think that pehaps you are weak minded because the only things you believe in are what can be perceived. If you consider that perhaps our 5 senses and our intellect may not be able to detect all that the universe and beyond contain than maybe you will understand that you may be weak minded. We humans may be privy to only 1% of the universe, I find the words in the Bible to be full of truth, if that is being weak minded, than so be it.

      September 18, 2012 at 8:50 am |
    • An idea...

      Yes, you are weak minded. You are willing to believe things without ANY evidence, and then live your life by it. If you don't believe in the other 10,000 gods before yours came around, why would you believe in yours? See, you're an Atheist as well, but I just believe in one less god than you do. I can appreciate the vastness of the universe.. 28 billion light years across that we know of so far. And I hold it in wonder and awe. That doesn't mean that any "god" created it, and little by little we are finding out more about it, and its origins, WITH proper evidence to back it up. You claim "god" created it.. ok then, show us. It's just that simple of a question, so it should be just that simple of an answer, right?

      September 18, 2012 at 8:56 am |
    • tuvia suks

      Percieved Reality shows that his perception stems only from a mythical book of fairy-tales. While there may be 'some' historical content, there is no evidence for a god, or jeebus for that matter. It's called a distortion of reality, percieved.

      September 18, 2012 at 9:29 am |
    • PerceivedReality

      I find it amazing that a book written 2000 years ago so accurately describes the plight of modern humans. You say that science describes the universe well, but it cannot even describe basic things like the nature of matter.

      You may wish to consider broadening your narrow view. http://www.godandscience.org

      As for the "ten thousand" other gods, they are all weakly developed characters with little truth to be discerned, obvious fabrications of imagination.

      September 18, 2012 at 11:24 am |
    • Jeff Williams

      """I find it amazing that a book written 2000 years ago so accurately describes the plight of modern humans."""

      No, what's amazing is that you believe this tripe. Human nature hasn't changed much in thousands of years, so it's only natural you would see some of this reflected in early writings. Doesn't make it "holy".

      """You say that science describes the universe well, but it cannot even describe basic things like the nature of matter."""

      Get your education on matter from the bible if you must, just keep your hands off public schools so children will learn something useful.

      """As for the "ten thousand" other gods, they are all weakly developed characters with little truth to be discerned, obvious fabrications of imagination."""

      You understand that early people had as much faith in these earlier gods as you do in yours, right?

      All those absurd beliefs held by others. Easy to laugh at them.

      Yet you maintain your own absurd beliefs without question. Beliefs taught to you as a child. Beliefs never questioned even when confronted with conflicting evidence. There's a fine line between being stubborn and being stupid.

      September 18, 2012 at 1:47 pm |
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