Islam: Theology & Culture

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  1. INT21

    INT21 Justified & Ancient

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    swifty,

    ..2: The day after 9/11 in Burton On Trent, some (again) some little Muslim kids excitedly running up to me and asking me what I thought about "King Obama" .. I just answered with "I don't know, I've never met him" and that seemed to satisfy them enough..

    I don't get this.

    George W Bush was president then. how does Obama fit in ?

    INT21
     
  2. Vardoger

    Vardoger Skeptical by nature

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    Well, that's strange, almost fortean. I searched Google before 01.01.2002. Found nothing.
     
  3. ramonmercado

    ramonmercado CyberPunk

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    Kid had a lisp!
     
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    David Plankton Justified & Ancient

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    Spelling mistake. He mixed up Obama with Osama.
     
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  5. INT21

    INT21 Justified & Ancient

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    Ok. I get it;I think.

    So it should read 'what I thought about "F***ing OSama"

    INT21
     
  6. Vardoger

    Vardoger Skeptical by nature

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    That's the most reasonable explanation.
     
  7. INT21

    INT21 Justified & Ancient

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    Vardogger,

    Fortean indeed.

    Obama wasn't really on the scene then. Maybe the kid was seeing into the future.

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  8. Swifty

    Swifty The Great Glass Elevator

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    Osama was being touted as the leader, the culprit for the plane attacks on 9/ll at that time and some people still think he was responsible .. and yes, I probably did right Obama by mistake .. I haven't met Obama either btw.
     
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  9. ramonmercado

    ramonmercado CyberPunk

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    Published on Mar 19, 2017

    Blasphemy should be celebrated, not prosecuted

    Bread and Roses TV with Maryam Namazie and Fariborz Pooya
    Interview with Sadia Hameed, Co-Founder of Critical Sisters
    News analysis: Pakistan's request from Facebook and Twitter to identify those suspected of blasphemy and BBC Asian Network's legitimisation of punishment for blasphemy
    Insane Fatwa: The all-men Qassim Girls Council in Saudi Arabia
    Slice of Life: 16 year old Nadia Afrin pledges to keep singing despite fatwa (We do not hold copyright to Nadia Afrin's song but broadcasting short clip for educational purposes)
    Translation: Cyrus Basham
    Subtitles: Bahram M.

    SUPPORT BREAD AND ROSES WITH AS LITTLE AS $1 A WEEK:
    به برنامه نان و گل سرخ کمک مالى هفتگى کنيد براى فقط ىک دلار در هفته
    https://www.patreon.com/BreadandRosesTV
    You can also donate to the programme via Paypal
    مى توانيد از طريق پى پل هم به برنامه كمك مالى كنيد
    https://tinyurl.com/h84whyw
     
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    ramonmercado CyberPunk

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    Muslim viewers watching Islamic television expect imams, prayers and religious guidance not hardcore pornography.

    Yet shocked onlookers last week witnessed full-frontal nudity and explicit sexual acts on a lunchtime programme.

    Privately run Touba TV blamed the ‘criminal act’, which lasted 20 minutes, on a ‘Satanic trick designed to undermine a channel.’

    Broadcast on Wednesday during the lunch hour, the Taxiru Juma show was interrupted with porn.

    Senegal is a deeply Muslim country with more than 90% of the population subscribing to Islam. ...



    Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2017/03/26/tv-st...tead-of-islamic-sermon-6534786/#ixzz4cSozMRwH

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  11. Quake42

    Quake42 Warrior Princess

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    A short video of Iran in the 70s, and what happened to those smiling women in jeans and swimsuits.



    A cautionary tale. Progress isn't inevitable.
     
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  12. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    They looked so westernised back then. Sad to see how far they've fallen.
     
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    Coming soon to Paris, Berlin, London.
     
  14. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    sherbetbizarre Special Branch

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    Lol, how the hell do you get through the day without combusting?
     
  16. Ulalume

    Ulalume tart of darkness

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    Have you read the graphic novel Persepolis? It's about the author's childhood during and after the Islamic revolution. She herself ended up moving to France.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persepolis_(comics)
     
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    GNC King-Sized Canary

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    Haven't read the book, but I did see the film of Persepolis and it was fantastic. Recommended if you couldn't get your hands on the comic. Perceptive, funny and eye-opening.
     
  18. Vardoger

    Vardoger Skeptical by nature

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    Marvel fires artist Ardian Syaf over religious references in X-Men comic book
    FROM THE TOPICENTERTAINMENT

    12/04/17


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    Marvel has sacked X-Men artist Ardian Syaf after he hid religious references in a current issue of the comic.

    The publisher says that Ardian's contract has been "terminated immediately" but that his work will still be seen on shelves.

    Issues two and three of X-Men: Gold, where he was the lead artist, have already been sent to print.

    Ardian referenced a verse from the Koran and the date of a Jakarta protest in the first issue of the comic.

    He also drew X-Men leader Kitty Pryde, a Jewish character, in front of a jewellery store with only the first three letters of the word clearly visible.

    Comic books have 'problem with diversity'
    Indonesian artist Ardian claims he only used the Koran references out of "Love to Allah" and stated that "my career is over now".

    "It's the consequence what I did, and I take it," he wrote on Facebook.

    "Please no more mockery, debate, no more hate.

    "In this last chance, I want to tell you the true meaning of the numbers, 212 and QS 5:51.

    "It is number of JUSTICE. It is number of LOVE. My love to Holy Qur'an... my love to the last prophet, the Messenger... my love to ALLAH, The One God."

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/artic...over-religious-references-in-x-men-comic-book
     
  19. OneWingedBird

    OneWingedBird Beloved of Ra

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  20. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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  21. Xanatic*

    Xanatic* Justified & Ancient

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    I went to tbe March For Science in Copenhagen yesterday. Despite Copenhagen being a "diverse" city, I don't think I saw anyone muslim-looking at the march. I wonder what that means.
     
  22. eburacum

    eburacum Papo-furado

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    Here's my daughter next to Peter Capaldi and some of her co-workers on the March in London. Still plenty of diversity in the UK, thank fuck.
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    Oh good, you can see him too.
     
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    Vardoger Skeptical by nature

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    Chitral: Imam saves man accused of blasphemy from enraged mob
    April 21, 2017

    By: Samaa Web Desk

    Published in Pakistan

    CHITRAL: A man accused of blasphemy was beaten up inside a mosque by a charged-up mob after Friday prayers before the imam saved his life and handed him over to the police.

    According to reports, a man allegedly made 'blasphemous remarks' inside a mosque after Friday prayers. This enraged the people gathered for prayer who started beating him up.

    Fearing for the man's life, the prayer leader came to the man's rescue and saved him from the angry worshippers. The imam of the mosque handed him over to authorities at a local police station.

    A First Information Report (FIR) was registered against the man for committing blasphemy. According to a report, the police were ascertaining the man's mental health. The mob reached the police station and demanded from authorities that they hand over the suspect.

    More at https://www.samaa.tv/pakistan/2017/04/chitral-imam-saves-man-accused-of-blasphemy-from-enraged-mob/
     
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  26. Swifty

    Swifty The Great Glass Elevator

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    Allan's Snack Bar - the remix

     
  27. Yithian

    Yithian Incredulous Staff Member

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    That is not likely to aid the debate.
    Too many exploding Muslims.
     
  28. Vardoger

    Vardoger Skeptical by nature

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    Those muslims dancing in a circle are Sufi muslims.

     
  29. Swifty

    Swifty The Great Glass Elevator

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    .. and good luck to them. I've seen that dancing in a circle vid before and didn't realise they were Sufi muslims .. I'll have to google Sufi muslims now ..
     
  30. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    They're the most peaceful Muslims. Persecuted by all the other Muslims.
     
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