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May 20, 2004

Good Point

By the Beard of the Prophet! Who let this foolish woman out of the house in the first place?

In the days following September 11, Muslim spokespeople mouthed the mantra that the Koran makes it absolutely clear when jihad can and can't be pursued, and the terrorists unquestionably crossed the line. To quote a Muslim American scholar who typified this perspective, Allah "says in unequivocal terms that to kill an innocent being is like killing entire humanity."
Wishful whitewashing. The Koran verse that's cited as "unequivocal" actually bestows wiggle room. Here's how it fully reads: "We laid it down for the Israelites," meaning those who believe in one God, "that whoever killed a human being, except as punishment for murder or other villainy in the land, shall be regarded as having killed all mankind." Sadly, the clause starting with "except" can be deployed by militant Muslims to fuel their jihads. That's precisely how Nicholas Berg's executioners justified their travesty.
Which means religion is no innocent bystander in the violence perpetrated by Muslims. Just as moderate Christians and Jews acknowledge the nasty side of their holy texts, modern Muslims ought to come clean about how our sacred script informs terror. One can argue that certain passages are being politically exploited--and, indeed, they are. The point is, however, that they couldn't be exploited if they didn't exist.

Shameful. Ms. Manji undoubtedly unveils her ankles to the gaze of lustful men as well. This is a prime example of why Allah never intended for women to read and write...

- Cassandra

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If I remember right, Ms. Manji let herself out of the house. She likes to think for herself and does not seem to be bashful about letting people know just what is on her intelligent mind.

She is either foolhardy or very brave. I would guess very brave. Since there must be numerous jihadis looking to silence her forever.

Posted by: Dark Riders at May 20, 2004 10:28:20 AM

If she is the same woman I saw on TV a while back, she's received several death threats. I was quite impressed with her.

A woman of consequence.

Posted by: Cassandra at May 20, 2004 10:38:32 AM

D**n wimmen! Next thing you know they'll be wanting the vote!

And be allowed to drive to! Then we'll have massive acts of farding being perpetrated all over the Middle East!

That was farDing! To fard: the act of applying make up while driving!

RUH-ROH!

Posted by: JarheadDad at May 20, 2004 10:40:47 AM

Here here honey. I know you had a hard day fighting jihadists and receiving death threats for proclaiming your equal rights. I feel for you. Really. Is dinner ready?

Posted by: KJ at May 20, 2004 2:34:04 PM

WHAT THE HECK IS WRONG WITH APPLYING MAKEUP WHILE DRIVING?

I did it all the time while doing 65 on the Capitol beltway. Of course one must observe the extra-cars lengths rule - if applying lipgloss with the pinkie finger, no extra car lengths are required. Curling the eyelashes requires a min of 2 extra car lengths between you and the car in front, no squinting and you have to keep the other eye open. Mascara, on the other hand, is not to be done on the beltway.

One must exercise a modicum of common sense :)

KJ.... oh nevermind.

Posted by: Dominique Villepin at May 20, 2004 2:39:49 PM

Whoops! Well, I was going to edit that last comment and change the posting name, but it's funnier this way.

Posted by: Cassandra at May 20, 2004 2:40:51 PM

KJ, you should know she's also a declared lesbian.

That's added more than a few extra death threats to the growing tally.

Posted by: recon at May 20, 2004 3:29:23 PM

OK, so she is the one I saw on TV a while ago then.

Posted by: Cassandra at May 20, 2004 4:11:14 PM

recon,

How many lesbians can you bring across the border before you have to declare them?

Posted by: KJ at May 21, 2004 12:06:01 PM

I do not apply makeup while I drive. I sit in the back of the limo and hit the driver with the Bible if he swerves or hits a bump while I apply my makeup. Some days it has been so bad that I ended up looking like Bill.

Posted by: Hillary, aka the Wicked Witch of the East at May 22, 2004 6:50:59 AM

I do not apply makeup while I drive. I sit in the back of the limo and hit the driver with the Bible if he swerves or hits a bump while I apply my makeup. Some days it has been so bad that I ended up looking like Bill.

Posted by: Hillary, aka the Wicked Witch of the East at May 22, 2004 6:51:27 AM

Okay, once again Jet Noise has kept me thinking. I went to Irshad's site. Very thought provoking. Once again, you have broadened my mind.

Thanks again, Cass. I do believe that the internet for me is a much better investment than the Family Worship Center being wired to CNN.

Posted by: La Femme Crickita at May 22, 2004 7:18:36 AM

KJ,
It IS early this am. I had to re read your post three times before I got it. Then I howled with laughter.

Someone delete Hillary. She posted twice, the snarky thing!

Posted by: La Femme Crickita at May 22, 2004 7:21:53 AM