Monday, December 3, 2007

Ian O'Doherty shows intolerance toward Islam

Fatwa coming, no?:

I am Islamophobic in the sense that I'm phobic towards the notion of treating women as third-class citizens, flogging people and killing them for having an independent thought.

I'm phobic towards the idea of killing Theo Van Gogh because he made a movie they didn't like. I'm phobic towards killing a Japanese translator because he worked on the Satanic Verses.

I'm also rather phobic to the notion that the Muslim world has the right to riot and kill each other because of a few unfunny cartoons in an obscure Danish publication.

As regards the spurious accusation of racism which is bandied about against anyone who criticises Islam, let me make this clear -- you cannot change the colour of your skin. Pigmentation is irrelevant. But you can dislike someone's superstition and in Islam's case, even among other superstitions, they are particularly horrible.

No, my Muslim friend, it's your religion and your Sharia law I am criticising. It has nothing to do with the colour of your skin.

And you know what? In a free democracy we still have the right to say things like that.


Rob Wagner said...

Please point out the passages in Sharia law that allows people to commit honor killings. Please show me the passages in the Qur'an that allows people to commit honor killings. You can't because, a) you haven't read either, and b) it's not there. People who kill in the name of any religion are murderous idiots. They're cowards justifying their actions by hijacking a religion. I suggest you be murdererphobic rather than Islamophobic. Quit painting people with a broad brush and look at these murderous acts on an individual bases.

13 Martyrs

Nigel said...


Blah, blah, blah. I suggest you go back and read the passages in both the Quran and Hadith that allow for the beating of women and the treatment of them as property. Then you can understand how Islamotards can take the next step and commit "honor killings.

I have read the Quran, btw. And after having done so, I can semi-objectively deduce that Islam is a crap "religion".