14.11.06

Choose your kind of fundamentalism

Stem Cell research allowed in Iran but not in the US

From Neo-Resistance: You won't find this news item everywhere in the mainstream news in the West.

I think the main problem with the actual debate on Islamist fundamentalism is that the premices are false. It is not that we are invited to choose between democracy and freedom on one side and Islamist fundamentalism on the other side. We are actually invited to choose our kind of fundamentalism.

Niqab and Stem Cell Reasearch... OR... No niqab and no Stem cell research ?
Niqab and Darwinian Theory...OR...No niqab and Intelligent Design Theory ?
Niqab and theocracy...OR...No niqab and hate filled, consent manufactured ballot box democracy ?
Niqab and dominant theocracy with religious coexistence...OR...No niqab and falsely secular disguised theocracies based on the exclusiveness of one religion over others, one suffering over others, and the privileges they confer ?

The list is long and I will be updating...

6 comments:

Dr Victorino de la Vega said...

Ironically, the “Niqâb” didn’t exist in Arabia in the time of Prophet Muhammad- the Koran itself says that Arab women be they Muslim or heathen weren’t required to wear a veil.

Clearly, this is (one of many) 100% Jewish traditions imposed by (mostly Sunni/Hanbali) Islamist theologians after the death of Muhammad- a few Jewish customs such as culinary taboos, fasting one month per year…etc had already been adopted during the prophet’s lifetime…

Salomon, David & Co. were both Kings AND Prophets, inspiring generations of Hebrew and Arab theocratic “holy warriors”, and the 17th century Protestant bigots of Scotland and New England were literally obsessed with the imperatives “God’s Law”- they even burned “witches” and other straying heretics!

So it’s not like OBL and his friends invented some kind of “new” religious paradigm…

As for the ancient law commanding the automatic execution of apostates, last time I checked this was a Hebrew invention: Israel’s Sicaris even executed observant Jews for being “westernized”!

Throughout the Crusades, all influential rabbis in Eastern Europe as well as Aleppo, Baghdad and Damascus sided squarely with Islam’s (Sunni) “Jihadists” against the conquering Christian knights who had come from Western Europe to liberate Jerusalem…

Ironically, nowadays, the harshest critics of Islam aren’t found amongst “associationist” heathens (‘al-mushreqeen’ in Ayyrabic) such as Europe’s Roman Catholics and Orthodox Christians or Asia’s Buddhist and Hindu communities...but rather in ultra-conservative Protestant and/or Jewish milieus whose Leviticus-based legalistic cum warmongering theology resembles that of Mohammedan fundamentalists.

Long before Bernard Lewis and George W. Bush, American Biblical fanatics such as Dr John Harvey Kellogg (inventor of the famous Corn Flakes) called for abstinence from pork, shellfish, and other foods proscribed as "unclean" in the Jewish Bible as well as from alcohol…

Ironically, the word “kuffar” (‘infidels’ or non-Muslims) didn’t exist in ancient Arabic…The conquering Muhammadan hordes of the 7th century AD actually borrowed it from the Hebrew word “qafir” which literally means “gentile peasants”: this is how arrogant Hebrew Bedouins such as Moses and Joshua called the sedentary natives of Canaan, whom they viewed as racially and morally inferior to the nomadic Jewish conquerors of “the promised land”…

In fact, one could argue that for the past 14 centuries Islamic fundamentalists of all stripes have only been aping their adored Hebrew role-models!

naj said...

Speaking of choices available to people of fundamentalist countries, I stumbled across this photo ...

naj said...

by the way, Thanks Dr V for this great post!

Sophia said...

Thanks Naj for the link.

Sophia said...

Victor,

Right to the point. I mean, is the wrold telling orthodox Jews and their wives how to dress ? Is the wrold offended by the lost childhood of Britney-like teenagers and even little girls ?

No, the world is busy pointing out one fudamentalism and forgetting the others including the fundamentalism of the west's leftist secular liberals who 'feel threatened' by Islam...

beepbeepitsme said...

RE: fundamentalists

Top 10 Signs You're A Christian Fundamentalist
http://beepbeepitsme.blogspot.com/2006/11/top-10-signs-youre-christian_20.html

 
Since March 29th 2006