Before Mohammad got Allah on board with Islam and fixed everything for the Arabs, none of the men and certainly none of the women, we generally assume, were Muslims; but that was much to Mohammad's chagrin. Some Egyptians have an understanding of this but can't come right out and say it. Now I'm not a huge fan of Zahi Hawass, the poster boy of Eqyptian Egyptian archeology, but he's certainly not a kook and and he seems to have a genuine sense of history without all of the nagging problems that his sculpture smashing, image loathing, jahiliya-obsessed Arab and muslim co-religionists bring to the table. Jahiliya, the Arabic name for the condition that existed during all those nameless, shapeless, inchoate, blobby Pre-islamic times, when the despised religious cultures (e.g. Greek, Roman, Hebrew, Hindu, Christian, or Zoroastrian, etc., etc.) produced all manner of things vile and non-islamic. Their icons and artifacts, ignoble creations all, are to be expressly and affirmatively obliterated by muslims and forgotten. Instead, the cultural lodestone imposed by Islamic sharia law is to be nothing more, or less than the wisdom contained within the Qur'an, the hadiths and the sira of Mohammad. Because, in fact, jahiliyah still exists in the world, the utter eradication of non-Islamic culture is, ipso facto, the ultimate imperative of the Islamic global jihad.
Mohammad placed himself in the Abrahamic tradition, against the indigenous Arab polytheists of his time, as the final prophet of his tradition. Islam was sold on the basis that it was culturally superior to polytheism and its adherents were accordingly morally superior (and naturally, therefore entirely deserving of the polytheists' wives and goods). Curiously, and logically in a way, all of the sympathetic biblical figures Mohammad evoked in the Qur'an, starting with Adam and Eve, the very first man and woman, were incipient muslims, if not actually, and were thus not of the jahiliya which is said to have arisen in those geographical areas not yet touched by Islam. Even Jesus and his mother were retroactively reverted. Well now this week it was announced that fossil human footprints have been found, and in Egypt, no less, which were reputedly stomped down over two million years ago. Were they Muslim footprints? What are we to make of this? Allahu akbar. If an Islamic future doesn't seem bad enough for you, how about throwing in an Islamic history to boot that just keeps penetrating further and further into the past?
"This could go back about two million years," said Zahi Hawass, the secretary general of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities. "It could be the most important discovery in Egypt," he told Reuters.
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Hopefully the beginning of a rational debate that concludes with at least some more deportations. Mr. Kevin Myers writes in the Independent.ie:
"The question is especially apposite, because we now know the consequences for every single European society which has admitted large numbers of Muslims: social alienation, religious antagonism and outright terrorism.
We know this. We all know it. And yet we continue to allow Muslim immigration. Why? What do we gain from it? "
Nothing but grief and trouble, actually.
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Tuesday's first sighting brought devastation to the Yazidi of northern Iraq, and no doubt Allah is well pleased that Muslim lands are being so efficiently purified.
"Bodies covered by blankets could be seen laid in the street and outside a municipal building. Rescuers are still digging through the rubble of the bomb-flattened clay-built homes in scenes reminiscent of an earthquake zone.
But Major Rodger Lemons, operations officer for a US brigade in the area, which is near the city of Mosul, said that rescue efforts are winding down.
"My assessment is there’s probably no one left alive in the rubble," he said. "We’ve transitioned through to a clean-up phase."
The US military has said the "al-Qa’eda in Iraq" group is the prime suspect for the attack on the Yazidis, seen by Sunni Muslim militants as infidels.
Major Lemons said it appeared that two refuse trucks packed with explosives had been driven into each of the villages, Kahtaniya and al-Jazeera. " from this article in the Telegraph.
"From their base in a 1000-year-old former monastery at Lalish, near the northern city of Mosul, the Yazidi have kept alive traditions that date back at least to the days of the prophet Zoroaster, about 2500 years ago. "
"Throughout the ages, their beliefs have mingled with the credos of their neighbours, especially Muslims." from this article in News.com.au.
More can be found at Daimnation! .
Saturday, August 04, 2007
The prime minister of the Malaysian government is warning bloggers "not to go overboard" in criticizing the government or defaming Islam or they may face legal action.
"Khairy Jamaluddin, deputy youth leader of the ruling Malay party and the prime minister's son-in-law, called for legal action taken against bloggers who spread lies and slander.
"There are no laws in the cyberworld except for the law of the jungle. As such, action must be taken so that the monkeys behave," Khairy was quoted as saying by Bernama."
Good luck on that.
Hat tip to Pedestrian Infidel.