28 February 2007

Islamic Teachings: Cruelty From The Qur'an (reloaded)

Nick's video on the Quran is up again at YouTube.

Some things are never out of context.


Anonymous said...


Ghazala Khan was the victim of an “honor killing” in the Danish town of Slagelse. In a landmark legal decision, most of her extended family was convicted of murdering her, in addition to the young man who pulled the trigger.


Two Gaza women murdered. But not by Israel, so who cares?

At approximately 20:30 on Sunday, 25 February 2007, the body of Khalil Sufian El-Mathloum (16-year old resident of Sabra Quarter in Gaza City) was brought to Shifa Hospital in Gaza City. The boy was killed by a bullet to the chest which was accidentally fired from a firearm mishandled by one of his friends in Remal Quarter in the city.

At approximately 19:30 on the same day, Mohammad Abdel Rahman Ali (6) from Zaitoon Quarter in Gaza City was injured by a bullet in the right thigh. The boy was walking with his father; and was injured when a bullet was accidentally fired from a firearm mishandled by a friend of the boy’s father. He was taken to Shifa Hospital for treatment, where the injury was listed as moderate.

At approximately 13:00 on the same day, Basel Fathi Dawoud, a 24-year old resident of Beit Lahia in the north of the Gaza Strip, was seriously injured by a bullet in the head. The bullet was accidentally fired by a friend of the victim who mishandled his weapon.

Anonymous said...

Just commenting on your description, actually, I have noticed that very often when you point out a passage in scripture, be it Christian or Muslim or whatever, that the religious folk don't want to hear they always use the "you're using it out of context" excuse.

Many a time I've challenged them to explain to me just how it's out of context, and often they can't come up with a satisfactory answer mostly just repeating their intiial "out of context" statement.

One guy however tried to tell me that you had to look at violent and unsavory passages in the context of the "entire bible" which of course is apparently completely good no matter what it says inside. I'd venture to guess many Muslims would say the same about the Qu'ran, as all the Abrahamic religions seem to share the same basic mindset.

Jason Macker said...

I think it should be noted that it is not the Qur'an itself that's being quoted (except for the words around quotes), but rather a paraphrase.

Asana Bodhitharta said...

Islam means peace which means anyone who is being peaceful is being Islamic and yet Nick is trying be disruptive. It seems that Nick has the anger problem and also has no insight into the conception of the whole.