Pakistan wants your money – No Strings Attached.

I had been working on another article for some days now. Its still taking shape as I mull over things – but this just cropped up and it is so patently absurd that I’m going to write and post it right away. If it sounds impulsive, its because it is.

How dare you tell what to do with your money

How dare you tell us what to do with your money. I'll protest by burnin my crotch!

I came across this article on the New York Times detailing the various heart-aches that regular Pakistanis are having about being told that there are conditions tied to the extraordinary aid (7.5 Billion dollars over 5 years) being doled out to them by the Kerry-Lugar bill. Apparently they feel entitled to an NSA (no-strings-attached) relationship worth $7.5B. They don’t just want your money. They want your love baby! Continue reading

The (poor) Case for God and Lisa Miller’s apologetics.

Out, Out, Damned Atheists (Sep 11 09)

Out, Out, Damned Atheists (Sep 11 09)

Its been a loooong while since I wrote on this blog (and yes… shame on me for that). I have little to offer by way of excuse or even an explanation.  It would be dishonest to say that I did not have time (although that would be partly true). But it would be more honest to say that nothing provoked me to sort out the threads of an argument and thus explore the truth content within them.

But that provocation has arrived. Albeit unexpectedly – but arrived nonetheless!

Lisa Miller recently wrote a Newsweek column raving about a book by Karen Armstrong called “The Case for God”. Frankly, the article is so full of bullshit that it took me a couple of days to ensure that my annoyance did not get in the way of my rebuttal.

Ms. Miller is effusive about Armstrong’s high-minded arguments in support of Religion and God.  However, it seemed to me that she was more thrilled at the prospect that a high-minded and noble-sounding answer had finally arisen to subdue (if not silence) the insolent atheists who ruthlessly flog religion and God.  It is NOT the strength of Ms. Armstrong’s arguments that seems to have swooned Miller but the tone of noble gallantry. In short, style over substance! I was particularly irritated by this segment :

Armstrong shows that for most of human history, “faith” and “reason” were not mutually exclusive and that even today all kinds people believe in a God that in no way resembles the God the atheists despise.

Faith and Reason are not mutually exclusive? What kind of drivel is this?? Faith is precisely the abandonment of reason! When you believe in something without evidence and despite contrary evidence – that is *faith*. What else does it mean to say that one has faith in a magic amulet or in the claim that world was created in 6 days? Continue reading

There – thats my wife. The one in black

There she is... No - not that one... the one beside her - in Black!

There she is... No - not that one... the one beside her - in Black!

As you can see, Islam treats women with dignity and stature. The unbelievers mock this noble practice by calling it “imprisonment” and “subjugation” but they know not the liberation and emancipation that the burqa brings.

Muslim women have been using this liberation to reach great heights and contribute handsomely to Islamic societies. Muslim women can freely go anywhere their male caretakers take them. You can see their joyful smiles – but you really ought not to be looking at them you despicable infidel!

Muslim moderates are culpable (if not complicit)

WTC Collapse Do you recall that fateful day on Sep 11 2001 when 19 men proclaimed the greatness of Allah and acted on the dictates of their faith?  Do you recall the loud denouncements from Islamic institutions that soundly rebuked these hotheads? Do you remember how mosques from Quetta to Cairo repudiated Osama Bin  Laden and issued fatwas against  Mullah Omar?  Do you marvel at the fact that 99% of all muslims – who are call themselves “moderates” – swiftly showed their  solidarity and made the remaining 1% (“extremists”) outcastes and pariahs?

Me neither!

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Cosmotaliban – for the woman who can breed

Spreading Islamic bitterness liberally

Spreading Islamic bitterness and un-lightenment liberally

Condom Attack

Invoking Allah's wrath through condoms

Holy beards invoking Allah's wrath through condoms

Confronting Islamic Terror

Several weeks ago I had written that Islam is the root-cause of Islamic terror. I had identified the Koran as the ideological source and motivation for the carnage that is conducted in the name of Islam.  Although I had said I’d follow that post with one which talked about confronting this menace, I hadn’t got down to doing so until Uzza (http://uzzas.blogspot.com/) called a foul on it. So here goes…(beware its a long post)

We must realize that Islamic terror is the singularly biggest menace we face because it is riding two torpedoes at once. On the one hand it is fueled by a dark-ages doctrine that sanctifies indiscriminate and self-righteous violence. On the other hand, it is equipped with a dazzling array of modern technology (including weaponry) with which to conduct its Jihad. This combination constitutes a lethal mix of ends and means.

hamas rally

It would be less dangerous if Islamic militancy were only carried out on horseback with spear and sword. However, Islamists today have the internet for organizing, communicating, propagating and recruiting. They may not have nuclear weapons (as yet) but the weaponry that they do possess is more than sufficient because their adversaries are not the armed forces of the world but the unarmed civilians of the world (particularly the west). Continue reading