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The trouble with Islam

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Hi, I'd like to say a few things about Islam, if I may. Here in the UK, religion was always pretty dormant until Muslims came along and started burning books and passing death sentences and generally demanding special treatment for no good reason. But they've shown everybody else what can be achieved by bullying and intimidation, so now every crackpot in the country feels entitled to respect for their precious beliefs; beliefs often lifted wholesale from the ramblings of some ancient desert nomad with a psychological disorder. It does seem quite ironic to me that the very people who have clearly made no attempt to think for themselves are always the most vocal in demanding respect for their ideas. But some Muslims go further than this and claim that they're being victimised in British society, but I don't really believe that's true. I do think that a lot of people are getting fed up with hearing about Muslims all the time, and they wish that Muslims would just shut up and get on with their lives instead of constantly bellyaching about nothing, but that's not the same as being victimised. But because we live in a liberal democracy and therefore have certain double standards to maintain any criticism of Islam or Muslims always draws the immediate accusation of Islamophobia, a dishonest word which seeks to portray legitimate comment as some kind of hate crime, when the truth is that Islam has a chip on its shoulder the size of a mosque, and it looks to take offence at every opportunity. Some Muslims, it seems, are almost permanently offended about something or other, and yet you never hear a peep out of any of these people when some young Muslim girl is murdered for bringing dishonour upon her insane family. Suddely everyone's looking at the floor then. They keep telling us that Islam is a religion of peace but all the evidence points to a religion of war. It's holy book urges Muslims to conquer the world and subjugate everyone to the rule of God. If Islam had its way, elections would become a thing of the past and the rest of us would be living in the past for the foreseeable future. And some people are very keen to bring this situation about, especially the loud-mouthed, rabble-rousing Islamic clerics who we always hear praising the suicide bombers as glorious martyrs. Yet curiously, you never hear about any of these enthusiasts blowing themselves up for the glory of God. They're always very keen to delegate that particular honour. Despite the guarantee of all those luscious virgins waiting for them in Heaven, these guys are so selfless that they can always find somebody more deserving. Now of course the whole 72 virgins scenario has become something of a comedy staple, and with good reason, but it does have one serious problem, and that is that the virgins are likely to be good wholesome Islamic virgins, because there won't be any infidel riff-raff in Heaven. So presumably they'll have brothers and cousins and uncles who are all determined to defend their honour by killing anyone who makes eye contact with them. They haven't really thought this whole thing through, it seems to me. For this they blow themselves up? Wouldn't it be easier just to get an inflatable woman and blow her up? And then if one of your friends happens to glance at her with lustful eyes you can simply stone her to death and get another one in the usual way. Also, I think Muslim women in Britain who cover their faces are mentally ill. I realise that in some parts of the world women don't actually have any choice in this matter, governed, as they are, by primitive pigs whose only achievement in life is to be born with a penis in one hand and a Koran in the other. But it just seems to me that if God had intended you to cover your face then, in his wisdom, he would have provided you with a flap of skin for the purpose. Of course, if it gave you any sexual pleasure, it would have to be removed; that goes without saying. But I don't want to be too hard on Islam here, for two reasons. Firstly, because I don't want to be murdered by some hysterical, self-righteous carpet-chewing book-burning muppet with shit for brains. And secondly, I think we do need to make allowances for Islam because we have to remember that it is quite a young religion, so maybe right now it's just going through a difficult age; a little headstrong, full of itself, thinks it knows all the answers, but I'm sure it will learn. I think years from now a lot of intelligent Muslims will be looking back on all this medievalism and jihad nonsense with embarrassment and shame, like the Germans do with the Nazis, and maybe then we can all have a good laugh about it, but in the meantime, I think any religion that demands earthly vengeance and retribution for any reason, is not really a religion at all, but an illness, and should be treated as such. Peace, and I mean that most sincerely.

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Duration: 4 minutes and 52 seconds
Country: UK
Language: English
Director: Pat Condell
Views: 3,536
Posted by: patcondell on Sep 29, 2007

Recorded March 16th 2007. A few words about the world's fastest growing religion.

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