The Religion of Peace Strikes Again

Another day, another fatwa issued from the “moderate” Muslim state of Pakistan, this time for editors of Octane, a fashion magazine that published these two photographs depicting Adam and Eve (hat tip to Doctor Bulldog).

The Islamabad police—the POLICE—backed the death warrant issued by Muslim cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz by filing a blasphemy complaint against Octane: “We are reporting them to higher authorities so that all copies of the magazines can be seized, the magazine closed and the staff convicted.”

And these are the moderate Muslims of the world. 

Judge the photos for yourself by clinking on the link above, but I cannot see why they would be considered remotely offensive by anyone of any religion, anywhere in the world.  95-year-old fundamentalist backwoods Baptist grannies wouldn’t be offended by these photographs.  And since when were Adam and Eve the intellectual property of Islam?  

I’ll come right out and say it: conventional wisdom has it backwards.  There is a minority of Muslims who are rational, largely those who have been inoculated by Western civilization against the bloodthirsty, cuckoobird excesses of the Muslim religion and culture.  But it appears that the majority of the Religion of Peace is comprised of people who are as crazy as a road lizard and as mean as a snake with the shingles (for those of you not from the South, that’s pretty crazy and mean).  Putting hits out on people for publishing photographs in a fashion magazine?  Give me a break.  

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~ by lewdandlascivious on June 20, 2007.

10 Responses to “The Religion of Peace Strikes Again”

  1. Well, in the Bible, Adam and Eve were unclothed. I would presume that this is post-Fall, but the apple is uneaten.

    Nevertheless, there’s hardly a fatwa issued because someone didn’t read all of Genesis. 😉

  2. You sure are gettin a lot of learnin’ on about the Bible for a “releged” atheist, Theo. 😉
    You know where I stand on that one.

  3. Yeah yeah yeah. Tammi thinks you’re right. I told her that I would make a fantastic Jew, being kosher already and all.

  4. Then again, these days, it’s best to not be a Jew. The Muslims will transform the world so that Jews can find no recourse; even the rocks will scream out, “There is a Jew hiding behind me! Take him and behead him!”

  5. Haha, don’t worry too much–everyone who’s ever screwed with the Chosen People has gone down in flames. The soldiers of Allah have a big surprise waiting for them in eternity, and it won’t be a nice one.

  6. We know how you feel about the Chosen People. Someday, you’ll find a black gay Jew and fall madly in love. 😉

  7. “crazy as a road lizard and as mean as a snake with the shingles”

    Great phrase!

    “The soldiers of Allah have a big surprise waiting for them in eternity,”

    I can’t remember where I saw this, but one cartoon said something like, “Yes, there are 70 virgins, but we never promised they were female.”

  8. They get 72 versions of Andrea Dworkin….

  9. Hahahaha!
    They’re so screwed.

  10. …although not in a pleasurable way.

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