(In The Name of Allah, The Most Merciful, The Most Kind.)
Over the past few days in the Syrian conflict, the Syrian Government’s forces have become more aggressive in their attacks on the rebel forces in Aleppo. The plight of civilians these attacks have caused has caused global outrage. There are the theists who have asked everybody to #Prayforsyria because that somehow helps. While the criticism of praying for innocent victims is usually “it doesn’t do anything to help the problem” that is not what we’ll discuss here. We are going to discuss the morality behind who it is people are praying to: God. Continue reading →
Earlier today a young man named Abdul Razak Artan attacked civilians in the Ohio State University Campus. He attacked and injured 9 people with a butcher knife before he was killed by the Police. As of this moment, the authorities are still investigating whether it was an act of terrorism.
I came across this captioned photo of Abdul in social media.
Warning: The following has disturbing language and drug use.
This is inspired by a conversation with my cousin few years ago while we weren’t exactly sober. I just remembered it recently and decided to share it with you all.
So in the beginning, there was just Allah/God. God was really bored so he created the heavens, angels etc. Then after much sampling of different trees/plants he created, he created a special tree: marijuana. Click for more!
As the oldest sibling there were a few years in my early childhood that I had nobody to play with. So I would run from one end of my parents’ apartment to the next fighting with my imaginary friends. Boy was I good at martial arts… in my own imagination of course.
We would play power Rangers. I would even lose the battle sometimes and “die.” This is all on home video footage and it’s a very cute memory. It certainly influences my imagination for the rest of my life and even today.
Check out the video below to tune in to my amazing conversation with “The Free Thinking Rani”. We spoke about her conversion to Islam; the Dawah scam; Islam’s effects on her social/family life; path to apostasy/doubt; and finding a community in The Ex-Muslims of North America. Enjoy! Click for more!
Note: I have also created a video version of this article. You can find the video here.
Within the past week alone there has been an atrocious wave of attacks from Islamic extremists. Every time an attack occurs from Islamic Extremists, pacifist “moderate” Muslims have predictable responses:
This has nothing to do with Islam. They’re not real Muslims. They just claim to be.
Islam is a religion of peace
1.7 Billion Muslims aren’t terrorists, don’t judge all of Muslim population with the actions of a few. (#notallMuslims)
Well look at Christianity and the Crusades…
Quran says if you kill one human being it is as if you’ve attacked all of humanity, how can extremists justify their actions from the Quran?
We’ll focus on the last one for now. People tend to use this verse dishonestly and don’t include the entire context. Ironic: apologists always say “look at context” but cherry pick the verses for their own pacifist sensibilities. Click for more!