Monday, May 15, 2006

Al-Sadr the butcher

Militia who admitted they belong to Muqtada al-Sadr were busted red-handed kidnapping ten Sunni men Thursday. US troops and Iraqi police were alerted by village leaders and clerics and were able to free seven men. One terrorist was killed and 30 captured. Hopefully Iraqis will recognize the danger Sadr presents to the fragile Democracy before he sets off a full scale civil war. If they don't then the British will. Sadr's Mehdi Army, backed by fundamentalists across the border in Iran, opened fire on British troops trying to rescue a downed helicopter crew. The British say that if the Iraqi Government doesn't go after the Sadr militia they will.


religion of pieces said...


One line of attack on Islam which doesn't seem to have been followed up in the blogosphere concerns the existence of Allah. Some atheists have tried to prove that Allah doesn't exist, but it may be far more damaging to Islam to demonstrate that Allah does indeed exist and to show where 'he' resides and what 'he' is.

Christians and Jews believe that G_d is transcendent and omnipresent, she is not located in any particular place and indeed both transcends and permeates the physical structure of the universe.

In total contrast, Muslims are obsessively concerned with directing their prayers towards one particular location on planet earth, and line up their prayer mats and build their mosques pointing within a fraction of a degree towards Mecca. Muslim astronauts get particularly confused when in orbit because their god resides on earth - the majesty of the cosmos is lost on them. They believe that if you don't aim your prayers accurately at Mecca they won't have any effect. Very strange!

So we must conclude that Allah lives somewhere in Mecca. The entire city, including hotels, car parks, public lavatories, electricity substations etc cannot be equally and universally holy. So what is the object of this idolatrous worship?

The structure that every Muslim bows down to five times a day is Allah's house - the Kaaba.

And yes, inside it you will find Allah himself, who does indeed exist, and is none other than - a meteorite!

Allah is a chunk of space junk.

Rancher said...

"she is not located in any particular place "

Are you saying that God has a sex? Are you saying that sex is female?

Harry said...

I'm sure I'm not the only one who thinks that we should have "martyred" his sorry behind when we had that chance. As long as he walks the earth, he will continue his thuggish ways.

Eric said...

No, Harry, you're not the only one who thinks that. I suspect, though, that we've been sort of tip-toeing around this guy, afraid that any move against him will touch off even more unrest there.

But I think sooner or later, we'll have to deal with him (and by that I don't mean sit down and negotiate with him over tea), and the hell with the consequences.