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How To Improve Islam’s Image

Here’s a handy check list for Muslims seeking to improve civilized people’s opinion of their religion.

Do:

  • Become a successful and well known businessman in your community
  • Start a TV station devoted to helping non-Muslims overcome the negative images they have of Muslims and Islam. Generate a lot of press about it.
  • Receive an award from the Council on American Islamic Relations (while hoping people don’t realize that CAIR supports terrorists).
  • Become a prime example of a Moderate Muslim.

Don’t:

Once again the Religion of Peace shows it’s true colors.  And once again the mass media has ignored it.  If an unknown redneck beheaded his wife in a trailer park it would have been front page news, yet this story has been ignored by the mass media.  Why?

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  1. It’s ignored because it’s a religion filled with very vengeful adherents. First, you can’t disparage someone else’s religion lest their religion be disparaged as well, and Christianity is a pretty easy target. Second, well, they’re told to kill people who insult their religion. Religion of Pieces is more like it.

    Secret Agent X9 | Feb 16, 2009 | Reply

  2. You say “the religion of peace shows it’s true colors.”
    No, this has nothing to do with the religion of Islam. It’s about a fucked up dude who killed his wife. Nothing more.
    When an atheist kills someone, do you say “atheism shows it true colors?” No you don’t.

    Todd Hebert | Feb 16, 2009 | Reply

  3. How many atheists have beheaded their wife?

    How many atheists have stoned young girls to death for being raped?

    How many atheists have forced girls back into a burning schoolhouse because the firemen might see their faces?

    How many atheists have flown planes into buildings?

    Dave Hitt | Feb 16, 2009 | Reply

  4. You’re talking about extremist Islam, which make up about 1% of Muslims.

    Todd Hebert | Feb 16, 2009 | Reply

  5. I don’t think that’s completely fair — loads of atheists have probably killed their wives (though I’d bet a smaller proportion than Muslims have). But then, you don’t cut off someone’s head in hot blood. You stab someone in hot blood, or hit them with a pan. So either he had severe mental problems, which is possible, or else he somehow thought that killing his wife was okay, in which case yes, that probably was related to his religion.

    Andrew | Feb 16, 2009 | Reply

  6. You’re talking about extremist Islam, which make up about 1% of Muslims.

    I wish that were true. In a world wide survey conducted by Pew, 25% of US male Muslims between 18 and 35 (prime suicide bombing age) said violence in the name of Islam was OK.

    In Britain a third of male Muslim students said the same thing, and 40% of them want to live under Shira law.

    This is a violent, hateful, racist, misogynistic religion, and a very significant minority of it’s practitioners think that’s great.

    Dave Hitt | Feb 16, 2009 | Reply

  7. Besides, who cares if it’s “extreme” or not? Any religion that specifically points out that it is OK to treat women as inferior and that it is OK murder people who believe different than you deserves to be erased from humanity.

    Secret Agent X9 | Feb 17, 2009 | Reply

  8. Aside from the question of whether or not Islam actually *is* a violent religion, we should treat it as such. The reason: Otherwise we simply have to label this guy as “crazy,” and we don’t want to give this guy the insanity defense.

    Dan the Man | Feb 23, 2009 | Reply

  9. I don’t think this story was repressed. I saw it all over what I would consider the mainstream news. I think it got more coverage than it would if it were trailer trash.
    Also, atheists might do any of the things described, except with an independently derived motive rather than a religious one. You have to make up you own mind to murder rather than be told to by a higher power.

    Dan the Man | Feb 23, 2009 | Reply

  10. Sadly, the persons on the “left” are so focused on any religion that might come in and kill Christians and Jews that they have failed to notice: that practitioners of Islam would kill the nutcases on the left just as easily.

    maxx | Feb 24, 2009 | Reply

  11. It made it to the mainstream a couple of days after I posted this, which is a lot longer than it would normally take for a story this horrific.

    Yes, atheists might do any number of evil things, but for the most part they don’t. About 10% of the US population is atheist, yet they make up about .2% of the prison population.

    Dave Hitt | Feb 24, 2009 | Reply

  12. Just a side note to that: My dad, who was a 32 year veteran police officer, used to tell me, “If he ever needed to find Jesus, he would go to the county jail, because everyone seems to find him in there”.
    I think with polls that you could get that 90% of Americans call themselves “Christian” but in reality…. well I believe true practicing Christians are more like half that number, or less.
    I also think there are semantics involved in who calls themselves a Christian and by virtue of the name drags the rest of us into guilt by association with their cults. When I say cult, I use that broadly to include the Catholic and Mormon churches. I also include the nutcase preacher in Kansas who convinces his cult followers to protest schools and funerals with signs that say things like, “God hates fags”. Honestly, as a Christian, I choose to believe there is a special place in hell for that little cult… but that is just wishful thinking on my part but their actions are certainly not the show of Grace, and Moderation that I would like to see out of those who lump themselves into the Christian namesake.

    maxx | Feb 27, 2009 | Reply

  13. A blind man could see that Islam is a danger to anyone who is not Islamic.

    Suicide bombers,
    forced conversion of infidels (anyone who is not Islamic),
    death to apostates (anyone who leaves the Islamic faith),
    death to anyone who speaks out against Islam.

    Anyone who is so blind that they cannot see the danger of letting Islam encroach on their nation, should be arrested as traitors.

    Wake up America. Just watch The December 2008, riots in the U.K., Florida, and Los Angeles on youtube.

    Pretty soon beheading their wives will be the least of our problems. Wait till they start beheading your wife for daring to step outside your house with her face uncovered. Wait till your local muslims show up at your door demanding that you convert to Islam or pay the jizyah tax, or they will cut off your head.

    Good luck with that “Islam the religion of peace” thing. When a muslim claims Islam is the religion of peace, they mean when everyone everywhere, bows down to Islam’s allah 5 times a day there will be peace.

    So if you don’t want to bow down to the allah of Islam, the only peace you will experience is in the sweet slumber of death. . .

    Dismas | Mar 13, 2009 | Reply

  14. “The reason: Otherwise we simply have to label this guy as “crazy,” and we don’t want to give this guy the insanity defense.”

    It would also be unfair to the vast majority of “Crazy” people who don’t cut the heads off of their wives.

    Dominick Versetto | May 8, 2009 | Reply

  15. you need to read up on islam no where does it say kill people who dont like their religion. it political not religious, people using it as a mask. Islam is about peace, the funny thing is you dont have a clue. bet you havent even read the quran????? Im a muslim and i wouldnt kill because islam tells me if i kill one person i’ll pay for it in judgement day. you need to READ the QURAN not what you read from media writing about people who proably are faking being a muslim to be heard or have been brain washed. arhhhh i get so anoyed why do ppl think they are doctors in a field they dont understand one more time READ BEFOR YOU PASS A JUDGEMENT.

    suzanne | May 18, 2009 | Reply

  16. also there is no evidence that if a person leaves islam you should kill that person, lol practicing muslims are too scared of judgement day to kill a person. sucide in islam is not allowed either…erm sucide bombing …what do you think same thing right?
    5:32 of the Quran
    We ordained for the Children of Israel that if anyone slew a person – unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land – it would be as if he slew the whole people: And if anyone saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people. Then although there came to them Our Apostles with Clear Signs, yet even after that, many of them continued to commit excesses in the land.
    I could educate you on the real Islam not based on hype, peoples made up versions or media however i have no right to force this upon you. But to have a good debate you need to read the Quran NOT YOUR OWN VERSION OF THE QURAN. I would never go into a debate with any other religion with out a good understanding of that religion because i might make a wronge judgement.

    suzanne | May 18, 2009 | Reply

  17. Islam (Submission) condemns suicide as much as it condemns oppression and aggression against others. While the Muslims (Submitters) are commanded to stand for their rights and defend themselves, their properties and their freedom they are told to first resort to peace advocate tolerance and disregard the ignorant. The following verses from the Quran show how the Quran describes suicide, such an important issue in our life that was made the center of the conflict in the Middle East lately.

    [2:195] You shall spend in the cause of GOD; do not throw yourselves with your own hands into destruction. You shall be charitable; GOD loves the charitable.

    [ 4:29] O you who believe, do not consume each others’ properties illicitly – only mutually acceptable transactions are permitted. You shall not kill yourselves. GOD is Merciful towards you.

    [ 4:30] Anyone who commits these transgressions, maliciously and deliberately, we will condemn him to Hell. This is easy for GOD to do.

    suzanne | May 18, 2009 | Reply

  18. Suzanne,

    First off, this is a place for comments, not a place to write a book. You left a half dozen lengthy comments followed by a comment full of spam. I removed the spam and half of your posts, leaving the ones that were the most relevant. Also, please learn to use the “enter” key to break things up into paragraphs.

    I honestly don’t care what someone’s holy book says. I am only interested in what it’s followers do. If there were a religion whose scriptures said “You shall kill hobos wherever you find them” and they somehow interpreted that to mean they should eliminate homelessness, and set up homeless shelters, soup kitchens and employment offices for people on the street, I’d consider them good people. I don’t condemn Christianity because their scriptures command them to stone disrespectful children. They’re not doing that, so it doesn’t matter.

    I have skimmed the Koran. Not a lot of it, because I was rather disgusted with the second Surah, which is a list of why Jews suck and commands to kill them. But again, it doesn’t matter what the book says, what matters is what it’s followers do. And hundreds of millions of its followers routinely murder and maim people, sometimes for trivial transgressions, sometimes to make a political statement, and quite often, it seems, just for the hell of it.

    also there is no evidence that if a person leaves islam you should kill that person, lol

    Honor killings happen literally every day in the Muslim world. They are not rare anomalies, they are common occurrences. Men are killing their own daughters, sisters and nieces for committing the sin of wanting to marry outside the religion, wanting to marry someone in a different sect of the religion, or even just wanting to marry someone other than the person chosen by her parents. In the US we have seen teenage girls murdered by their fathers for having a date or refusing to wear mulsum head gear. Leaving the religion, especially if you are a woman, is often an instant death sentence.

    BTW, I don’t think the hateful violence your religion propagates is anything to Laugh Out Loud about.

    Islam (Submission) condemns suicide as much as it condemns oppression and aggression

    Again, it doesn’t matter what the book says. Suicide bombers are encouraged and honored in many Muslim societies.

    Based on the violence this religion inspires, and the complacency of its non-violent members, we can only conclude that Islam is a religion of barbarians intent on bringing down civilization. Personally, I’d rather not see that happen.

    Dave Hitt | May 18, 2009 | Reply

  19. How are other religions so great you need to take a closer look at other people as well, you only study one nation (Muslims) but did you ever see Christians and others they drink alcohol like its water, they have sex whenever they want they kill each other like dogs over stupid stuff girls wear clothes that expose so much skin their almost naked Men also rape I can right you a book but you don’t want one right
    BTW the Muslims who are the type you mentioned there is only like 5% of them
    The Other type of religions that I mentioned 90% of their society is like that
    Thank you Salam to all muslims

    Arslan | Jun 2, 2009 | Reply

  20. Where did I say other religious are great? They all suck. Islam just sucks far worse than any of the other current religions.

    And bad behavior by one group doesn’t justify bad behavior by another.

    I wish it were only 5%. But carefully done surveys by credible groups like Pew research puts the number at 24-40%, depending on the country surveyed.

    Dave Hitt | Jun 3, 2009 | Reply

  21. Islam would be hilarious if it weren’t so dangerous and tragic. Despite 1400 years of a horror show track record, 25% of the world’s pop. are still inflicted with this mental AIDS, and more and more are becoming radicalized and threatening the very existence of the West. Being an atheist is nice, but enough. To fight Islam you have to study its history and core beliefs. Never fear, you can do it free online with the Historyscoper, just click the url and get started.

    Historyscoper | Jan 1, 2010 | Reply

  22. Dear Todd Hebert, I think you are religious. My main reasoning is your bad math skills. If 1% of the 1.2 billion muslims is not a small number simply because it’s only 1%. 1% is still a whopping 12 million ass holes who want to cut peoples heads off.

    This is not my name. | May 31, 2010 | Reply

  23. “it doesn’t matter what the book says, what matters is what it’s followers do”
    Ah! That statement is truly a mistake! Read it again and again and again, and you shall find error in it!

    Sup | Dec 14, 2011 | Reply

  24. I mean hopefully you will find the error, I don’t know if you’ll see the error in it…

    Sup | Dec 14, 2011 | Reply

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