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In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’

Started this discussion. Last reply by Unseen Apr 16. 254 Replies

There have been a lot of articles recently which take people like R. Dawkins, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Bill Maher and Sam Harris to task for being intolerant, hateful etc.  The tortured logic and subtle…Continue

AACon 2014

Started Apr 19, 2014 0 Replies

Been at AACon in Salt Lake for the past two days, and while I've been generally in agreement with the vast majority of what's been said, I've also been generally unimpressed by the guests' speeches. …Continue

Secular coming-of-age ceremony for the 21st century

Started Mar 12, 2014 0 Replies

This article appeared recently in The Atlantic:…Continue

Utah: Land of the squeamish, home of the Crazy

Started Jan 3, 2014 0 Replies

December is usually when The Crazy is most prominently on display in dear Utah, but the shockingly abrupt court decision that had our county clerks' offices overflowing and Rachel Maddow all but…Continue

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Unseen replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"The same is true of most Christians, not just Catholics, who either are unaware of or disavow some of the most extreme aspects of The Bible."
Apr 16
David Boots replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"Obviously most muslims are peaceful. Arguably, the reason it seems, is that they do not follow the quran literally. Ordinary muslims may hold the quran sacred, but their understanding of what Islam demands is cultural. The same could be said of…"
Apr 16
David Boots replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"If we accept that all religions are equally false but not equally flawed then it seems to me that the following excerpt from Islamophobia: A Challenge For Us All’published in 1997 by the Runnymede Trust in England sums it up very well: It…"
Apr 16
David Boots replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"This is a great article. His conclusion that criticism of islam is reasonable and necessary seems to sum it up perfectly."
Apr 16
Reg The Fronkey Farmer replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"See also point one here from Michael Nugent of Atheist Ireland."
Apr 16
David Boots replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"This is an excellent essay. If I may add some thoughts I would contribute the following. In a definitional sense the term islamophobia is complete nonsense as you imply. And applied to rational and thoughtful commentary the label is simply…"
Apr 16
Pope Beanie replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"Trumpistan."
Nov 20, 2016
Unseen replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"TERRORIST!!!"
Jun 1, 2015
Hope replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"Abdu- and Obeid- mean servant of "Al" means "The" written before some words.. *Al Saud = The Sauds* "Ibn" means "son of" *Ibn laden =son of laden* Hussein is a VERY Muslim name. It's the name of one of…"
Jun 1, 2015
Hope replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"It's just a Middle Eastern last name and also common in Muslim areas."
Jun 1, 2015
Davis Goodman replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"Pointing out that domestic violence and female genital mutilation is at a very high rate in most muslim countries...is not homophobia. It's pointing out a verifiable fact. Discriminating against someone because they are muslim...is both…"
May 28, 2015
Gary Clouse replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"Comedian Dean Obeidallah is quick to point out that his last name  literally translates o "Servant of Allah"  Abdul and Hussein are common Arabic srnames and any name prefixed with Al, Ibn or abu."
May 28, 2015
Unseen replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"Literally, a last name that references Muhammed or jihad or something like that. Or is it just a Middle Eastern last name? A name that is common is Muslim areas."
May 27, 2015
Hope replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"You know what bothers me? I have a Muslim last name and I dont want to be discriminated against..  Islamophobia is totally different from discrimination but both 2 are linked somehow.. :/ "
May 27, 2015
Virgil replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"a total of 22 months in Afghanistan with daily exposure to all aspects of Islamic culture. Interacting and learning to understand Islam without processing it through western culture's built in sensibility filters.  Relying on authors and…"
Jan 10, 2015
Virgil replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"My bad.  I assumed everyone here was out of kindergarten.  I didn't mean to scare children. I thought the objective was to put an end to Islamic terrorism with the lowest death toll, least expense and in the shortest time.  I…"
Jan 10, 2015

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Music is my religion! (But not really!)
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19-24
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To gain the comforts that I can't bring myself to get from religion... the existance of like-minded people.
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Mormonism
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Because it's patently false.
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