http://mumbojumbocairo.blogspot.com/200 ... igion.html
This is a must read.
I'm an Egyptian who grew up abroad and moved to Egypt when I was almost an adult. I'm a person with ideals from the western world mixed with what makes sense to me from the Muslim Arab end of the world. I'm a working woman, a wife, and mother of 1.
So why is Islam an exception to using your brain? Why is it an exception to thinking for yourself and judging how God expects us to behave? Why is Islam an exception to question the disturbing Islamic teachings, especially about what our attitudes are supposed to be towards people from different countries, religions, or even about other Muslims who don’t practice Islam the way these people are trying to dictate- referring to them as “kafara” (atheists, nonbelievers, destined for hell).
Last Friday, at Friday prayer time, our neighborhood mosque was flaring the Friday preaching on its speakers. God knows who assigned the preacher, or what credentials he had to be preaching to people in the first place? Was he really a sheikh? By whose standards? According to whose teachings? How is someone declared fit to recite preachings at Friday prayer anyway?
This guy was clearly uneducated, and judging by his accent, a fala7 (peasant)! Not to mention, from the **** he was saying, he was completely disconnected with the today’s world and today’s people, and hadn’t the faintest idea about anything! Clueless. Definitely a graduate of the Predators’ Academy of Brainwashing. The perfect candidate: uneducated, ignorant, naïve and plain stupid.
This idiot loudly and audaciously claimed that:
1. Parents should never let their teenage boys out of the house
unchaperoned. According to him, any teenage boys that are allowed out
without their parents’ supervision, will surely and indisputably do
drugs, and in turn, become a drug addict.
2. Not only this, but he will become a drug-addicted pervert who will rape his mother and sister.
3.To top off this very enlightening speech, it sickens me to even repeat
what he said: “They will become like dogs and pigs, just like the Jews
(Sorry boss, but this is in the Quran! READ IT !)
Now I am neither Jew nor Christian, but I am a person who respects other people’s beliefs. I was profoundly offended.
Do you know what the worst part of all was? People continued listening. No
one had the morality or guts to object and say, “Excuse me? Who allowed
you to preach? Are you teaching people to hate an fester disgust at
each other instead of love, kindness and giving? Shouldn’t you be
preaching about how each person can influence the world by good deeds-
to feed the hungry, charity to an orphanage, donating to the childrens’
cancer hospital, etc?
Welcome to the world we live in. Welcome to the new Muslim world; a world of ignorance, hatred, and intolerance; a very sad, sick world.