Why “Christianity, capitalism, and democracy” cannot save us from Islamic extremist terrorism

Today I responded to the following comment regarding the recent murder of two men who were defending two young women from anti-Muslim hate speech on a train in Portland, Oregon: “If Islamic folks didn’t exist we wouldn’t have a problem at all in this world of ours. Christianity, capitalism and democracy rule….over and out.” My response was as follows: Christianity and Islam are both based on Judaism and Zoroastrianism (the religion that created “monotheistic” dualism: God/Devil, Heaven/Hell) and most of the evil shit in Islam was copied from Judeo-Christian “holy scripture”. Most Muslims don’t condone sex slavery, but ISIS can … Continue reading Why “Christianity, capitalism, and democracy” cannot save us from Islamic extremist terrorism

Why ISIS attacks Turkey without claiming responsibility

Turkey is full of ISIS cells whose primary functions are smuggling ISIS recruits across the border into Syria and smuggling commodities such as oil and antiquities and weapons that ISIS needs to sell and/or buy in order for the economy of Islamic State to function. It is no coincidence that ISIS began to attack Turkey after Turkey began to tighten security on its border with Syria, preventing ISIS from selling the oil and other black market commodities it needs to sell in order to thrive and arresting ISIS agents, supporters, and recruits both on the border and within Turkey, as … Continue reading Why ISIS attacks Turkey without claiming responsibility

Thoughts on the anti-gay jihadist attack against Pulse nightclub in Orlando

The mentality of Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen is a stark reminder of how religion often perverts sexual morality. Mateen apparently believed that homosexuality between consenting adults is morally wrong and that taking thousands of women as sex slaves as ISIS does is not morally wrong. He had it exactly backwards. Homosexuality is not morally wrong. Slavery and rape are morally wrong. If this anti-gay jihadist terrorism “has nothing to do with religion” as Omar Mateen’s father dishonestly claims, then it follows that KKK lynchings against African Americans “had nothing to do with racism”. ISIS is a far-right religious extremist … Continue reading Thoughts on the anti-gay jihadist attack against Pulse nightclub in Orlando

Your God Did Not Invent Morality

The Code of Hammurabi is but one of many examples of secular law predating religion and is older than Islam and older than Christianity and most likely older than Judaism and Zoroastrianism as well. The religious show themselves to be either ignoramuses or liars when they exhume the archaic untruth that the divine is the source of human law and order.
One can even see in the behavior of non-human animals that outrage at injustice or unfairness and even disgust at things perceived to be unclean is inherited from our evolutionary ancestors and animal cousins rather than passed down from on high. Continue reading Your God Did Not Invent Morality

On Medea Benjamin, President Obama, Pervez Hoodbhoy, US drones, and global Islamist tyranny

From a CNN discussion with Code Pink activist Medea Benjamin on her interruption of President Obama’s speech on the US drone program we find this interesting exchange: “I posted the question on my Facebook page and asked them what they wanted to ask you,” Costello said. “And a lot of them said you were hurting your own cause because, one, you appeared rude to the President of the United States and, two, you just seemed a little, uh, crazy.” “I think killing innocent people with drones is rude,” (Medea) Benjamin replied. “I think keeping innocent people in indefinite detention for … Continue reading On Medea Benjamin, President Obama, Pervez Hoodbhoy, US drones, and global Islamist tyranny

Osama Bin Laden was not “funded and trained by the CIA”

“The USA would have worked with Bin Laden had he been willing, but Bin Laden would never have worked with the USA. He hated the USA and was even then plotting to go to war with the USA. He didn’t need “funding” as he was rich and was in Afghanistan and Pakistan in order to give his own money away to jihadists who supported his takfiri salafist ideology. He didn’t need training as he was already experienced in the construction business and in finance, had a degree in engineering, and had the backing of many trained fighters, mostly Egyptian radicals who were also extremely anti-USA. The “CIA trained and funded Bin Laden” meme is a complete and utter myth.” Continue reading Osama Bin Laden was not “funded and trained by the CIA”

Glen Doherty fought Christian theocracy in the U.S. military and died protecting the U.S. Embassy in Libya from Islamic theocrats

VIDEO: US Military Missionaries (V3 Abridged) This kind of fundamentalist Christian manipulation of the U.S. military is extremely unconstitutional and counterproductive. It leads to mistreatment of non-Christian troops, be they Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, unitarian/universalist, agnostic, atheist, or other and makes the U.S. look like a Christian theocracy overseas lending credibility to the ridiculous claims of Islamist fanatics that the U.S. military are Christian “crusaders”. Well, apparently some of them are and they must be stopped. We have separation of religion and state in the U.S. and that is one of the primary reasons we are a “free country”. RIP … Continue reading Glen Doherty fought Christian theocracy in the U.S. military and died protecting the U.S. Embassy in Libya from Islamic theocrats