Abu Sayyaf / Al Qaeda / Christian Fundamentalism / Far Right and Islamist similarities / Islam / Islamism / Secularism / Terrorism / theocracy / Uncategorized

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 … Continue reading

ISIS / Islam / Islamic State / Islamism / Muslim on Muslim violence / Salafism / Syria / Terrorism / theocracy / Turkey / Uncategorized

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 … Continue reading

Bisexuality / Christian Fundamentalism / Closeted homophobic men / Copycat crimes / Fake "liberal" apologists for Islamism / Far Right and Islamist similarities / homophobia / ISIS / Islam / Islamic State / Islamism / LGBT Rights / Mass shootings / morality / Omar Mateen / Pulse, Orlando / Salafism / School shootings / Secular Freedom / Secularism / Terrorism / theocracy / Uncategorized / Workplace shootings

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 … Continue reading

Islam / Islamism / morality / Secularism / theocracy / Uncategorized

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

Al Qaeda / Islamism / Muslim on Muslim violence / President Obama

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 … Continue reading

Al Qaeda / Fake "liberal" apologists for Islamism / Islamism / Secularism / September 11th Attacks / Uncategorized

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

Christian Fundamentalism / Islamism / Libya / Secularism

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 … Continue reading