Stop being Islamophobic? Give me a break…

By Ned McRant | 17 February 2016
Ned McRant

The Hagia Sophia in Istanbul.
The Hagia Sophia in Istanbul.

Often I am disturbed that atheists, progressives, and even feminists always go on the defensive when the subject comes to the Islam. I am really surprised by the feminists defending a religion that is so condescending about women as Islam. This is such a woman hating religion that their fundamentalists do not even allow a woman to experience pleasure in having sex, and they do this by simply cutting away the clitoris of female children… Yes cut away the clitoris of female children.

In these circles women are not allowed to do anything without a male present, they are seen as property, and even livestock have more freedom to move than women. If a woman in the Muslim world gets raped SHE will most of the time end up in prison, NOT the rapist.

And feminists talk about patriarchy and rape culture? The Islam is patriarchy and rape culture on steroids. Sure there are gradations in fanaticism in the Islam, but even the most modest Muslims are way behind compared to the most fanatical fundamentalist Christians who are themselves far behind in the modern world.

But defending a backward religion by calling its critics Islamophobic? As this is equal to Islam hater?

NO it isn’t the same, I AM AN ISLAMOPHOBE, do you know why? It means being scared of Islam. Because Islam is scary as hell. I really hope that this picture on the left is meant sarcastically because if it isn’t, it portrays Islam rather well…

But Christians have the same problem as Islam, they think THEY are better, because they have the Bible and the true faith… obviously Christians have their head buried deeper in their holy bible than in factual history books.

The Christian history of the past 1800 years isn’t exactly a shiny example of peace and harmony. After Constantine the Great got his delusion that Christ visited him and told him to follow the symbol of the cross, the Christian dogma started spreading the faith by violence. People who didn’t want to convert were beheaded, their heads stuck on poles (hey where have I heard that before?) or executed by mass hangings to scare the people into obedience to Christianity… there was no choice… This form of Christianity became known as the Catholic Church, coming from the Greek language: katholikos meaning ‘the whole’, sounds pretty totalitarian to me.

By current standards the Catholic church would have been a terrorist organization plain and simple, their ‘spreading the gospel’ consisted in violent intimidation and putting brutal terror upon the people to teach them who’s Boss.

The Catholic Church was also very good in disguising their terrorism as holy tasks, for example: to purify the souls of the heathens by fire burning these troubling buggers alive so God could show his infinite mercy upon them…

By the 16th century the Catholic church had its stranglehold on most of Europe and maintained its power by sheer terror…

My small country, the current Netherlands, especially suffered under this tyranny in a very bloody way because the people were very self conscious and outspoken about justice and this was not what the Catholic church was about.

That was the time of the Spanish Inquisition, torture and draconian punishment for heretics as the Dutch people were called…

That was the time the Netherlands were just another Spanish property that needed to be straightened out.

That was the time of terror when the Netherlands was the only region that dared to challenge the might of the Catholic Church and the Spanish King…

That was the time of a terrible loss of life all in the name of the church of the Christ…

Finally the Dutch had more than enough of this bullshit (they probably used a different terminology then) and on July 26 1581 they declared their independence from Spain. This is history made very simple because it took lots more to get rid of the power of Spain. Even during that time the Netherlands became a safe haven for religious refugees, the first country with freedom of religion, even though it was not yet in the constitution, which was another novelty the new dutch government was studying…

However, if the Roman Catholic Church was a terrorist organization in the purest definition of the word, the “heretics” became something even worse, like the Puritans, the first Christian extremists, they eventually fled the Netherlands to the new Americas. And this is a horror story by itself.

OK, let me return to the Catholic Church. Its reign of terror lasted for another hundred years and finally they cut their losses and that was more or less the end of the dark ages in Europe and the start of the renaissance, the time of enlightenment.

Now the Spaniards and the Portuguese found new territory to spread the message of Christianity (dark ages) and the whole thing started all over in South America. All the current riches of the Vatican were robbed from the native South Americans. The Catholic church was again doing what they did best, terrorizing people to convert them to their Christianity…

Nowadays, we have a so-called progressive Pope… Well OK, so far I give him the benefit of the doubt.

The Pope before him, Benedict XI Joseph Ratzinger, stepped down because of the child rape scandal in which he played an active part…

Come on, did you really think it was something else?? Everyone with a little bit of sense knows that if this would become public it would make the Catholic church collapse like a house of cards, but we also know that the Catholic church is very good at keeping secrets, so now there is one more added to the list.

But is there change? Nah forget it, they are still lying to the African people that condoms are bad and Child rape is still kept secret, besides maybe an incidental case where some of the “priests” are convicted for child abuse…

The Catholic Church was a scary organization, and now we have a new scary threat of the same magnitude.

This time the modern bringers of true faith, are the followers of Islam.

This time the modern bringers of true faith have modern weapons and access to scary technology…

YES I am an ISLAMOPHOBE because I see the danger of fanatical religion and it scares the living shit out of me! It should do the same to anyone with his/her, yes feminists I mean you, head screwed on in the correct way.

But hey, we have to respect the Muslims, pamper them, maybe they will mellow down…

SURE THEY WILL, IN ABOUT 700 YEARS FROM NOW…

Reprinted with permission from the author.

Ned McRant has an electrical engineering degree in industrial electrical systems and a degree in social political history. He blogs at Ned McRant.

Animated map shows how religion spread around the world

The Future of World Religion (in 2050)

Be sure to ‘like’ us on Facebook

9 COMMENTS

  1. “…even the most modest Muslims are way behind compared to the most fanatical fundamentalist Christians…”

    That is flat-out false. Do a Google search for “Islamic feminism” and read with an actual open mind. I could tell you about Muslim individuals I know with feminist attitudes but I doubt that will convince anyone. But just ask yourself, what experiences or data of yours is this generalization based on? I agree that all religions are patriarchal and oppressive, but the fact that Islamic societies are somewhat more so (what with clitorectomies and all) is more a consequence of other sociological conditions in the parts of the world where Islam is practiced–not Islam itself. In Islamic societies with a more developed economy, people behave like people in a developed economy; in Islamic or Christian societies that are undeveloped and/or war-torn, the values are more regressive and patriarchal.

    • i know all about muslim feminists! i have seen their posts, and listened to what they have to say. they make me want to puke! traitors to womens rights. just because THEY think they are making a choice doesnt matter when they are tacitly supporting a megastructure of propaganda (islam) whos gradations contain various levels of misogyny and harm to many other women of the world.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here