Leaving Islam



Things that Offend Islam

 By Barbara J. Stock


Burger King will be withdrawing and changing the logo for its ice cream cups because, if one looks very closely and has a good imagination, the logo appeared to some Muslims to look sort of like the word Allah in Arabic if it was viewed from just the right angle.  Not wanting to offend, Burger King caved in to the constantly complaining and whining Muslims who seem to find some offense in just about everything these days.  One has to wonder just how many Western Muslims can even read Arabic.   

The Taliban found offense in the ancient statues of Buddha in Bamiyan, Afghanistan, and blew them to bits.  These Muslims also found offense in several smaller and much easier to destroy ancient clay and wood-carved statues at the same location.  All of these irreplaceable pieces of history were destroyed because some Muslims found them “offensive.”  Should the great pyramids of Egypt be destroyed if someone finds them offensive? 

The Taliban also found music, flying kites, dancing of any kind, women leaving the house without a male family member, and balloons offensive.  Any woman leaving the house without being covered from head to toe was so offensive that she risked being beaten to death. 

Strict Islamics find the human female body offensive and feels every woman should be covered from head to toe.  Muslims will tell you that they cover their women out of modesty and respect but this simply isn’t the case.  Strict Islamics believe a woman is born in sin and is just one living, breathing sin that needs to be covered at all times so that the public cannot see her shame. If a woman crosses a man's path while he is praying, he must begin anew because the woman is offensive to Allah.  

An incomplete list of people Islamics also seem to find offensive is: all Jews, Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, ex-Muslims, and all non-Muslims.   

These days, it seems that Sunni Muslims find Shia Muslims to be offensive as well.    

Also offensive is any reference to the Quran by non-Muslims that does not expound on how every word is perfect and written by God himself.  Anything less than complete agreement is an offense that often carries a death sentence.  Just ask Salman Rushdie, author of “Satanic Verses,” who had to hide for years to stay alive, and Theo Van Gogh, who paid with his life for speaking the truth about Islam. 

This past week, Governor Mitt Romney of Massachusetts suggested that since virtually every terrorist attack around the world has been carried out by Muslims, it might behoove us to listen in on what is being preached in American mosques.  Just as a reminder, the 1993 World Trade Center bombing was planned with the assistance of Muslim cleric, Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, better known as the “Blind Sheik.”  As expected, the Council of American/Islamic Relations (CAIR) went ballistic.  To no one’s surprise, CAIR did not claim that Islamic governments don’t eavesdrop on Christian churches.  Of course, Islamics don’t do that; Islamic governments just burn churches down, occasionally with the people still in them.    

Strict Islamic countries find women wearing white socks sexually provocative and offensive.  Pictures of humans or animals are offensive and men who shave their faces are offensive.  Card playing is offensive.  Girls attending school and receiving an education are also offensive.  Women who vote are also offensive. 

A woman daring to leave her home without permission even to rush her sick child to a doctor is offensive.  Of course, female doctors are offensive so any woman requiring medical care can’t receive it because all the doctors are men. 

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