Smart People, Stupid Choices
Ali Sina's Response
Dear Ahmed B
We humans are not smart all the time. Smart people
can believe in stupid things. Havenít you done or said things that later
you regretted? I did! So obviously I was being stupid when I said, did or
believed in stupid things. We humans are smart sometimes and stupid in
other times. That is why we call ourselves fallible.
Let me make an example. Copernicus is not considered
to be a stupid person. He was certainly one of the geniuses. Yet, not
knowing about the law of gravity, which was discovered later by Newton,
and still influenced by the Ptolemaic system upheld by Christians, he
believed that angels were responsible for making the sun, the moon, and
the stars go around. Now isnít that stupid? Can we say Copernicus was
stupid? He was a genius, Nonetheless this belief was a stupid belief that
he subscribed to as well.
The same can be said about all of us including
Muslims. Muslims are as smart as anyone else but when they choose to shut
their minds and believe in stupidities of Islam and follow a psychopath
they become stupid and psychopath. If a professor of philosophy believes
in Islam but he canít prove it, he is making stupid assumptions and in
this case he is stupid.
As for calling Muslims terrorists, of course not all
Muslims engage in terrorist activities personally. But if they support a
terrorist ideology, how would you describe them? They are not criminals,
but accomplices. Is that better? Islam advocates terrorism; if you are a
Muslim you are supporting the cause of terrorism. How can I say this
clearer? You could be the smartest person in the world but when you are a
Muslim you are stupid and terrorist by default. It makes no sense to say,
look I am a smart man, I can solve all the mathematical equations faster
than a calculator but when it comes to religion I like to follow a
psychopath and believe in absurdities. How smart is that?
The only way you can prove me wrong and debunk this
statement is to show that Islam is not a stupid doctrine and it does not
advocate terrorism. If you do that then I take my statement back. As
long as you are unable to disprove any of my accusations, you are both
stupid and terrorist.
Let us put aside the fragile sensibilities and think
rationally. Let us take Nazism for example. Were all the Nazis stupid? Of
course not! Hitler himself was a genius. Among the Nazis there were many
smart people and highly intelligent inventors, scientists, philosophers
and ideologues. But is Nazism a smart doctrine? Certainly not! It is
utterly asinine and stupid. So when these smart people were promoting
Nazism they were not being smart. They were very stupid. The same thing
can be said about Muslims and Islam.
If you canít prove that Islam is a smart religion,
then it is a stupid religion. I have proven that already. It makes
no difference how many, otherwise smart people, believe in this stupidity.
A stupid idea does not become a smart idea just because lots of smart
people support it
. This is called argumentum ad verecundiam or argumentum ad populum
and in either case it is a logical fallacy.
Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of the fictional Sherlock Holmes was
certainly a very smart person. However he was convinced that the two
teenager girls from
who claimed having seen and taken the pictures of fairies were telling the
truth. Many decades later the girls, now old women, confessed they were
just playing a prank. Now isnít the concept of fairies a stupid concept?
If a smart man like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle can believe in such an
absurdity does it mean that that asinine idea has some validity? Isnít
it true that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle came to a stupid conclusion and indeed
that highly smart man with above the average intelligence was stupid in
My friend, donít be offended by the term stupid, I
use that on purpose for its humiliating effect as a shock therapy. I want
to shake you so you start thinking and the only way I can think of, short
of forcing you physically, which is something I hope to avert, is to
humiliate you. I just donít
know what to do to make you people think. How can I make you think? You
are not willing to do that. You are comfortable where you are. That is not
a good thing. I want to make you uncomfortable. If nothing can make you
think, maybe shame and humiliation will. You must feel the heat, you must
be ridiculed and scorned and maybe then you will start wondering why you
canít defend Islam, question it and leave this madness.
All of us humans have been stupid in one time or
another. Any time we believe in stupid things, we are stupid. If we
support a terrorist cause, we are terrorists. You could support a
terrorist cause out of ignorance. It could be that, you donít know that
the cause that you are supporting is a terrorist cause. In that case you
are not a terrorist but a beguiled person and certainly stupid for not
investigating enough to know the nature of the cause that you are
supporting. This is the case with the majority of Muslims, including my
good relatives and myself prior to finding the truth. Yes I was part of
this terrorist organization and I was stupid for believing blindly what I
was taught without questioning it. I was not a terrorist because I never
endorsed it. I thought I am a ďmoderateĒ and satisfied my conscience
with that fallacy. But I was certainly stupid for not investigating and
for believing blindly.
Islam is a stupid doctrine which promotes terrorism.
If you follow this doctrine you are doing a stupid thing and are
supporting terrorism. Your diplomas are of no relevance. The only way you
can show that I am wrong is to prove that Islam is not stupid and it does
not advocate terrorism. Can you do that? If you do that, I will withdraw
my accusations with an apology.
You say that the impression that you get from my
writings is that the Muslims have no right to practice their religion in
the West, period.
Dear Ahmed, what does Islam teach? Islam says the infidels are najis and
they should be subdued or killed. You donít have the right to believe in
such an outrage, let alone practice it. You have no right to believe in
such thing anywhere in this planet, not just in the West. If you canít
tolerate the rest of mankind why they should tolerate you?
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