Friday, 18 April 2014
Defending The Indefensible
I follow with great interest fellow blogger and ex-Muslim, Narwa, author of "between a veil and a dark place" and, since her blog doesn't accept comments, I feel the need to reply to her latest post "The racism of the white wolf who cried Islamophobia".
Narwa is a brave young woman with the necessary literary atributes to write about her early life experiences in the Lebanon, in an honest and poignant way, and hence my interest.
A brave woman indeed, considering the inevitable backlash and retribution the evil mullahs dish out to all who dare turn against Islam. Needless to say, it wouldn't be advisable for Narwa to ever set foot again in her home land or any other country shackled to Islam. It wouldn't be safe.
What I find ironic but somehow disconcertingly understandable, is that Narwa still feels the need to defend Islam against Islamophobia.
In my view, everyone should condemn all injustice, and there are no greater injustices than those endorsed by religions.
I was born into the Christian culture but feel no need whatsoever to protect it. I am vehemently opposed to all world religions.
Narwa displays that all too common misconception of "only I or those who belong can criticise what's ours". If anyone other than an ex Muslim criticises Islam, Narwa labels it Islamophobia.
Islamophobia is growing, as are the numbers of people around the world leaving their religions and denouncing archaic indoctrination. And that can only be perceived as good news for humanity.
We all know what is fuelling Islamophobia. We all know it is the acts of aggression of some Muslim fundamentalists who are alienating their people from the rest of the world.
We all know that not all Muslims are terrorists but almost all terrorists are Muslim.
We all know that cultures who endorse and live in "An eye for an eye" culture, are relics of the dark ages of humanity and such ways should have long been consigned to the dustbin of history.
As Gandhi once said and I quote; "An eye for an eye makes the world go blind"
We all know what is fuelling Islamophobia and it's not the "racist white wolf" who is merely taking advantage of the present anti-Islam wave to justify its prejudice.
Islamophobia is growing daily due to the increasing abundance of news through the internet's social media depicting Islam as being synonymous with; Misogyny, Intolerance, Aggression, Homophobia, Female Genital Mutilation, Child Marriage, Child Abuse, Slavery and, the most dangerous of all, Sharia Law.
Narwa, it is absurd for you to consider Richard Dawkins as a racist white wolf. He has as much right to speak against the indefensible as you have.
Narwa, I urge you to continue the fight against theism - but don't waste time fighting the minor imperfections of your true allies.
And, lastly, don't let your innate anger "alienate" you from the debate.