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Why I Left Islam: An Iranian-American Speaks

April 27, 2017 Leave a comment

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George Carlin says: “Religion has actually convinced people that there’s an invisible man living in the sky who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place, full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish, where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and ever ’til the end of time! But He loves you. He loves you, and He needs money! He always needs money! He’s all-powerful, all-perfect, all-knowing, and all-wise, somehow just can’t handle money!”

Friedrich Nietzsche says: “Faith means not wanting to know what is true.”

Isaac Asimov says:  “To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today.”

Richard Dawkins says: “Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.”

To me religion is a leash around the neck of an imbecile, whose destiny is pulled around by the rich & powerful puppeteers. The allegedly uplifting religion serves as a refuge for those whose rights, owing to poverty or powerlessness, are abused by the affluent exploiters! [DID]

“I see a lot of love in Christianity, I see a lot of anger and hate in Islam,” stated my anonymous Iranian-American interlocutor to me in his condominium building manager’s office. My interview partner related a revealing personal spiritual and geographic journey away from his boyhood Islamic faith and Iranian homeland to an adult Christian conversion in America.

The son of personally pious Muslim Iranians, “Martin” lived in Iran until 1974, when his parents sent him away at the age of 16 to England for high school. Without any coercion from his parents, his own devotion had prompted him at the age of 12 to attend Quran classes and undertake the Islamic regimen of five daily prayers. Yet Islamic law only requires that boys begin these prayers at the age of 14.

Martin ended his Quran class visits and daily prayers shortly before leaving after the ninth grade for England, where the juxtaposition of his Islamic faith and life in the West created a personal crisis. “I was living in England, all the classes are mixed, boys and girls,” he recalled. “As a Muslim I am not supposed to shake hands with women, I am not supposed to date, I am not supposed to drink, and I couldn’t do that in England.” To violate Islamic strictures in a country like the United Kingdom, “it doesn’t necessarily even have to be sex. But your normal daily life — you can’t do it.” Read more…

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Video: Islam is NOT for Me (song with lyrics)

May 24, 2014 Leave a comment

The doctrine of Islam is submission. The Qur’an orders Muslims to submit and obey. There is no choice in Islam. Where there is no choice, there is no freedom. Therefore, where there is Islam there will be no democracy.

Muslims live in social, economic, intellectual, and religious poverty. Islamic society has never been able to create a productive economy. For its first 1300 years, Islam survived on the taxes and plunder confiscated from conquered peoples. In the last 100 years it has nourished itself on oil. No oil, no Islam.

Islam has been breeding in tyranny and terror. Tyranny and terror are expensive, unable to give his followers a reason to live, Muhammad gave them a reason to fight and die, the rewards in paradise for martyrs.

Despite what you have heard, Islam is not a peaceful religion, on the contrary it is the cruelest and most inhuman religion existed, following is a small list of the punishments in Islam.

  1. Penalty (Jihad and Plunder) for Unbelievers  ( Surah  9:33; 33:25-27)
  2. Penalty (death) for Apostasy and  leaving Islam (Surah 9:11,12,14; 4:89)
  3. Penalty (death) Critic of Islam (Surah 33:57-60)
  4. Penalty (Whipping) for Unmarried sex in Islam (Surah 24:2)
  5. Penalty (Execution) for Homosexuals (Surah 7:80-84)
  6. Penalty (Cut off hands)for Theft (Surah 5:38)
  7. Islam allows Retaliation, i.e., physical eye for eye(Surah 5:45)
  8. Islam allows husbands to Hit their wives (Surah 4:34)
  9. Penalty (whipping) for drinkers and gamblers (Surah 5:90-91)

[DID]

Will the World Ignore Iran’s Execution Binge?

May 13, 2014 Leave a comment

Iran land of death

Despite Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s repeated calls for “moderation” and “respect for human rights in his country,” executions in Iran continue at an alarming rate.

According to organizations such as the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center and Iran Human Rights, both of which track execution – and extrapolating from their data – there have been over 250 executions carried out in the first four months 2014.

Indeed, there were 10 executions reported in the first five days of May alone. Ironically enough, it was Mohammad-Javad Larijani – head of the Iranian judiciary’s Human Rights Council – who unwittingly highlighted these heinous crimes by declaring that the international community should be “grateful” to Iran for the “great service to humanity” that it provides in carrying out these executions. Read more…

From The Heart of an Honest Muslim

June 24, 2013 7 comments

“I am a Muslim by faith, a Christian by spirit, a Jew by heart, and above all I am a human being.” says Dr. Tawfik Hamid.20130622_FBP001_0                            

I was born a Muslim and lived all my life as a follower of Islam. 

After the barbaric terrorist attacks done by the hands of my fellow Muslims everywhere on this globe, and after the too many violent acts by Islamists in many parts of the world, I feel responsible as a Muslim and as a human being to speak out and tell the truth to protect the world and Muslims as well from a coming catastrophe and war of civilizations.

I have to admit that our current Islamic teaching creates violence and hatred toward non-Muslims. We Muslims are the ones who need to change. Until now we have accepted polygamy, the beating of women by men, and killing those who convert from Islam to other religions. Read more…

Ten Key Points on Islamic Blasphemy Law and Non-Muslims

March 17, 2013 Leave a comment

There is an intensifying global campaign to impose Islamic blasphemy law on non-Muslims, including those living outside Islamdom, in non-Muslim societies.Qadi-Iyad

What follows are ten key points on the doctrinal origins and practical implications of this global campaign:

1)      According to the Sunna (the traditions of Muhammad and the early Muslim community), by using foul language against the Muslim prophet Muhammad, Allah, or Islam, the non-Muslim transgressors put themselves on a war footing against Muslims, and their lives became licit (such as the poet Kaab b. al-Ashraf, who composed poems denigrating Muhammad, and was assassinated). [see 1.11.21.3]

2)      This “offense” was then constructed and legitimated by Muslim jurists when Islam was politically, militarily and economically dominant, so that it was expected that the non-Muslims under Islamic rule would not denigrate the religion of Islam, nor cast aspersions on its major figures or institutions. [see 2.1,2.22.3]

3)      The jurists saw any such denigration as an unacceptable hostile act, punishable by death, automatically, as per three of the main Sunni schools Read more…