Turkey’s top religious body allows toilet paper..

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The sorely needed reformation of Islam, – as suggested by Ayan Hirsi Ali, see below – has begun..

Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) has released a fatwa stating that usage of toilet paper is permissible within Islam, though it emphasized that water should be the primary source of cleansing..

Source: Turkey’s top religious body allows toilet paper

 

More seriously, Ayan Hirsi Ali, in her new book, – Heretic, – wishes for a reformation of Islam as follows:

1. Muhammad’s semi-divine status, along with the literalist reading of the Quran.
Muhammad should not be seen as infallible, let alone as a source of divine writ. He should be seen as a historical figure who united the Arab tribes in a premodern context that cannot be replicated in the 21st century. And although Islam maintains that the Quran is the literal word of Allah, it is, in historical reality, a book that was shaped by human hands. Large parts of the Quran simply reflect the tribal values of the 7th-century Arabian context from which it emerged. The Quran’s eternal spiritual values must be separated from the cultural accidents of the place and time of its birth.

2. The supremacy of life after death.
The appeal of martyrdom will fade only when Muslims assign a greater value to the rewards of this life than to those promised in the hereafter.

3. Shariah, the vast body of religious legislation.
Muslims should learn to put the dynamic, evolving laws made by human beings above those aspects of Shariah that are violent, intolerant or anachronistic.

4. The right of individual Muslims to enforce Islamic law.
There is no room in the modern world for religious police, vigilantes and politically empowered clerics.

5. The imperative to wage jihad, or holy war.
Islam must become a true religion of peace, which means rejecting the imposition of religion by the sword.

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“Let’s Kick Islam and Christianity out of Africa” — interview with activist Jd Otit..

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Don’t know about you, but personally I find it hard to relate to the horrors of thousands of poor souls drowning on their way to European shores.. – What scares me the most, however, is the degree of indifference I’m experiencing.., – but that is not what this post is about.., – let’s just say I don’t know  what I ought to think, FEEL.., DO.. , – but at least I can reblog this great Brighter Brains Institute interview…

Brighter Brains Institute (BBI) recently launched BiZoHa – the world’s first atheist orphanage…

BBI is interested in secularizing Africa because we believe this would tremendously benefit the continent intellectually, socially, and economically

We recently discovered an activist who shares our POV on Facebook. The administrator of World Atheists: Lets Kick Islam and Christianity out of Africa agreed to an interview..

Reblogged from Brighter Brains Institute :

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 BBI: What is your background?

Jd Otit: I am originally from Nigeria. I now live in Manchester, United Kingdom. I am a legal practitioner. Besides Nigeria, I have also been to Benin, Ghana, Libya, Tunisia and Morocco.

BBI: Why do you think it is important to kick Christianity and Islam out of Africa?

Jd Otit: Africa definitely would be a great place without foreign religion. We might not be able to eradicate the worship of African deities by Africans, however, the worship of African Gods is less problematic than the evils and atrocities associated with these two foreign doctrines, –  Islam and Christianity.

Africa will fare better as one people. Islam and Christianity has divided us; it has torn the fabric of brotherhood that held us together; we see ourselves as Muslims or Christians; we do not recognize what bound us together anymore – our color, our Africaness, our common adversities as a people – we rejoice at the peril of Muslims or Christians because we do not think any more as “African” but rather we label ourselves according to some Middle Eastern idiocy introduced to us through slavery.

My experience of religious Africa is..

READ MORE..

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Stealthy Freedom “transhuman” foxy Iranian ladies..

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I’m posting these (transhuman..) Stealthy Freedom foxy Iranian ladies for one.. perhaps two…, actually three reasons:

1. To let you know Transhumanisten is still around.. 2. Latest entry  was posted more than three months ago, – and 3. As of this writing, I’ve got nothing better to offer..

Without further ado then.. – and recalling  that a photograph houses inside it..
a complex balance of privacy, disclosure, artifice, truth and mystery“.. , do enjoy..

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Mystified - Shirin Neshat - She Who Tells a Story - MFA Boston

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Charlie Hebdo attack: Nothing to do with Islam ? – Was Muhammed a muslim or an Islamist..

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violent-moiYou heard it, right ? –  The Charlie Hebdo attack HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH ISLAM..
Well, – read this brilliant, sublime, hilarious satirical masterpiece, below, and THINK AGAIN !

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Disclaimer: This is SATIRE, meant to cut through the Newspeak bullshit about this and /or that atrocity “having nothing to do with Islam”, and is NOT, – repeat NOT meant to offend any individual, peace-loving muslim !!! – Good news is I’m confident it won’t..

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CHARLIE HEBDO & JYLLANDS POSTEN cartoons: A 100 lashes if you don’t die of laughter !

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Noticing a sudden surge in visitors to this (idle.. ) blog, it struck me: Charlie ! – “Transhumanisten” is getting attention thanks to, for instance, this article: Charlie-Hebdo: to-print-or-not-to-print.. ,

– so I thought I ought to at least say something.., but instead I’m “merely” posting a couple of cartoons..

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Original Jyllands-Posten frontpage, Sept. 30, – 2005 – Click for larger view (PDF)

That’ll do for today.., – maybe add more tomorrow..

Update, jan. 9,
Sadly, Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, infamous for publishing the  2005 “Mo-toons”, – (see above), – has been cowed.., thus no cartoons on yesterday’s front-page. Instead a short, google-translated message:

The [Charlie Hebdo] terrorist attack reminds us that the free world has a common project in protecting our democratic, societal order against the religious madness whose representatives spread violence, terror, horror and repression in the name of an alleged divine legitimacy

jyllands-posten-front-page-jan. 8-2015                           Jyllands-Posten frontpage, jan. 8, – 2015

The question I’m asking myself is this: Is this “common project” best served by (self) censorship ??..
NO, NO and NO ! – I say, but then I’m not working at Jyllands-Posten, if you take my meaning…

It’s really odd.. – No cartoons in Jyllands-Posten, and Charlie Hebdo cartoons everywhere else, even in Sweden !

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