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Hot Sexy (in)appropriately dressed Muslim women | Pew research and Middle Eastern Values survey

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There is nothing more uplifting to the human spirit than to appreciate and admire beauty“, -

writes Bernie Planck, and challenges his readers to answer which one of these two photos, below, make them appreciate and admire the human species, and tell him which one is repugnant to nature

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Less uplifting, – in fact downright depressing, – are these data, below, from Middle Eastern Values survey:

 What Style of Dress is Appropriate for Women  in Public ?

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PewResearch has this comment:

Even as publics in many of the surveyed countries express a clear preference for women to dress conservatively, many also say women should be able to decide for themselves what to wear..”

No sh.. ! – What kind of apologetic bulls… is that ?! – Should I laugh or should I cry..

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FEMEN, – the world’s most  provocative activist group, – rather less apologetically, has this to say : Fuck your morals ! Fuck Islamism !
“Islamophobes”, you say ? Think again: Infanticide, child marriage and slavery, genital mutilation, , rape, forced marriagehonor killings, tracking, beating, whipping , stoning, acid attacks..

Pakistani-Norwegian comedian and famous “Mullah-lifter”, Shabana Rehman, puts it this way:

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Shabana Rehman – “Mullah Lifter” – http://tinyurl.com/aezrtpo

As for myself.. – why not take heed of Bernie Planck’s wise words.. – Let, therefore, these photos speak for themselves !

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(Recommended: Veena Malik Defies Mullah Accusing Her of Immoral Behavior)

deeyah the muslim madonna Hot Sexy (in)appropriately dressed Muslim women | Pew research and Middle Eastern Values survey                                      Deeyah- “The Muslim Madonna”

Deeyah: From popstar to activist

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Sherlyn Chopra, – half Muslim and half Christian with a Persian ancestry, and India’s first ever Playboy-cover girl..

Inappropriate ? – Ok, – here are some decently covered women for you..

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And now, before I get carried away, I will finish this post with this.. this.. “Slut-walk” you say ?? – Nope, – BURKA BABE !  Slut walk Hot Sexy (in)appropriately dressed Muslim women | Pew research and Middle Eastern Values survey

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A wife is always obliged to obey…, – says ? % of muslim men AND women, according to Pew Research Center Survey

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Update, June 7, : Also published at ImmortalLife

Sorry folks, but it sure ain’t easy to stay positive for long when it comes to Islam. Sure, there are some democratically-minded muslims, and it is possible to find progressive muslims, but if this new Pew Research Center Survey can be trusted, it is very depressing indeed. Consider, for instance, these key-findings:

Percentage of men and women (!!), who say: “a wife is always obliged to obey her husband” :

Malaysia: 96% !!!!
Afghanistan 94% !!!
Indonesia ,Tunisia : 93% !!
Morocco, Iraq: 92% !

On the upside, majorities in many countries surveyed say a woman should be able to decide for herself whether to wear a veil.

How truly progressive…

Percentage of Muslims who say they want sharia to be “the official law of the land:

Afghanistan 99%                       Obs: ( I am running out of exclamation marks..)
Palestinian territories: 89%
Egypt: 74%
Indonesia: 72%
Nigeria:  71%

And on the “upside”: “Only” 8 % of muslims in Azerbaijan have wet Sharia dreams..

Full report (Pdf): Click on this map:

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Worldwide image of the United States..

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Actually, I find this quiz a bit silly, if not very silly. It’s not that the worldwide image of the United States is not interesting and important, it IS, and very much so, but I believe I could have come up with far better questions than you’ll find here. Anyway, I thought I’d publish at least something, now that I’ve been lacking inspiration a couple of days..

I really should write more about Zoltan Istvan and his Tranhumanism page-turner of a book, The Transhumanist Wager, – the best damn’ book I’ve read in years, – something a bit more demanding than posting a relatively stupid Pew Research Center quiz, so.. bear with me.. and have fun with this quiz after all : )

 Worldwide image of the United States..

How much do you know about the worldwide image of the United States ?

 Worldwide image of the United States..

Ps. I failed miserably myself, – with 5 / 10 correct answers, but I bet you can’t do better  #*~^?!

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Science knowledge quiz for dummies..

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I am often amazed how many stupid people there are in this world, but I am amazed also how intelligent some of us are. – (Let’s be clear: I don’t count myself  within the ranks of either group). – Of course, some people are not stupid at all, just un-educated.., but even highly educated people fail to answer the simplest of questions. Consider, for instance, this question which, in my opinion, everyone who’s made it past high-school, should be able to answer:

What gas do most scientists believe causes temperatures in the atmosphere to rise?

Incredibly, – and I really do find this hard to believe, – only 3 out of 4 with College Grad + education answered this question correctly, and of people with “some college” education – (the category to which I belong myself) – only 55% gave the correct answer.

As you can see below, my score was 12/13, which I think is embarrassing ! – I mean.. for Chr… sake, these questions are really for dummies, or apparently they ain’t, according to this Pew Research Center quiz

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“Hopium” and the New Arab Revolt..

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Last couple of weeks I’ve had quite a few discussions with mainly anti-jihadists and Islamophobes, – (to who’s ranks I count myself !), – about the most likely outcome of the current Arab revolts.
At first I didn’t quite understand why they were so hesitant in “joining the revolution”, but the answer, of course, is fears of Iranian-style take-overs. That is fair enough, especially when these fears are fueled by polls like the one from Pew Research Center. I’ve been surprised, however, to be met with a lot of hostility, simply for declaring myself optimistic on behalf of democracy, human rights and a better future for Egypt and other Arab nations.

I’ve tried not to be overly optimistic,  – a jubilant idiot, – but even so, the response, in short, has been this (angry) conclusion: Your optimism is ill informed and has no basis in reality !

When countering the Pew Research Center Poll with the poll commissioned by  Washington Center for Near East Policy, I am met with: Who cares about these pseudo-academic polls anyway ?! – The Arabs are illiterate and it doesn’t make sense to ask them questions about democracy (etc.) anyway !
When quoting Jimmy Carter: “We should not be afraid of the Brotherhood“, I am met with: Who is taking this old sissy seriosly ?!

I was extremely pleased then, to discover that Daniel Pipes, himself an outspoken critic of Islam(ism), has written this brilliant analysis, that is very supportive of my own optimism, – which, in turn,  is based on polls and rational thinking as well as gut-feelings .

It is time for us, says  Pipes,  “to discard the soft bigotry of low expectations“:

Viewing the rebellions  in the context of a regional chessboard:

“On one side stands the “resistance” bloc led by Iran and including Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Gaza, and Qatar; it seeks to shake up the existing order with a new one, more piously Islamic and hostile to the West.
On the other side stands the status quo bloc led by Saudi Arabia and including most of the rest of the region (implicitly including Israel); it prefers things to stay more or less the way they are”.

Summing up, – Pipe’s optimism is based on the following important observations:

“..there are only two regional geo-strategic giants — Iran and Saudi Arabia — and both are potentially vulnerable ” (!) :

“Despite Tehran’s strenuous efforts to lay claim to the revolts across the region, portraying them as inspired by the Iranian revolution of 1978–79 and its own brand of Islamism, these revolts more likely will inspire Iranians to renew their assault on the Khomeinist order”.
“Were such a counter-revolution to succeed, the implications would go far beyond Iran.. – Bereft of the most important “resistance” government, the Islamist movement worldwide would likely begin to decline”.

Saudi Arabia:
“..geographical, ideological, and personnel differences among Saudis could cause its fall. The key question would then be: Fall to whom”? :

“..Shiites, Purist Wahhabis, – or, – (the unthinkable), - liberals, hitherto a negligible force, who find their voice and lead an overthrow of the antiquated, corrupt, extremist Saudi order”?

Finally, Pipes observes that:

“The revolts over the past two months have been largely constructive, patriotic, and open in spirit. Political extremism of any sort, leftist or Islamist, has been largely absent from the streets. Conspiracy theories have been the refuge of decayed rulers, not exuberant crowds. The United States, Great Britain, and Israel have been conspicuously absent from the sloganeering”.

and concludes that:

One has the sense that the past century’s extremism — tied to such figures as Amin al-Husseini, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Ruhollah Khomeini, Yasser Arafat, and Saddam Hussein — has run its course, that populations seek something more mundane and consumable than rhetoric, rejectionism, and backwardness“.

It is no wonder that commentaries, who would have expected to find Daniel Pipes in the ranks of grumbling pessimists, are not overly enthusiastic to say the least, and  Pipes too is met with his share of hostility.

My Optimism on the New Arab Revolt – Daniel Pipes – National Review Online.

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