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Thursday, April 26, 2007

The Black Person's Bible

Remi Kanazi over at the Populist Party of America has a bone to pick with Bill Maher. Fair enough, he says some controversial things that not everyone agrees with - it's why he has a show that is interesting and not someone knitting for a half hour.

In reading the piece however, Kanazi says the following about Ayaan Hirsi Ali after she was asked whether Islam was a religion of peace:
(Ali said) "It's not a religion of peace. Immediately after 9/11 they should have said, it's not a religion of peace, we're up against Islam." That's right because Pat Robertson speaks for all Christians and the list of disgruntled students that have gunned down their schoolmates since Columbine speak for all people under the age of 25. What if Hirsi Ali said, "Immediately after the black thug robbed the liquor store, they should have said, black people are criminals, we're up against black people."
I believe this is an unfair comparison because there is no "Black People's Bible" that guides behavior towards violence and theft. There is no book or teachings you can look to that say, in coded language or parables, that robbing liquor stores is the correct thing to do under certain circumstances. The Koran, however states quite specifically:
As to those who reject Faith, it is the same to them whether thou warn them or do not warn them; they will not believe. Allah hath set a seal on their hearts and on their hearing, and on their eyes is a veil; great is the penalty they (incur)...then fear the Fire whose fuel is men and stones,- which is prepared for those who reject Faith. (ref.)
Just and merciful, indeed. Hirsi Ali's comment was fair and if Kanazi actually read her book Infidel he would have seen that, as she states, most Muslims only learn the Koran in Arabic and have no idea what the actualy book is saying - much like many many many Christians who talk so knowingly about the Bible, but have no idea what is contained in its actual pages.

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