4 comments on “Sheer Blasphemy

  1. You have diagnosed this problem precisely: “Basically, they couldn’t get rid of her any other way, so they resorted to one of the oldest tricks in the book – bullying.” This poor woman did not blaspheme; her community did. The Prophet is clear that Muslims should respect “the people of the Book,” both Jews and Christians, because all three groups worship the God of Abraham. There is more to this story than religion; religion is being used to turn the victim into the criminal. I am curious as to why the fellow women in her community turned on Asia Bibi to cause this tragedy to begin.

    • I like that idea that muslims are supposed to respect the ‘people of the book’. It’s a fine concept, and would, in fact, resolve all the conflict in the middle east. If only we could communicate to the muslim factions that their Prophet said that… oh wait…

      Things like respect don’t carry much weight when all you want is a big club to smack around somebody’s head.

  2. The Prophet is clear that Muslims should respect “the people of the Book,” both Jews and Christians, because all three groups worship the God of Abraham.
    That’s all very good, except that the “prophet” also directs his followers to kill non-believers. The Koran, just like the Bible, contains so many contradictory statements, so adherents can pick and choose different snippets to support whatever they want.

    Personally, I entirely agree with Mckenzie’s argument: if your god is all-seeing, all-knowing and all-powerful, surely he could just punish me himself?

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