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Re: [humanism-174] Something is amok

From: sheri p.
Sent on: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 2:39 PM
The comments on that site are amazing.  This was my favorite:

"Does the law allow for pardon if these poor people get converted to Islam.. at least they will have few years to live before dying of sectarian violence"


On Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 2:09 PM, Mark Tiborsky <[address removed]> wrote:

Well said, Sam!

Re: the Pakistani couple sentenced to death for "blasphemous" texts- here is the story from a Pakistani news site. The comments are interesting. Most of those commenting (presumably Pakistani & Muslim) feel that the couple was treated unjustly, but as one commenter noted:

"Again judiciary , government or politician . No one dare to bring religion which is the main reason"

http://www.dawn.com/news/1097870/couple-sentenced-to-death-for-blasphemy

On Apr 9,[masked]:27 PM, "Sam Salerno" <[address removed]> wrote:
It's a shame that criticism is defined as phobia in this and many cases. Here I think it is the school who has a phobia of Islamists starting shit with them for having Ayaan there. I guess according to this school it's improper to criticize Islam for female suppression and mutilation or calling anything other than Islam terrorism and punishable by death. Just another free pass for religion. And all the more reason to criticize it.

Sam

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On Apr 9, 2014, at 10:29 AM, Mark Tiborsky <[address removed]> wrote:

A U.S. college plans to honor a fierce fighter for the liberation of women from the oppressive thumb of Islam... then decides to rescind the honor, because the activist is "too critical" of Islam (!)

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/04/09/us/brandeis-cancels-plan-to-give-honorary-degree-to-ayaan-hirsi-ali-a-critic-of-islam.html?_r=0&referrer=





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