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Newsweek's 'Muslim Rage' cover photo, via the Los Angeles TimesThe Muslim world continues to impress the planet with its reasoned maturity and calm demeanor.

Or, maybe not … !

It seems a lot of Muslims are still violently furious over “Innocence of Muslims,” a movie that had been specifically produced and promoted precisely in order to enrage them. The latest expression of their fury happened in Tehran, Iran. Since they no longer have an American embassy to attack — due to their own past actions — Iranian mobs cast about for another to assault. According to the AP via ABC News, they chose to launch their sanctimonious rage at the French embassy (WebCite cached article):

Dozens of Iranians angered over an anti-Islam film made in the U.S. and caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad published in a weekly in France have attacked the French Embassy in Tehran.

Please, by all means, Muslims, continue raging and fuming and stomping and beating and burning and killing over a movie. Please, don’t stop on our account. Absolutely it’s necessary for you to do all of that … and more. After all, none other than al-Lah himself requires it of you. You simply must keep it up until there’s nothing left for you to attack. Nothing less than all-out annihilation of anyone who dares “dis” your prophet could satisfy your al-Lah.

As alwaysCover of Charlie Hebdo, newspaper in France. Speech bubble reads "100 lashes if you don't die of laughter!" — as a reminder to Muslims to stop calling attention to things they don’t like, and to give them a reason to let their outrage fester — I’m adding a gratuitous Mohammad cartoon to this post. Enjoy!

Listen up, little children who call yourselves Muslims, and figure out what the Streisand effect is. Most of the planet would never have heard of “Innocence of Muslims” if you hadn’t pitched fits, rioted, rampaged and killed over it. Your juvenile behavior single-handedly caused a lot of folks to find out about something they’d never otherwise have known existed.

Say it with me, and say it slow, so that you can absorb it: It’s. Time. To. Fucking. Grow. The. Hell. Up. Little. Crybaby. Muslims. OK? The rest of us grown-ups would appreciate it. Thanks so much.

Photo credit, top: Newsweek, via the Los Angeles Times; middle: Wikipedia.

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Islamism continues to make the world safe for barbarity. The latest example of the triumph of fundamentalist Islam, can be seen in this report from the BBC:

Somali adulterer stoned to death

Islamists in southern Somalia have stoned a man to death for adultery but spared his pregnant girlfriend until she gives birth.

Abas Hussein Abdirahman, 33, was killed in front of a crowd of some 300 people in the port town of Merka.

An official from the al-Shabab group said the woman would be killed after she has had her baby.

Islamist groups run much of southern Somalia, while the UN-backed government only control parts of the capital.

Gee, that sounds all merciful and everything … but what kind of future will the baby have, as s/he grows up? Will s/he be “marked” for life as the product of adultery, and mistreated because of that? (I have no idea, I’m just asking the question.)

Naturally there are folks in Somalia who are trying to distance themselves from this:

Meanwhile, President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed has accused al-Shabab of spoiling the image of Islam by killing people and harassing women.

“Their actions have nothing to do with Islam,” said the moderate Islamist during a ceremony at which he nominated a new administration for the capital, Mogadishu.

Well, here’s a clue, President Ahmed: The reason this happened is because, for nearly two decades, the so-called “government” of Somalia (of which you are now the head) has been dithering around, unable and unwilling to control any of the factions trying to maintain control of their own pieces of the country. Instead of playing footsie with other warlords and looking to the UN to take care of it all for you — which, given its dismal track-record in creating stability, is not a good idea — maybe you should summon the courage and take measures to actually run your country? OK?

This is not an isolated incident in Somalia, as the BBC explains:

Last month, two men were stoned to death in the same town after being accused of spying.

A 13-year-old girl was stoned to death for adultery in the southern town of Kismayo last year.

Human rights groups said she had been raped.

Another man has also been punished in this way in the Lower Shabelle region.

Isn’t theocracy wonderful? Can you imagine what would happen if the Religious Rightists in the US got their way and this country became a theocracy? Oh wait, I don’t need to “imagine” it … its proponents have already shown what they want. And by all means, let’s continue ranting and wailing that only religion is capable of making people upright and moral. Yeah yeah, that worked out so well in this case, didn’t it? (Not!)

Hat tip: Skeptic’s Dictionary.

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