Monday, January 24, 2011

Daily Mash>Telegraph Blogger

Telegraph blogger James Kirkup makes a good point - and by 'good' I mean 'moronic' - when he points out that it would not be fair to say to say the same things about Christians that people say about Muslims.

Yes, indeed. And 'Jaws' would have been a lot sillier if it had featured a penguin instead of a great white shark. Words have actual meanings.

Hell, even a satire site does better than this. In fact, they make a point many have missed:
Tom Logan, professor of complicated issues at Reading University, said: "Baroness Warsi may say these are cultural rather than religious values and these countries are behaving in a way that is not truly muslim. But they say they are and it's reasonable to assume they know as much about Islam as she does.
Hey, maybe we should try claiming we are Islamophobic, but only that other Islam, the one with all the murders.
"When someone says 'it's okay, they're not very muslim' they're not saying 'it's okay, they'll have a sneaky glass of cider' they're saying 'it's okay, they're not very supportive of imprisoning women who have been raped'.

"A lot of people have a problem with rape victims being jailed, particularly on religious grounds. That doesn't make you a Nazi. It actually makes you the opposite of a Nazi."
When Islam claims that it goes dark at night becuase the Sun goes into a muddy puddle at the end of the world, that's either right or wrong. Let's spin it round: why don't people like Kirkup try applying the same scepticism to the Religion of Muddy Pools that they do to Christianity?

1 comment:

Squander Two said...

The Daily Mash started providing the nation's best and fairest news coverage quite some time ago.