|Lauren ~ steps out to lunch|
No thanks I'll pass on this one, I'd prefer freedom and individual rights ~ thanks!
Some indication that Leftist Islamic supporters are believing their own press. First writing it ~ then believing it ~ a mistake all round.
To prove it Cherie Blair's sister has already converted to Islam ~ but has not read the Koran. She proudly announces she's already reached page 60. The problem is the violent verses are at the back of the Koran. And abrogate or nullify the peaceful verses at the front where they conflict. How can you make an argument about what Islam is when you haven't bothered to find out yourself.
It paints a sad picture of the Leftist support for Islam. They don't even know what is in the book. Took a whiff of this stuff and now they are passing the pipe so you that you can get the same mind-numbing.
She says she converted in Iran, they are chopping off people's hands, they are stoning women, they have just banned all social sciences from being taught at their universities, including the study of women and human rights.
The Leftist supporters of Islam are trying to tell us that since Muslims are nice people then it should follow that Islam is also nice ~ ah... not true. This is a 1000 year old ideology, first brutally carried to millions by the sword, that people 'follow' [of which most do not have a choice]. There is a big gap between a belief system and humanity itself.
The Socialists who helped to bring about the Iranian Islamic Revolution ~ many were killed tortured and a few managed to escape.
It was only a matter of time. Tony Blair’s sister-in-law Lauren Booth has converted to Islam after a dose of “spiritual morphine” in Iran, although she talks about the world’s fastest-growing religion like it was the latest version of the Atkins Diet:
“Now I don’t eat pork and I read the Koran every day. I’m on page 60. I also haven’t had a drink in 45 days, the longest period in 25 years,” she said.
And she’s even refused to rule out wearing a burka: “Who knows where my spiritual journey will take me?”
Politically Booth has always struck me as being incredibly naïve, or willfully ignorant of reality. She writes:
Here in Iran they feel proud to suffer in order to express solidarity with the people of Palestine. It’s kind of like the way you express solidarity with America only without illegal chemical weapons and a million civilian deaths.
Presumably being a past contributor to the Iranian regime’s mouthpiece, Press TV, makes it easier for her to overlook Iran’s appalling human rights record, stories of widespread torture, rape and murder following last year’s rigged elections, its role in murdering dozens of dissidents across Europe, and its financing of various homicidal sectarian groups in Iraq.
I’ve written before about the fascination some middle-class Englishwomen have with Islam and the Arab world; the paradox is that many who convert come from progressive backgrounds and would be horrified at the idea of embracing Catholicism or one of the more conservative forms of Protestantism. And yet they’re prepared to adopt a religion far more traditional in its attitude to the sexes, and adopt an item of clothing that Middle Eastern women fought so hard and courageously to get rid of.
No doubt their Islam is partly a reaction to the excesses of the last 40 years, by people too programmed to oppose “Right-wing politics” to become conventionally conservative. [...]
But partly it is because Islam is, unlike any other faith, more than just a religion – it is also a political idea. And ever since the decline of socialism and Left-wing intellectuals’ abandonment of the working class, third worldist “anti-imperialism” has become the radical chic of choice, especially so with the Holy Land conflict. And what better way of embracing the politics of the 1968 generation than by submitting to Islam?