The burkini debate is a symptom of the weakness of Europe because it avoids facing the real issues posed by Muslim communities that reject Western values.
Besides the newsworthiness of the truth, there are at least three reasons why it is desirable that politicians and journalists begin to admit the relationship between religion and the terrorist acts it inspires:
I’m not in the swimsuit industry, but I just learned of the existence of this garment that will keep both…
To carry out such an attack on such short notice, it is plausible to think the terrorist cell altered a previous plan to make a statement yesterday.
The argument that the rules can be skipped if you have an imaginary friend has won once again — thank you Waris Ahluwalia.
I really wonder where did all of your critical thinking skills went, Novella, because you’re so wrong on so many levels, it’s just shameful.
At some point Charlie Hebdo chose not to draw Muhammad any longer… or so we were told. But it isn’t true:
The Pope’s spokesman denied any duty to answer about this — they’re too busy dealing with *actual* moral problems, such as gay marriage and Charlie Hebdo’s drawings.
Let’s recall the words of Pope Francis exactly a year ago, when he *advocated* violence in the name of god just after the terrorist attack at Charlie Hebdo:
Do you wonder how would it be if everyone with a YouTube account uploaded their own copy? Just to be sure everyone knows the bullying and intimidation tactics ISOC endorses when someone says something they dislike!
I’m sorry, I won’t tiptoe around Islam or any other superstition with a sacred book that literally advocates for the suffering of others, I won’t give any irrational beliefs special treatment — that’s religious privilege, and those who endulge it have a share of responsability in the state of affairs today.
Tonight, Paris lived a series terrorist attacks. They were carried out by Muslims who shouted Allah Ackbar before shooting.
The Mexican Supreme Court legalized recreational use of marijuana and Colombia’s Constitutional Court legalized adoption by gay couples.
All religion is political and tries to impose itself on the rest of society, so there’s no actual difference between “Islamism” and “Islam”. It’s just politically correct crap.
The guy can’t even tweet a *fact* without having a shitstorm coming his way. A common request is the ridiculous and patronizing idea that Dawkins should leave Twitter.
His only ‘crime’ was to have an asshole priest of a neighbor.
To date, they have published 19 issues and I hope they continue to exist in order to publish many more — I hope they will keep publishing even by the time when we will have recovered our right to mock and criticize any belief without paying with our lives, and when the words “blasphemy” and “Islamophobia” are only bitter memories of when the illiterate and bigoted tried to shove their sacred concepts.
None of the alleged problems of legalizing prostitution disappears with the prohibition approach. But many of the problems of criminalizing sex work disappear with legalization.
The initiative has been strongly opposed by ridiculous pseudofeminists who don’t understand that prostitution is not sex slavery.
Yesterday, Guatemalan Congress discussed a bill that would make Biblical ‘education’ compulsory. So the Asociación Guatemalteca de Humanistas Seculares (Guatemalan…