To question Islam for being sexist, racist, homophobic and just outright discriminating to everyone is not racist… it’s being a responsible human being. Lashing someone 50 times a day just for being an atheist is not right. Forcing women to cover their heads and not allow them to speak is sexist and degrading. Executing people for loving someone you don’t approve of is evil and it’s not racist to point out these injustices.
Blaming the victim is an act of cowardice. Those who truly believe a cartoonist is to blame for the actions of a murderer is out of touch with reality. There is no justification for shooting someone for drawing a cartoon… ever.
Is there any context that would make condoning slavery better?
No, there isn’t.
Nor is there context that would make rape and only paying a small fine as the only punishment any better either. There is no context that would condone murder, genocide, infanticide and displaying bodies to instill fear. There is no context that would any of those quotes look better… none what so ever.
To be honest, I was hesitant to post this but it’s a special time for me.
January past marked two years since I released my first non-fiction book. While I love writing novels, I enjoyed writing non-fiction as well and it’s not surprising that my first non-fiction book was about Atheism.
The first picture above is the cover of my Atheist book titled Outspoken: Confessions of a Devout Atheist and while it hasn’t been a big bestseller, it has been selling copies all over the world and the feedback I’ve gotten has been positive. I’m very proud of this book, and the thought that it has provoked around the world.
I studied it and various other religious books in University (I have a BA in English Language and Literature). I had enough credits in Religious studies to make it my minor. Reading them is what made me the Atheist I am today because education is in fact the number one cause of Atheism.