Sunday, December 24, 2006

War in Somalia

On Christmas Eve no less.  

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Ethiopia sent fighter jets into Somalia and bombed several towns Sunday in a dramatic attack on Somalia's powerful Islamic movement, and Ethiopia's prime minister said his country had been "forced to enter a war.

Source: Ethiopia opens 'war' on Somalia militia - Yahoo! News

Yet another war involving Muslims, who seem to fighting just about everybody else on the planet. I must admit, I don't get Islam. It's called the religion of peace, yet members of this religion are involved in war, destruction, and terrorism all over the planet.

I don't get the cultural baggage either. They cover women head to toe to stop men from being tempted. If men are tempted to sin, it is the fault of the woman. The clothing is horrendous, just look at this swimsuit for an example, you might as well wear a full suit of clothing. Or how about the veil? Why is it  objectionable for a Muslim women to show her face if public security is at stake?

I don't write about Islam much. It is not a factor in my life. But lets call a spade a spade. Islam carries some heavy cultural baggage, most of it harkens back to the dark ages. What we see in the media is fundamentalism mixed with a desire for power and an absolute certainty that they hold the moral high ground. Of course, they are wrong. And I mean wrong in the absolute sense. Wrong as in evil, wrong as in counter the the greater good.

My new years resolution - learn more about the Islam and post my thoughts here along side their America brothers - the fundies.


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Nandes said...

Here's my take on the veils:

When the first desert storm broke out (and I was in grade school) an Islamic family moved in across the street from me. I felt terrible for those girls who had to bring all the "baggage" here with them.

One of the became a prostitute in an act of rebellion.

Lexcen said...

I've read quite a lot about Islam. The more I read the more horrified I become. It's a religion that worships death, it is insane in it's proclamations, it is irrational, it is cruel, it is barbaric, it is aggressive (see Jihad), it is intolerant. May I suggest, The Lucifer Principle by Howard Bloom, Future Jihad by Walid Phares, The End of Faith by Sam Harris, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam by Robert Spencer, The Myth of Islamic Intolerance by Robert Spencer. Let's not forget the Quran.

Anonymous said...

let me tell you a little bit about islam.Islam is a people who claim to be inspire by the message of the great prophet MOHAMED (scw).just like the christians they claim to be inspired by the message of JESUS.but the proof of the religion is not the people who claim they are ceratin religion.The proof is the message the mission and the person of both if you want to know more about islam .Don't look at the people who claim that they are muslims but look at the life of prophet MOHAMED (scw) .read the quran. Don't listen to the media or the people . Find out the truth on your own . here is some websites you can go to view.