For that reason alone, it would be significant to me. I cannot be certain, because that was a quarter century ago, inand I don't remember much about that year except for the 9: In those days I read mostly nonfiction -- very little fiction of any sort -- but a buddy introduced me to sci fi in that, my sophomore year of high school. Only Bradbury has had staying power for me.
Still today, the majority of Muslims prefer to live by values that can be traced all the way back to the desert tribes in which the founder of their religion lived. Getting to know life in Muslim families and societies is like traveling back in time to the time of Muhammad.
Here one finds shocking laws and traditions that are obviously criminal and inhumane -- but for some reason accepted -- in our otherwise humanistic culture.
While non-Muslim scientists invent new fantastic medicines and technologies daily, discover the most amazing things about the universe, its building blocks and inhabitants, and Western voters and politicians have created the most humane, rich and free societies in world history, most Islamic countries are still amputating limbs for theft, stoning women and homosexuals, heavily inbred, denying people free speech and democracy, and contributing absolutely nothing when it comes to science, human rights or peace.
What are the cultural psychological factors making Islam able to stay medieval for 1, years? Religion One main factor is that while all other religions allow their followers to interpret their holy scriptures, thereby making them relatively adaptable to secular law, human rights and individual needs, Islam categorizes Muslims who do not take the Quran literally as apostates.
And according to Islamic law, the sharia, apostasy is to be punished with death. The sharia thus makes it impossible for Islamic societies ever to develop into modern, humanistic civilisations.
The fact that Muslims deviating from the Quranic world view are to be punished has the direct consequence that scientific facts conflicting with the naive and childish world view held in pre-Enlightenment cultures are suppressed.
Together with massive inbreeding -- 70 percent of Pakistanis, 45 percent of Arabs and at least 30 percent of Turks are from first cousin-marriages often through many generations -- this has resulted in the embarrassing fact that the Muslim world produces only one tenth of the world average when it comes to scientific research, and are dramatically under-represented among Nobel Prize winners.
Fewer books have been translated into Arabic in the last thousand years than the amount of books translated within the country of Spain every year. Within Islam, faith and tradition is obviously valued far, far more than inventions and discoveries that would ease suffering and lead to a more reasonable understanding of the complexity of the universe and the potential of its inhabitants.
Child rearing Another powerful defence mechanism within Islamic culture is found within Muslim child rearing. Even if the parents allow their child to choose his or her own religion -- or none at all -- other Muslims are dedicating their lives to kill them.
Together with the wide use of violence and even torture within Muslim families, the horrific amount of daily family executions of Muslim youth, this is enough to keep the vast majority from even considering escaping the way of the sharia.
I clearly remember how several Muslim inmates at the prison I was working in as a psychologist expressed what seemed to be compassion, when I told them that I do not believe in Allah.
The fact that the wives are kept like slaves in the way that they can only divorce if they are set free by an Islamic authority, keeps them from escaping the religion and and very often violent husbands, that leaves them with so few freedoms and rights.
Should they chose to run away or divorce, they will in most case be cut off by their family, the often violent father is entitled to the children, and because they are categorized as outcasts and have had no or very little right to educate themselves, the possibility to sustain themselves is strongly limited.
Almost all Muslim women are thus threatened or even forced to fulfill their responsibility of continuing and passing on the Islamic culture, including its many misogynistic aspects.
And the marriage rules within Islam makes sure that non-Muslim influence is not invited into the family. View on non-Muslims One basic principle within Islam is hating and harming non-Muslims.
The Islamic scriptures are full of dehumanizing propaganda against us, and contain dozens of orders for Muslims to suppress, harm and kill atheists and followers of all other religions. Not surprisingly, Muslims are not allowed to take non-Muslims as friends.
Thus keeping a mental and physical distance to people from other cultures, Islam prevents its followers from being influenced and inspired by our less barbaric values. No matter how ridiculous or embarrassing it may seem to the outsider, most Muslims are proud of being Muslim and a follower of Islam.
According to Islam they are destined to dominate the rest of us, and we are so bad that we deserve the eternal fire.
Working as a psychologist in prison, I heard how the Muslim inmates talk about their non-Muslim victims -- and their victims were always non-Muslims, unless it concerned women or rival gangs -- and I have no doubt that there exists a severe and widespread racism against non-Muslims among Muslims.
The cultural osmosis Islamic culture thus has several defence mechanisms that prevents it and its followers from being influenced by non-Muslim values. At the same time, Westerners expressing pride in our country, culture or faith are immediately branded as racists, nationalistic or intolerant.
At the same time, we in the West have a longstanding tradition of tolerance and openness, together with the multicultural agenda pushed by the Left, the Media, EU and UN. The cultural osmosis can therefore go only one way: Islam stays where it is, while it drags the West back into medieval darkness, with its limitation of free speech and pre-enlightenment-style acceptance of religious dogmas and sensitivities.
Posted by Nicolai Sennels on October 30, Chef found with bottle covered in fecal matter in his kitchen banned from running food businesses 13 May Swindon Advertiser A CURRY chef who stored an empty milk bottle he used for washing his backside in the kitchen has been banned from running a restaurant.
A senior environmental heath officer felt physically sick when she found Mahbub Chowdhury had the two pint plastic Tesco container stored under the sink. Simon Burns, prosecuting, told Swindon Crown Court that he was already being prosecuted in April last year when council officers checked up on him.
After finding more problems he said environmental health officers Carolyn Clinton and Caroline Lock visited his kitchen again last July.
When they went into the kitchen they were stunned by the standard of cleanliness and his knowledge of allergens: Mrs Clinton concluded the brown finger prints were faecal matter.
He said that he was the only person working in the restaurant and takeaway, which has now closed down, and it was a very small kitchen.
Despite the poor cleanliness and lack of knowledge of allergens he said there had been no reports of any illnesses from customers. Chowdhury, of Plymouth Street, admitted ten offences under food and hygiene laws.
Nicholas Clough, defending, said his client was very remorseful for what he had done but his family and business had fallen apart at the time. His wife had left him with their two children, one of whom the restaurant was named after, and his staff had also gone and he suffered asthma, heart problems and diabetes.The examples and perspective in this article may not represent a worldwide view of the subject.
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For that reason alone, it would be significant to me. I cannot be certain, because that was a quarter century ago, in , and I don't remember much about that year except for the two-mile I ran and, on April 14, the first kiss with a girl who would become my first love and lifelong friend.
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