All jokes are a lie and generally the greater the discrepancy between the lie and the truth, the funnier the joke. For example, "a duck walks into a bar and orders a drink..." Of course ducks cannot talk and so right off we are put into a humorous mood. In the same manner, Muslim lies are so outrageous, so unbelievable, so divorced from reality that they become hilarious. News about Islamic atrocities is normally horrible, mentally fatiguing, and extremely depressing, and so I thought that perhaps my readers need a little uplifting humor, a small respite from all the horror of our daily news; so here are some really funny statements made by Muslims on "Muslims Speak Out" (1):
Below is more information about the event:
19 Jul 2007,
'On Faith' Hosts Online Dialogue With Muslim Leaders About Terrorism and Human Rights
The Washington Post’s Sally Quinn — moderator of On Faith with Newsweek editor Jon Meacham — said that "Muslims Speak Out” marks the first time a major American news outlet has brought together so many Muslim leaders to ask their views on hot-button topics.
"Muslim leaders say that the media don’t listen to their views, or represent them accurately,” Quinn explained. "This is an opportunity for these well-known men and women to speak in an open forum, and to educate people everywhere about their faith and its relevance in today’s world.”
Participants in the online discussion include representatives from all points in the political spectrum, discussing provocative issues of importance to Muslims and non-Muslims alike. The questions each will address in "Muslims Speak Out" include:
-- What would you tell suicide bombers who invoke Islam to justify their
-- What are the rights of women is Islam?
-- Is it permissible for a Muslim to convert to another faith?
-- Does Islam's view of male-female equality differ from the Western
-- Under what conditions does Islam sanction the use of violence?
-- How can laws against apostasy be reconciled with the Koranic
injunction of "no compulsion in religion"?
All of the panel's participants will also be able to respond to comments and questions left by readers, creating a dialogue and a bridge to mutual understanding.
He tackled the question: Under what conditions does Islam sanction the use of violence?
"Jihad is Self-Defense Against Aggression
Jihad is no different than any human and civilized concept of self-defense. It expresses the innate human nature of self-defense, or preventing the others from building the ability for a sudden aggression... Jihad in Islam is not using violence against the unbeliever, but against the fighting aggressor." MORE »
Now that's hilarious.
Grand Mufti of Egypt
Since 2003, Dr. Ali Gomaa has served as the Grand Mufti of the Arab Republic of Egypt, a position of religious authority second only to the Sheikh al-Azhar. As one of Islam’s most respected scholars of Islamic law, Dr. Ali Gomaa oversees Dar al-Ifta, Egypt’s highest body for delivering opinions on religious law.
Dr Ali Gomaa is the authority for the breastfeeding fatwah I reported in an earlier post:
A Fatwa to Die For
Take a recent case in Egypt: many unmarried men and women have to work together but the women have to be veiled which makes working very difficult. Egypt’s grand mufti, Sheik Ali Gomaa recently issued a fatwa that has caused quite a stir: "the restriction on unmarried men and women being together could be lifted at work if the woman breast-fed her male colleagues five times. This is based on early hadiths that allow unmarried men to view the faces of a woman who has breast-fed them.
One of the subjects covered by Dr. Gomaa was: Freedom of Religion in Islam.
"The essential question before us is can a person who is Muslim choose a religion other than Islam? The answer is yes, they can..." MORE »
Well, that has to be a knee-slapper. Someone should notify Afghanistan. Recall the case of Abdul Rahman who was arrested for converting to Christianity. As a matter of fact, conversion out of Islam is illegal in at least fourteen countries, and is punishable by death in at least eight [FrontPageMag].
An Egyptian native now residing in Britain, Amr Khaled is one of the Muslim world’s most popular preachers and has been labeled a "Muslim televangelist.” He has his own website.
One of the subjects covered by Amr Khaled was WHAT ARE THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN IN ISLAM?
"In Islam, women are equal to men in all senses, in front of God and the law. It was Prophet Muhammad who taught the world, fourteen centuries ago, that ‘all people are equal like the tooth of the comb’. The difference between the ‘Islamic’ and ‘western’ male-female equality is a difference of culture, even though it is often misunderstood to be a difference in principles and rights. One example: Muslim women view modesty and respect in terms of a certain style of dress. This specific style is not a sort of discrimination against Muslim women, but rather a view of a common human and universal value, which is modesty, in their own way." MORE »
I laughed so hard on that one, the Hummus I was eating flew out my nose.
A tip of the turban to Always On Watch.
Washington Post, On Faith: Muslims Speak Out
The "dialogue,” sponsored by The Washington Post and Newsweek Interactive and presented in conjunction with Georgetown University, has been dubbed "Muslims Speak Out” and will take place at On Faith, a blog operated as a joint effort of the Post and Newsweek.