Note: I wrote this as a response to the atrocities that occurred at the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris, 2015. I believe it is still relevant and will be relevant as long as people do terrible things to other people…
As a rule I usually don’t ‘participate’ in the news but here are two things I would like to say re: today’s atrocity in Paris.
1. As a proposition, calling Islam ‘The Religion Of Peace’ is quite incorrect as your black swans have assault rifles and very strong convictions
2. You can’t have ‘fundamentalists’ without ‘fundamentals’. And I am not playing with semantics – if you read the Quran you will find plenty of clearly worded justification/instruction for intolerance and atrocity. True story.
I would also imagine that the lives of Muslims in the West are going to get a lot more uncomfortable in the coming weeks.
Also, I will continue to have Muslim friends.
Lots of love from ‘Dar Al Harb’, will you please stop trying to take away our right to express ourselves?