Posted: May 06, 2019 9:07 am
by Alan C
Animavore wrote:I never did mention in my South African adventure the time I used the word "kaffir" in the Islamic context in a restaurant on my first night.

Oh how my guests laughed; while looking around nervously.


Lethal Weapon 2 taught me that was a word that's inadvisable to use.

Anyway, for some reason it looks like Al Jazeera has reposted this a couple of times, or it's a quirk of Twitter's algorithms. It's interesting because on one hand I take issue with the way people like Ilhan Omar are treated because she is a muslim calling out Israel [as well as Saudi Arabia]. On the other hand I'm wary of authors like this guy trying to pin blame on 'uppity atheists' that criticise Islam. If he's talking about people commenting while not understanding arabic and therefore reading the Quran in it's 'native' form isn't that going down the road of quibbling over interpretations? You'd think his all-knowing god would generate a clear unambiguous text regardless of who reads it and when it is read.