MUSLIM ACTIVISTS CALL FOR NEW LAWS AGAINST BLOGGERS – Yesterday literally thousands of Islamic activists took to the streets of Bangladesh in order to force the Government to introduce new ‘blasphemy’ laws in order to punish any blogger who insults Islam and that any bloggers who insult Islam should be arrested and put to death in accordance with Islamic Laws.
The leaders of the ten thousand strong plus group have warned the Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina that if their demands are not met they will storm Parliament on April 25th 2013.
The Islamic activist group, Islam Andolan, claims that the Government has become soft in allowing anyone to defame Almighty Allah and that ‘absolute’ faith should be restored.
According to strict Islamic beliefs I am one of those Atheists that should be put to death, simply because I refuse to be brainwashed into any form of religion – I just fail to see how anyone could be led to believe that a higher power exists without any substantial proof.
What really amazes me is that you can ask almost anyone on the street the question; “What would you rather hear, a lie or the truth?” and most will say, even without thinking, ‘the truth’; and yet religious leader are unable to deliver even the basic truth about religion, which is that no proof exists on the existence of a higher power and that billions of people around the world, regardless of their beliefs, have been brainwashed into the concept of ‘faith’ – a system that simply supports a lie.
I spoke with a few friends about this, all with differing beliefs and it quickly became apparent that they feel that Islam is the true root of evil due to the vast number of followers that believe that all non-Muslims and followers of Allah should be put to death.
Certainly they have a point. When you look at how repressive the Muslim religion is, it is not difficult to see why many people feel that Islam is truly evil.
Let’s look at a couple of examples to see why people, of the non-Muslim persuasion, feel this way.
Control By Fear – Islam and Islamic laws are merely a tool to control the weak and uneducated. Those responsible for leading the Islamic faith are left to administer punishment for whatever they consider a ‘crime against Allah’ and this often involves putting people to death.
Controlling people through fear is not exclusive to Islam; in fact the Catholic Church has been using fear since its inception. In the so-call dark ages people were tortured and murdered in their millions in order to spread fear across the world and the term ‘burn in hell’ is something all devout Christians sincerely believe will occur if they stray from the path of God.
Oppression to Democracy – Islamic leaders certainly does NOT want their followers to be free-thinking individuals. The very act would only result in questions being answered about their perceived faith and questions might lead to answer that they simply cannot or will not answer.
Democracy simply does not exist nor does it have a place under Islamic leadership, again this comes right back as a way of controlling the masses.
Freedom of Speech – It is unthinkable that freedom of speech is something that Islamic Law or those who follow it support. Islam is about one voice, one thought and one movement and the very idea of anyone being allowed to express their personal opinions, as can be determined from the opening of this article, is simply not on the agenda.
Just these four examples alone will not doubt enforce any atheist’s belief that no God, whatever you want to call him, would create such a repressive and murderous regime.
It is irrelevant what religion you choose to look at they are all fundamentally the same in the respect that the leaders promote the virtues of their God, in that God is merciful, God is kind, God is loving and yet when you look at the amount of executions in the Middle East, how on earth could you draw the conclusion that Good is merciful?
Note how this particular Islamic group is calling for the punishment for all bloggers, such as me – how on earth can they justify any form of persecution, whether it is flogging, imprisonment or the recipient of the death penalty? It is simply and clearly unimaginable that any God, if such a entity exists, would condone such behaviour.
Many people in the Western world are becoming increasingly fearful of the Islamic world as it continues to take on a darker and even more sinister approach in getting followers to conform to their way of thinking, without the possibility of any type of free-thought.
When it comes to the females’ species on this planet they really have drawn the short straw as women are seen a little more than cow fodder.
This article is NOT about Muslim bashing, nor is it about defiling the faith of Islam, what it is about is recognizing that religion, as a whole, is nothing more than a way of controlling people through fear. We fear every day that our lives are empty and meaningless and therefore we turn to those who could give us reassurance and guide us on a more enlightened path. Unfortunately the path is a man-made myth in order to control the masses and into submission through continued fear and oppression.
If this really is the face of religion then I’ll remain an Atheist and be happy in the knowledge that I am a free-thinking individual who will continue to advocate democracy and the right to free speech. What I will never bow down to is oppression or the fear that Islam or Christianity wants to instill in the masses so they may continue their control over us.