Saudi Arabia Threatens to Sue Over ISIS Comparisons


Apparently pulling a page from Donald Trump's playbook, Saudi Arabia is now threatening to sue anyone who compares their "justice" system to the extreme form of Sharia law practiced by ISIS in the territory they control. The threat was aimed at someone on Twitter, but they say they'll go after anyone who makes such a comparison. Okay, I'm game. Your legal system is, if anything, even worse than ISIS. … [Read more...]

Matt Slick Defends Stoning Non-Virgin Brides

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Matt Slick of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry has an article on his website attempting to defend the command in Deuteronomy 22 that says a woman who is found not to be a virgin on her wedding day must be stoned to death by her father and the village elders. That would seem to be indefensible, and Slick proves that to be true with a really lame attempt at doing so. … [Read more...]

Worldnetdaily Columnist: ‘Bomb Mecca Off the Face of the Earth’


Yet another piece of evidence of the rapidly-deepening fascist impulse on the American right wing can be found in this column at the Worldnetdaily from Bert Prelutsky. He doesn't just want us to go back into Iraq for another war, and in Syria as well, he thinks we ought to "bomb Mecca off the face of the earth." Because killing millions of people is a great way to end the cycle of terrorist violence. … [Read more...]

Republican Congressman: Syrian Refugees Just Want a Free Vacation


Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama is looking to join Steve King and Louis Gohmert in the Fucking Morons and Vile Human Beings Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives and his latest outburst should certainly earn him a spot. He says the Syrian refugees -- four million of them, by the way -- aren't really fleeing violence and destruction, they're just looking for a "free vacation." … [Read more...]

Trump Endorses Violence at His Rallies


As Donald Trump campaign stops begin to look more and more like Nazi rallies, complete with his own brownshirts beating up protesters multiple times, Donald Trump says it's okay, maybe they had it coming because they were being "obnoxious." To hell with Godwin's law, which I am declaring officially suspended with so many Republican leaders literally proposing policies borrowed directly from Hitler. … [Read more...]

How Much Do Ultra-Orthodox Jews Hate Women? This Much.


The ultra-Orthodox Haredi sect has caused all kinds of problems in Israel, and in the United States as well to a lesser degree. They're the ones who go around assaulting women who don't show enough modesty, attack people at pride parades and bomb police stations. They're the Jewish version of the Taliban. So how much do they truly hate women? So much that they don't even want to see them. … [Read more...]

Huckabee, Cruz, Jindal Refuse to Repudiate Swanson


Rekha Basu of the Des Moines Register has been trying to get Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee and Bobby Jindal to go on the record about their presence at a "religious liberty" conference put on by Kevin Swanson, who openly advocates that gay people should be put to death (by stoning, specifically, as Leviticus demands). They seem to want to do anything but address the matter. … [Read more...]

Shoebat: Victims of Paris Terrorist Attack Had it Coming


Deranged Christian fascist Theodore Shoebat says that God allowed Muslim terrorists to attack Paris because the French deserve it for "sucking up" to "secular trash." And the people who were at the concert at the Bataclan, they really had it coming because they were listening to evil heavy metal and were thus devil worshipers. "Don’t Pray For France, France Is A Godless Nation That Deserved To Be Attacked. France Supports Terrorists And Kills Christians, And Needs To Be Punished," says the h … [Read more...]

Ian McEwen on the Terrorist Attacks in Paris

British novelist Ian McEwen was in France when the devastating terrorist attacks happened last week and he offered up some of his thoughts on the matter in an email to Edge magazine. It's quite eloquent, as one would expect, and one passage in particular kind of jumped out at me as I try to wrap my head around what could make someone behave so barbarically: … [Read more...]

Out of the Ugandan Frying Pan, Into the Kenyan Fire


With the passage of incredibly draconian and brutal anti-gay laws in Uganda, many gay people in that country fled for Kenya. Unfortunately, they have sometimes faced even worse treatment in that country. In Africa, both Islam and Christianity tend to be highly authoritarian and barbaric. And one thing they both agree on is that gay people deserve to be persecuted. … [Read more...]

CFI Wants Christian Groups to Help Save Atheists From Terrorists

The Center for Inquiry has long been consistent in its condemnations of all sectarian violence, regardless of the identity of the victims. When Muslim countries have threatened and oppressed Christians, they've stood up for religious freedom. Now, in a Washington Post piece by friend Paul Fidalgo, they're asking Christian groups to help them do the same when atheists are threatened by those same reactionary Muslims in Bangladesh and elsewhere. … [Read more...]

Bangladeshi Government Has Screwed Up Priorities

Islamic terrorists have gone on a killing spree throughout Bangladesh, particularly targeting atheist and secular writers and those who publish their writings. So what is the prime minister of that country doing about it? Warning people not to say or write anything that offends the religious sensibilities of others. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has this appalling message: … [Read more...]