Is This Allowed?

Infophilia is *so* going to be in trouble for this:

DealWithIt

As he says:

Is this picture immoral? Should it be against the law? If you think so, please do the rest of us a favor and rid the world of yourself (preferably without taking the rest of us with you).

At what point do Islamic fundamentalists take the hint that the rest of us aren’t bound to their belief system?


[tags]atheist, atheism, Infophilia, Islam, fundamentalist, fundamentalism, Muhammed, Mohammed[/tags]

  • http://inthenuts.blogspot.com King Aardvark

    That’s nothing compared to the incomparable Jesus and Mo.

    I was under the impression that vague representations weren’t that strictly dealt with. In some history books I’ve read, they’ve shown photos of old Islamic books made before they started to take the “no depictions of Mohammed” thing that seriously. These books had illustrations of Mohammed, but instead of destroying the books or cutting out the pictures, the Muslims just scratched out Mohammed’s face but left his body and the rest of the picture intact.

  • James

    At what point do Islamic fundamentalists take the hint that the rest of us aren’t bound to their belief system?

    I don’t know, but here in Minnesota, we’re gonna be the guinea pigs for the rest of the world or at least the US.

    Here we have problem with cashiers refusing to move pork products across scanners because they take the no use of pork products thing way too far and that if they even touch pork products, they will go to hell.
    How much you want to bet in some places the companies will bend over backward 1080 degrees to please these people?

  • Karen

    Here we have problem with cashiers refusing to move pork products across scanners because they take the no use of pork products thing way too far and that if they even touch pork products, they will go to hell.
    How much you want to bet in some places the companies will bend over backward 1080 degrees to please these people?

    There’s some airport – is it Newark, N.J.? – where the Muslim taxi drivers refuse to pick up passengers carrying those duty-free containers of wine or liquor that people buy on vacation and want to bring home. They don’t want to transport any of that “evil alcohol.” It’s creating a real problem for airport traffic flow.

    In my view, we live in a pluralistic society and we must cherish it. If driving certain people or certain items is against your religion, you need to find another job that doesn’t involve driving. Or if you refuse to touch pork products, don’t work in a supermarket or butcher shop.

    I would say these kinds of religion-based refusals are perfectly valid grounds for firing employees. It’s like Catholic or fundy pharmacists who won’t dispense the pill. Their asses should be out of a job, period.

  • http://emergingpensees.blogspot.com/ Mike C

    In my view, we live in a pluralistic society and we must cherish it. If driving certain people or certain items is against your religion, you need to find another job that doesn’t involve driving. Or if you refuse to touch pork products, don’t work in a supermarket or butcher shop.

    I would say these kinds of religion-based refusals are perfectly valid grounds for firing employees. It’s like Catholic or fundy pharmacists who won’t dispense the pill. Their asses should be out of a job, period.

    I completely agree. If their religion prevents them from fulfilling the requirements of their job, it’s their problem, not their employers. They shouldn’t have taken a job like that in the first place. I wouldn’t join the military because of my religious beliefs, but if I did join the military I shouldn’t then complain because they expect me to shoot someone.

  • Josh

    “Is This Allowed?”

    It should be encouraged.

  • Jennifer

    That picture took me a second to realize the point. I was like, “Mohammed is an armpit?”

    I hate hate hate that religious beliefs are allowed to get in the way of people doing their job. It doesn’t bother me when it doesn’t interfer- say, women being allowed to wear skirts instead of jeans, like they did at a grocery store I worked at. However, when it comes to things that affect the customers, I get angry. My particular favorite is the pharmacists who refuse to sell birth control/Plan B. If it bothers them so much, they can find a new job.

    Personally, I am a vegetarian, but I worked several summers at a deli. Meat to me is gross, and I refuse to cook it for anyone, but I needed the money, so my personal views went out the window. What was I supposed to do- piss off my co-workers by refusing to do all but the vegetaian tasks? Of course not.


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