Against Islam: Lying, Deceiving and Illogical Confusions

The following video is the perfect example of how many apologists try their best to hide behind lies and deception when trying to defend the indefensible (religion of Islam). The video is obviously scripted to serve as propaganda in defense of Islam, but it immediately backfires when one rationally considers its arguments:

As we can see, there are two people defending Islam here, the Professor (Let’s call him P) and the Student (S). Let’s tear into both of them, starting with P since his lie is obvious and straight forward:

Tearing P a new one: At the start P is seemingly addressing the relation between Islam and terrorism, claiming that “Because words Mercy, Peace and Compassion have been repeated much more than Jihad, therefore Islam is much more religion of peace than war (or terrorism)”.

Two things immediately dismantle this garbage:

(1) Did the good P forget to include words such as “Slay (قتل)”, which represent killing, being killed or fighting depending on the context and use, and have been repeated multiple times in the Quran? Of course he did not. After all why forget when you can be dishonest to the bone? (As an example look at chapter 9 of the Quran [Al-Towbah], and in particular vers 111)

(2) The context of words matter. How many times peace and mercy have been used for humanity, and not just for Muslims? The following is far closer to what the Quran suggests “Oh sure be merciful, just towards the other Muslims. And by the way kill all infidels and heretics wherever you find them!”

Pathetic try from the good P. Maybe next time he can sugar coat his lies better, so that someone will buy them.

Exposing S on all levels: Now, S is a bit more sneaky. He first comes up with a provocative statement “White superpowers are the biggest terrorists”. This of course is both racist and stupid. But does one very important thing: Diverts the conversation from Islam to US (or “white super powers”, whatever that means). We know this is scripted, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see similar situations play out in the real world.

The conversation about whether Islam is the religion of terrorism is completely irrelevant to what US or any advanced country does, or whether they themselves are terrorists or not. In any discussion of this sort one must stop these diversion tactics and stick to the point. That being said, a simple answer usually shuts this tactic down: “Yes, terrorism is bad, and whoever does it must be brought to justice. Now, let’s go back to our original topic: Islam”.

There is another important point about what S puts forward, which is worth mentioning. Consider the fact that S tries his best to confuse the issue, using “terrorism” to mean civilian casualties in general (though he does not specify even that much). But one immediately realizes what counties such as US do by no means resembles what Taliban, Al-Qaeda or ISIS do. These terrorist organisation kill indiscriminately, just to create fear. They deliberately kill civilians to terrorize those who they see as enemies, while US may be responsible for civilian casualties, but civilians are not US’s targets.

Final word: The Quran does contain statements that can be interpreted as invitation to pluralism or peace. Whether these verses are enough to cover the cruel and inhuman parts is a discussion for another time.

In the meantime, we should be vigilant about scum such as the likes of P and S who try to put up smoke and mirrors and claim this religion is an advocate of peace. Islam is “not” a religion of peace.

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Dear fellow Homo sapiens, or if you prefer conscious mammals! And of course, friends nonetheless: I created my blog in order to speak my very weird mind, mostly about three subjects (as I identify myself and my state of mind with them): Atheism, as I was born in the Middle East and saw and felt the affects of Islam; Homosexuality and equal rights, as a gay man who has tasted the Homophobia and also Sexism in that society; and Liberalism and political philosophy, which I think is a good ground for secular values and criticism of fundamentalism. If you wish, visit and join your state of mind to mine. I hope they don't short circuit!

3 thoughts on “Against Islam: Lying, Deceiving and Illogical Confusions”

  1. Hey! I wasn’t sure how else to contact you, and I don’t know if you remember me, but I used to write on a blog called ‘Culture Considered’ and I had written a post about the Euthryphro Dilemma. Well, super long story short, I went to the most conservative and largest Seminary in North America and became an Atheist. Obviously now my entire worldview has changed but I want to set the record straight. You were absolutely correct and I was hopelessly deluded. Just know that there are people out there like me who are seeing the religious delusion for what it is every day. Don’t stop the hard work! Also, me and about 6 other of my progressive, liberal, atheist friends are working on a blog right now called ‘Millennial Salon’ and I would love to feature some of your work whether it’s cultural, political, or religion/spirituality. My email is joshswoodward@gmail.com. If you want, email me and again, I would love to have you maybe write a short piece or two on the blog if you’re interested. I know this seems crazy but you along with thousands of others online and through books and lectures helped me see how wrong I was. Thanks for your honesty and integrity.

    -JSW

    1. Hi Joshua!

      Thank you for commenting and thank you for remembering me, also for the follow on Twitter. I am glad you have changed your mind. I didn’t think you were delusional then from our exchange, I simply thought you were wrong. I also tend to not claim to be absolutely correct. I can very well be wrong about many thing, and if good arguments challenge my position I hope I can have your integrity to change them.

      For the moment I am working on a new book (a crime novel, which isn’t relevant to religion) though I will hopefully continue posting on this blog on religion, social matters and logic. You are very welcome to feature articles from this blog. They most likely will be about Islam or some social subjects or logic.

      You are also welcome to link your blog here. i will visit is as often as I can.

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