Being offended by cartoons discussed on #BBCTBQ

The question came up today on the BBCs Big Question, and so in response to that I’ve written this up to add a few additional observations. Offensive Images The idea that an image of a specific human is offensive is a specifically religious idea, and while popular within Islam today, it was not always the case, … Read moreBeing offended by cartoons discussed on #BBCTBQ

Most Influential Persons in History = Muhammad

In 1978 Michael H. Hart published a list of the 100 most Influential Persons in History, and top of that list was Muhammad. Islamic apologists often tout this as an example of the high regard that many non-Muslim scholars hold for Islam, and unveil it with an implicit “So if they think that, then it just must … Read moreMost Influential Persons in History = Muhammad

More cartoons of Muhammad

The French government has rapidly tightened up security at all its embassies around the world … why? Well because a French magazine, Charlie Hebdo, has decided to publish some cartoons of Muhammad. They know they are simply provoking the islamic community so why would they do it? Well, perhaps because some fanatical Muslims fire-bombed their offices … Read moreMore cartoons of Muhammad