Bakheet al Anzi’s New Year Party

2 01 2016

Two things to remember, every religion has superstitions about the good and bad things you do and in Islam you have the two angels sitting on your shoulders with note books.

You do not only earn brownie points during your life on Earth, your sins also get recorded by an angel. The angel on the right shoulder notes down your brownie points, and the one on your left makes notes of your sins.

They are always there…. with their notebooks.

The second thing to remember is that angels cannot enter a house where there is a dog.

This opens up a loophole…
As long as you are in a house with a dog your deeds do not get recorded….

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Ps, you are also not allowed to celebrate new year…
But then… who’s to know?

The invention of Hell

27 04 2010

Hell is a fairly recent invention. Hell, as we know it, pops up with Christianity, and as it was such a good bit of propaganda and blackmail, it was taken up by Islam when Mohammed learned of it.

Now hell as we know it is plagiarised inspired by the ancient Egyptians’ idea of the things which would happen to bad people after death.

Blackened bodies burning in fire

Let’s not forget we are talking ”religion” here. religion is a form of creed. Religion is a construct by humans to keep control over other people. And religions like to use a kind of emotional blackmail to scare people into adhering to the creed.
One way is the invention of hell.

So after inventing ”Hell” religious people now tell you that you have to believe or else…
And you have to obey or else…
And you have to follow a lot of rules, or else….
And you have to listen to the priests, scholars, or else….

And Christianity had another brilliant idea: Let’s tell people they are already doomed, so everybody should become a Christian asap,
or else…
Now to lure people in and to get them to worship Jesus they also tell you that although you are an awful disgusting sinful person, there’s this bloke Jesus, who was tortured, and died on the cross to wash you clean of all the sins you were born with even if you had not actually done anything. And now you have to worship him as well.

Or else….

So nice you’d think.

But noooo, because that would be giving some really good cards away wouldn’t it? So even though Jesus died for our sins and cleansed us of evil, we are still bad people and we have to believe and worship Jesus!
or else…
And you have to obey or else…
And you have to follow a lot of rules, or else….
And you have to listen to the priests, scholars, or else….

So this is the reason for inventing hell.

Depicting the prophet Mohammed

23 04 2010

Manuscript in the Metropolitan collection

So, in deference to the joy, art, freedom supressing, dreary, dull, intolerant and homicidal fanatics of Islam, (a minority, by all accounts, but supported by the majority of muslims who will not stop them or hinder them in any way) the exhibition about Islamic art in the metropolitan museum in New york has removed all items which show the prophet Mohammed.
That is cowardly, and irresponsible and also falsifying history.
‘Cause I have news for you: Islamic artists have depicted Mohammed in art since the very beginning, and where ever muslims had books or art made.

Yes, this may come as a surprise, but there have been times when islamic countries actually had books printed, artists painting, musicians composing, and poets writing. And as Islamic countries were mostly muslim a lot of all this artistic effort went towards Islamic subjects, including depicting the prophet Mohammed.
Now of course Mohammed has been depicted for hundreds of years in Europe, but, as the artworks show, for even longer in Islamic countries, and by Muslims.

Now the reasons the muslims want to erase this fact from history (as they erase everything else they don’t like from history, including for example ancient Buddah statues) is that they want to claim that everybody, especially western cartoonists, must and should be murdered for doing so because the prophet must never, and has never been, depicted in paint.

Yeah right.

Enjoy a small selection of Islamic art depicting the prophet Mohammed:

Mohammed leaving for the battle of Badr

Mohammed in heaven with pretty women

Mohammed giving a sermon

Mohammed and Jibril

Young Mohammed recognised by the monk Bahira

Solving the dispute at the kaaba

witnessing a beheading

Surrender of the Banu Nadir

The prophet and his companions

Nineteenth centure Algerian postcard

Nineteenth century book illustration

Contemporary mural

Portrait of Imam Ali, modern

Now of course the modern maniacs and art-haters have their ancestors in the past too, which results in weird depictions of Mohammed with his face veiled. Some were painted this way, but many of those paintings had the face scratched out much later, and either left empty, or a veil painted across.
I don’t know, but that feels rather insulting to me…

What I find interesting is that many of the paintings of Mohammed, and family, companions, show them with an aureole, or their heads in flames. Just like Christian saints or the Holy Spirit.
I always find these kind of cross-cultural-, and in this case cross-religious details very interesting.

17th century Iran

Mohammed splitting the moon

Mohammed and family members


22 04 2010

So let me think, I am confused by people being insulted, and to be frank I am insulted myself and this Gordian knot of insults is just confusing.
Let’s try to unravel it.

A while ago an English teacher in Somalia had her class name the class teddy bear. The children decided on ”Mohammed”. All nice and honkydory you would think.

Because calling a teddybear ”Mohammed” is in some bizarre way insulting to muslims, (mohammed is such a popular name in Islam because the prophet had that name) the teacher then was arrested, and the adherents of the religion of peace wanted to chop her head off! For the ”crime” which her students committed! They were the ones who chose the most popular name, Mohammed, for the teddybear! How insanely stupid can you get?

But then Theo van Gogh got shot down in the street by some mentally disturbed insulted muslim because he made a movie about the bad treatment of women in Islam. Which is true, so the insults should be felt. But because of the bad treatment of women in Islam, not because a short movie is pointing them out.

And then we had the Danish newspaper which posted some rather unfunny cartoons about mohammed and of course those artists had to be given the death threats as well for being insulting to muslims.

Because in Islamic countries making fun of Jesus in cartoons is ok, but the rest of the world making a cartoon about Mohammed is insulting!!! And should be punishable by death!

And now ”South Park” has been making an episode where they made fun of all religions, and had all religious inventors featured: Jesus, Buddah, and amongst many others, Mohammed. Now of course they had a problem. They  didn’t want to be shot by some cowardly weak-headed religious maniac, for making  a cartoon featuring mohammed for that might insult some muslims. And they could not leave him out for various reasons, but I bet that would also have been insulting to some muslims as well. I suppose they could have had him clad in abaya and niqab to hide his face, but I’m sure that would also be insulting to some muslims.
So they chose to have him disguised as a teddybear.
Which turned out to be insulting to some muslims.

The insulted troglodytes adherents of the ”Religion of Peace” went through the trouble to research the addresses of the makers of South Park, post them on the internet, tell everybody how insulting they are and, (of course), call upon other muslims (don’t have the mental derangement  guts to do it themselves) to murder the makers of South Park.
As that is the only answer this contingent of Muslims is capable of in their diminished mental capacities.

I am insulted by this infringement of free speech. For sooo many reasons.
Here are three:

  1. The cartoons about Christianity and Jews printed in Muslim papers beat in tastelessness (and insult potential) everything ever produced in the western world (except by the Nazis). So I don’t see where they think they can gain the right to be insulted by a very few mild and in the case of South Park definitely funny pointers towards their religious adherents (not the founder: this joke is adressed to the insane murderous group of muslims, and maybe the silent majority who stand by and let murder happen in the name of Islam.).
    You don’t have the right to be insulted.
  2. You may, on whatever spurious grounds, curtail freedom of speech, thought and cartoons in your own dominion, but you have no right to dictate what other people do in their own countries. Especially when you are happy to use their freedoms when it suits you.
  3. When you have reaches a certain age, a certain maturity, (beyond the age of two) you don’t solve disagreements with violence, let alone murdering everybody who disagrees with you.
    These minds are of a simplicity, a crudity, a stupidity, a violence which makes me wonder if the earlier hominids have really become extinct… Surely these muslims prove there are pockets in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia etc. where some very early missing link in human evolution apparently still lives, and thrives, and now has managed to find it’s way onto the internet?

And while writing this down I notice how hypocritical all this stupid insultedness and violence is.
Is hypocrisy the cornerstone of Islam?
Have these insulted primitive idiots ever read what their prophet has to say about hypocrisy?
We know they can read, otherwise they would not have been able to put up calls for arbitrary murder on the internet. Pity they don’t use their newly acquired skills to actually read their own religious book.
The first admonition Mohammed and the muslims got from god is the first being ignored.

Ok, I worked it out: the Gordian knot of insults has been unravelled.

Keeping quiet and let a couple of under developed humanids from the land which time forgot dictate what we can or cannot say, what we can or cannot draw, what we can or cannot publish, is not an option.
My religion is freedom.
Freedom of speech, freedom of Art. freedom of publishing, freedom of media, freedom of (or from) religion, freedom, freedom, freedom.

Any attempt to curtail my, or other people’s  freedom, is highly insulting to me!

The Stockyards

25 03 2010

The Q and I went for a bit of tourism: we went to the Fort Worth Stockyards and had a great time! It is very touristy, but not too slick. There are some amusing shops, and some gorgious but rundown buildings!

Of course the Stockyards are all about cows. This is the touristy bit.

Now this works for me! What a beautiful building! Unfortunately it’s just a shell. I wish I could have photographed it without the car!
Whished I could have made a better photo alltogeter actually…

A bit more tourism. This building, with lots of different small shops, reminded me so much of Camden Town in London! The corridors were wholly covered in these lovely murals.

A bloke collected money with his menagerie!
Successfully of course; they were too cute!

Then there were a lot of shops selling ”cowboy furniture” and bric-à-brac.

I loved the ”Cross eyed moose” But not all shops were open, so I haven’t seen all.

This shop was full of great crazy stuff! Stuffed animals, boots, cutlery, number plates, saddles, books, furniture, fish…

The list goes on. Anything you can imagine!

I was allowed to make as many photos as I wanted!

It was as good as a museum 😀







Look at all those boots! They are works of art and quite expensive, even if heavily worn.

There were a number of beautiful vintage saddles.

And lots of stuffed animals

Fish…. Lots of fish….

Beautiful vintage cinema, also empty and unused.

This is one of these things which makes me worried about the Americans…

I mean: house number 2408 1/2????

Anybody wants to try a Harry Potter here?

The Q treated me on a great dinner at the H3-ranch.

Just some reminders of what you are eating in Texas

This must have been the best steak I have ever eaten! It was a cold day and we sat near the roasting fire, 😉  As always in Texas the staff were very nice as well!

As we came out we saw this cool dude on a longhorn! I had been telling Q I wanted to see real longhorns!

But it gets even better!

And better and better!

What do you think? Should I swap the Tarq for a Longhorn?

And one last brilliant view at some of the buildings

International women’s day

9 03 2010

It’s international women’s day again and I would like to remind all women, especially in the west, that the struggle for freedom and equality of women is not over.
Worse: the freedom our ancestors fought for is still being undermined. Women are too complacent, abuse, suppression and enslavement of women is still practised worldwide. Women are being beaten raped and sold all over the world, be it in the guise of the ”marriage” of a ten year old girls to pedophile who could be their grandfathers, (after suitable payment) or as the trafficking of young women who are then forced into prostitution.

If we take a look at the planet we see inequality and abuse everywhere. Women are not weak, women are not stupid, women are not inferior to men.

Last night, for the first time, a woman got an Oscar for directing a movie.

My selection of rolemodels for this year:

Emily Pankhurst sufragette who fought for the right of women to vote!

Marie Curie, one of the great scientists of all time

Mother, queen and warrior, Boudicca, who kicked the Roman’s asses when they were invincible

Saraounia, her African counterpart: she kicked the Frenches’ asses in Africa in the nineteenth century.

Nujood Ali, was sold into sexual slavery marriage at nine years young and beaten and raped daily until she managed to free herself by divorce at the age of 10

There are so many female role models that i have decided to place a selection every yesr from now on.
Meanwhile, those of you with daughters, I suggest you teach your daughters what women really are, despite the lies told to us by misogynist cultures and religions. A selection of suitable rolemodels for girls in fiction and literature:

Pippi Longstocking (books by Astrid Lindgren) a girl who has taken the virtue of disobedience for girls into a high art

Ororo, or Storm, defenitely one of the coolest X-men, and one of the best leaders they ever had.

Xena, tv-series, always kicks everybody’s ass no matter what God or great warlord they are!

Ripley, (movie: Alien) still ready to kick Alien’s asses after all the tough men in the movie have been killed or put out of action. Saving Newt, who managed to survive while everybody else perished.

You see, if girls grow up with the right education, the right literature,  and movies, they will hopefully grow up to become the generation of women who will be truly able to celebrate women’s day.
Who will be proud of being women, instead of feeling an unnatural and articficial sense of inferiority and shame.
Because it is not true that women are inferior to men, men are in no way more intelligent or more reasonable than women. It is unfair to burden women with a feeling of shame for their bodies and their sexuality.
And any ”tradition”, any ”religion” which tries to tell us differently, is wrong! Any tradition or custom or religion which restricts women, which wants to annul them into non-entities is wrong, is lying to you, to us all. Any custom, traditin or religion which transforms the bonding of men and women in love and support and mutual respect into a bond between master and slave, between prostitute and paymaster, is wrong, is evil!
The selling of very young girls to pedophiles, against their will, maybe condoned by custom or religion, but that doesn’t make it less disgusting and evil!. I read today in a comment on Achelois that ”In return for the wife’s obedience, which includes her making herself available to him for his pleasure, the husband is required to spend on her and provide for her.” The pure essence of prostitution: One person pays up, and the other person has to provide sexual services.
Marriage should be a partnership, a bond of love trust and companionship. Not a master-slave, master-prostitute relationship. And any culture, tradition or religion which transforms marriage into slavery and prostitution is wrong!

These in-equalities are constructs. Modern constructs, because they are only a couple of thousand years old at best.

There are older cultures, older religions, older customs, which venerate women. Cultures traditions and religions which consider women too be sacred. Where women were proud to be women.

So if you feel you truly need a religion to feel safe and happy, why not switch to one where women are given the rights and respect they are entitled to?
Why cling to ”traditions” which are an abomination if you compare them with the older traditions humanity held for tens of thousands of years before these modern misogynist religions poisoned our world?
Instead of having a woman’s day where every year an endless row of crimes, abuses, rapes, atrocities committed against women and children are renumerated ad infinitum, why not work towards a world where women’s day is what it should be? A day , where womanhood and femininity are celebrated, revered and enjoyed!

Disobedience is a virtue

6 03 2010

I have been too much on the internet, have been reading too many nutters. On the other hand it is both interesting and disconcerting that the contingent of sick suppressive silly males claiming that ”obedience” is an essential virtue, is still going strong.

Obedience for women of course.
Specifically: women having to be obedient to men.
Suitably mandated by God.
Claiming it’s God’s commandment is always a popular ruse to quench any kind of opposition.

All this is of course routed in man’s eternal lazyness.
And so conversely, disobedience is a sin!

But is it?
I think not. being disobedient to a Demon, evil Jinn, stupid misbehaving abusive husband or other relative is defenitely not a sin, but even a duty!
Disobedience to the right (or wrong) entities is a virtue!

So it’s high time we start teaching little girls to think for themselves and to embrace the virtue of disobedience when it is called for.
This was how my parents raised me and see what a wonderful human being I turned out to be. :mrgreen:

This post was inspired by the discussion on this post by Achelois.