…and another for them.
A muslim who raped a 13-year-old girl he groomed on Facebook has been spared a prison sentence after a judge heard he went to an Islamic faith school where he was taught that women are worthless.
I don’t recall that being included in the national curriculum.
Adil Rashid, 18, claimed he was [...]
Posts under ‘Faith’
…and another for them.
… that your dear blogger here is now an officially ordained minister of religion. Seriously. I mean really seriously. This cost nothing and for $5 I can get a letter of good standing that enables me to conduct marriages in several US states and some European countries (not the UK). Unless the couple are [...]
As a Brit I’m used to terrorism - the IRA and all that but the IRA had standards. No they didn’t - they blew-up a remembrance day ceremony. Cunts. Utter cunts but the recent bombings in Nigeria raise the bar somewhat.
Let me be blunt here. Blowing up a churches on Christmas Day is unbelievable [...]
More jolly japes from the wonderful wacky world that Mo built:
A Saudi woman said to be haunted by jinn (spirits) beat and tortured herself with fire until she fell unconscious and died later at hospital.
The 40-year-old woman was admitted with severe burns and injuries to King Fahd hospital in the western town of Madina and [...]
“Reason is, and ought to be, the slave of the passions”.
“Reason is the slave of the passions” might be interpreted as a cry of despair - a position that human beings could not control themselves, and are the slaves of urges (either instinctive from our biological evolution, or from environmental experiences - the pointless [...]
As far as I know none of the nine Republican candidates for President have produced any campaign adds (or made any campaign speeches) about “gay marriage”. The media have asked them “gotcha” questions about this (and other such topics) but that is about it.
Sorry Paul, but you have provoked a rant here.
Now, I beg [...]
A little while ago it was anounced that the budgets of the Vatican State and the Papacy (they are counted as two different budgets) were back in balance (after some years of deficits). And this got me thinking about what this institution is - in terms of political economy. And this led to other thoughts [...]
Regular readers will know that I have an argument with language. Most notably over the miss-use of the word “liberal”.
That’s nothing now to how I feel about “sustainability”.
What is a “sustainable” business? Now I’m not educated in the dark arts of the reflected sounds as of underground spirits so I take the simple [...]
Yesterday afternoon a collection of rude mechanicals were digging a hole at the end of my street. Shortly thereafter the lights went out all down the street. So that’s my computing up the junction for the evening! The power only came back up this morning. Shortly after the sun did. So what do you do?
Cars will be banned from London and all other cities across Europe under a draconian EU masterplan to cut CO2 emissions by 60 per cent over the next 40 years.
Oh fuck me up the Khyber Pass!
The European Commission on Monday unveiled a “single European transport area” aimed at enforcing “a profound shift in transport patterns [...]
Well, it’s all go ain’t it?
Yesterday we had the cuts protest in London which with the Met’s usual brilliance was badly policed. This is what appeared to have happened. 250,000 turn up and they are generally peaceful. There is maybe 300-500 hoodlums and 4,500 coppers but the cops patrol the entire thing and don’t [...]
One of the problems I’ve found in coming up with stuff to post here is that whenever I read something that I think would be worth linking to or commenting on, I realise that it’s on Samizdata, or EURef, or somewhere else that I know most of this blog’s readers will be familiar with themselves. [...]
Very well the title is, partly, a trick - I do not intend to defend the general work of Karl Marx, I am simply going to, partly, defend one aspect of his thought. Specifically that 19th European century liberalism was, in part, an ideological cover for material interests - which were, at base, in contradiction [...]
Yup, my wife found this nine page document from Cheshire East Council yesterday. Yes nine pages of A4 on waste reduction and guess what? This is the second one they sent out. So that’s 18 pages of A4 for the bonfire.
Let’s take a look…
Q1. Who is responsible for sorting/putting out the rubbish in your [...]
The Book: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy is a wholly remarkable
book. More popular, certainly more successful than the Celestial
Home Care Omnibus, better selling than Fifty-Three More Things to
do in Zero Gravity, and more controversial than Oolon Colluphid’s
trilogy of philosophical blockbusters Where God Went Wrong, Some
More of Gods Greatest Mistakes and Who is this God [...]