Wednesday, March 30, 2005
Tuesday, March 29, 2005
The Pope Aint God Y'all
Friday, March 25, 2005
Who Reissued Timberlake's Ghetto Pass?
Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Fundi Nutjobs Hack MWU!!!!
Sunday, March 20, 2005
Hina Azam, Idiot? (You bet)
From Hina Azam's "counter argument" to Amina Wadud's history making khutbah:
1) Women may write the Friday khutbas to be delivered by the khatib with proper attribution to the author. In my experience, imams are more than happy to have someone else do the work of putting together the khutba, and the practice of khatibs reading sermons written by others is well-known.
2) Women may deliver public lectures just prior to the khutba. The practice of a public talk between the adhan and the beginning of the khutba is found in much of the Muslim world and is an even more direct way than the above for women to communicate their ideas directly to the congregation. One idea for dual-language communities is that the talk delivered by the woman can be the basis for the khutba, which would essentially be a translation of it.
Of course any idiot can see that the second position negates the first. If a woman can give a speech prior to the khutbah, what is the justification for not hearing her voice during the khutbah? If she can the write it, isn't she in fact preaching? are they her thoughts being transferred?
this is yet another example of a failure to grasp simple logic. Hina, dear, lay off the Jesus juice.
The Shit Storm
Now just step back for a moment. A woman led a prayer to God and people are callng for her death. Prayer. Death threats. One more time. Prayer . . . Death threats.
If there is a God and he/she/it isn't on the side of Amina Wadud, then I'll take my chances in hell. I hear the drinks are better anyway. Besides I'm Black. How much harder can hell be?
Friday, March 18, 2005
Amina Do Your Thing, Girl
Wednesday, March 16, 2005
The Crossfader would also like to extend a special "3rd Reich" shout out to all those Americans, Brits, and Canucks who are so ticked off that Heidi Klum married Seal or as your search requests indicate "Heidi Klum and Ni**er Seal" or "Seal Ni**er." I'm sorry Ms. Klum did not return your advances but maybe perhaps she likes Seal better than you and wanted to be with some guy who didn't still live with his mother in a cave, watching you play Civilization twelve hours a day. [Rants, Saudi Arabia]
White Woman Tames Negro!
Tuesday, March 15, 2005
Sinn Fein Re-Ups with G-Unit
Saturday, March 12, 2005
Marwa Al-Eifa: Saudi Women Are Punk Ass Bitches*
She's Rich, Beeyatch!
A friend sent me this story. Marwa Al-Eifa is a 25 year old woman of Saudi origin who recently won the Dubai Women's International Rally. She's a racecar driver. Now in Saudi where they are busy sticking their heads up their asses, women aren't allowed to drive. So what would you expect a Saudi female racecar driver to say on the subject? Why she'd be against women driving too of course:
I did not mean to upset Saudi women by those remarks. All I wanted to say was that they should first prove themselves in society and get the appropriate posts that suit their capabilities and ambitions, she said. This will eventually lead them to being allowed to drive cars, she added. (Arab News)Translation: Daddy lets me drive. You bitches need to work harder. [Saudi Arabia, Dubai,Islam]
*My Dubai attorney advises that I remind people that this is hyperbole.
50 Cent in the Crosshairs
Friday, March 11, 2005
Negro On the Run!!!!!!!
That Nicole Wray Joint Is No Joke
Uh, Maybe Rape-istan Is Not So Good
Correction: A reader has rightly pointed out that the woman was sentenced to gang rape by the village elders because her brother was sexually molested by a member of a more powerful tribe and when he said "hey quit shagging me old man", they accused him of having affair with "one of their women." Thus leading us to gang rape-land. So the lesson we take from all this is: In rural Pakistan men shag boys, and when they complain, they gang rape their sisters. Lovely. I assume the goats are safe.
Wednesday, March 09, 2005
Niger: Slaves? Umm, What Slaves?
Before you cutural relativist get your panties in a bunch, let me just state that I am sick and tired of reading about some whack b.s. coming out of Africa like slavery, raping babies, pulling girls out of school etc.
[Niger, Slavery, Africa, Islam]
Meet the New Boss . . .
party over. You don't have to go home, but you gots to get the hell up outta here. [lebanon]
Tuesday, March 08, 2005
Lebanon: Beauty or the Fat Man
Beauty and the . . .
Well boys and girls, the Party of God (no, not the Republicans, but Hizbollah) has finally weighed in with their merry band of revelers to put in their two cents. The Crossfader has surveyed the scene and offers this Friedman-esque analysis: The struggle in the Levant these days is between people who protest with women on their shoulders and people who protest with fat bearded guys. Lets hope the Lebanese choose properly. [Middle East, Lebanon]
Monday, March 07, 2005
Of Feminism and Fundamentalism
Saturday, March 05, 2005
A Tale of Two Blondes
Free at Last! . . . . Free at Last!
Martha Stewart walking in her "skinny jeans"; Italian journalist, Giuliana Sgrena, looking like she emerged from the world's worst day spa, sans "skinny jeans." Ms. Sgrena, mistakenly shot by U.S. forces just after she was released by her Iraqi captors. Ms. Stewart, repeatedly shot by papparazzi on her way to a private jet.
Two women, now free.
[Italy, Culture, Circus]
Friday, March 04, 2005
Sudan: We Do Genocide, Not Cancer!
"We are unhappy because the name of this strange material is associated with our country, and it is known as cancerous and this is not a good thing for the name of our country," said Hassan Faraj, Sudan's Deputy High Commissioner in the UK. (BBC)One gets the sense that Sudan's priorities are still a little, umm, off. [Sudan, Africa]
Keystone Cops, Baghdad Precinct
Addendum: My fine readers have pointed out that the military did try to warn them before they openned fire. Of course, I would expect the brass to say that but if it's true I will retract my snarky comment. Incidentally, my girlfriend's friend still has radioctive shrapnel in her from when the military shot at the Palestine Hotel. The reason? They thought they saw someone aiming at them. I like the military but I also know they rarely admit a mistake.