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Hitchens on the Tedious Absurdities of Islam

Date Published: 
Wednesday, 8 October, 2014

When it comes to Islam, I criticize the ideology AND its followers. I can't understand how anyone could take a good look at Islamic texts and tenets and come to the conclusion that they're in any way tolerable let alone great! I don't advocate or condone violence, but I am compelled to call a spade a spade. I don't care if these people are brainwashed -- they should know better. No ideology can be active without adherents. I hold PEOPLE accountable for embracing barbaric ideology. You can defend moderate Muslims all you want, but at the end of the day, they worship a tyrannical deity mechanism that operates on mind control and the threat of torture. They may not say it out loud, they may claim otherwise, but they will at least acknowledge that Islam means 'submission'. Submission is always a bad idea. Submission leads to fascism.