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Sunday, August 14, 2022

A day after Salman Rushdie was stabbed Friday by a man who rushed the stage as the author was about to give a lecture in western New York, details were emerging about the suspect.

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"Police identified the attacker as Hadi Matar, 24, of Fairview, New Jersey."

This is your brain on religion.
Guy wasn't even alive when Satanic Verses was published.

#1 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-08-13 01:15 PM | Reply

"This is your brain on religion."

Trump is your brain on atheism.

#2 | Posted by Tor at 2022-08-13 08:20 PM | Reply

#2

What a frigging idiot. A story about Rushdie elicits a Trump response. You extremist lefties need to get a life.

#3 | Posted by willowby at 2022-08-13 08:37 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Rock.
Dog.
Yelp.

#4 | Posted by YAV at 2022-08-13 09:48 PM | Reply

"This is your brain on religion."
Trump is your brain on atheism.
#2 | POSTED BY TOR

Come on.
The whole point of my comment is religion isn't supposed to run your brain.
Atheism isn't running Trump's brain. A whole bunch of things most religions say you oshouldn't indulge in, like pride, and greed, and selfishness run Trump's brain.

What the ---- is your problem?

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-08-13 09:58 PM | Reply

The whole point of my comment is religion isn't supposed to run your brain.

9 threads on Trump on the Back
13 thread on Trump on the Front

The Trump is running the DrudgeRetort, and all its Lumpers, like you.

#6 | Posted by oneironaut at 2022-08-13 10:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Religious wackos, no matter the flavor, damage the very religion they pretend to defend.

In the U.S. it's Christofascists that are the biggest threat these days. That and those that Trump whips up like Mr. Nail Gun Guy, or the January 6th insurrectionists. Trump and right-wing propagandists like --- "News".

And Trump owns the GOP. Lock, stock, and barrel. Radicals like the idiot that followed the fatwah aren't any different than the idiots that follow Trump.

So until Trump no longer has the GOP by their tiny little mouse balls, and as long as Trump puts this Nation at risk, he's going to be hung around the necks of the GOP. Plus it's been a specatacularly bad week for the former guy. That brings tears of joy to me.

But when it comes down to it, can't tell the difference between radical Muslims bent on destroying us or Trump's MAGAts and Christofascists doing it except the latter's been way more successful.

#7 | Posted by YAV at 2022-08-13 10:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"The whole point of my comment is religion isn't supposed to run your brain."

You couldn't just stick to pointing out the attacker was an Islamist?

#8 | Posted by Tor at 2022-08-13 10:40 PM | Reply

"Islamist"

The specific religion isn't important.

The misapplication of the belief system to the psyche is what's important.

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-08-13 11:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#9 - winner!

#10 | Posted by YAV at 2022-08-14 09:10 AM | Reply

The specific religion isn't important.
It wasn't important when the fatwa was originally ordered, either. The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Pope and christian leaders across America sided with the Ayatollah. Jerry Falwell joked about it from the pulpit. Bookstores refused to sell copies. Christianity Today wrote, "Worldwide religious communities are serving notice that trampling on the reputations of our founders in the name of 'art' will not be tolerated." When it comes to blasphemy all of Abraham's children stick together, they cant take any chances.
Hitoshi Igarashi, the Japanese translator of The Satanic Verses, was stabbed to death, the Italian translator Ettore Capriolo was knifed in Milan. William Nygaard, the novel's Norwegian publisher, was shot three times in the back and left for dead in Oslo.
At the time President Bush (the elder) dismissed the whole affair as none of our business.

#11 | Posted by BluSky at 2022-08-14 10:09 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

#11 Excellent point and memory, Blusky.

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-08-14 11:45 AM | Reply

#6 | POSTED BY ONEIRONAUT

Russian stooge says what?

#13 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-08-14 12:15 PM | Reply

sided with the Ayatollah?

What a warped distortion of The Archbishop trying to be protective of minorities.

Do you object to crime laws as well?

#14 | Posted by Tor at 2022-08-14 12:20 PM | Reply

Holy ----, Tor.

Think about what you're saying.

You're saying people shouldn't be allowed to draw the Prophet Muhammad, under the guise of "trying to be protective of minorities."

From wikipedia,

Western religious figures
Many religious figures in the United States and United Kingdom shared the aversion to blasphemy of pious Muslims (if not as intensely) and did not defend Rushdie like their secular compatriots. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Robert Runcie, demanded that the government expand the Blasphemy Act to cover other religions, including Islam.[118]

Michael Walzer wrote that the response revealed an evolution of the meaning of blasphemy; it moved away from a crime against God and toward something more temporal.

"Today we are concerned for our pain and sometimes, for other people's. Blasphemy has become an offence against the faithful " in much the same way as pornography is an offence against the innocent and the virtuous. Given this meaning, blasphemy is an ecumenical crime and so it is not surprising ... that Christians and Jews should join Muslims in calling Salman Rushdie's [book] a blasphemous book.[119]"

Some rabbis, such as Immanuel Jakobovits, chief rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth, opposed the book's publication.[120]
en.wikipedia.org

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-08-14 02:00 PM | Reply

What % of Muslims are ethnic and racial minorities snoofy?

Not in America, in Britan.

#16 | Posted by Tor at 2022-08-14 02:34 PM | Reply

Religion is stupid.
Nobody knows anything.

Yes I have a personal relationship with God.
She don't bother me
And I don't bother her.

#17 | Posted by bruceaz at 2022-08-14 02:54 PM | Reply

Me and God. We be mates.

#18 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-08-14 04:15 PM | Reply

God thought it was pathetic that you changed your username after Biden curb-stomped your child-raping hero.

#19 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2022-08-14 04:27 PM | Reply

#18
Careful my friend

#20 | Posted by bruceaz at 2022-08-14 04:35 PM | Reply

It's people like reinheitsgebot that really do it for me. That's why I come here, I'm a catastrophe tourist.

#21 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2022-08-14 04:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Heliumtwunt, some people were worried that this was you.

#22 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2022-08-14 04:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Yeah. But here he is posting.

#23 | Posted by YAV at 2022-08-14 10:13 PM | Reply

The specific religion isn't important.
The misapplication of the belief system to the psyche is what's important.

#9 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

Whole lot of truth in that post. How much of the world's wrong is done by people firmly convinced what they're doing is right?

#24 | Posted by El_Buscador at 2022-08-15 01:27 PM | Reply

#11 | POSTED BY BLUSKY

And according to his son, Ayatollah Khomeini never even read the book.

www.newyorker.com

#25 | Posted by El_Buscador at 2022-08-15 01:36 PM | Reply

What a frigging idiot. A story about Rushdie elicits a Trump response. You extremist lefties need to get a life.

#3 | Posted by willowby

And you fascist cult members need to see that THIS GUY IS YOU. You always hated and judged muslim terrorists so much, and now you're the exact same thing.

Same type of brain. Same thought pattern. He's just been brainwashed to murder to defend islam, the way you've been brainwashed to murder to defend trump.

Vanilla ISIS. Your cult is a much bigger threat to america than muslims are.

#26 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-08-15 08:37 PM | Reply

"Why wont obama say "RADICAL ISLAMIC TERROR?"

Well why wont republicans say "RADICAL RIGHT WING TERROR?"

#27 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-08-15 08:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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