October 17, 2005

And now . . . this - Oct. 17/05

More superstitious idiocy from the Religion of PeaceTM

From the earthquake zone in Pakistan:

He set up a massive outdoor kitchen, cooking 1,200 meals a day for earthquake survivors.

From Mohammed Mustafa's point of view it was plain common sense. . . .

But this is Ramadan, the time of year that Muslims fast between sunrise and sunset.

And that is why Mohammed Mustafa ran into a problem. . . .

But one of the local mullahs did not see it that way and he paid Mohammed Mustafa a visit.

"What are you doing?" he shouted. "Don't you know it's Ramadan now? This is just not permitted.

"You can't cook food during the day. It's against Islam. Stop or I'll burn this place down - your tents, your pots, everything."

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No good deed goes unpunished. Heaven forbid you should show compassion to the victims of a major disaster, lest you enrage a local mullah and find your generosity going up in flames.

Compare the attitude of Jesus, whom Muslims claim to revere as a prophet, towards the law: "Which one of you who has a sheep, if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not take hold of it and lift it out? Of how much more value is a man than a sheep! So it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath" (Matt. 12:11-12). Jesus' ethic states that a man does not violate the spirit of the law even if he violates the letter of the law for compassionate reasons.

But in Islam, it seems the letter of the law trumps compassion. Well, to paraphrase Charles Dickens, if that is Islamic law, then Islamic law is an ass.

(H/T: Dhimmi Watch.)