ISLAM: The Way of Life of Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad.” So read buses running in Broward County right now. (Here is a photo.) A fairly idiotic statement, considering Islam was founded hundreds of years after Jesus lived. But whatever — 1st Amendment, and all of that, right? Well actually, yes. We can take some comfort in hearing that the best person the Sun Sentinel (and the Herald) could find to speak in favor of pulling the ads is one Joe Kaufman, who “once called for nuclear attacks on Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq” and “wrote that ‘pure merciless force’ was the only way to deal with Muslims.” Nice to see that censorship has such a transparently nutcase spokesman. Not particularly related: atheist bus ads in London.

Posted: Friday January 16, 2009 by Alesh Houdek · Categories: Politics · Comment feed: RSS, atom



  1. Squathole    Jan 16, 10:58 AM #  

    Not THAT idiotic a statement if you view it from the perspective of the way of life referred to, not chronologically. It merely suggests that these spiritual leaders have much in common — all deeply spiritual, compassionate, barefoot — and that commonality lies at the basis of Islam.

    It certainly is phrased wrong, though, as you point out. Literally, it labels Moses a Muslim. And while he’s been called worse, that just isn’t accurate.

    My favorite Muslim was Malcolm Ten.

  2. alesh    Jan 16, 11:35 AM #  

    Yeah, but isn’t that like starting a sect of wine-drinking, long-haired, desert-dweling recluses, and claiming Jesus as a founding member? THE WAY OF LIFE OF JESUS.

    The definition of ‘Muslim’ that CAIR posits,
    “A Muslim is anyone who submits their will to God,” is just not a very good definition qua definition.

  3. joel    Jan 16, 11:55 AM #  

    lol at Malcolm Ten and Hippie Jesus.

  4. Squathole    Jan 16, 05:06 PM #  

    “I Slam You Slam We All Slam for Islam.” That’ll get ‘er done.

  5. R.    Jan 16, 05:42 PM #  

    squat, dude, stop it. you made me spit out my water!! twice!!!

    btw, that ad makes it sound like someone had a religious draft, sorta like the race draft that Dave Chapelle had on his show.

  6. Squathole    Jan 19, 11:08 AM #  

    R: Are you still around? I gave up on your blog when you switched to a bi-monthly posting schedule. Guess I need to re-link.

    BTW — stop drinking water. Fish fuck in it.

  7. R.    Jan 19, 11:18 PM #  

    sadly, my two year streak of at least 1 post per month ended. (that’s not exactly what I’d call blogging anyways.)

    But hey! I’m never not around. When I don’t post, I lurk. & thx for the relink!

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