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(Washington Post)   Islamists in Mali are enforcing Sharia Law to force morality on the people. Morality like, "marrying" a young woman to 6 different men in one night, lest she "lose her virginity in the wrong way", or knocking a man unconscious and amputating his hand   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 137
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2013-01-16 09:18:55 AM
Ah. So everything the Religious Right in America wishes they could be?
 
2013-01-16 09:20:23 AM
"The Islamists have taken away the joie de vivre of the people."

Don't even ask about their je ne sais quoi.
 
2013-01-16 09:22:03 AM

Sybarite: Don't even ask about their je ne sais quoi.


Dear God! do they still have La Petit Mort?

Nuke 'em if they took that away.
 
2013-01-16 09:29:24 AM
i466.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-16 09:35:59 AM
Is this because he took out one of those silly cards?
 
2013-01-16 09:36:37 AM
but the other headline said that it was going to be Obama's Vietnam? :(
 
2013-01-16 09:39:27 AM

BronyMedic: Ah. So everything the Religious Right in America wishes they could be?


Or, one could ask of your liberal derpitude why you put up with the religion of peace but decry Christianity, when both obviously have the same faults?

Hypocrisy, how the fark does it work.
 
2013-01-16 09:42:30 AM
Are they shooting thieves on sight?
 
2013-01-16 09:43:43 AM
Paul Ryan wants to go on a fact-finding mission to Mali, to see how to implement these kinds of family-friendly, pro-religion, policies here in the USA.
 
2013-01-16 09:43:56 AM
Ain't Islam great?
 
2013-01-16 09:45:19 AM
yah know
id believe this junk/news more if it were timed better
 
2013-01-16 09:47:10 AM
Yep, gotta love those Abrahamic religions. If humanity had access to anti-psychotic medications back in the day, none of this would be happening now. fark you, Abraham, I hope your crazy, abusive ass is burning in hell.
 
2013-01-16 09:48:24 AM
Can we send the Westboro church people over there? That would be fun.
 
2013-01-16 09:49:25 AM
They pulled the same stuff in Algeria against the Berbers as well. The Islamists in that region are nasty, dirty, violent people who take it to the extreme. Read about the civil war in Algeria and you'll see shades of this.

There WILL be a backlash, there was in Algeria. And with the French involved the Berbers might feel as if they can take it to the Islamist. We'll see.

/Remember kids, nobody would give a shiat about Mali if it didn't have large reserves of rare earth materials and Uranium.
 
2013-01-16 09:50:10 AM
Thank God for religion.
 
2013-01-16 09:50:55 AM
Fark Islam. Fark every other religion used for authoritarian purposes, too, but fark Islam the hardest.
 
2013-01-16 09:51:50 AM

Fade2black: Or, one could ask of your liberal derpitude why you put up with the religion of peace but decry Christianity, when both obviously have the same faults?


I see you don't pay attention to much around here, do you.

I decry any "religion" which uses it's tenets to oppress it's followers,  and strip them of basic human rights. Scientology, Christian and Islamic Fundamentalism, etc. I don't know why you seem to think I give preferential treatment to one, and a pass to the other.

Unless you have me mistaken with a construct of your own imagination.
 
2013-01-16 09:53:26 AM

Fade2black: Or, one could ask of your liberal derpitude why you put up with the religion of peace but decry Christianity, when both obviously have the same faults?

Hypocrisy, how the fark does it work.


Part 2: So, why do you automatically equate Religious Right with "Christianity", and feel persecuted because of this?

The Religious Right in America are the exact opposite of Christ-like. In fact, I'd go so far as to say they are the "Anti-Christ" mentioned in the New Testiment. Or Pharisees of modern day.
 
2013-01-16 09:54:05 AM
African force ready to fight in Mali "in weeks"
http://www.smh.com.au/world/african-force-ready-to-fight-in-mali-in- we eks-20130116-2ctmq.html

Weeks??!!! What a freaken joke. How long did the Rwandan massacre take from "first inklings of trouble" to half a million dead?

This reminds me of the first UN "resolution" regarding Syria. Over the ensuing months it became "this is your jolly well super duper honest triple last chance or the United Nations will be VERY angry at you President Bashir al-Assad."

I hope I'm wrong.
 
2013-01-16 09:56:34 AM

BronyMedic: Fade2black: Or, one could ask of your liberal derpitude why you put up with the religion of peace but decry Christianity, when both obviously have the same faults?

Hypocrisy, how the fark does it work.

Part 2: So, why do you automatically equate Religious Right with "Christianity", and feel persecuted because of this?

The Religious Right in America are the exact opposite of Christ-like. In fact, I'd go so far as to say they are the "Anti-Christ" mentioned in the New Testiment. Or Pharisees of modern day.


H
 
2013-01-16 09:57:35 AM
deja vu? Non?
 
2013-01-16 10:00:09 AM
What they think Sharia Law is* FTFY

Pro-tip: there is no such thing as "Sharia Law", there is only the regional or cultural interpretation of Sharia Law. It's not a blanket thing, and the difference between Saudi Arabia and Indonesia can be astounding.
 
2013-01-16 10:06:09 AM

Sargun: What they think Sharia Law is* FTFY

Pro-tip: there is no such thing as "Sharia Law", there is only the regional or cultural interpretation of Sharia Law. It's not a blanket thing, and the difference between Saudi Arabia and Indonesia can be astounding.


Right. Saudi is just f*cked up. Indonesia is Really F*cked up. Big difference.
 
2013-01-16 10:08:14 AM

BronyMedic: Ah. So everything the Religious Right in America wishes they could be?


Lol, when islam acts like animals its still Christianities turn to get slammed. Very tolerant.
 
2013-01-16 10:09:46 AM

gadian: Yep, gotta love those Abrahamic religions. If humanity had access to anti-psychotic medications back in the day, none of this would be happening now. fark you, Abraham, I hope your crazy, abusive ass is burning in hell.


You realize the irony of your statement?
 
2013-01-16 10:10:20 AM

Sargun: What they think Sharia Law is* FTFY

Pro-tip: there is no such thing as "Sharia Law", there is only the regional or cultural interpretation of Sharia Law. It's not a blanket thing, and the difference between Saudi Arabia and Indonesia can be astounding.


We love to use labels to fit things into nice little compartments.

Just as an example, the official name for "North Korea" is "Democratic People's Republic of Korea", and the country has absolutely nothing to do with advocating anything resembling those first three words.

What's in a name? Typically not much, in actuality.
 
2013-01-16 10:10:21 AM
Maliferous Malcontents in Mali Make Me Mad
 
2013-01-16 10:13:30 AM
Fade2black: BronyMedic: Ah. So everything the Religious Right in America wishes they could be?

Or, one could ask of your liberal derpitude why you put up with the religion of peace but decry Christianity, when both obviously have the same faults?

Hypocrisy, how the fark does it work.


Amusing when you consider that the only people you ever see using the term "religion of peace" are conservatives.
 
2013-01-16 10:16:28 AM
won't happen.
UNLESS, the lyrics are changed to 'well, it's one, two, three, what are we fighting for? don't ask me, I don't give a damn, next fight is Islam'...
 
2013-01-16 10:16:38 AM

LandOfChocolate: Are they shooting thieves on sight?


Well played.
 
2013-01-16 10:18:21 AM
In before the anti-religious crusade says these are the exact same as the Christians in America. Oh wait, I see I am too late for that.
 
2013-01-16 10:20:49 AM

Fade2black: BronyMedic: Ah. So everything the Religious Right in America wishes they could be?

Or, one could ask of your liberal derpitude why you put up with the religion of peace but decry Christianity, when both obviously have the same faults?

Hypocrisy, how the fark does it work.


And by "put up with" you mean "why don't you want all the brown muslins nuked"?
 
2013-01-16 10:22:26 AM

Fade2black: BronyMedic: Ah. So everything the Religious Right in America wishes they could be?

Or, one could ask of your liberal derpitude why you put up with the religion of peace but decry Christianity, when both obviously have the same faults?

Hypocrisy, how the fark does it work.


One could ask that, but only if one wanted to lie. Or perhaps if one had no idea what liberals actually say.

Putting words in others' mouths, how the fark does it work.?
 
2013-01-16 10:23:35 AM

Big Ramifications: African force ready to fight in Mali "in weeks"
http://www.smh.com.au/world/african-force-ready-to-fight-in-mali-in- we eks-20130116-2ctmq.html

Weeks??!!! What a freaken joke. How long did the Rwandan massacre take from "first inklings of trouble" to half a million dead?

This reminds me of the first UN "resolution" regarding Syria. Over the ensuing months it became "this is your jolly well super duper honest triple last chance or the United Nations will be VERY angry at you President Bashir al-Assad."

I hope I'm wrong.


Less collateral damage when the west starts raising hell. It sucks when we accidentally bomb civilians. Let the rebels reap that windfall. It's a two point swing!
 
2013-01-16 10:28:02 AM

Sargun: What they think Sharia Law is* FTFY

Pro-tip: there is no such thing as "Sharia Law", there is only the regional or cultural interpretation of Sharia Law. It's not a blanket thing, and the difference between Saudi Arabia and Indonesia can be astounding.


Why not regale us with a few examples?

Also, is there any place in the world that has both sharia law and civil rights such as freedom of speech, freedom of religion, or just the right to to walk down the street not veiled and not get beaten, arrested, or harassed? Or for a man, to shave one's beard off if one so desires?

We in the West tend to think "sharia law" means brutality and oppression. If this is not true, I would honestly like to know.
 
2013-01-16 10:29:08 AM

preybyemail: BronyMedic: Ah. So everything the Religious Right in America wishes they could be?

Lol, when islam acts like animals its still Christianities turn to get slammed. Very tolerant.


Well, he knows he doesn't need to fear violent backlash from Christians, even though he'll claim them to be violent.
 
2013-01-16 10:29:16 AM

Big Ramifications: African force ready to fight in Mali "in weeks"
http://www.smh.com.au/world/african-force-ready-to-fight-in-mali-in- we eks-20130116-2ctmq.html

Weeks??!!! What a freaken joke. How long did the Rwandan massacre take from "first inklings of trouble" to half a million dead?

This reminds me of the first UN "resolution" regarding (insert country here)....
I hope I'm wrong.



You aren't wrong. France has been looking to the UN to greenlight operation for several months. Finally France has decided to put boots on the ground. Several brigades, armor, planes, tanks etc...

Neighboring African countries are sending troops also. In smaller contingents. And it takes time to coordinate the African troops efforts.

French troops have hit the ground running. They have been engaged for several days. Bombing key checkpoints to open the highways into the North.
I believe ground operations, which were low key all week are shifting gears today.

Britain and the US are supplying logistical support. No combat.
(the US has been supplying aid to Mali troops since 2010 with radios, trucks, training)
 
2013-01-16 10:38:06 AM

BronyMedic: Ah. So everything the Religious Right in America wishes they could be?


This from a guy who wishes he was born a little girl, but wasn't, so fantasizes about humping purple horses.
 
2013-01-16 10:40:07 AM
Sounds like a cool movie. When does it come out?

/Jason Statham as lead?
/who plays the female forced to marry 6 times?
 
2013-01-16 10:44:32 AM

trotsky: They pulled the same stuff in Algeria against the Berbers as well. The Islamists in that region are nasty, dirty, violent people who take it to the extreme. Read about the civil war in Algeria and you'll see shades of this.

There WILL be a backlash, there was in Algeria. And with the French involved the Berbers might feel as if they can take it to the Islamist. We'll see.

/Remember kids, nobody would give a shiat about Mali if it didn't have large reserves of rare earth materials and Uranium.


Now it's the Berbers doing it, provided you think of Tuaregs as Berbers.
 
2013-01-16 10:46:08 AM

mrlewish: gadian: Yep, gotta love those Abrahamic religions. If humanity had access to anti-psychotic medications back in the day, none of this would be happening now. fark you, Abraham, I hope your crazy, abusive ass is burning in hell.

You realize the irony of your statement?


Myabe he's burning in Buddhist hell.
 
2013-01-16 10:47:20 AM

BronyMedic: I decry any "religion" which uses it's tenets to oppress it's followers, and strip them of basic human rights. Scientology, Christian and Islamic Fundamentalism, etc. I don't know why you seem to think I give preferential treatment to one, and a pass to the other.


Maybe I went to the wrong church when I was growing up, but what rights are Christians stripped of?
So far, I've not been lashed with any sort of cord, despite my years of drinkin' and whorin', nor have I been forced to sign a document pledging 1 billion years of service to a church that makes me give them money.

Seems to me (and I could be wrong here), out of most all the religions (except maybe Wiccans....those guys know how to party) Christianity is pretty laid back. Eating pork is fine, farking is fine (well, not if you're teh gay...), no set prayer scheduel. Now maybe the Catholics are all uptight, but us non-denominational folk are easy going. I've not been to an actual church (aside from getting married) for 20 something years. (so far they haven't gotten any new information for me to go learn about), and in all this time, not one death squad.
 
2013-01-16 10:50:35 AM

Fade2black: BronyMedic: Ah. So everything the Religious Right in America wishes they could be?

Or, one could ask of your liberal derpitude why you put up with the religion of peace but decry Christianity, when both obviously have the same faults?

Hypocrisy, how the fark does it work.


So... You don't disagree with his assertion, then. And if his "liberal derpitude" is decrying America's Religious Right and its apparent policy goals, then that suggests that BronyMedic does not "put up with the religion of peace" and its apparent goals by implying them to be equivalent. Therefore: what hypocrisy?

Besides, Sharia Law stupidity and horror tends to occur in places "not here." Right-wing Christian stupidity is far more prevalent in the US, and as such, is of greater immediate concern (except to those who are all about it, who have an irrational fear of Sharia Law in America, funnily enough). Not that everyone on Fark is American, of course, but I suspect the demographics heavily favor it.
 
2013-01-16 10:51:33 AM

BronyMedic: Ah. So everything the Religious Right in America wishes they could be?


And more or less how the Catholic Church ran things when they had the chance. The term "Dark Ages" wasn't picked out of a biretta.
 
2013-01-16 10:53:39 AM
Also, is there any place in the world that has both sharia law and civil rights such as freedom of speech, freedom of religion, or just the right to to walk down the street not veiled and not get beaten, arrested, or harassed?

Sure, there's Malaysia, in which people's lives are quite similar to ours, except that beer is expensive.
Or there's Indonesia, the largest muslim country in the world, in which they haven't even gotten around to putting Islamic law on the books yet. Both countries promise freedom of religion in their constitutions. Heck, the entire island of Bali is Hindu.

(I don't know if they provide for freedom of speech--the UK doesn't even do that.)
 
2013-01-16 10:54:11 AM

netcentric: Big Ramifications: African force ready to fight in Mali "in weeks"
http://www.smh.com.au/world/african-force-ready-to-fight-in-mali-in- we eks-20130116-2ctmq.html

Weeks??!!! What a freaken joke. How long did the Rwandan massacre take from "first inklings of trouble" to half a million dead?

This reminds me of the first UN "resolution" regarding (insert country here)....
I hope I'm wrong.


You aren't wrong. France has been looking to the UN to greenlight operation for several months. Finally France has decided to put boots on the ground. Several brigades, armor, planes, tanks etc...

Neighboring African countries are sending troops also. In smaller contingents. And it takes time to coordinate the African troops efforts.

French troops have hit the ground running. They have been engaged for several days. Bombing key checkpoints to open the highways into the North.
I believe ground operations, which were low key all week are shifting gears today.

Britain and the US are supplying logistical support. No combat.
(the US has been supplying aid to Mali troops since 2010 with radios, trucks, training)

~
Cheers dude! I forgot about the Froggies. I'm all jibber jabber.
 
2013-01-16 10:56:27 AM
If...and I'm just saying if....someone wanted to get the U.S. into another war for some reason....it seems like articles like this would be part of the script. I'm not saying that what's described in the article is untrue or that it's not awful...

But I am saying that apparently it's time to go to war in Mali and we all need some convincing. Ignore Myanmar, Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia, Bahrain...add nausea (go ahead and Rotsky that one, please).

Reminds me of the meme, "Hollywood is out of ideas..." Well, if you replace Hollywood with Washington...
 
2013-01-16 10:56:27 AM

MythDragon: BronyMedic: I decry any "religion" which uses it's tenets to oppress it's followers, and strip them of basic human rights. Scientology, Christian and Islamic Fundamentalism, etc. I don't know why you seem to think I give preferential treatment to one, and a pass to the other.

Maybe I went to the wrong church when I was growing up, but what rights are Christians stripped of?
So far, I've not been lashed with any sort of cord, despite my years of drinkin' and whorin', nor have I been forced to sign a document pledging 1 billion years of service to a church that makes me give them money.

Seems to me (and I could be wrong here), out of most all the religions (except maybe Wiccans....those guys know how to party) Christianity is pretty laid back. Eating pork is fine, farking is fine (well, not if you're teh gay...), no set prayer scheduel. Now maybe the Catholics are all uptight, but us non-denominational folk are easy going. I've not been to an actual church (aside from getting married) for 20 something years. (so far they haven't gotten any new information for me to go learn about), and in all this time, not one death squad.


I think a growing secular culture combined with the separation of church and state as intended by the Constitution are to thank for your ability attend church and enjoy a life of moral ambiguity. Without those two things, fundamentalist Christians in this country, if given the opportunity, would impose a structure of law that wouldn't be vastly different from any other extremist religious state.

However, every belief structure that dictates or suggests how life should be lived in general is capable of being abused and exploited to this point. Religion though is particularly useful for this goal as it is so absolute in the belief of a supreme power that created everything, that anyone claiming to speak for that power can justify all kinds of cruel oppression. Christianity, Islam, hell, maybe even Buddhism can be used to oppress. They all have the same potential.
 
2013-01-16 10:58:43 AM
Mohammed would be proud.
 
2013-01-16 11:00:59 AM

orbister: BronyMedic: Ah. So everything the Religious Right in America wishes they could be?

And more or less how the Catholic Church ran things when they had the chance. The term "Dark Ages" wasn't picked out of a biretta.


See guys, it's cool to act like an ass because somebody else did it 1000 years ago! Beat women, chop off body parts all you want, the Catholic Church did it 1000 years ago, so it's all cool now!
 
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