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Bahrain Is A Small Homophobic Island Country

Incredibly sad.

As many as 200 gay men may have been arrested in the poorly decorated small middle-eastern island country of Bahrain for attending a GAY WEDDING!!!!

WFT????????

The men, mostly from Bahrain and Gulf countries, were arrested Thursday on the charge of “conduct against public morals.”

“According to police sources some of the men were allegedly drunk, and others were described as wearing women’s clothing and make up. The police are now said to be checking if any have a history of ‘debauchery or sodomy."

A Bahrain city official is calling for tighter scrutiny of celebration venues. The councilor claims the men had tricked the venue’s manager into believing they were holding a birthday party, adding:

"They should be careful and investigate before allowing such events to happen and ruin the country's reputation."

Right?
I mean, who would want live or even visit a country with a reputation of letting it's people celebrate love???

Oh…. that's right, anyone with a soul!!!!

Our heart goes out to the couple who's special day was ruined by hate and ignorance.

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115 comments to “200 Men Arrested For Being Gay In Bahrain”

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  1. 1

    You find that 'sad' ?

    Wait til we hear that they either tortured or cut their heads off !!



  2. 2

    It is terrible these peoploe can't be who they are, but that part of the world will never embrace homos, just not gonna happen. Holding or attending a gay wedding is suicide over there, and they were idiots for doing it. Should have just gone to Vermont and stayed there.



  3. 3

    WOW!
    Really makes me question our world!
    People are disgusting!
    Freedom for ALL!



  4. 4

    why didn't those guys check if gay marriage is acceptable in that country? if they are planning to make a statement then they deserve what they get.



  5. 5

    if being gay is illegal in that country then how could there even be a gay wedding? equality for all!!!



  6. 6

    That's the peaceful, tolerant religion of Islam for ya ! Islam=Islamofascism It is a politcal movement ! Trust and believe. Be afraid !



  7. 7

    Please please please create a "gay news" spin off like you have for pets & fashion. This is so far from celebrity gossip it's not even on the radar screen. I understand, it's horrible, I agree; but it's miscategorized horribly.



  8. 8

    What a wonderful country.

  9. KateT says – reply to this


    9

    Wake up Perez and Perez readers!!!!
    Recognize the freedom this great country strives for!
    Hence, why IT IS the greatest nation on earth!
    God bless America.



  10. 10

    I'm gay and I wish YOU would have been arrested there. The world would be a better place without you and your laptop!



  11. 11

    Look - i don't agree with what happened and a lot of other things about the country - but don't be a dick and completely misjudge the island. I'm from there, and perez u have no clue what you're talking about… You're saying that ppl who wana visit bahrain have no souls? fuck off.. don't post things that give the idea that the whole country is ignorant and full of hate - u know nothing about my country. don't spread crap and give off a completely negative idea - u know ppl listen to u, so dont abuse that power. actually.. i don't think you're ever going to learn… so just go stick your face inside lady gaga's ass u idiot



  12. 12

    Amen KateT!!!

    We are the beacon of the world. And while I'm not holding my breath, one can hope the youth of pisslam will wake up and reject its ugly tenets and practices.

    Black Aggie, You're right. They'll be lucky to spend life in prison, but most likely will be killed. Everything is death in pisslam, but most especially homosexuality.



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  14. 14

    Should of killed them not arrested. We don't need low IQ narrow minded people breeding. We don't need blacks and gays breeding either.



  15. 15

    Too bad they can't arrest your pedophile ass for molesting all of those little boys from your fictitious "boy band". Whatever happened to that eh Mario? Sicko, no wonder you post about Justin Bevear 24/7…



  16. 16

    21st century's Nazi Germany. Are you paying attention world!!!



  17. 17

    This is what all you lefties have to look forward to when Sharia law takes hold. Muslims hate homosexuals as much as they hate Jews and Christians.

  18. 7tizz says – reply to this


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    Can't we just nuke the entire middle east? Islam (lol, I liked the 'pisslam' comment) is a savage religion and only preaches hate. And don't give me this 'it's a religion of peace' crap. When is the last time you've heard 'peace' and 'islam' spoken in the same sentance? Even our allies live in the dark ages over there - the world would be better off w/o anything arab.



  19. 19

    WHat the hell Perez! I don't judge your country when the police men do stupid things! Bahrain was a great place to live and grow up. Do you even have all the facts? I thought you made a pact to Ellen to not be as mean as you used to be mean!

    "who would want live or even visit a country with a reputation of letting it's people celebrate love???

    Oh…. that's right, anyone with a soul!!!!"

    Are you SERIOUS? I grew up there and still go back there to see my family. You have no idea what your talking about. I'm glad that you have show your true colors and can prove that you stereotype just as the nazi'z



  20. 20

    PS you just lost yourself a reader

  21. 7tizz says – reply to this


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    Re: SarahAR – False - Perez's enemies come to his site more than his fans.



  22. 22

    I pretty much ignore what Perez has to say about everything (since he hasn't got a fucking clue in most cases), but here are my comments on this story:

    Whether or not you believe in gay marriage, the reality is that there are still countries where its not legal. Until such a time that that changes the cops in those countries have to enforce the rule of the land and yeah, that can suck if you're on the wrong side of it.

    If these guys wanted to get married somewhere, they should have done the responsible thing and *not* done it in a country where it's illegal. Heck, if you can afford to host 200 guests you can sure as heck afford to take your wedding elsewhere. just saying.



  23. 23

    Re: KateT – YOU ARE AN IDIOT! A PRODUCT OF MASS MEDIA!!!! CANADA HAS ALLOWED GAY MARRIAGES FOR AGES UNLIKE THE USA? THE "BEST COUNTRY ON EARTH" DOESN'T SUPPOT GAY MARRIAGE AS WELL AS CANADA. GET OFF YOUR HIGH HORSE. I'M AM AMERICAN AND I FUCKING HATE AMERICA!!! GO CANADA GO!!!



  24. 24

    Listen idiot.. yes, homosexuality is against Islam, and so is against other religions so don't be ignorant and pin this on Arabs and Muslims!
    that being said, where do you come off blaming and insulting a complete country and its people because police stopped an illegal act.. would you have complained if they stopped an underage marriage? yes? well they stop people celebrating Love.. don't be a hypocrite!

    USA itself do not allow gay marriage in all its state.. once you have it legalized all over come and bitch about the other nations..



  25. 25

    Re: Khalid Al Moayyed – YOU ARE MY HERO! I AM SORRY FOR THIS ASSHOLE PEREZ MAKING JUDGEMENTS ABOUT YOUR COUNTRY. BLESS YOU.



  26. 26

    D: wtf?



  27. 27

    Im really upset about your bad feelings about my country (BAHRAIN) but at the same time I really dont care about what do you think about my country. It's illegal to have a gay marrige in my country and in many other countries and even in many states in yhe US! So dont talk crap about us when you dont know a sit about my country and our law. Yoy have lost many fans of you in the middle east by talking crap about my country and by spreading hate toward us!



  28. 28

    Im really upset about your bad feelings about my country (BAHRAIN) but at the same time I really dont care about what do you think about my country. It's illegal to have a gay marrige in my country and in many other countries and even in many states in yhe US! So dont talk crap about us when you dont know a shit about my country and our law. Yoy have lost many fans of you in the middle east by talking crap about my country and by spreading hate toward us!



  29. 29

    Re: Bahraini Girl – P.S wrong spelling:sit>shit



  30. 30

    Perez..
    First of all NO1 agrees any of these men should have been arrested, its wrong. It's their lives, their freedom.

    Second, before you sit there and insult a country understand its rules and regulations and this country is run by Islamic law. It isn't rocket science to figure out homosexuality is forbidden in Islam, as it is in MOST religions. This is sad to some. agreed.

    Not everyone cares what sexual preference path people choose or not. Again, each to their own.

    Let me remind you that even neighboring countries to Bahrain, practice this law. This is how it is! Nothing will change that.
    I wish these men enjoyed their wedding/party in a more private venue.

    Maybe you should come visit Bahrain, we have great hospitality, culture, food and gorgeous looking people. Oh also, we host F1! Cant be that bad, can it now?
    Have a great life.



  31. 31

    GAYNESS IN THAT ANUS



  32. 32

    i've been there, and it's not bad there compared to other middle east countries.



  33. 33

    I Live in kuwait and we have the same problem as gay people we'll be arrested just for being gay in any form and they put us behind bars and treat us like criminals



  34. 34

    Re: Bahraini Girl – fuck u bitch



  35. 35

    I understand that this was wrong and hateful, but don't you think you're being a hypocrite in regards to putting down an entire country? It's just a hateful to dismiss an entire country just because their laws and religious morals are different to yours and making generalisations about them also is ignorant. Think about what you write before you do because not everyone is going to have the same views as you, I support gay people and believe gay marriage should be legal but it's not so black and white, that's life and we have to deal with other people's decisions and opinions also.



  36. 36

    You say Bahrain is "poorly decorated" - what the fuck is that supposed to mean?

    I'd like to bring your attention to your blog "What We Learned From Our Trip To Egypt & Israel!" from January 6, in which you stated:

    "We talk about many things, such as gay issues, religion, politics, women's rights and violence."

    Glad to hear you've become so open minded and learnt so much from your travels you ignorant piece of shit.

  37. LeenB says – reply to this


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    Re: Black Aggie
    Not in Bahrain, no. They don't ensure capital punishment for homosexuality. In fact, homosexuality is legal as long as it's done behind closed doors. So I think whoever arrested these people are infact dickheads and homophobes cause they are trying to use the 'drunk in public' or 'cross dressing' (which is illegal). However there are many loopholes in the Bahraini law concerning homosexuality. There's also an ongoing debate on gay marriages, so you can see that Bahrain is open to discussion about this subject.

  38. LeenB says – reply to this


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    Re: 7tizz
    Islam means peace, idiot. Unfortunately, you seem to actually listen to the Taliban and the crazy nutsos there instead of seeing it for yourself. God it pisses me off when people don't pick up a fucking book and learn a little about other people. Newsflash, didn't God like kill all of Lot and Sodom because they were gay in the Old Testament? If that's not hate, I don't know what is.



  39. 39

    Stop hating on my country, you don't have any right to start making some judgments and starting hating Bahrain. There's nothing wrong with being gay in our country but if you get messed up and having a wedding and start getting drunk can get messed up. You just lost more fans and more enemies in our region and honestly it's really good that you lost fans cause then at this point people will realize you are a motherfucker who's a hypocrite.



  40. 40

    You are just generalizing and that’s not really fair. This shouldn’t be related to Islam or Arabs because gay weddings are illegal in many countries and against religions. You’re being ignorant for saying these things! You haven’t even been to Bahrain to judge! You have no rights to say these things! If you visit Bahrain, then you’ll see why so many expats settle here! You will see how they all love the life here! Bahrain is known to be one of the friendliest countries in the Middle East! There are so many gays who love living in Bahrain! They should know better and do it in a country where it’s legal..the police were just trying to do their job!
    PS: you cant really judge since not all the states in the US support gay marriage



  41. 41

    Excuse me. First of all, some parts of the US doesn't support gay marriages or anything to do with gays. Second of all, you don't have the rights to even judge a country like Bahrain, since we are very friendly with all the foreigners here, and we don't judge anything. Bahrain is a country that does not support gay marriages, is it our problem? It's illegal in our religion, even though some people here actually respect people who are gay. Um and by the way if you even think about coming to Bahrain one day in your life, I don't think you will be welcomed, maybe the twenty-eight cats you live will be greeted, but you? Never. You are an ignorant person, you are worth nothing to anyone anymore. Be wise man/lady. Don't judge. Pathetic.



  42. 42

    Yet again Perez is back on his hyprocritical high horse! "NO MORE BULLYING" yet u seem 2 enjoy imposing ur ideas and beliefs on others. Like ur almighty US of A, freedom of speech and opinion is allowed, but what majority of Bahrainis and Middle easterns have in knowledge u obviously lack. Ignorance is never an excuse, with all the books and technology we have now, we can educate ourselves on EVERYTHING. I have lived in the beautiful country of Bahrain. Your insensuous remark "the poorly decorated small middle-eastern island country of Bahrain", is IGNORANT, have u ever been there? You may be shocked to know that 1. Bahrain is a beautiful and quaint Island. 2. Bahrainis are some of the most educated and most liberal people of the region. Judging a whole nation is no different to a bully judging a young gay teenager in school!! Not all religions agree with homosexuality but it gives no one the right to impose ideas and beliefs on others or visa versa.There are many gays in the region, and no one ever troubles them as long as they keep their business to themselves. To respect the locals and the culture is not so hard to do. I hope you will rethink your ways, look at yourself in the mirror and accept that no matter how hard you try, you will always be a bully in your heart, cos one strength a bully has is the lack of knowledge, the extreme ignorance and the imposing of their ways on to a "weaker" being, that is YOU.



  43. 43

    fuck you Perez, Bahrains awesome, gay's are allowed to be gay as long as it has limits and is behind closed doors + i live there and your reported it wrong back up your information you dumb son of a bitch -Bahraini girl 2!!
    jooooojiii :D



  44. 44

    I had faith in the "New You", so Im horribly disappointed by your post. Misinformed, extremely biased and stereotypical. The facts are that this wedding was held at a private venue in a residential where residents complained of excessive noise and drunken disorderly behaviour, both are offenses recognized under any legal system. I wont claim that the Bahraini laws recognize gay marriage (nor can you say that all the US states do), however, gays are afforded the right to be who they want to be without encroaching on others. In this case, their disorderly behaviour got them arrested. Not being gay. I don’t begrudge you the right to report and express your views. I begrudge you the hateful comments you posted that branded us soulless. FYI, more than 50,000 Americans live in Bahrain and more than 400,000 other people from different nationalities (the total population is only a million). They love it, because they have seen our soul. I was taught by Americans in school, whom I have nothing but love and respect for, and they have shown us true American spirit, more than you are doing by spewing blunt hatred. Would you be comfortable if I said that just because I disagree with American foreign policy that I brand all Americans soulless? Surely the "New You" will not allow it. And I will not allow it, because my BAHRAINI SOUL is pretty much alive and well, contrary to what you or others might say.



  45. 45

    You fucking idiot I live in Bahrain and I love Bahrain so if you have a problem with a country go take a stick and stick it to your ass you little bitch, I bet you only have the guts to write shit about people but let us see if you can speak in front of the people you bitch.



  46. 46

    Dear asswhole, :)
    to start,fuck you Perez! its alright to be gay in bahrain as long as you have limits and its behind closed doors, the religion prohibits it but doesn't mean all people are against it, im from Bahrain and you have reported it incorrectly, you certainly need to back up your information you dumb shit
    Bahraini Girl 2!
    jooooojiiii :D



  47. 47

    You realize what's sad? You and your pathetic mentality. If you had done your research 'well', then you would have known for a fact that the Kingdom of Bahrain is an ISLAMIC COUNTRY. You want to live in this country, respect it's religion. Personally I don't care whether a person is gay or not, their choice. However that also implies to whatever a person chooses their religion to be. I'd sit around and ramble, and curse the hell out of you; but my parents raised me better. You're just sick, & I find you a disgrace to be a part of the media! Oh and btw, like cyasar said; they should have checked whether the country prohibits gay marriages, since Bahrain doesn't then they should have chosen ELSE WHERE to get married. Yes, too bad but it's the truth and some people need to deal with the fact that not all people believe in gay marriages, not all people accept the idea of these types of choices. So you need to keep these comments to yourself and move on with your life. I don't judge your style of life, so why judge my country's religion!?



  48. 48

    if they're so anti gay why was michael jackson hiding out there in the king's house? guess molesting same sex children doesn't count over there. I hope all they do to those men is arrest them.



  49. 49

    ~That's the peaceful, tolerant religion of Islam for ya ! Islam=Islamofascism It is a politcal movement ! Trust and believe. Be afraid ! Islam is dangerous and trying to take over the world !



  50. 50

    HAHA, omg seriously! I pity those who thinks all Muslims are terrorists! It's like generalizing that all white people are redneck racists. FUCK, people are so STUPID! the other half of my family are christians and I'm Muslim so please, I bed to differ when ya'll comment and say Muslims hate gays like they hate Jews and Christians. If Bahrain hated Christians so much then we wouldn't have 2-3 churches in the country. Stop talking shit you know nothing of!



  51. 51

    Re: NookiesWA – Let's hope you haven't bred then!!



  52. 52

    To those saying people can't be who they are - SURE THEY CAN - just not in areas where people find what they do disgusting. You don't like it, go elsewhere.



  53. 53

    Re: AmuunN – 2 -3 churches?? LMAO compared to the thousands of Moseques there are on the rest of the world? Most Muslim coountries won't even allow Churches, but if another country protests the uilding of a Mosque they are "racist".



  54. 54

    FUCK YOU ALL!!! (except people who support carpet munchers xxx)



  55. 55

    DUMB GAY HATERS!



  56. 56

    Re: Lickey~Dickey~Bo~Bickey – seriously are you deranged or just plain ignorant? you do realise Bahrain is an ISLAND. Despite the fact that I find you a racist and completely senile, I still respect your views. "Islam is trying to take over the world" what are you 5? If Islam intended to take over the world, don't you think they would have done it a LONG time ago? FYI Jesus Christ is ALSO our prophet if you were too busy being an ass in the brain. Saying that Muslims are out to get Christians would be like saying that I hate Jesus Christ. If you have no idea of what you're saying, please do some intense research before saying something vicious. & the reason why other middle-eastern countries don't have churches is because of the Christian community majority. Bahrain have several churches because we respect the religion, and in Islam; the Bible is one of the 3 holy books! And who says other countries don't have bible studies, christian gatherings?! Lebanon is a Muslim country, and it has both churches and mosques, same goes to Turkey and Egypt. Just because I'm muslim, doesn't equalize to me hating Christians and Jews.



  57. 57

    you know what.. ANYONE would be really lucky to be living in Bahrain. I grew up there and I couldn't have asked for a better childhood.
    I understand where you are coming from given that you are gay, but it is VERY disrespectful for you to go and judge ANOTHER country based on false facts.
    Get your facts straight :) and then comment, but DO NOT generalize.
    Plus, MANY countries in the world do not approve of gay marriage, so u have no right to be rude to a country and its nation.
    I honestly hope you send an apology letter to all Bahrainis because this is just rude.
    Do not judge before looking at the place where you live because in the states, there are regions where gay marriage is forbidden.
    It is honestly very sad to see that a teenager is more understanding than a grown man like you.



  58. 58

    THATS THE SPIRIT



  59. 59

    This is unbelievable but sadly it is a reality in the Middle Eastern Countries like Iran. Why do you think the Iranian leader said they had no homosexuals in their country when he spoke at Columbia University. It is because the homosexuals are tortured and killed. I was shocked to see that Qatar was selected for the World Cup. I believe they also have strict laws regarding homosexuality as well. These countries are disgusting and should not be rewarded!!!!!



  60. 60

    OMG Perez you know better than that. Bahrain is by far the most Secular and welcoming country in the Middle East . You can google millions and millions of articles over the net about Bahrain and their great nation. Irt has recently been voted as the friednliest country in the WORLD by Forbes and HSBC bank ! (Google it )

    I'm a Canadian and I'm living in Bahrain ; It's a rich country with eucated people and being gay in Bahrain is legal but don't go partying in a resiential area! Just google LGBT rights in Bahrain ; yes Gay marriage is not legalized but it's just like the US's " don't ask don't tell " thing , as long as you keep it to yourself an have sexy behind closed doores then that's fine. If you don't wanna waste your precious time wiki-ing it I have cropped some lines from LGBT rights in Bahrain . " Bahrain is known as one of the more tolerant Muslim nations in the Middle East, and has recently undergone a period of political liberalization and the criminal code is silent on private, non-commercial acts of sodomy between consenting adults. The law therefore allows homosexuality and it is not criminalized in the Kingdom of Bahrain " Wikipedia

    Captial punishment hasn't been undergone in Bahrain since forever!



  61. 61

    Bahrain is very small but it still has 3-5 churches. 1 Jewish Synagougue an a Jew Ambassedor to the US



  62. 62

    Re: Lickey~Dickey~Bo~Bickey

    you relaize that Bahrain is 385 square miles , how many churches do you want . Bahrain law is not exlusively Ismalic, They have Secular laws inbedded in their law aswell .

    Bahrain is amazing! They have beautiful malls and skyscrapers, beaches and wonderful water parks! Not to mention the Great Dilumion Heratage and their world class musuems and Historic Unisco Sites .



  63. 63

    Re: AmuunN – Explain then WHY there are so many verses in the Quran that say to "kill the infidel"? Why, if Islam is so peaceful, then anytime Islam is criticized Muslims bomb or kill people? ie. the artist in Europe who drew Muhammed in a cartoon The problem with Islam is that the peaceful Mulsims ALLOW the crazy Muslims to run the countries and speak for them. Stoning women, hanging gays = Not peaceful



  64. 64

    And yeah Bahrain has free Healthcare . Something you don't have Americans.

    I actually thought you were going to change. As a gay person you know how it feels to be misjudged , you're doing the same thing to this small arab nation ; which happens to be the most secular and Pro-American!!!

    Those Guys were probably just fined on disorderly conduct because they were being loud and gay marriage is not legal in Bahrain ; oh wait the US still doens't recognize Gay marriage



  65. 65

    Re: AmuunN – Also, explain to everyone on here how 666 is a "good" number acording to Islam, how Muslims worship a black meteorite/stone in Mecca( a holy site that Mohammed stole from the Pagans), also explain how Arabs, before Islam, had 360 God's one of them being Allah the Moon God.



  66. 66

    Re: AmuunN – The pagan Arabs worshipped the Moon-god Allah by praying toward Mecca several times a day; making a pilgrimage to Mecca; running around the temple of the Moon-god called the Kabah; kissing the black stone; killing an animal in sacrifice to the Moon-god; throwing stones at the devil; fasting for the month which begins and ends with the crescent moon; giving alms to the poor, etc.

    The Muslim's claim that Allah is the God of the Bible and that Islam arose from the religion of the prophets and apostles is refuted by solid, overwhelming archeological evidence. Islam is nothing more than a revival of the ancient Moon-god cult. It has taken the symbols, the rites, the ceremonies, and even the name of its god from the ancient pagan religion of the Moon-god. As such, it is sheer idolatry and must be rejected by all those who follow the Torah and Gospel.



  67. 67

    Al-Kindi, one of the early Christian apologists against Islam, pointed out that Islam and its god Allah did not come from the Bible but from the paganism of the Sabeans. They did not worship the God of the Bible but the Moon-god and his daughters al-Uzza, al-Lat and Manat. Dr. Newman concludes his study of the early Christian-Muslim debates by stating, "Islam proved itself to be…a separate and antagonistic religion which had sprung up from idolatry." Islamic scholar Caesar Farah concluded "There is no reason, therefore, to accept the idea that Allah passed to the Muslims from the Christians and Jews." The Arabs worshipped the Moon-god as a supreme deity. But this was not biblical monotheism.



  68. 68

    While the Moon-god was greater than all other gods and goddesses, this was still a polytheistic pantheon of deities. Now that we have the actual idols of the Moon-god, it is no longer possible to avoid the fact that Allah was a pagan god in pre-Islamic times. Is it any wonder then that the symbol of Islam is the crescent moon? That a crescent moon sits on top of their mosques and minarets? That a crescent moon is found on the flags of Islamic nations? That the Muslims fast during the month which begins and ends with the appearance of the crescent moon in the sky?



  69. 69

    Re: Lickey~Dickey~Bo~Bickey

    hahaha the Quran doesn't say anything about killing Christians or Jews or whatever. The Quran is a collection of Stories from the Prophets time when God talk to the Prophet Muhammed when he was prosecuted by the Jews in Arabia. Christians an Jews have been living in Bahrain before you were even born! They are represented in the Parliament and many of them are ministers and Ambassedors!



  70. 70

    The Quran contains at least 109 verses that call Muslims to war with nonbelievers. Some are quite graphic, with commands to chop off heads and fingers and kill infidels wherever they may be hiding. Muslims who do not join the fight are called 'hypocrites' and warned that Allah will send them to Hell if they do not join the slaughter.



  71. 71

    Unlike nearly all of the Old Testament verses of violence, most of the verses of violence in the Quran are open-ended, meaning that the historical context is not embedded within the surrounding text. They are part of the eternal, unchanging word of Allah, and just as relevant or subjective as anything else in the Quran.

    Unfortunately, there are very few verses of tolerance and peace to abrogate or even balance out the many that call for nonbelievers to be fought and subdued until they either accept humiliation, convert to Islam, or are killed. This proclivity toward violence - and Muhammad's own martial legacy - has left a trail of blood and tears across world history.



  72. 72

    Quran (9:29) - "Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued." "People of the Book" refers to Christians and Jews. This was one of the final "revelations" from Allah and it set in motion the tenacious military expansion, in which Muhammad's companions managed to conquer two-thirds of the Christian world in just the next 100 years. Islam is intended to dominate all other people and faiths.



  73. 73

    Other than the fact that Muslims haven't killed every non-Muslim under their domain, there is very little else that they can point to as proof that theirs is a peaceful, tolerant religion. Where Islam is in dominant (as in the Middle East and Pakistan) religious minorities suffer brutal persecution with little resistance. Where Islam is in the minority (as in Thailand, the Philippines and Europe) there is the constant threat of terror if Muslim demands are not met.

    The reasons are obvious and begin with the Quran. Few verses of Islam's most sacred text can be construed to fit the contemporary virtues of religious tolerance and universal brotherhood. Those that do are earlier "Meccan" verses that are obviously abrogated by later ones. This is why Muslim apologists speak of the "risks" of trying to interpret the Quran without their "assistance" - even while claiming that it is a perfect book.



  74. 74

    Far from being mere history or theological construct, the violent verses of the Quran have played a key role in actual massacre and genocide. This includes the brutal slaughter of tens of millions of Hindus for five centuries beginning around 1000 AD with Mahmud of Ghazni's bloody conquest, including the massacre of those who defending their temples from destruction. Buddhism was very nearly wiped off the Indian subcontinent. Judaism and Christianity met the same fate (albeit more slowly) in areas conquered by Muslim armies, including the Middle East, North Africa and parts of Europe, including today's Turkey. Zoroastrianism, the ancient religion of a proud Persian people is despised by Muslims and barely survives in modern Iran.

    So ingrained is violence in the religion that Islam has never really stopped being at war, either with other religions or with itself.



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    The strangest and most untrue thing that can be said about Islam is that it is a Religion of Peace. If every standard by which the West is judged and condemned (slavery, imperialism, intolerance, women's rights, sexuality, warfare…) were applied equally to Islam, the verdict would be absolutely devastating. Islam never gives up what it conquers, be it religion, culture, language or life. Neither does it make apologies or any real effort at moral progress. It is the least open to dialogue and the most self-absorbed. It is convinced of its own perfection, yet brutally shuns self-examination and represses criticism.

    This is what makes the verses of violence so dangerous. They are given the weight of divine command. While Muslim terrorists take them as literally as anything else in the Quran, and understand that Islam is incomplete without Jihad, moderates offer little to contradict them - outside of opinion. Indeed, what do they have? Speaking of peace and love may win over the ignorant, but when every twelfth verse of Islam's holiest book either speaks to Allah's hatred for non-Muslims or calls for their death, forced conversion, or subjugation, it's little wonder that sympathy for terrorism runs as deeply as it does in the broader community - even if most Muslims personally prefer not to interpret their religion in this way.



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    In fact, many Muslims are simply unaware of the Quran's near absence of verses that preach universal non-violence. This is because their understanding of Islam comes from what they are taught by others. In the West, it is typical for Muslims to come to believe that their religion must be like Christianity - preaching the New Testament virtues of peace, love, and tolerance - because Muslims are taught that Islam is supposed to be superior in every way. They are somewhat surprised and embarrassed to learn that the evidence of the Quran and the bloody history of Islam are very much in contradiction to this.

    Others simply accept the violence. In 1991, a Palestinian couple in America was convicted of stabbing their daughter to death for being too Westernized. A family friend came to their defense, excoriating the jury for not understanding the "culture", claiming that the father was merely following "the religion" and saying that the couple had to "discipline their daughter or lose respect."



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    Muhammad was a military leader, laying siege to towns, massacring the men, raping their women, enslaving their children, and taking what was once the property of others for his own. On several occasions he rejected offers of surrender from the besieged inhabitants and killed those whom he could take prisoner. He inspired his followers to battle even when they did not feel it was right to fight, promising them slaves and booty if they did and threatening them with Hell if they did not. Muhammad allowed his men to rape traumatized women captured in battle.

    It is important to emphasize that Muslim armies waged aggressive campaigns, and it was the companions of Muhammad who made the most dramatic military gains in the decades following his death. The principle set in motion early on was that the civilian population of a town was to be destroyed (ie. men executed, women and children taken as slaves) if they defended themselves. Although modern Muslim apologists often claim that Islam only attacked in self-defense, this is not only an oxymoron, but it is flatly contradicted by the accounts of Muslim historians and others going back to the time of Muhammad.



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    Mohammed's disciples killed for the faith; Jesus disciples were killed for their faith

    Mo was the taker of life; Jesus was the giver of life

    Mo & his warriors murdered thousands; J murdered none but saved many

    Mo practiced FORCE; J preached FAITH

    Mo said to the masses, "Convert or die!"; J said, "Believe and live!"

    Mo preached "Death to the infidels!"; J prayed "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do"

    Mo constrained people by conquest; Jesus constrained by love



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    Here's the problem dear Muslims:

    Mohammed had sexual intercourse with a 9 year old girl.

    This makes him a pedophile.

    Mohammed beheaded 600 Jews in Medina in one night.

    This makes him a mass murderer.

    Mohammed waged wars to spread his ideology.

    This makes him a Fascist, and a war mongerer.

    Mohammed said Jews and Christians were ”apes and pigs”.

    This makes him a racist.

    Mohammed was a horrible, terrible and sexually perverted person…



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    Mohammed's disciples killed for the faith; Jesus disciples were killed for their faith

    Mo was the taker of life; Jesus was the giver of life

    Mo & his warriors murdered thousands; J murdered none but saved many

    Mo practiced FORCE; J preached FAITH

    Mo said to the masses, "Convert or die!"; J said, "Believe and live!"

    Mo preached "Death to the infidels!"; J prayed "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do"

    Mo constrained people by conquest; J constrained by love



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    Re: Lickey~Dickey~Bo~Bickey – copy pasting articles off of the internet isn't going to change the fact that you're wrong. and why such a defensive stand against Muslims? haha, you make it sound like the only people who shoot and kill are Muslims! Newsflash: there are bad people all around the world. Stop being so uptight and just accept other religious views. You're not obliged to accept what Muslims believe in, and I'm not forced to agree with your views otherwise. If you think Muslims are such savage people, don't you think they would have retaliated around the globe long ago?
    I'm not saying us Muslims are perfect, but when someone offends our religion, we ALL stand up to defend our religion! FYI homosexuality also conflicts with Christianity, not just Islam! but nevertheless, everyone has their own opinion and their own sexual orientation choice!



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    Re: Lickey~Dickey~Bo~Bickey – HAHAHAHA are you copy pasting this off of Wikipedia or an unreliable source? We do not worship a black rock! Do you even know what the black stone represents? The black stone once before was white, turned black because of the chaos, hatred, cruelty, and all the bad choices of these past generations.
    Once again, don't post things up of which you're not sure of. Seriously it's revolting. I'd never post anything about or opposing any religion unless I was 100% sure of it!



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    Re: Lickey~Dickey~Bo~Bickey – I feel sad for you, were you spoon fed these lies as a child?
    1- You are an idiot because you don't have your own opinion and therefore resort to unreliable sources. Seriously, it's pathethic.
    2- Screw you for offending my Prophet. Prophet Muhammad believed in the freedom of his people. He believed in the good of his religion, he carried the responsibility of leading Muslims on our path of life, in which we Muslims know is the right path in life.
    3- You clearly have no respect for other religions, which makes YOU mentally sick, you need a serious reality check.
    4- At the end of the day, this happened in BAHRAIN not in the US, so fucking get over yourself and move on! The police force did what they think was best to do!

    If you're going to be on the opposing side, at least find reliable sites. I'm amazed at how your mentality is obnoxious!



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    Re: AmuunN – Kisses Kunt !

    Here's the problem dear Muslims:
    Mohammed had sexual intercourse with a 9 year old girl.
    This makes him a pedophile.
    Mohammed beheaded 600 Jews in Medina in one night.
    This makes him a mass murderer.
    Mohammed waged wars to spread his ideology.
    This makes him a Fascist, and a war mongerer.
    Mohammed said Jews and Christians were ”apes and pigs”.
    This makes him a racist.
    Mohammed was a horrible, terrible and sexually perverted person…



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    Re: Lickey~Dickey~Bo~Bickey – Prophet Muhammed told the Jews when they entered Madine was that the they could either convert to Islam, or leave, no one will harm you.

    just another TRUE fact you should know.



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    Re: AmuunN – I feel sad for you, because you worship a pagan moon god and a black rock ! I feel said for you that you worship a false prophet who preached voilence and war and rape and oppression of anyone who does not believe in his lies. Islam = intolerance, hate and oppression ! Islamofascists are already trying and succeeding taking over Europe ! In the name of being politcally correct the ULTRA liberal idiots are allowing this to happen and not even putting up a fight !



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    Google .. Islam taking over the world OR Islam taking over Euorpe. You will find plenty of evidence that it is already happening. Germany has already admitted that in a matter of years that it will be a Islamic Republic. England already has special Sharia courts to try Islamic crimes. It is happening NOW. Problems with Islamic extremists are happeing all the time in Belgium, Netherlands and Austria. Don't take my word for it, the PROOF it out there if YOU WANT TO FIND IT !!!!!



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    Re: Lickey~Dickey~Bo~Bickey – Hey Genius…considering the size of Bahrain then 2 or 3 churches is a good amount! Dont forget, its a population of 1 million people only!



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    Dont judge my country! Most RELIGIONS and most STATES in the US dont even allow gay marriages. Dont judge a place that you have never even visited! Wait who was this person who said that he would change? umm.. surely not you. Your just a lost soul looking for something to do and just wants to point fingers, because you have no life. you should judge your own country before judging other places. People may follow you, but they will never respect you. No wonder why you're so lonely and no one wants to be with you. You have no life.. yours is based on celebrities AKA a WANNABE , which is sad. Maybe its time to get one!



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    UK: Not just white girls, Muslim perverts also are sexually targeting Hindu and Sikh girls 1 A WARNING TO HINDU & SIKH GIRLS! The Muslims won’t rest until they convert you to Islam. $15,000 rewards are being given to Muslim youths by Islamic organizations in the UK to any Muslim boy who can convert any gullible Hindu or Sikh girl. BEWARE! This is also happeing in India. It's called Love Terrorists.



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    Re: Lickey~Dickey~Bo~Bickey
    You disgust me. Don't bother commenting if you don't have anything intelligent to say.



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    Perez, I would just like to say KISS MY ASS. You're such an ignorant douche it's sick. Go educate yourself you worthless scumbag and don't you DARE insult my country which you know absolutely nothing about. Islam is such an amazing and peaceful religion, it is sad that worthless people like you are ruining it's reputation.
    I suggest you post a public apology regarding this post, or we may just have to go all Taliban on your ass. Hahahahahaha.



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    Licky Dickey Bo Bickey: Pisslam is not a religion. It is a totalitarian, SUPREMACIST, misogynistic, homophobic, regressive, anti-human, political and economic ideology. moehammy was a disgusting schizophrenic, murdering, raping, child-fucking war lord. Good on you for calling out this despicable ideology. There are no free pisslamic countries in the world. They are the most barbaric countries on the planet, always at the top of human rights abuse lists. No respect for pisslam, where millions of little girls each year are sold or forced into marriage and genitally mutilated. Fuck pisslam and mooslums!



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    Re: Eff_U_Perez – Suck Mohammed's, the fake prohphets COCK ! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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    I do believe the situation been happening is sad and disgusting. But, Perez. Please be realistic. Don't blame a whole nation for a mistake. Let's be honest, I wouldn't post a whole comment about some church in America wanted to burn our Quran and blame the Americans. That's just ridiculous. I understand that you are gay, but hey! I am too! I believe you should come and visit Bahrain one time to see what it is like. Therefore, I don't really appreciate your judgment.



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    Re: Lickey~Dickey~Bo~Bickey – you're still talking shit?



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    Re: MooMooMario – GET THE FUCK OUT OF AMERICA THEN!!!!!!!!!!!



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    Re: AmuunN – Yes, I'm still talking shit ! You Muslim cockroach !



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    Re: AmuunN – You can't come up with any answers to all the EXAMPLES I have posted about Islam being a pagan cult and a voilent political movement?!!???? I thought so !

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    you're irrelevant and a waste of time, therefore not worth the time to reply to. Run along now!

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