LOLmuslim Friday! Plus week in review.
All praise be to You Guys, readers (of) this blog. Most sarcastic, most amusing. Kings and Queens (and KingQueens) of the internet. You Guys rock bigtime, for following along and helping us make sense of (this) boring ass book. You alone we hope will come (back and) keep reading. Verily (you) are most bored, and in need of entertainment, and we shall try to give it to you. (Fuckin’) A men.
Have another LOLmuslims, on me:
It’s been an insane week at work. Long story short, I’m on a tight deadline and I have to work very closely with a guy who says he can see people’s auras. No joke. Long hours + new age moron (NAM) + Quran = burn out. So I’ve been taking it slow and steady, and taking some time out to watch Guns, Germs and Steel. The post on chapter 6 isn’t quite ready yet, but it’ll be up very shortly.
In the meantime, you can get all caught up with posts you may have missed. And here’s some other Islam-related stuff you might enjoy:
- The following episodes of the Infidel Guy radio show are awesome. I listened to them on noise cancelling headphones at work yesterday. To block out NAM’s humming and singing. Seriously. That guy is a fucking nuisance. You can download the episodes from iTunes:
05/29/07 – Interview with ex-Muslim Dr. Parvin Darba about oppression of women in Islam
05/17/07 – Ex-Muslim Adnan Khalid speaks out about Islam
09/06/07 – Discussion about Islam with Armen Saginian
- Jesus and Mo comics. Super smart, super funny, super jealous that I didn’t think of it first.
I have to clear up some rumors floating around. I’m not sure if this will make an ounce of difference to the people who are spreading this shit (hint: pissed-off Muslims), but it’s worth putting out there:
Please stop throwing the word madrassah around. I did not grow up “in a madrassah.” Hell, I never even called it a madrassah. I called it Islamic Sunday school for a reason: classes were on Sunday at our local mosque. It’s just like church Sunday school, except it’s Muslim. The reason it’s not on the Muslim day of prayer (Friday) is because I live in America, and we have real school on Friday. Some of the stuff I’ve read about myself insinuates that my parents sent me to live at a madrassah and I was raised by imams. The fuck?
I’ve also had several Muslims telling me I was doomed to be a kafir because I didn’t read the Quran at all before I left the religion. Not true. I started reading the Quran when I was 5 or 6, and I’ve read it in its entirety 6 times. In Arabic, phoenetically. It’s like reading French and being able to pronounce things, but having no clue of what you’re actually saying. I read the damn thing in the language it was created in, and it did nothing for me. This is the first time I’m reading the Quran in English, which is the language I grew up speaking.
Anyway, if you have a question about my history, just ask. I’ll answer. Please don’t assume things or invent stories. (I’m looking at you, BBC message board people.) Capish? Capish.
Stay tuned for chapter 6. Today’s my last day working with NAM, so it won’t be much longer. Promise!