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More lunacy from the ‘Religion of Peace’

More lunacy from the ‘Religion of Peace’

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) destroys Iraqi shrines and orders the mutilation of women FOLLOWING the destruction yesterday of shrines in the northern city of Mosul of two so-called prophets – Jonah (he who swallowed a whale, or whatever) and Daniel (of the lions’ den myth) – it is reported today that […]

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Give up breathing for Ramadan

Give up breathing for Ramadan

OPHELIA BENSON is appalled by advice given by the NHS regarding Muslim fasting There is no compulsion in religion, we are often reminded the Koran says. Granted, Surah 2:256 refers to compulsion to believe or accept Islam, as opposed to what follows from accepting Islam, but the phrase often gets trotted out to imply that […]

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Why circumcision should be abhorred

Why circumcision should be abhorred

A couple from the US state of Georgia was recently arrested for tattooing six of their seven children with crosses. The mother bemusedly commented: I’m their mother. Shouldn’t I be able to decide if they get one? No, madam, you shouldn’t. Children are not possessions; parents do not own them. They are human beings with […]