Sometimes I wonder if there will ever be an end to the religious barbarism and in particular, to the Muslim penchant for absurdly over-reacting to perceived slights. Take this story, where a barber in Pakistan was accused… just accused, of blasphemy and this started a literal firestorm where the homes of more than 100 Pakistani Christians were set ablaze.
According to the report, over 3000 Muslims went apeshit and rioted through the Joseph Colony, a Christian neighbourhood in the Badami Bagh area of Pakistan. These homes were reported to belong to low and moderate income Pakistani Christians. The amount of devastation varies, police reported only 25 homes were burned, but Dr Ahmad Raza, in-charge of local rescue operations, and the independent Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), stated that at least 160 houses, 18 shops and two small churches were burnt by protesters. While no one was killed, at least 20 police officers were injured in the clash.
Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf have both ordered an investigation into the event. President Zardari said that such unfortunate acts of violence tarnish the reputation of the country. No, I’ll tell you what tarnishes the reputation of your country, the fact that you allow this asinine religion to run roughshod over secular law! Most countries in the Middle East are a laughing stock because everyone in the west knows that the religious leaders who call for such violence and who declare fatwas against anyone who doesn’t kiss the fat, kiddy-fucking ass of their most moronic prophet will be totally ignored. There is no responsibility for their actions, they can metaphorically scream “fire!” in all the crowded theaters they want and if people get trampled to death, hey, it’s not their fault!
How many times do we have to go over this? Religion is not harmless! Religion hurts people! Just ask those 100+ families in the Badami Bagh province of Pakistan who are now homeless because Muslim assholes can’t control themselves.