Discordant Voices

30 Jun, '07

Languishing in bed a bit longer on Saturdays has become a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of life. Paper delivered, people trudge to their gates to collect their weekend infusion of worldly news and views to imbibe with their morning cup of tea.

It never fails, too, to increase dormant blood pressures or further deplete recharged batteries when repeatedly exhausted words of wisdom are read which – barely a day old – emanated from supposedly learned gentlepersons; fire and brimstone await unbelievers, especially those secularists hell-bent on changing entrenched ways of life of subservience to beturbaned and unrestrained ghutra wearers whose tenuous claim to education is the diligent pursuance of ancient text with nary an attempt to comprehend that the only permanence in this world is change.

Curses! Everlasting curses are on those secularists who are the very discordant voices in our Muslim societies. Expel them. Ignore them. Incarcerate them. Kill them. Marginalise them even for we are Muslims first and foremost and to hell with everyone else. The circle closes here and now, it is the protection of our way of life!

Yet, in their next breath copious complaints emanate from the very same snarly lips against a sect being actively marginalised and ignored!

Blinkered minds are a danger to themselves and to all of those around them. Look at London and Glasgow, someone was doing the Lord’s bidding – according to them.

But sheep will blindly follow a leader to the slaughter and if they happen to die, so be it, they died martyrs and virgins await. Collateral damage is to be expected and even those will be martyrs, so what have they to complain about?

Life in the hereafter. The universe was concluded some 1400 years ago.

A hex unto thee, secular discordant voices.

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  1. amal says:

    mahmood, I know for a fact that I’m not a stupid person, and that I’m bright enough to be able to understand, even if not agree with, so many things..
    however, lately I’ve been having so much trouble comprehending your posts..
    since this is a blog, online, and most readers are usually in a rush to get the gist of things and comment, I highly recommend you’d use less complex and rarely used words in your articles..
    peace..

    P.S. I also really hope you’d take my comment objectively, for it was not meant to be personal in any way.

  2. Jawaher says:

    Dear Mahmood,
    I’m sure this article has a point but i’m totally missing it with the overuse of big words. There is a reason why journalists follow this golden rule: write as if you are writing for an 8th grader. if u need to practice freedom of speech do it so that at least half of us can read through it. I don’t want to whip out my dictionary to read a blog, of all things.

  3. Mahmood, I understand and totally agree.

    “Yet, in their next breath copious complaints emanate from the very same snarly lips against a sect being actively marginalised and ignored!”

    Bingo! Gotta love the irony! Here in Bahrain ppl demand their rights all the while tryingto diminish others’ rights.

  4. Jay Jerome says:

    I understand exactly what you’re saying. Makes perfect sense to me too…

    Maybe it’s because I was just reading the Iranian Constitution, filled with sections like this:

    Article 3 [State Goals]
    In order to attain the objectives specified in Article 2, the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran has the duty of directing all its resources to the following goals: 1) the creation of a favorable environment for the growth of moral virtues based on faith and piety and the struggle against all forms of vice and corruption;
    2) raising the level of public awareness in all areas, through the proper use of the press, mass media, and other means…

  5. Vincent says:

    I don’t see what’s so hard to comprehend. I thought this post was beautifully sarcastic and not a little bit humorous. In short, classic Mahmood! 🙂

  6. Jawaher says:

    Sure I understand what he is saying (yes that is without a dictionary and without knowing 20% of the words) and I agree, but less bells and whistles please. I like a more straight forward approach to things, but maybe that’s just me. (and amal)

  7. Doubter says:

    hell-bent on changing entrenched ways of life of subservience to beturbaned and unrestrained ghutra wearers whose tenuous claim to education is the diligent pursuance of ancient text with nary an attempt to comprehend that the only permanence in this world is change.

    There are many of us here, on this jewel floating in the Islamic Sea, who were once part of the obedient rabble, but have now seen the light and openly but secretly attest that the current faith is over and is a danger to the peace and tranquility of the modern world.

    They cannot kill us all for changing our beliefs…. and our freedom of thought spreads quicker than their mantra of hate. Sooner rather than later the doubters will be in the majority and the ancient texts will join the others gathering dust in the dimly lit and derelict holy houses.

    If there is indeed no more faiths to come and no more prophets, then it is up to us to make sense of this mess for we are now truly alone.

  8. I says:

    M,
    Either you have just had a bad weekend, or, alternatively have just had a very good weekend. Whatever!
    You’re certainly waxing lyrical. What gives?
    Did you swallow a dictionary last night, or a thesaurus?
    Let me get this right.
    You’re pissed off at the alledged idiots in the high places. Anything in particular, the 1% tax, the rules for mannequins or mirrored windows that you can’t see out of, or just the idiots who make life difficult for everyone by driving SUVs full of petrol into airports (I’m certain this is going ot impact anyone travelling to the UK in the next three months) ?
    I think we should know . . .

    I
    P.S. Keep up the good work. Enjoy your trip to Jordan.
    P.P.S. Rumour has it they’ve run out of virgins . . .

  9. mahmood says:

    Well, Abdulhadi Khalaf lays it on the line, again!

    Thanks for that.

    (in Arabic)

  10. Lamontami says:

    I enjoyed the post Mahmood..
    >> There are many of us here, on this jewel floating in the Islamic Sea, who were once part of the obedient rabble, but have now seen the light and openly but secretly attest that the current faith is over and is a danger to the peace and tranquility of the modern world.

    Doubter
    Count me with those who saw the light!

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