Saturday, November 22, 2008
Islam is a complete culture. It tells its followers how to live — politically, religiously, maritally, gustatorily, economically, everything. And it is not pluralistic, which means it believes it is the best and only way. And it is aggressive. All these characteristics combine to cause it to begin to take over wherever you find Muslims. Islam starts immediately to replace the existing culture. This is from an article in the Gates of Vienna:
Last night’s news feed featured an article about the “Anti-Porn Bill” in Indonesia, sponsored by the newly-ascendant Islamic fundamentalists in the Muslim regions of the archipelago.
What the Islamic zealots mean by “porn” is not what you and I would call porn, however. It means “anything done or displayed by a woman that might conceivably tend to arouse erotic feelings in a man”. In other words, anything from wearing a low-cut blouse to batting her eyelashes at a man could turn a woman into a porn star.
The bill is based only on the “values” of one particular type of Indonesian: the Muslims. It calls for prison terms and fines for kissing in public, exposure of a woman’s “sensual” body parts (for a Muslim that can even be a fingernail) and the display of “erotic” artwork.
Indonesia is the world’s largest Muslim-majority country in the world.