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SheerReason's Avatar Comment 1 by SheerReason

"He should be burned to death," said Abdul-Latif Dahoud, a 35-year-old Kalkiliya resident. The execution should take place in public "to be an example to others," he added.

And still they wonder why many have no respect for religion...

Tue, 01 Nov 2011 17:26:45 UTC | #886032

boogerjames's Avatar Comment 2 by boogerjames

"He should be burned to death," said Abdul-Latif Dahoud, a 35-year-old Kalkiliya resident. The execution should take place in public "to be an example to others," he added.

Translation: "How dare this man actually speak what he thinks. He should have just shut up and pretended to believe and follow the rituals like everyone else. Now that one guy has done it whats to stop other people from doing it. Pretty soon everyone who's just been pretending this whole time will speak up. We can't have that now can we. Burn the bastard in public and make sure that everyone knows what we do to people who voice what the really think."

Tue, 01 Nov 2011 17:46:14 UTC | #886038

bacalao's Avatar Comment 3 by bacalao

Because this is how religions of peace treat internet dissenters....

Tue, 01 Nov 2011 17:48:52 UTC | #886039

achromat666's Avatar Comment 4 by achromat666

And the so called religion of love and peace puts another feather in its cap for fundamental acts of backward stupidity.

So now social media is being used to track down religious dissenters? How does one justify prosecuting based on that?

One of a long list of reasons theocracies are so very dangerous.

Tue, 01 Nov 2011 18:26:22 UTC | #886056

Hellboy2's Avatar Comment 5 by Hellboy2

The religion of 'peace' strikes again. I'm just surprised Mo allows the use of facebook at all; surely he must be afraid of social networking alongside all his other apparent hangups? If he is so hurt and offended by mere private thoughts and opinions he must indeed be a small, weak and inferior god......

Tue, 01 Nov 2011 18:50:42 UTC | #886062

Capt. Bloodeye's Avatar Comment 6 by Capt. Bloodeye

I like this man. Palestine has no place amongst civilised nations.

Tue, 01 Nov 2011 18:51:00 UTC | #886063

justinesaracen's Avatar Comment 7 by justinesaracen

Palestine has no place amongst civilised nations.<

I knew someone would make some crap remark like that.

Palestinians, who themselves live under a military occupation and have suffered half a century of ethnic cleansing have as much right to self determination as any other people.

Regardless of whatever religious extremists may live there, and who are quoted by sensation-loving reporters, it is not for you to say which country should or should not exist.

Tue, 01 Nov 2011 19:17:23 UTC | #886073

MarkOnTheRiver's Avatar Comment 8 by MarkOnTheRiver

Over several years, Husayin is suspected of posting arguments in favor of atheism on English and Arabic blogs, where he described the God of Islam as having the attributes of a "primitive Beduin".

If I was a Beduin, primitive or otherwise, I'd feel pretty miffed at having my attributes compared to the bloody god of islam.

Tue, 01 Nov 2011 19:24:11 UTC | #886076

MarkOnTheRiver's Avatar Comment 9 by MarkOnTheRiver

Comment 7 by esuther :

Regardless of whatever religious extremists may live there, and who are quoted by sensation-loving reporters, it is not for you to say which country should or should not exist.

But it's ok for the government of Palestine to say that Israel should not exist?

Tue, 01 Nov 2011 19:27:03 UTC | #886077

MarkOnTheRiver's Avatar Comment 10 by MarkOnTheRiver

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Tue, 01 Nov 2011 19:28:40 UTC | #886079

Fouad Boussetta's Avatar Comment 11 by Fouad Boussetta

You know, I often feel so very grateful that India and China exist. So they can keep those crazy muslims in check...

Tue, 01 Nov 2011 19:32:58 UTC | #886080

jbkaffe's Avatar Comment 12 by jbkaffe

Comment 9 by MarkOnTheRiver :

Comment 7 by esuther :

Regardless of whatever religious extremists may live there, and who are quoted by sensation-loving reporters, it is not for you to say which country should or should not exist.

But it's ok for the government of Palestine to say that Israel should not exist?

Yes of course. It doesn't make any sense though, but neither does a lot of things politicians and religious leaders say and do. Regardless of your political stance on this subject, freedom of speach/opinion is freedom of speech/opinion. Neither Israel nor Palestine are innocent, and if a solution is to be found, I think we need to acknowledge and remember the fact that atrocities are being carrried out on both sides of the fence.

Tue, 01 Nov 2011 19:49:02 UTC | #886087

MarkOnTheRiver's Avatar Comment 13 by MarkOnTheRiver

Comment 12 by jbkaffe :

Neither Israel nor Palestine are innocent, and if a solution is to be found, I think we need to acknowledge and remember the fact that atrocities are being carrried out on both sides of the fence.

I can't argue with that.

Tue, 01 Nov 2011 19:53:00 UTC | #886088

Metamag's Avatar Comment 14 by Metamag

This just makes me boycott Facebook forever..

Comment 6 by Capt. Bloodeye :

I like this man. Palestine has no place amongst civilised nations.

Just like Pat Condell said here.

He was right about everything.

Tue, 01 Nov 2011 19:58:28 UTC | #886090

Pitchguest's Avatar Comment 15 by Pitchguest

Guys. Jerusalem Post. Enough said.

Tue, 01 Nov 2011 20:02:41 UTC | #886091

Pitchguest's Avatar Comment 16 by Pitchguest

Comment 5 by Hellboy2

The religion of 'peace' strikes again. I'm just surprised Mo allows the use of facebook at all; surely he must be afraid of social networking alongside all his other apparent hangups? If he is so hurt and offended by mere private thoughts and opinions he must indeed be a small, weak and inferior god......

Talking points and more talking points. Have you no mind of your own?

Tue, 01 Nov 2011 20:04:58 UTC | #886095

Ignorant Amos's Avatar Comment 17 by Ignorant Amos

Comment 15 by Pitchguest

Guys. Jerusalem Post. Enough said.

But it originated at Associated Press.......any way, this news item is a year old. Walid Husayin was scooped way last October 2010, the news here is that his mum want's him to get life to save his life. I can't see him being too safe in prison.

Tue, 01 Nov 2011 20:45:23 UTC | #886112

Atheist Mike's Avatar Comment 18 by Atheist Mike

That's probably how it's going to be everyday when the Palestinians get their state. But we don't care right so long as everyone is equal. That bloke may well deserve to be eviscerated, he offended the sensibilities of these peaceful and civilised people after all.

Tue, 01 Nov 2011 20:47:56 UTC | #886114

Jumped Up Chimpanzee's Avatar Comment 19 by Jumped Up Chimpanzee

Are Palestinians in favour of freedom or against it?

Tue, 01 Nov 2011 20:51:41 UTC | #886117

MarkOnTheRiver's Avatar Comment 20 by MarkOnTheRiver

Comment 15 by Pitchguest :

Guys. Jerusalem Post. Enough said.

Not necessarily, though the story is a year old.

Tue, 01 Nov 2011 20:56:17 UTC | #886122

A. R's Avatar Comment 21 by A. R

Following the atrocities of Islam is much like following those of the Roman Catholic Church: a depressing endeavor that is likely to lead to a depressing outlook on the world...

Tue, 01 Nov 2011 21:02:08 UTC | #886127

Stafford Gordon's Avatar Comment 22 by Stafford Gordon

As my old dad used to say, if you ask a silly question you get a silly answer.

Tue, 01 Nov 2011 21:03:43 UTC | #886129

jbkaffe's Avatar Comment 23 by jbkaffe

Comment 18 by Atheist Mike :

That's probably how it's going to be everyday when the Palestinians get their state. But we don't care right so long as everyone is equal. That bloke may well deserve to be eviscerated, he offended the sensibilities of these peaceful and civilised people after all.

Well, at the risk of being politically incorrect, one might argue that the idea of Israel is based on the silly notion of one true god. Ring any bells?

The "funny" thing is though, they seem to be fighting about the words of the same god, with different words. It's all seems very oxymoronic to a religious illiterate like me.

Oh, and I'm not a commie. Not that there's anything wrong with that. ;-)

Tue, 01 Nov 2011 21:21:25 UTC | #886135

Richard Dawkins's Avatar Comment 24 by Richard Dawkins

All three of the Abrahamic religions are deeply evil if they take their teachings seriously. Islam is the only one that does.

Tue, 01 Nov 2011 22:13:51 UTC | #886151

Atheist Mike's Avatar Comment 25 by Atheist Mike

@jbkaffe

I'm no fan of Israel but I'm always wary when I see potential enemies rise. It's quite obvious that Hamas will be in charge when the Palestinians will get their state, which means that both that state and its people will join the list of failed nations seeking to spread human suffering for extremely stupid reasons which includes North Korea, Syria and Iran amongst others. And it's equally obvious that peace won't last until Israel is completely destroyed. The arab mentality when it comes to Israel is unforgiving and bloodthirsty, full of conspiracy theories used to justify even the most ridiculous conflicts of interest.

What's even more revolting is how Western liberals pander to this evil for the sake of equality, a virtue which these people won't share when they'll be back on their feet, not even with each other if this story is any indication. Yes Israel is perhaps as bad as the Palestinians but one controlled evil is better than two unleashed mad states.

Tue, 01 Nov 2011 22:18:55 UTC | #886157

ConanPhD's Avatar Comment 26 by ConanPhD

I feel sorry for this guy. I wish he could just be deported to a country that wouldn't throw him in jail for his non-belief. He probably was depressed; if I were surrounded by religious fanatics I would be too. So my state of mind makes sense, seeing as I am from the Bible Belt, but this poor guy has to endure it on a wholly different level.

Tue, 01 Nov 2011 22:24:18 UTC | #886161

OldGreyBob's Avatar Comment 27 by OldGreyBob

Need any more proof that any theocracy is just plain wrong?

Tue, 01 Nov 2011 22:29:47 UTC | #886163

Byrneo's Avatar Comment 28 by Byrneo

This happened almost a year ago, why are we only hearing about it now? The Free Walid Husayin Facebook page has only 500 supports.

This raises the important question - should we begin an international solidarity fund to support our persecuted brother and sister atheists?
The fund could be used to help raise awareness about cases like this and fund legal aid for defence of people like Walid - or fund the fight for refugee status if desired...

Tue, 01 Nov 2011 22:30:52 UTC | #886165

A. R's Avatar Comment 29 by A. R

All three of the Abrahamic religions are deeply evil if they take their teachings seriously. Islam is the only one that does.

For the exact opposite of this producing nearly the same effect, look to the Catholics, who take their teachings seriously only when convenient, and add a few when they need to justify their latest travesty.

Tue, 01 Nov 2011 22:41:45 UTC | #886170

jbkaffe's Avatar Comment 30 by jbkaffe

@ Atheist Mike.

I agree with your rational reasoning here, but my main concern is that palestinian muslims as a "people" are being unfairly judged in many cases. How can we say for sure that aspiring "muslim" atheists ( or secularists ) aren't being ostracized, by the west, because of western one-sided rhetoric? I am not trying to come of as naive or gullible here, just saying that many people may be "lost in translation" because they also have to choose their evil. Just like every other human being that is born in a religious nation.

All three of the Abrahamic religions are deeply evil if they take their teachings seriously. Islam is the only one that does.

If that is the case, war seems to be the only possible consequence of this conflict. One way or the other. Which saddens me deeply.

Tue, 01 Nov 2011 22:43:28 UTC | #886171