Sunday, April 25, 2010

Child rape and Uxoricide, Islamic Cleric in Yemen Defends Arranged Marriage Violence

Uxoricide (k-sôr-sd, -sr-, g-zôr-, -zr-) n.
1. The killing of a wife by her husband.
2. A man who kills his wife.

     Nothing says "Jesus lives!" or "God is great!" or "Traditional marriage forever!" like child sexual abuse.  The Catholics aren't the only ones who's clerics have raped children under the guise of a sacred institution that must be protected at all costs

     Yemen's most influential Islamic cleric vowed on Saturday to gather a "million" signatures to protest a draft law banning child brides, in an increasingly vocal showdown against the country's weak government which needs the support of powerful religious leaders to hold onto power.
     The issue of child brides in Yemen has attracted broad international attention, most recently when a 13-year-old girl bled to death earlier this month after her 23-year-old husband allegedly tied her down and forced her to have sex with him.
     The cleric, Sheik Adbul-Majid al-Zindani, said a ban on child brides "threatens our culture and society and spreads immorality." Al-Zindani is Yemen's most powerful Islamic scholar and believed by the U.S. to be a spiritual mentor of Osama Bin Laden.
     Really, is a culture that calls the systematic rape and murder of children worth preserving?

Facebook Page Prays for Obama's Death

     On Facebook, 1,110,732 good Christian people are praying the following "prayer" to their god of hatred, fear, and racism, which is a most vivid example of the Gospel According to Hate:
     DEAR LORD, THIS YEAR YOU TOOK MY FAVORITE ACTOR, PATRICK SWAYZIE. YOU TOOK MY FAVORITE ACTRESS, FARAH FAWCETT. YOU TOOK MY FAVORITE SINGER, MICHAEL JACKSON. I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW, MY FAVORITE PRESIDENT IS BARACK OBAMA. AMEN
     The "fans" of this page, whose title is the words to the "prayer," have posted over 390 pictures full of the racist stereotypes that the Tea Party and many Republicans have been encouraging.  Because he's black, he's a Muslim, terrorist, socialist, Nazi, etc.

     Now, there are a few posts that claim the page is a joke, but this is debatable.  A second page has been started to counter this page.  It's called DEAR LORD: HELP ME IGNORE HATEFUL CONSERVATIVE IDIOTS.

     Here's my idea: stop praying and start listening.