Saturday, July 14, 2012

Two things, one neat

and one disgusting:
However, jihad comes first, for it is the pinnacle of Islam, and if the pinnacle of Islam can only be achieved through sodomy, then there is no wrong in it. For the overarching rule of [Islamic] jurisprudence asserts that ‘necessity makes permissible the prohibited.’ And if obligatory matters can only be achieved by performing the prohibited, then it becomes obligatory to perform the prohibited, and there is no greater duty than jihad. After he sodomize s you, you must ask Allah for forgiveness and praise him all the more. And know that Allah will reward the jihadis on the Day of Resurrection, according to their intentions—and your intention, Allah willing, is for the victory of Islam, and we ask that Allah accept it of you.

The neat one is this set of pictures: some artists' renderings, most actual pictures from the Hubble and other systems.

1 comment:

Windy Wilson said...

"[T]he overarching rule of [Islamic] jurisprudence asserts that ‘necessity makes permissible the prohibited.’"

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."
-- William Pitt the Younger

Many years ago I remember some athiest spokeswoman on one of the public radio stations saying that Christianity was the religion of slaves. She was wrong. Islam is. It has two classes, two roles. Tyrant and slave. Some people fill both roles, but every ethical question in Islam is answered by answering the question, "does the tyrant have the power?" If the answer is yes, then the deed is not only permitted, it is exemplary.