November 4, 2016

"Religiosity is rising, especially among the middle class."

"A sense of identification is increasing."

14 comments:

traditionalguy said...

I smell more Wahabbi Saudi Money. It already owns the Clinton Campaign.

Gahrie said...

Indonesia and Turkey will both be under sharia law by the end of the decade. the 2020's will see either modern crusades, or the collapse of Western Civilization.

n.n said...

While moral philosophies may be congruent, the principles will vary from dawn to twilight, and in some religions may even be selective and opportunistic.

Todd Galle said...

Wait, isn't this about the ELCA?

Kevin said...

Deus Vult.

narciso said...

Suharto kept the country more toward the secular end of things, but when soros broke the baht, plunging all of Southeast asia into turmoil, that gave jemaa and abu sayyaf a leg up,

MaxedOutMama said...

May I suggest adding non-paywalled links? Such as BBC:
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37856476


http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37872151

Here is the Surah in question:
https://quran.com/5:51

Because the governor made a reference to it when saying that his detractors were lying, he is going to be prosecuted for blasphemy. Or the mob will take out the ethnic Chinese again, just like they did in 98.

MaxedOutMama said...

Also this Reuters article:
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-indonesia-protests-idUSKBN12Z1JU
About a dozen Muslim groups have accused Purnama of blasphemy after he jokingly said his opponents had used a verse from the Koran to deceive voters. The verse implies that Muslims should not choose non-Muslims as leaders.

"He is not Muslim but he humiliated the Koran," said one of Friday's protesters, Muhammad Said. "Don't refer to anything in the Koran, especially interpreting it incorrectly ... I call on God to jail him."


Note that given the parameters stated, it is impossible for any non-Muslim to engage in political debate once the Koran or the Prophet has been invoked, because disagreement equates to insulting the Prophet or the Koran. Death offenses.

But according to SPLC, pointing this out makes me a terrorist. That's why I am voting for Trump. That's why Ann should vote for Trump, esp. after the "lovely man"'s invocation of all those dog whistles in NC.

Scott said...

Religiosity. Like truthiness?

Mary Beth said...

Are they getting worked up about the Spirit Dinner stories?

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

I'm sort of curious to know whether the Islamic rule against art depicting people extends to consumer goods. Because a world where there is no Quaker Oats guy or Aunt Jemima or Colonel Sanders or Betty Crocker certainly has its up side.

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

Strange thing is I was never all that crazy about cream of wheat when I was a kid but I liked it, nevertheless, and probably because I thought that the cream of wheat guy was interesting.

Haven't eaten the substance in 45 years.

He's not all that interesting.

Mark said...

A whole lot more Muslims there than in the Middle East, too. This won't turn out well

sykes.1 said...

Daesh is the true face of Islam, and its most reliable interpreter.