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DIAL A GAY ATHEIST 13 February 1994 (713) 880-4242 FARRAKHAN'S FOOLS & ISLAM'S WARRIORS Welcome to Dial A Gay Atheist, a communications service of American Gay & Lesbian Atheists. American Gay Atheists, Inc., is a non-profit, educational foundation dedicated to keeping state and church separate and promoting the concept as the gay and lesbian community's most important ally. Please address all inquiries, in writing, to AGLA, PO Box 66711, Houston, TX 77266. All materials contained in this message are protected under the copyright laws of the United States and may not be reproduced, in whole or in part, without written permission. This is Don Sanders for Dial A Gay Atheist. Well, I'm sure you have followed the brouhaha over the speech given at Kean College, New Jersey, on November 29, 1993, by Khalid Abdul Mohammad, Nation of Islam National Spokesman. A transcript of that speech was presented in a full-page ad in the Sunday, January 16 edition of the "New York Times" by the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith. After much pressure from Jewish and non-Muslim Black groups, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhanfinally held a press conference -- some 2 1/2 months *after* the speech was delivered -- to renounce, in a kind of circuitous way, the remarks made by his spokesman, Mohammad, about Jews, whom he accused of being "bloodsuckers" of the black community. At the news conference, Farrakhan claimed that he "rebuked and disciplined" Mohammad, but appended that he was only "corrected" for the "intemperate manner" of his remarks and not for the "truths" he spoke. In the speech, Khalid Abdul Mohammad claimed that even though Adolf Hitler was "an arrogant no-good devil bastard," but was justified in the implementation of his pogrom against the Jews, saying, "....Don't nobody ever ask what they did to Hitler? They went in there, in Germany, the way they do everywhere they go, and they supplanted, they usurped, they turned around and a German, in his own country, would almost have to go to a Jew to get money." In the next paragraph of the speech, Mohammad went further by calling for the death of every white person in the state of South Africa by claiming that God Almighty would, some day, grant enough power so "everything white" might be killed. "We kill the women, we kill the children, we kill the babies. We kill the blind, we kill the crippled, we kill 'em all. We kill the faggot, we kill the lesbian, we kill 'em all." Well, I'm not going to quote further from this speech because its contents are far worse than vile, far worse than malicious. And Farrakhan's mild-mannered renunciation was nothing more than a supplementary insult, an approving postscript to the words rendered by his hood, Khalid Abdul Mohammad. I bring up this whole matter because I have been appallingly overwhelmed by the silence coming from the lesbian and gay community over the words contained therein calling for our murder. Unlike the Jews who mounted a fierce campaign to repudiate the repugnant sermon, gays and lesbians seemed to sit quietly after it was made public that a Nation of Islam spokes person had called for us to be killed. Since this is February and the beginning of one of Islam's most holy of times, Ramadan, I thought it would be appropriate to discuss another of the world's most knavish religions: Islam. Of course, it is not too surprising that Islam has such a bad reputation for violence, hatred and bigotry, considering that it is a direct descendent of the other two terrible world religions: Judaism and Christianity. Since Islam is the youngest of the "terrible three," it seems to have perfected bloodletting which the other two merely talked about. What is perhaps most troubling is that Islam is spreading faster worldwide than any other religion, and is currently responsible for a great deal of the world's violence presently seen in the North African countries of Algeria and Egypt, in Bosnia-Hercegovina, throughout the Middle East, especially in Iran, Iraq, and Israel, in India and Pakistan, and even on our own shores. The word "Islam" means "submission to the will of Allah." This religion has the audacity to claim that every person who is born is born a Muslim, and according to the Koran, Islam's holy book of horror, the Jew is considered "the eternal schemer against God." Well, with an attitude like that, it is not the least bit surprising that Khalid Abdul Mohammad delivered a speech calling for a "jihad" against Jews. And considering what the crazy Koran has to say about gays and lesbians, it is also not surprising that he also called for the killing of faggots and lesbians. If the Jew is hated and despised by the Koran, the homosexually-oriented person is even more vilified. Here's what the "Kookey" Koran has to say: It describes an act of sodomy as more abominable in the sigh of God than anything that has ever been committed by any being in the world. The word sodomy in the Arabic language comes from "fahishah" which translates as an "abominable thing." Gee, this has a close resemblance to the words found in Leviticus which calls sodomy an abomination. Of course, not to be outdone by the Christian version of love, the Koran also calls for our death too. So the words uttered by Khalid Abdul Mohammad, calling for death to the faggot and the lesbian, comes as no surprise either. Just look at the source -- crazy, insane, and violent Islam. And if one is gay and an Atheist, forget it. In the Koran there is something which it considers a "four-headed monster." The four heads consist of the following: (1) Judaism, (2) the Christian cross, (3) Atheism and (4) Secularism. And we are seeing the results of this view manifested all over the world today in the form of organized terrorism, violence and murder against peoples, places, governments and other religions being carried out by the followers of Allah. Islam is a religion which demands complete and total submission. Millions of Muslims throughout the world will be engaging in the month-long fast called Ramadan, called one of the "five pillars" of Islam. During Ramadan, Islamic followers forego eating food during daytime hours. But at sunset, they are free to gorge themselves. Most religions have used the concept of food deprivation as part of a mechanism by which they are able to gain greater psychological and emotional control over followers. Food deprivation, coupled with such powerful forces as control of the sex drive, the concepts of sin and guilt, punishment and retribution, are all effective means by which to bind gullible humans to sick and deprave ideas. It is easy to point a finger at Islam as being a nutty, vicious and tyrannical religion. But in all honesty, it is no worse than Christianity or Judaism, its bad-boy brothers. Christianity ruled the world during the Middle Ages much like the Ayatollahs rule Iran today, and ancient Judaism was even more violent and fanatical than both Islam and Christianity combined. The vast majority of religions seem to lead to violence and war whenever they gain power over the state. So it is with Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It seems ironic that the never- ending quest of the terrible-three to "save" the sinner has led to so much suffering, misery and violent deaths. Ironic, indeed, until one considers the source. For a free sample copy of "The American Gay and Lesbian Atheist" newsletter write to AGLA, PO Box 66711, Houston, TX 77266. The latest issue reveals a plot by modern-day Christians to kill lesbians and gays. You will want to read it. In Houston, tune in to the American Atheist TV Forum on your community access cable channel on Wednesday, February 16 at 5:30 PM. At the tone, tell us from where you're calling and what's on your mind. Your opinions may be selected for a future Open Forum segment on Dial A Gay Atheist. 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