A collection of 16 posts
‘Death to Israel’ – The Iranian Plan to Attack Israel
The Iranians expect Arabs in the Galilee and Negev to carry out actions against the IDF, such as blocking roads, damaging bridges, spilling oil on roads, blocking intersections, damaging high voltage lines and attacking Jewish settlements (“May 2021 on steroids”).
Atheists, Israel and Intellectual Honesty: Answer to Amir Schnabel
While Benjamin Netanyahu dabbled in the delusion of an accord amongst “Abrahamic” faiths, Israeli atheists were hard at work tossing the anti-Bibi/anti-religion/anti-Zionist word salad, instead of doing something constructive to stop Iran from initiating the next Shoah.
One year of Western escalation submission in Ukraine: what lessons?
The power of nuclear weapons lies not in their use, but in their possession, provided you maintain escalation dominance. Conceding escalation dominance reduces you to one of two states: ineffective nuclear weapons; or nuclear war. Unless you are a nihilist, your nuclear weapons become useless.
Yom HaShoah 2023 series - 2
For three nights, in commemoration of Yom HaShoah on 27 January, Murtadd to Human is publishing a series of articles that draws attention to the rising anti-Semitism around the world. Our second article is my critique of Dion J. Pierre's report on anti-Semitism in Palestinian textbooks.
And STILL they prattle on about a “women’s revolution” - Part 3
The Iranian regime is not against women per se; it is against everyone who is not the Supreme Leader. Everyone is subject to arbitrary control, and the arbitrary power of all strata ends up borne by women, in Iran instrumentalised in the hijab.
Onward pregnant soldiers
If the IDF is deterred from bombing terrorists for fear of killing civilians, the terrorists are protected and they all declare victory. If the IDF bombs the terrorists, then “Women and children get caught up in the violence,” and the dead terrorists and civilians go straight to Heaven as "martyrs."
Christopher Hitchens’s “Axis of Evil” speech, Part 2: Iran
The Iranian mullahs lost so many young people in the suicide waves that they sent against Iraq, the sending of gangs of school children and teenagers to clear minefields on the Iraqi border. There's not enough room in large parts of Iran to bury the number of people they killed.
"Women Life Freedom" is not a feminist slogan and this is not a “women’s revolution.” The events unfolding in major parts of the Muslim world mean that after almost 200 years, the 1848 revolutions finally resume: the autonomous individual is far from dead, with a tip of the hat to George Orwell.
"Take your Islam and go!"
This is much more powerful than the already powerful "Death to the dictator!" Of course, it also implies death to dictatorship, yet nothing can be more direct and unequivocal than "Take your Islam and go!" It is not our Islam, we don't want it, and we don't want those who want it! GO!
Anatomy of a madness, Part 1
I read The Satanic Verses in the winter of 1996-97, unemployed and frozen, and again in the winter of 2014-15, Charlie Hebdo on TV 24/7. The third time was in that magical realist summer of 2020, with a fresh-ish MFA to my name, to study the work as art. 12 August 2022: the author survived.
Totalitarianism: we have become comfortably numb - Part 7
Whether class struggle that must inevitably lead to the dictatorship of the proletariat, or “No one comes to the Father except through me,” or “until all worship is for Allah alone," the idea is the same: we act in accord with our purpose, the only way to real human happiness.
Israel: the worst thing that ever happened to Islam
These countries are finally setting up national markets, with the attendant liberalising transformation. Arab states have an enormous task on their hands: restructure society away from Islam and towards freedom, i.e., modernise, and the key is Israel. It is a complete repudiation of Hassan al-Banna.