Islam is not original. Mohammed looted and abused stories from Judaism and Christianity, just as he and his cronies looted and abused women and other chattels from caravans. So if it isn't original, is it nothing? There is certainly an emptiness at the heart of Islam. Indeed it is: "dull, dull, dull. My God it’s dull. It’s so desperately dull and tedious and boring and unimaginative and irrepressibly drab and awful and desp-er-ate-ly dull". Dull and dangerous.
How? Let me count the ways. Why? There are all kinds of reasons, but I hadn't heard this one from Mary Wakefield in The Spectator, at least not in so many words:
Allah requires slaves, not children, and Islam, like all totalitarian ideologies, requires blind obedience. There is no argument, no development, no love and absolutely no jokes. And no tunes. Talking of which, is your Sin Oringinal? A teaching moment from Tom Lehrer - see what I did there?
No love, no jokes, no tunes...so this one is for everyone in the counter-jihad, even though it is a cover version :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrNPZ2eKdqQ&list=PL5N0-xHc0dOI_WoX7UIY4k_1Az-OO_Dla
Augustus Carp, Esq.
Au contraire, Mary (cue for reactionry to riff on Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary). It's coming upon gems like these that makes plowing through the hadith a not utterly thankless task. 1. Narrated Abu Huraira: I followed the Prophet while he was going out to answer the call of nature. He used not to look this way or that. So, when I approached near him he said to me, "Fetch for me some stones for 'cleaning the privates parts (or said something similar), and do not bring a bone or a piece of dung." So I brought the stones in the corner of my garment and placed them by his side and I then went away from him. When he finished (from answering the call of nature) he used them. from Sahih Bukhari 1:4:157 2. Narrated 'Abdullah: The Prophet went out to answer the call of nature and asked me to bring three stones. I found two stones and searched for the third but could not find it. So took a dried piece of dung and brought it to him. He took the two stones and threw away the dung and said, "This is a filthy thing." from Sahih Bukhari 1:4:158
I agree. The biggest flaw in Islam is its inability to acknowledge flaws. That's why blasphemy and apostasy are capital crimes in Sharia: they challenge its supposed perfection. Judaism and Christianity accept human imperfection as a given and their encouragement of self-criticism means there can be change and progress. If the anti-racism laws and PC stifle cultural and religious criticism, the West will stultify just as Islamic culture has. And yes, Islam is dull. It's really just the same message over and over: Belief is good, unbelief is bad. The most gullible achieve paradise.