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Dawahfilms “Peace will only be reached when they fear for their lives”

March 13, 2012

    Dawahfilms was always a pretty nasty piece of work, but his latest comments show a lust for violence that is really very unsettling.

Peace will only be reached when they fear for their lives.
Courtesy of an Islamic Education at IIUM
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    The very tone of this paragraph is the presumption that Afghanistan would be better off without ‘the enemy’.  Well of course, but who is the enemy, ‘the West’ or Islam?  Well what about the Afghan ‘brothers and sisters’ that remember life under the Islamic rule, under the Taliban and want nothing to do with it?

Remember how great things were when we had Islamic Rule under the Taliban?

Those who see Afghanistan at a cross roads where it can choose to join the rest of the civilized world, or can revert to Taliban style Islamic law. After all, Afghanistan has already seen Islamic law for 5 years, and it transformed the country for the better, right?.. oh wait..

      The ’16’ dawahfilms refers to are from when a US service member went loco and went on a shooting spree killing many women and children (hardly a ringing endorsement!).  Not really a government sanctioned action to base a counter-policy on.  Similarly the idea that ‘the enemy’ (America?) who is curiously the very same government that Dawahfilms CHOOSES to remain a citizen of, is actually targeting families to ‘make them pay’ is a willfully puerile interpretation of  the US foreign policy.  IF the US had as its goal to kill families, I think they have the military capability to enact such a policy with greater efficiency than to merely kill 16 people.  To even suggest that ‘making their families pay’ is the intent of the US suggests a willfully malicious mis-interpretation of facts.  Further to do it as a motivation to ‘make your enemies pay’ with the stated goal that ‘Peace will only be reached when they fear for their lives’ suggests a lust for a violent solution that seems to go hand in hand with taking Islam seriously as a religion.

    Look this is the thing, Gandhi, the British trained lawyer (University College London), knew that the British were ultimately an enlightened people of law, and that therefore he could achieve all of his goals (getting the Imperial power out of India) without violence.  Now let me ask you a similar question. How do you think Gandhi would have approached the situation if instead of getting a modern first world education he had attended an Islamic school?

“Peace will only be reached when they fear for their lives” (?)


National Center for Science and Education moves to combat Climate Change Denial

January 16, 2012

    You don’t have to think about it long to realize that the future of mankind relies on the effective combating of pseudo-science.

    That is the future of mankind relies on an increase level of knowledge.  When the rate that knowledge is being lost, or polluted by pseudo-science equal that where it is being gained,  to a first degree approximation, equilibrium is reached and mankind stagnates.

    Combating such disinformation will at some point therefore become as important as research.

    Sadly as we get to know more and more, it becomes easier and easier for bullshit merchants posing as scientists to go undetected or unchallenged, and the harder it becomes for Joe Public to distinguish real scientists from increasingly slick impostors.  Arguably there is no field where this is more true than in climate change, where a small and very well funded group of ‘climate change deniers’/ pseudo-scientists seek to dis-inform society about the impact of the anthroporgenic release of carbon dioxide.

    Thankfully, the National Center for Science and Education (The NCSE), who have done such sterling work in keeping creationism out of the class room are now moving to keep such disinformation on climate change from being dissemination in schools.

Celebrate the Virtue of Killing Children for ‘God’

November 6, 2011

     You gotta love Abraham.  After all how much more can you show that you love ‘Gods Goodness’ than being willing to kill your own children!  Well I know some smart ass will come up and say, ‘actually sexually abusing them, torturing them, then killing them would be an even bigger test of faith’ but God didn’t ask that did he now.  He merely made voices in Abrahams head that said ‘KILL ISAAC! it’s the only way I can tell you believe in me.  KILLL ISSSAACCC!  Send him to the god he wished he could hear in his head!’

    Now I know there will be a lot of ‘atheists’ out there who will simply say ‘well why does God need this pointless and sick loyalty test if he’s omnipotent?’.  Well, that’s why you’re going to spend eternity burning in Hell, BECAUSE IT’S A TEST OF FAITH!

   And thats why every year some of the followers of the Abrahams God celebrate his faith by the festival of Eid al-Adha.

   Here at Eid al-Adha child-care, divinely inspired by Abrahams example, we will NEVER disobey God.

   It’s the next best thing to trusting Abraham with your children!

many thx to Emily @ Emilyhasbooks on twitter/FB for making the piccie

Amenakin, Censorin’ For Islam

October 2, 2011

     I’ve got a lot of issues with organized religions that use socially coercive methods in a ‘market dominance’ type situation to prevent people from leaving the religion. Islam is WAY out there in terms of the levels they are willing to go to enforce conformity, up to and including executing people. I mean not even the Scientologists or Mormons are that crazy. Can you imagine it if Scientology decrees that anyone who leaves the ‘Church’ shall be executed?’

     Islam basically wrote the rule book on socially coercive techniques to be used in ‘market dominance’ type situations. The most obvious one being praying 5 times day. The bell rings, and you will stand out if you don’t get on your knees and pray. Same with the head-wear for women, and the beard thing for men. Naturally when you look at it in terms of what the hell would an all powerful ‘God’ want with any of these things, its bloody silly:- WAY beyond comically ridiculous. However this seems to be a thought that is absent, presumed missing in many Muslim heads. Indeed there are even girls out there such as Amenakin who actively embraces such techniques, and in doing so she makes it that much harder for other women in her community to escape the oppression of women in Islam that is arguable the worst in the modern age.

     However that’s not my prime reason for making this video. This girl (Amenakin) has been abusing the DMCA, and I’m not going to stand by and allow the precedent to be set that some Islamic girl, offended by potholer54 calling bullshit on her pseudo science ramblings, should use the DMCA as a way of censoring for Allah.

Potassium explodes without Hydrogens help

June 20, 2011

Thus far almost all the stuff I’ve done on the alkali metals has been on ~250 mg quantities.

Self preservation says, “Start Small!”, and with good reason, the reactions of alkali metals with water are known to scale in treacherous fashions.

In the first instance I went for 1.6 g of potassium and 3.5g of sodium.

Note here there is not the slightest hint of green gas with the potassium!

Now the potassiums the one I’m going to focus on for the moment, simply as when this is played back at about 1/100ths speed it becomes clear that the hydrogen burning plays essentially no part in the violence of this reaction.

Fascinatingly the explosion appears to go in two stages here!

So potassium, molecular weight ~40, so 1.6 g is 0.04moles. 2moles of potassium gives a mole of H2 , so this reaction will produce about half a liter of hydrogen.  Just for scale the jug is about 3 liters.  It’s also fascinating to see the ‘springiness’ around this generated gas.