Friday, January 13, 2006

Have You Visited Ali Sina Lately?

One of the sites I visit fairly frequently is Ali Sina's website Ali Sina is a great debater. There is a lot of stuff at his website, but the items I particularly enjoy are his email debates with Muslim 'scholars.'

Today, he responded to an email from a guy who had previously threatened to assassinate him for attacking Islam ('A Glimpse into the Muslim Mind'). It's long, but well worth reading. In his reply, Ali Sina uses the word 'coned.' I think he meant 'conned', but then I thought about it, and coned maybe the right word as it brings up the image of the conical dunce cap. So now I think I will start using coned instead of conned when an opportunity comes up. Should be good for a laugh.

Ali compares Islam to narcissism at the end of his reply to the 'Terminator.' -

To understand the Muslim mind we must study narcissism. "All cruelty springs from weakness", said the Roman philosopher Lucius Annaeus Seneca (ca. 4 BC–AD 65). Muslims genuinely think that Islam is perfect, divine, incomparable, and as the followers of such an unrivalled truth, they are entitled to be respected, admired and enjoy privileges that are not available to others. They have a pervasive feeling of grandiosity and self-importance. This is actually a defense mechanism, behind which they hide their intense sense of inferiority and lack of self esteem. They lack empathy, often appearing boastful and pretentious, whilst correspondingly underestimate and devalue the achievements and accomplishments of others. Only Islam is good; all other cultures and religions are jaheliyah (ignorance) and taghoti (satanic), according to them. With such an inflated ego, narcissists can’t take criticism. They easily lose their temper and resort to violence if criticized or rejected.

About sums it up to me.

1 comment:

MissingLink said...

A week ago.
Didn't see this letter.
Thanks for the tip.