Sunday, July 18, 2010

Response to Islamists reaction

It seems couple of posts on this blog haven't sit well with Islamists and they took it personally, and we all know what happens then. I guess I have to clarify my position once again. I do not restrain myself because you think my thoughts are disrespectful to your religion, faith or whatever you believe in. I think the only valuable things that we, humans have are our free thoughts and reason and I will not let you take away that too.

For instance I wrote a post almost 3 years ago that I am still receiving threats and curses for expressing my opinion about an Islamic ceremony. I've deleted the most disgusting comments but still some of them are there. One of the angry commentators wrote in capital letters:

"we get the courage to grab your neck and break it in a shot !! we shine the swords on the chest and bones of enemies ... we are the real winners of the battle of karbala ... we are not supposed to mentioned our names here as we all have a common identity shia e ali a.s., lovers of ahlulbayt a.s., at this platform we all are one in hand to hand ........... do what ever you could do .... but one day this will last finally ... with the sword of our supreme leader mahdi a.s." [it comes with dictation errors]
The other ones cursed me with death, hell fire and so on. From their point of view I do not worth a life because I do not like some ridiculous ceremonies. In fact some of them are outright disgusting, inhuman and plain absurd. I have not found anything interesting in them so I can not say otherwise. This is not mean, only being honest about my opinion.

This poem is relevant to the topic and remember that "you can kill a man but you can't kill an idea":
Thoughts are free, who can guess them?
They flee by like nocturnal shadows.
No man can know them, no hunter can shoot them,
with powder and lead: Thoughts are free!

I think what I want, and what delights me,
still always reticent, and as it is suitable.
My wish and desire, no one can deny me
and so it will always be: Thoughts are free!

And if I am thrown into the darkest dungeon,
all this would be futile work,
because my thoughts tear all gates
and walls apart. Thoughts are free!

So I will renounce my sorrows forever,
and never again will torture myself with some fancy ideas.
In one's heart, one can always laugh and joke
and think at the same time: Thoughts are free!

I love wine, and my girl even more,
Only I like her best of all.
I'm not alone with my glass of wine,
my girl is with me: Thoughts are free!

That's about it.


  1. very nice! Indeed... Thoughts are free!
    And they souldnt hurt anyone because of their thoughts.

  2. Yes, 'Die Gedanken sind frei". The authors of that had to deal with the biggest of them all, Hitler.
    Brainwashing kids is general for any regime like that.
    Try an antidote: show kids the reality but say nothing much, just explain how it "mechanically" works. Eventually, the stumps of reality will poke through the propaganda lake.
    You have to be very careful and slow but it works. When the little ones "wake up" they are the most uncompromising fighters against it. It is sad for a parent but they may take big risks.
    It worked in Romania. I pray it may work for you as well.