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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Your criticism towards religious abuse is appreciated. You misinformation is NOT

You see this picture and think, what?

Get all worked up after concluding that those grown up guys are marrying little girls? Start posting it all over your facebook, linking webpages as outraged as you are? Well, then you are no better than that douchebag in the Vatican who can’t get his story right. Because if you really think this is a marriage and those little girls are the brides, then you are wrong. And if you are making a whole case using that picture, then you are WRONG.

Hamas dignitaries including Mahmud Zahar, one of the militant group's top leaders, were on hand to congratulate 450 grooms who took part in the carefully stage-managed event.

Each groom received a present of 500 dollars from Hamas, which said its workers had also contributed five percent of their monthly salaries to add to the wedding gift.

The 450 brides shared none of the glamour, taking seats among the audience of around 1,000 party guests: most couples had already taken part in religious ceremonies elsewhere, with more marriages planned for the next few days.

Those little girls, yes, share much of the glamour the grooms have. But they are not the brides.

While the poorest couples received a gift equivalent to $2,000, many others in less dire straits came away with only $200. “That’s the cost of a plank of wood for a bedroom suite,” said one disappointed bride, Ola Dalo, 21, as she leaned her head on her new husband, Ali Msabah, 24. […]

The 300 grooms were dressed in black pants, white shirts and colorful ties but no jackets, because of recent budget cuts. The brides, sitting separately among the women, wore head scarves and black robes over their evening dresses but were easily spotted by their heavy makeup.

So, my dear non-believers, get your facts right. If we are going to take pride on our reliance on fact instead of myth and lies, then do it. Don't be SO gullible. There are so many things outrageous regarding Islam, including child brides, sexual abuse and disregard for human rights. So there are many sources to spread and show how disgusting Islam can be. There is no need to use a picture like that. Instead, use this one:

This one is real. This one was featured in the New York Times. This one is of an 11 year-old girl an a 40 year-old man, married.

Want more? There are cases of acid throwing, abuse against women, against children, and the violence we are used to when someone criticizes Islam.

So, if you want to condemn the many fuck-ups Islam allows, especially regarding child abuse, use that one.

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