Saturday, 31 December 2011

The wisdom of Islam: fashion = bullfighting

Drinking is  no different from gambling, sporting events, speed races, cinema, fashion and bull fighting.

Sayyid Qutb In the Shade of the Koran, volume 3 (surah 4) p 137

Igor Slamoff comments:

Applying the same logic, Sayyid Qutb is no different from a smelly baboon.

The complete passage is as follows:

Like gambling and other such fun, drinking is a craze[1], which is not really different from any other craze, such as sporting events, speed races, cinema, fashion and bull fighting. These are simply a manifestation of a spiritual emptiness reflected in the absence of faith and a lack of high concern consuming one’s energy. They are, in themselves, evidence of the bankruptcy of modern civilisation that finds itself unable to fulfil natural needs and to tap the natural resources of man in a clean, healthy way. It is such emptiness and bankruptcy that leads people to fill the vacuum they feel in their lives with wine and gambling. What is more, these social diseases are not only the cause of perversion but also of mental and nervous disorders.
p 137

Igor Slamoff comments: So any amusement except reciting the Koran is just a waste of time. And cinema and fashion are not clean or healthy, but instead reflect “spiritual emptiness.” Strange that he failed to include music and figurative painting and sculpture, which are also on the Korangutan shit-list.

What a horse’s ass!

[1]  Lousy fucking translation! A  ”craze” means a fad, a passing fashion, which is evidently not what the author had in mind. More likely he meant “madness, lunacy, craziness".

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