Taking The Myth – 15 July 2016 Edition

This week on Taking The Myth, Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker) and Iram Ramzan (@Iram_Ramzan) discuss the big topics. We talk about dogs and Islam, religious privilege in the workplace, Brexit, The Chilcot report, the Iraq war, Saudi Arabia, illegal Jewish schools, terror in Istanbul, Bangladesh and Medina, Sharia courts in the UK, arranged marriages, Dean Obeidallah, Nathan Lean, Mehdi Hasan and The ASLAN Awards!

We will also be joined by senior myth-taking Correspondent, A Scotsman Abroad (@AscotsmanAbroad).

This episode was recorded before the terror attack in Nice

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  • Medhi Hasan is simply “defender of the faith”, always pointing out some sort of “deficiency” in a terrorist, eg whether they frequented a pub or some such. It’s weird, because he’s apparently an educated person. Surely he must realise how “religions” work, and are not always populated with the “pious” and “devout”. And surely he must realise that for centuries, religions have always preyed upon the weak and vulnerable, if it comes to that. That is no excuse for religions, but simply damning.

    On the point about ISIS killing Muslims:
    Emo Phillips has a joke about conflict within religions. Search “Emo Phillips religion” on youtube. Not everyone’s cup of tea in style, but the joke nails it.
    In a nutshell, he encounters a man who is about to jump off a bridge. They get talking and both turn out to be Christians. They then go through which denominations, ie Protestant, and they both are. Baptists and they both are. Then they go through all sorts of what type of Baptist movement etc and it gets more and more ridiculous, as they are obviously the same, and it’s all going well. Until the last question about what type of Baptist. The man gives an answer which doesn’t fit with the type of Baptist of the questioner, so he pushes him off the bridge, calling him a heretic.
    For some reason, outside observers of religion can see this so easily, but many times, those within, cannot, including Medhi Hasan. Unless he actually does know, but chooses not to display it.

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