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Michael Jackson, Mohammed Ali, and the Shari'a

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Submitted by Mohammed (United States), Apr 6, 2006 at 23:59

Well, religion is truly sometimes the last refuge of the scoundrel. I know that for certain because I have seen it often in the Middle East. Mr. Jackson is more like a pop-chamelion. He wants so badly to be white that he now looks like a grotesque parody, yet he seeks black support in times of trouble. Now he seeks redemption in a land where the activities he is alleged to indulge in with young boys are supposed to be severely punished, at least among the common people. Yet Islam is so hostile to homosexuality that its practitioners are beheaded in Saudi Arabia (although I am not sure how they can prove the guilt since the shari'a requires four male, or eight female, witnesses to the actual act. In another country which has the due process of law, a lawyer could do wonders with such requirement. I would never put Jackson in the same boat with Mohammed Ali, who was a brave man and took a lot of abuse for his conversion at the time and for his stand over Vietnam. His converson was partly a reaction to racism and not an opportunistic ploy.
Cheers
Mohammed (NOT Ali)
infidelus.blogspot.com/
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