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No Passaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-14-04 11:10 PM
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Outrage as KISS player mouths off on Muslims
Apologies if someone posted this already:

KISS bass player Gene Simmons has caused an uproar among Australia's Muslim community by launching an attack on Islamic culture while in Melbourne.

The lizard-tongued rock god who is touring Australia with the world's most enduring glam rock band launched an attack on Muslim extremists during an interview on Melbourne's 3AW radio - including comments which were labelled inaccurate.

"Extremism believes that it's okay to strap bombs on to your children and send them to paradise and whatever else and to behead people," he said yesterday.

The Israeli-born US musician went on to say Islam was a "vile culture" that treated women worse than dogs.
http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/05/14/1084289868279...



GOD GAVE SIMMONS A BIG TONGUE AND NO BRAIN!
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riverwalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-14-04 11:24 PM
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1. Chaim Witz aka Gene Simmons
The answer to any doubters lies in watching Iraq's people dancing in the streets.
Gene Simmon's in an interview bashing the anti-war movement April 15, 2003.
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TexasMexican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-14-04 11:25 PM
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2. I dont totally disagree with him.
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-14-04 11:32 PM
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3. Inflammatory rhetoric from a bombastic has-been
Edited on Fri May-14-04 11:33 PM by Straight Shooter
Cher is probably shaking her head and rolling her eyes that she could ever have wasted time with this cretin.


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lucky777 Donating Member (298 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-14-04 11:40 PM
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4. As I said on an earlier thread, he's basically right
Generally speaking, he is right on this point. They do treat women worse than in other cultures. Women still can't vote, get abortions, own property, get educated, etc in large stretches of Afganistan etc.

However, Iraq was an exception b/c Hussein kept control on religion to avoid any threat to his power; his regime was nominally socialist.

My ex-girlfriend and son live over in Kazakhstan; it is full of Islamic nuts who would attack her for showing her knees if they had a chance. You don't want to be a woman over there.

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No Passaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-14-04 11:45 PM
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5. Wrong...
Maybe you should hit the books and read about religions before jumping to conclusions. Yes, there are certain sects that interpet Islam in a certain way (suicide bombers, Taliban etc...). From my experiences with Muslims, women are encouraged to get an education, choose whom to marry and have a right to a divorce (so it's not a sin. In Qur'an God says "divorce is something I do not like, but is permited" (I apologize if I didn't quote it exactly the way it says but you get the point).

Maybe your friends should go on a vacation to places like Bosnia. If you're asking why, then get a clue.
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lucky777 Donating Member (298 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-14-04 11:55 PM
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7. Why don't you go to Human Rights Watch
and read about the worst places to be a woman? Or go to Amnesty International and check.

Go ahead: List 5 Islamic countries where women have rights on a par with America, England, or France?

Now list 5 Western countries where women are treated worse than in any Islamic country?

Let's see you do that!

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No Passaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:04 AM
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9. OK
Edited on Sat May-15-04 12:07 AM by BROCockY
OK

1. Bosnia
2. Albania
3. Turkey
4. Kosovo
5. Sanjak

Please. Anything else?

Gotta go to bed. You keep reading. You'll get it right one day.
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MrPrax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:19 AM
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10. Women still can't vote???
So Muslims have a problem with women?





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BadGimp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-14-04 11:52 PM
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6. Rock Stars are not supposed to be role models
I'm sorry but Gene is a Rock God.

But he IS an idoiot. I'm pretty sure that's part of the Rock Star job description. Besides who in their right mind wants to even know what Gene's thinking is on anything let alone care about what he says.

This is a definite case of "move along nothing worth seeing here".

{shields up}


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No Passaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-14-04 11:57 PM
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8. heh
Kurt was a Rock God. There will never be any other ones. Gene is a nobody. A has been, talentless makeup wearing guitarist. Besides, no Rock God should ever be some pro-wreslter wannabee (see WCW circa 2000).
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:23 AM
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11. Dumbass Bat Lizard Is Controversial Again (For First Time In 30 Years)
putz
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