Saturday, February 9, 2008

West's the Best

Why the west is the best by one of my favorite authors Ibn Warraq:
    "A culture that gave the world the novel; the music of Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert; and the paintings of Michelangelo, da Vinci, and Rembrandt does not need lessons from societies whose idea of heaven, peopled with female virgins, resembles a cosmic brothel. Nor does the West need lectures on the superior virtue of societies in which women are kept in subjection under sharia, endure genital mutilation, are stoned to death for alleged adultery, and are married off against their will at the age of nine; societies that deny the rights of supposedly lower castes; societies that execute homosexuals and apostates. The West has no use for sanctimonious homilies from societies that cannot provide clean drinking water or sewage systems, that make no provisions for the handicapped, and that leave 40 to 50 percent of their citizens illiterate."

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

ouch

Benjamin said...

Japan is calling and wants to tell the West to stop taking credit for things it didn't do or stole from others.

If you don't know what I'm referring to, obviously your hatred is as blind as it appears to be.

saggezard said...

Benjanmin,
West, stole, from others? What are you implying? Are you implying that the people living in the west have lesser rights than human beings living everywhere else? Don't everyone have the right to equal choice and share in the richness of human culture?

Maya M said...

Benjamin, nobody is obliged to know every nonsense a commenter with an unaccessible profile is referring to. The burden to provide a source to back such an absurd statement is on YOU. And until you do, your claims should be considered nothing more than libel against the Japanese, not to mention the other aspects of your bigotry.