I’m not usually a fan of poetry, but…

December 28, 2011

This one made me laugh, both for its wit and for being so apt: Ode to the Welfare State.

So true, so true.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)

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A letter to Allah

November 12, 2011

A troubled young Muslim woman has questions for her god, presented in the form of a poem:

Good for her for using her mind and not accepting blindly what the clerics tell her must be so. Islam desperately needs more like her, if it’s ever to have any hope of reconciling with the modern world.

Then again, Islam does not have a happy tradition of tolerance toward critics, particularly women. I hope she stays safe.

via The Jawa Report.

RELATED: Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s short film “Submission,” which deals with the condition of women under Islam. Her partner in its production, Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh, was murdered by a Muslim fanatic for “insulting Islam,” and she herself is under constant threat of death.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)