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Al Qaeda In Iraq: Women Can't Buy Cucumbers

Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:54 am

..because it's a "male" vegetable ....!!
No joke -bitter truth ,and showing more and more the absurdity of Al Qaeda's pseudo-islamic infuence (actually nothing in the Coran dictates the difference in sexist vegetable purchases...)
But the first victims have occured - and one can wonder where all this madness stops..

http://www.reuters.com/article/featuredCrisis/idUSL7254787
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RE: Al Qaeda In Iraq: Women Can't Buy Cucumbers

Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:01 am

No surprises here, just another example of how religion (all religion) is used to oppress women.
 
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RE: Al Qaeda In Iraq: Women Can't Buy Cucumbers

Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:02 am

Talk about being really insecure in their masculinity...


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RE: Al Qaeda In Iraq: Women Can't Buy Cucumbers

Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:03 am

How about bananas?  Big grin
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RE: Al Qaeda In Iraq: Women Can't Buy Cucumbers

Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:09 am



Quoting DABZF (Reply 3):
How about bananas?



Quote:
Men would have fingers cut off for smoking, hair salons and shops selling cosmetics were bombed, ice vendors were killed because ice was not available during the time of Islam's Prophet Mohammad -- all common tales of al Qaeda justice.

Presumably because bananas weren't available to the Prophet Mohammad (because they're native to Southeast Asia and Australia), anybody found buying, selling, peeling or eating a banana should be killed.
 
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RE: Al Qaeda In Iraq: Women Can't Buy Cucumbers

Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:21 am

from the reuters report

"ice vendors were killed because ice was not available during the time of Islam's Prophet Mohammad -- all common tales of al Qaeda justice."

Can't remember hearing about guns and missiles at the time of Mohammed either... or is a weapon a weapon?
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RE: Al Qaeda In Iraq: Women Can't Buy Cucumbers

Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:13 pm

There are plenty of other phallic objects out there.
 
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RE: Al Qaeda In Iraq: Women Can't Buy Cucumbers

Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:18 pm



Quoting Beaucaire (Thread starter):
Al Qaeda In Iraq: Women Can't Buy Cucumbers

As long as they can buy dildos ...  Big grin
 
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Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:37 pm



Quoting DABZF (Reply 3):
How about bananas?

LOL.....  rotfl   rotfl  What about a Marrow ? That could bring tears to the eyes.
 
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RE: Al Qaeda In Iraq: Women Can't Buy Cucumbers

Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:45 pm

Can I assume that eggplants are female vegetables?
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Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:29 pm



Quoting Allrite (Reply 9):
Can I assume that eggplants are female vegetables?

And no men can own cats.

Wait that should be a man law to begin with...  Wink
 
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Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:07 pm



Quoting MainMAN (Reply 2):
(all religion)

Do tell me how Reform/Conservative Judaism, Moderate Islam, and modern Protestantism/Catholicism (pro-life issues notwithstanding) oppress women.
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Tue Aug 19, 2008 6:44 pm



Quoting DABZF (Reply 3):
How about bananas?  

Or carrots?  Wink
 
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Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:10 pm



Quoting Bok269 (Reply 11):
Do tell me how Reform/Conservative Judaism, Moderate Islam, and modern Protestantism/Catholicism (pro-life issues notwithstanding) oppress women.

Very few, if any, religions treat women equally. Can a woman freely become a rabbi, an imam, a priest? Catholicism's anti-contaceptive doctrine effectively oppresses a woman's right to chose whether or not they become pregnant.

Most organised religion = men setting their agenda for women.
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Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:18 pm



Quoting Blackbird (Reply 1):
Talk about being really insecure in their masculinity...

I heard they are going to ban measuring tapes and rulers next, and adopt the metric system because 180 mm sounds so much bigger than 7".
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RE: Al Qaeda In Iraq: Women Can't Buy Cucumbers

Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:37 pm

Maybe once a woman has a cucumber then why do they now need Al Qaeda. Maybe Al Qaeda is unable to measure up to what a cucumber brings to the proverbial table.
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RE: Al Qaeda In Iraq: Women Can't Buy Cucumbers

Wed Aug 20, 2008 12:55 am

Extremism at it's finest folks.
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Wed Aug 20, 2008 1:08 am



Quoting MainMAN (Reply 4):
Presumably because bananas weren't available to the Prophet Mohammad (because they're native to Southeast Asia and Australia), anybody found buying, selling, peeling or eating a banana should be killed.

One of the funniest lthings typed on A.net, classic. lol
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Wed Aug 20, 2008 1:52 am



Quoting Scbriml (Reply 13):
rabbi

In Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist, and Progressive Judaism, yes.

Quoting Scbriml (Reply 13):
imam

In certain circumstances, yes.

Quoting Scbriml (Reply 13):
priest

In certain denominations, yes.

Quoting Scbriml (Reply 13):
Catholicism's anti-contaceptive doctrine effectively oppresses a woman's right to chose whether or not they become pregnant.

While it certaintly does oppress women, the pro-life movement is rooted in the notion (which I feel is misguided) that they are preserving life. They aren't out necesarily to oppress women, but rather to preserve life. Keep in mind that women have played an integral role in the pro-life movement.

Quoting Scbriml (Reply 13):
Most organised religion = men setting their agenda for women.

As opposed to the governments of most modern nations up until recent times?
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Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:57 am



Quoting Oly720man (Reply 5):
Can't remember hearing about guns and missiles at the time of Mohammed either...

So I guess that means we can kill them.  Wink

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Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:05 am



Quoting YooYoo (Reply 14):
and adopt the metric system

Too late for that, they already did (along with most of the world) - Al Qaeda might be a bunch of religious thugs willing to drag us back to the stone ages but at least in that respect they are in the 21st century (which is more than can be said of... shall we say... some countries Big grin  duck  )
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RE: Al Qaeda In Iraq: Women Can't Buy Cucumbers

Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:26 am



Quoting MainMAN (Reply 2):
how religion (all religion) is used to oppress women.



Quoting Bok269 (Reply 11):
Do tell me how Reform/Conservative Judaism, Moderate Islam, and modern Protestantism/Catholicism (pro-life issues notwithstanding) oppress women.

He didn't say that the religions themselves oppress women - but that they're sometimes used as an excuse to do so.  Smile
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Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:34 am



Quoting Kunoichi (Reply 21):

He didn't say that the religions themselves oppress women - but that they're sometimes used as an excuse to do so.

Fair enough. That, however, makes no difference for the examples I cited. The moderate forms of the religions I cited are not used to oppress women.
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Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:44 am



Quoting Bok269 (Reply 22):
Fair enough. That, however, makes no difference for the examples I cited. The moderate forms of the religions I cited are not used to oppress women.

I'm sure that there're some freaks out there that have come up with a way to misinterpret the writings of these religions and oppress the women around them. Not that I have any examples...
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Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:37 am



Quoting Bok269 (Reply 11):
Do tell me how Reform/Conservative Judaism, Moderate Islam, and modern Protestantism/Catholicism (pro-life issues notwithstanding) oppress women.

I'll give you one of those - Judaism. As for the rest, you may be right but these are surely the exception rather than the rule....i.e. breakaway cults from the main established cult.

Quoting Bok269 (Reply 18):
They aren't out necesarily to oppress women, but rather to preserve life.

I can't see how using contraception is deemed to be not preserving life. As for abortion, that's a totally different matter, and even from my purely secular viewpoint, it seems wrong.

Quoting Bok269 (Reply 18):
Reconstructionist, and Progressive Judaism, yes.

How do we define religion? I'd call reconstructionist and progressive judaism a social club, rather than a religion. I almost wish I was a member.
 
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RE: Al Qaeda In Iraq: Women Can't Buy Cucumbers

Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:23 am



Quoting Bok269 (Reply 18):
In certain circumstances, yes.

Those circumstances are so narrow as to be practically non-existant. Can a female imam can lead men in prayer in a mosque? I think not. A female imam can only lead prayers for other women or close family members.

Quoting Bok269 (Reply 18):
In certain denominations, yes.

A female catholic priest? I'd like to see a supporting source for this.

Quoting Bok269 (Reply 18):
As opposed to the governments of most modern nations up until recent times?

We were discussing religion, but two wrongs don't make a right.
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Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:33 am



Quoting MainMAN (Reply 24):
I can't see how using contraception is deemed to be not preserving life.

I agree with you. However it seems likes the anti-contraceptive movement is rooted more in preventing non-procreation sex rather than oppressing women.

Quoting MainMAN (Reply 24):
I'd call reconstructionist and progressive judaism a social club, rather than a religion. I almost wish I was a member

This Reform Jew would beg to differ.

Quoting Scbriml (Reply 25):

A female catholic priest? I'd like to see a supporting source for this.

I was referring to certain Christian denominations-a bad choice of quotation on my part.

Quoting Scbriml (Reply 25):

We were discussing religion, but two wrongs don't make a right.

The point is that oppression of women is something that certainly is not exclusive to extremist religions.

Quoting Scbriml (Reply 25):

Those circumstances are so narrow as to be practically non-existant. Can a female imam can lead men in prayer in a mosque? I think not. A female imam can only lead prayers for other women or close family members.

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