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In wake of Orlando massacre, Breitbart’s Milo Yiannopoulos demands “NO MORE ISLAM”

Milo Yianoppoulos: "NO MORE ISLAM"
Milo Yianoppoulos: “NO MORE ISLAM”

The reliably awful human being Milo Yiannopoulos — Breitbart “journalist,” GamerGate panderer — has responded to the massacre in Orlando by demanding an end to Islam.

https://twitter.com/Nero/status/742049077198618624

https://twitter.com/Nero/status/742054246892199936

https://twitter.com/Nero/status/742049513389461504

Ever the opportunist, Milo used the massacre to plug the presidential candidate that he calls “daddy.”

https://twitter.com/Nero/status/742055833274449920

His fans responded predictably:

https://twitter.com/JakeHWalker/status/742049386121822208

https://twitter.com/robrufus/status/742049232278949888

https://twitter.com/Kkburton14/status/742049222275551232

https://twitter.com/thatsickfilth/status/742016177531031553

For what it’s worth, the killer’s father told NBC that the shootng was likely motivated by his son’s hatred of gays. “This had nothing to do with religion,” he told them.

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Kat
Kat
4 years ago

Milo:

NO MORE ISLAM!

It’s short. It’s punchy. It gets straight to the point. And you certainly seem to find it worth repeating.

But I see at least two problems with it:

1. No credit is given to those who came before you.

Adolf Hitler — and a long line of haters before him — promoted this type of message.

2. We all know how well that worked out.

Ohlmann
Ohlmann
4 years ago

“The other person opened by calling EVERYTHING I said bullshit, unqualified, and without much explanation.”

That’s because your opening statement *was* entirely bullshit, exactly identical to alt-right crap, recited textually without any hint of awareness of how deeply wrong it is. That statement didn’t even stand to common sense, not even to mention having discussed to a range of muslims and christians.

At some point, if you read something that paint 1 or so billion peoples as all being murderous asshole just because they follow a religion, your common sense should remind you it’s almost certainly heavy-handed racism at work.

mywall
mywall
4 years ago

@Cyberwulf

Not necessarily, you could be a member by just not giving a shit.

Argle Bargle (formerly Carr)
Argle Bargle (formerly Carr)
4 years ago

I rarely dislike someone so much, but Milo and his ilk really do it for me.

”.@FamesBlond @Ricky_Vaughn99 the world need @nero more than ever pic.twitter.com/c0ENm32GCZ”

What does the world need him for? Really, what is this guy going to do? Is he going to scare extremists with his bad dye job? Is he going to whine about his twitter check mark until Islam goes away? What exactly do these people this this odious excuse for a human being is going to do about anything? He’s going to solve terrorism and gun control issues with Breitbart column or something?

The world already has enough opportunistic a-holes, we could do fine without Milo.

Cupcakes 4 Hitler
Cupcakes 4 Hitler
4 years ago

I don’t think these haters like Milo, and the alt righters who consider themselves to be Born Again Christians ™ realise that up until the Middle Ages, Islam was only considered a ‘sect’ and not even a separate religion. All three Abrahamic religions are built on the same fundamental belief system, the same text, what we call the Old Testament or Torah. They are looking into a mirror and seeing themselves reflected back.

Dodom
Dodom
4 years ago

The series of tweet&replies reads well in a sing-song voice, it forms an absurd song with “no more islam” as a chorus.

TEP
TEP
4 years ago

They say they “need” Milo, but has Milo ever actually, like, accomplished anything for them? He’s constantly calling for political and cultural shifts, and it doesn’t seem like it’s working, nor does it seem like he’s reaching very far beyond the rather niche outlets he uses. And as far as I know, he’s already lost one outlet because of bad/unethical business practices.

Seshia
Seshia
4 years ago

@ Ohlman

Please stop being such an asshole. I have never bought the idea that all Muslims are “murderous assholes” and I never said anything of the sort. I WAS being bigoted and patronizing in grouping them all together, and also in thinking of them as a universally conservative people, which I recognized and apologized for as soon as someone came at me with an argument trying to correct me, rather than belittling me. I screwed up, but you are making a lot of assumptions about ME, and also really not listening to what I have to say.

“Alt right crap” wouldn’t include talking about how it is important to remember that ISIS is not Islam. It would have talked about all Muslims hate gays, and then cherry picked parts of the Hadith. Alt right people, and even the mainstream media are calling the shooter a Muslim, not a member of ISIS, something which I wrote against.

What I said was wrong, and I appreciate the way that other people have corrected me for it. But you need to understand that there were two paragraphs there, and while they may have been misguided, they show a bit more nuance and at least attempt at understanding of the situation than the “Hurr durr mulsims are evil and are killing people durr” that I see far too many people spouting.

I am just trying to have serious discussion here, so please do not attack me for trying and failing, especially when I am willing to admit that I was wrong.

LaterSpaceCowboy
LaterSpaceCowboy
4 years ago

Ook ook, I’m a Christian Fundie. My pastor says kill all the gays and deport all the Muslims. I am the best monkey!

Eek eek, I’m a Muslim Fundie. My imam says kill all the gays and deport all the Christians. I am the best monkey!

And then Billy Madison made both monkey dolls do battle on the great, soapy deeps of Lake Bathtub…

Alais
4 years ago

@Seshia,

I’m going to have to disagree with you on this:

First, in Islam, unlike Judaism and Christianity, the sacred text is absolute. There are Christians that believe that the bible is literally true and can have no error, but that is not actually scriptually supported. In Islam, the holy books not only have parts stating that the book is literally true, but that the books laws will be eternally true. This means that Islam is innately a conservative religion, including regarding LGBQ (although interestingly not trans) issues.

This statement isn’t accurate. There are several biblical verses (taken from both Testaments) that support the argument that every word of the Bible is true.

Psalm 12:16 states that: “The words of the LORD are pure words; As silver tried in a furnace on the earth, refined seven times.”

Proverbs 30:5 adds that: “Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.”

2 Timothy 3:14-17 clarifies that: “14 But you, remain faithful to what you have learned and believed, because you know from whom you learned it, 15 and that from infancy you have known the sacred scriptures, which are capable of giving you wisdom for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for refutation, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 so that one who belongs to God may be competent, equipped for every good work.”

Now, there’s room for interpretation of what those verses and similar verse exactly mean, but they’re pretty easy to use to make arguments that every word of the Bible is literally true because it is all the direct word of God.

I bring this up because it’s very common to make the argument that the Quran somehow has passage that are more objectionable than passages that can be found in the Bible, but this doesn’t really stand up under scrutiny.

kupo
kupo
4 years ago

@Seshia
Ohlmann wasn’t the asshole, here. He rightfully called you out on your extremely bigoted BS.

Joekster
Joekster
4 years ago

@Alais:

You are correct that many Christians (especially those who are most antagonistic to Muslims, ironically) do believe that the Christian scriptures are the inerrent Word of God, and that they (mis)use the passages you cite to support that belief.

However, I would argue that there is a real problem with applying any of those to the scriptures: what, exactly, are they referring to?

When Psams and Proverbs were written, over half of the books that Christians include in our scriptures were not written yet (and the language the New Testament was written in [Kyrie Greek] hadn’t even been developed). Paul’s letters are actually the oldest documents included in the NT, pre-dating all four gospels.

The notion of ‘the Bible is infalliable’, while quite popular, is a misconception born of the search of Martin Luther, Jan Huss, and other reformers for some source of religious authority and guidance outside the Church of Rome, which by the 15th century had become rather corrupt and lacking in spiritual authority. I suspect that half the reason it has become so fixed among American Christians today is the fact that (for convenience) we have begun publishing the scriptures as a single text. Once you realize that the Christian scriptures consist of 30-50 separate texts (Rome, orthodoxy, and protestants all have slight variations in their OT canons), written by dozens of individuals over a timespan covering several thousand years, the notion of those same scriptures being a singular, inerrant ‘Word of God’ becomes somewhat ludicrous.

I cannot speak for the Quran. I do know quite a few Muslims who feel comfortable re-interpreting various passages, but I don’t know how they feel about it’s inerrancy.

Seshia
Seshia
4 years ago
Reply to  Alais

@Joekster

Having been taking time to read an interpretation of the Quran (I do not speak or read Arabic, so I must use English interpretations for this), the verses that speak about the immutability of the Quran are, while more strongly worded, still not as cut and dry as I had previously believed.

The passages that most strongly imply that the Quran is the capital T Truth read (in an english interpretation)

“This Book is not to be doubted. It is a guide for the righteous who have faith in the unseen and are steadfast in prayer.”

The word “Guide” depending on interpretation could be VERY important.

“People of the Book! Our apostle has come to revel to you much of what you have hidden in the Scriptures, and to forgive you much. A light has come to you from God and a glorious Book, with which He will guide to the paths of peace those that seek to please Him; He will lead them by His will from darkness to the light; He will guide them to a straight path.”

Again, the book is a guide. The light imagery is used in the Quran to refer to all of the Abrahamic texts multiple times.

“And to you We have revealed the Book with the truth. It confirms Scriptures which came before it and stands as a guardian over them.”

This is the strongest language I could find. It is “the Book with the truth.” Singular. But that truth is not (at least in the English interpretation) using language to imply immutability.

Take all of this with 2 grains of salt considering A: My earlier racist bigotry and B: I am using 2nd hand sources here, but it seems to me like there is room in the language of the Quran to be interpreted.

Edit: Not sure why this appears ABOVE Joekster’s comment. I’m replying to the one below this