You get video clips like this one of a street preacher who calls a passing Muslim woman ignorant (the irony alone is worth watching the video for) and then goes on to say “Mohammad was a pedophile.” The Muslim woman hauls off and slugs the street preacher and then shouts out “Don’t talk about my prophet! I’ll kill you!” Check it:
Hemant over at The Friendly Atheist asks who’s in the wrong here?
So, be honest: What was your reaction to that?
- I’m gonna just step back and let this thing play out…
- The preacher was right about his take on Islam.
- The girl was provoked and did the right thing.
- The preacher was trying to provoke violence and got what he deserved.
- I am so glad I’m an atheist.
Something else entirely?
My initial reaction is to pull up a chair and grab a bowl of popcorn ‘cause this could be very entertaining indeed. There’s a certain guilty pleasure in watching two people argue over which pretend God/Prophet is real. I will say that it doesn’t do the image of Islam any favors to have the Muslim woman react in the manner she did – religion of peace and love my ass – but it’s not like the Christians don’t have anything to answer for as well. The only thing that really concerns me about this video, however, is that both of those people can vote in the next election.