While the world still reels from multiple terrorist attacks during Islam's holy month of Ramadan, famed atheist Richard Dawkins offered his thoughts on the religion.
Though many liberals openly claim Islam is a religion of peace, Dawkins tweeted six poignant reasons why the world would be better off without it:
Why the world would be happier without Islam
Joyless control freakery
Hostility to science & education
He repeated the tweet, saying Muslims would be happier without Islam for the same reasons.
Ramadan is considered Islam's holy month, and radicals often promise glorious rewards for martyrs during the time.
Cultural commentator Jim Denison writes:
During this month, Muslims fast from their first prayer of the day, at dawn, to the fourth, just after sunset. They also refrain from smoking and sexual relations during the day. They pray more fervently during the month and increase alms-giving.
Their increased fervor is not just to honor the month—it is also to receive greater rewards for themselves. Muhammad is believed to have preached a sermon on Ramadan in which he said, "Whoever performs an obligatory deed in (this month) shall receive the reward of performing seventy obligations at any other time." A Taliban spokesman recently stated, "Our fight is Jihad and an obligatory worship. And every obligatory act of worship has 70 times more reward in Ramadan."
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