August 05, 2018

Religion of Peace? Bangladeshi photographer gets brutal backlash for viral image of public kiss

David MenziesMission Specialist

A beautiful image of lovers kissing in a monsoon downpour captured in the spur of the moment by photojournalist Jibon Ahmed, was received positively by the couple and thousands of social media users who responded with a hearty thumbs-up.

Then the brutal backlash kicked in because this image was captured in Bangladesh, a majority Muslim country where extremism is deepening.

The photographer was fired and roughed up by fellow photographers. Apparently, a man and woman kissing while fully clothed is tantamount to triple-X pornography.

One fundamentalist blogger wrote:

"Lovers are getting more audacious by the day. Earlier these things were done in secret. Now they are doing it in broad daylight. The day is not far when they will be making love in public."

For his part, the photographer said he would not tolerate this sort of moral policing, telling Bangladesh News 18 that a "twisted sense of morality cannot dictate an artist's work."

Can anyone explain how Islam snagged that "religion of peace" slogan again?

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commented 2018-08-07 04:35:16 -0400
You can find this incident on Google but “curiously” you won’t get an URL that can be pasted…
commented 2018-08-07 04:20:30 -0400
Ah yes, Bangladesh, that wonderful country where they chase frenzied elephants into the water until the poor beasts drown…
commented 2018-08-06 22:56:17 -0400
Amy Lynn….You must be a large person after all the Troll Food that you trap on The Rebel.
commented 2018-08-06 19:55:21 -0400
I’ve maintained for years that Islam is nothing but a political movement masquerading as a religion . Everything they do is directed towards the capture of land and the subjugation of the inhabitants of that land .
I worship my own God and I shall not recognize Allah as a God or Islam as a religion. Peaceful or otherwise.
commented 2018-08-06 18:56:01 -0400
Clarification: Mention the caliphate and each Muslims duty( to spread sharia law in the host country), (either) to a Muslim, or even an ex Muslim and they become visibly uncomfortable
commented 2018-08-06 18:51:17 -0400
Good succinct explanation Hyacinth. It highlights why allowing Islam to gain traction in our country, or any western country is the biggest mistake it will ever make. Justin Trudeau is the biggest and best dhimmi of all. All of the Canadians I know won’t accept being a dhimmi in their own country. Soft jihad or hard. Islam is anti west and has only one intention. Mention the caliphate and each Muslims duty to a Muslim, or even an ex Muslim and they become visibly uncomfortable. The Muslim will probably do a taqiyya job on you and the ex Muslim will agree but squirm.
#Islam #DavidWood #ABCNews
Whitewashing Islam: 20 Errors on 20/20 (ABC News)
commented 2018-08-06 16:36:40 -0400
I think they mean the religion of “piss”… May “piss” be on Mohammed and all that believe in and follow him… May Allah be the recipient of all that

" piss "
commented 2018-08-06 14:40:32 -0400
Islam calling itself the “religion of peace” is simply ironic humor. Like calling a tall guy “Shorty,” or a chubby guy “Slim.” It’s not meant to be taken seriously.
commented 2018-08-06 14:08:40 -0400
Oh yeah, how political Islam will take over your culture and enforce their own with their sharia police/politician/police and press.

Canada ignores what is already going on in countries around them which have already been Islamised. They just refuse to register what is going on right in front of their own eyes on their own streets. Why are Canadians so trusting? In the UK, British girls are harassed by mutaween (sharia police), if they wear short skirts and tank tops. In their own country Islam tells them how to dress! Islam is having a resurgence around the world because people have let their guard down. Bad idea.
Political Islam

When your immigration minister is a Muslim refugee and you are excoriated for bringing up the strangeness of the appointment, is when you know you are a country in distress. A sitting duck.
commented 2018-08-06 14:05:59 -0400
These trolls aren’t just here to jack off, that is for sure. They have been ‘sicked’ on the Rebel. No doubt in my mind. Maybe Andrew is strange enough to do it for fun, but the rest of them have been recruited, although they obviously gain some satisfaction from trying to ‘catch’ us up.

Now what was this thread about? See that’s what they do, the buggers,they just bugger things up.
commented 2018-08-06 12:59:29 -0400

I’m sorry but I disagree. I believe unanswered lies and slander here damage The Rebel. And make no mistake, they are not going to “sulk away” under any circumstances, including being ignored. They aren’t here to feed their egos. They are here to damage The Rebel with lies and slander, which cannot be allowed to stand.
commented 2018-08-06 12:55:32 -0400
BTW, I am not calling ‘Flatearth Flatwater’ a traitor troll (many of his comments are spot on), but his last comment, regarding race, was misinformation and needed to be refuted with the truth. We never want to get sidetracked down the road he was on last night when he wrote that comment. It was wrong and someone had to say it was wrong. That kind of thing is exactly what anti-Canada traitors are looking for to discredit The Rebel.
commented 2018-08-06 12:52:38 -0400
Ted, “Rather, I think that letting lies and misinformation go unanswered wastes time and damages this forum.” Most on this forum are well aware of the lies and misinformation spread by the “useful idiots” and spending a lot of time and space trying to reason with them damages this forum. Don’t feed the trolls, and they will sulk away.
commented 2018-08-06 12:46:32 -0400
Muta Ween,

I appreciate many of your comments here, but in the case of your last comment addressed to Alberta Maga and me, I think you have missed the mark. I understand and share your frustration with the traitor trolls, but I don’t think that refuting the traitor trolls’ lies or speaking the truth is either a waste of time or damaging to this forum. Rather, I think that letting lies and misinformation go unanswered wastes time and damages this forum.
commented 2018-08-06 12:00:52 -0400
Islam never should have been our problem, never. After the Trudeau’s, Islam is Canada’s worst mistake. The WEST’S biggest mistake. We should have taken listened to Churchill.
commented 2018-08-06 10:28:54 -0400
HYACINTH commented 2 hours ago.
Amongst other things…. .
Why would young Justin find it necessary to sidle up to the Castro’s?
……………………………………. .

Daaaaddy Daaaaaddy, I’d fly a million miles for one of your smiles, Daaaaddy.
commented 2018-08-06 09:48:42 -0400
There is no Maduro Derangement Syndrome in Venezuela because like Cuba they have no free press or social media .
In Canada ,the media is 90 ℅ leftist yet the leftists resent even 5℅ of us expressing an alternate viewpoint in any maaner including this forum
commented 2018-08-06 09:10:55 -0400
“Sometimes people don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche
commented 2018-08-06 08:29:37 -0400
Lots of Trudeau Derangement Syndrome on this board.
commented 2018-08-06 08:10:45 -0400
The troll “Lynn/Stark” is a Liberal propagandist, similar to the hacks from Trudeau Senior’s day. Difference today is that these clowns have the internet to use to spam their pro-red messages to the masses, Trudeau wants to control the internet – control the news you control the population. Just a few interesting links about the Trudeau Dynasty, dozens more online:
The Trudeau family’s love of tyrants
Political blind spots are inevitable when you have warm thoughts for oppressors
The Trudeaus have been at this for six decades, flirting with the murderous icons of communist oppression since the 1950s when Trudeau the First expressed his admiration for elements of Stalin’s Soviet Communism. In the 1960s, a 41-year-old Pierre Trudeau visited Communist China during the great famine and co-wrote a book hailing Maoism and denying the existence of a national food policy that killed 38 million people. He never retracted his China views. But, in the 1970s, he cozied up to Fidel Castro, who until his death Friday has held the Caribbean island in a form of political slavery. Why would young Justin find it necessary to sidle up to the Castros — and, recently, Chinese Communists? His self-involving comments on his family’s links to Castro follow recent revelations of his personal pay-for-access sessions with Chinese Communist officials and oligarchs. The connections apparently generated $1 million in contributions by a Chinese businessman to Trudeau-related institutions.
The suicide note left by Fidel Castro’s eldest son has rocked the Cuban nation this week, with the most astonishing revelation being the claim that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was his half-brother and the son of the late Fidel Castro.
The handwritten note left by Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, 68, the eldest of Fidel Castro’s children, appears to confirm the longstanding rumor in Cuba that Fidel Castro fathered Justin Trudeau after a public tryst with Margaret Trudeau in 1970.
Entitled The New Great Game, CBC lauded Trudeau’s film as a “special documentary for The National,” with the film’s proprietors and distributors listing CBC and its French counterpart SRC, as producers “in association.” Trudeau’s point-of-view documentary was described as investigating “how the movement of oil is shaping a new world order.” In reality, the only thing “special” about this film was how it singled Israel out for exclusive opprobrium while downplaying the grievous threat that a nuclear Iran poses to the Jewish state, the U.S., and the world.
Most alarming to the U.S., however, has been Trudeau’s position on Iran, where the regime seems to want to increase its influence in Canada due to its proximity to the U.S. Trudeau has been enabling this penetration. He allowed Tehran to re-open its embassy in Canada. He has already lifted Canadian sanctions against Iran, and his government has downgraded its travel warnings to citizens wishing to go there, despite ongoing arrests and torture of Canadians and others. In the run-up to his election, Trudeau told a Khomeinist newspaper with Hezbollah sympathies that he would have a special immigration program for Muslims.
Justin Trudeau’s father, former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, had held rather radical views in his youth. Typical of the days of his youth and education (1930s to early 1940s) he held views which included anti-Semitism and pro-fascism, not unusual in many intellectual circles at the time. views. He also held pro-separatist views for Quebec. As he matured, and certainly after assuming the role of prime minister, he moderated his positions and became a Canadian Federalist who was tough on terrorism. But he remained overtly friendly with dictators, such as Cuba’s Fidel Castro.
Like his father before him, Justin Trudeau too has maintained an admiration for dictatorships. After the death of Cuba’s Fidel Castro in 2016, Justin Trudeau wrote a fawning eulogy for him. When questioned in an open and friendly forum about which country he admires most outside of Canada, Trudeau said he admired the basic dictatorship of the Chinese Communist government. … Four years earlier, Sacha — who is also a filmmaker — cooperated with Iran’s state-owned PressTV to co-produce a flattering documentary, entitled “The New Great Game,” about the Islamic Republic. According to the documentary, Iran’s nuclear program is for “defensive” purposes only, and serves as an effective “deterrent” against supposed Israeli aggression and belligerence. While not initially disclosed at the time of the program’s airing, it became clear later that Al Jazeera Arabic had also contributed to it. Al Jazeera is the media mouthpiece of the government of Qatar and under the heavy influence of the Muslim Brotherhood.
“I urge you to use your unique position as minister, and the discretion afforded to you under the law, to exempt Mohamed Harkat from deportation and let him stay and live a productive life in Canada,” Alexandre Trudeau wrote, adding: “Make this decision of yours another shining example of your government’s commitment to sunny ways.”
Justin Trudeau has consistently shown an opposition to freedom of speech and freedom of expression, and it’s no coincidence that he’s threatening to “regulate” Facebook – one of the social networks where opposition to his government is growing the fastest.
commented 2018-08-06 06:43:55 -0400
Sorry Alberta Magna and Ted Tadright but every word you typed after Amy Lynn was a total waste of your time and contributes to the decline of this forum .
commented 2018-08-06 06:38:36 -0400
And you can bring this antediluvian regressive culture to your own neighborhood just by voting for Liberals and NDP.
commented 2018-08-06 04:00:16 -0400
Any Lynn sorry but no there are not that many peaceful ones. And did you read all their minds? LMAO!
And tell me why there is a Christian genocide going on in the middle east right now? Is that what you call peace?
commented 2018-08-06 03:34:34 -0400
‘Amy Lynn’,

The fact that you pull this kind of crap tells Rebel viewers all they need to know about your credibility: zero.
commented 2018-08-06 03:31:42 -0400
‘Amy Lynn’,

Your link to the photos of Trump ‘bowing’ to a Saudi king demonstrates how you leftists regularly pull your own form of taqiyya (deception). Obama willingly bowed low to a previous Saudi king of his own accord. Trump was cleverly manouevered into a slight bow by a Saudi king to receive a necklace from him. I saw the video of that event, so I know what I’m talking about. I suspect you know also and are deliberately deceiving people.
commented 2018-08-06 03:13:51 -0400
Flatwater Flatearth,

I should add that Japan and India are two exceptions, but they were heavily influenced by Christian civilization in recent times, which explains their rise to the status of Western-style social and tech civilizations.
commented 2018-08-06 03:07:47 -0400
Flatwater Flatearth,

With the exception of Israel, where the religion of Judaism has been the lynchpin of culture. The contrast between civilization in Israel and its neighbors in the Middle East is nothing short of astounding. Israel is the epitome of advanced Western civilization, socially and technologically, unlike its neighbors, which continue to languish.
commented 2018-08-06 03:01:32 -0400
Flatwater Flatearth,

Japan, South Korea, India, and a fairly large number of other countries in Latin America, from Mexico to Argentina and Chile, have free democratic capitalist systems that demonstrate that race is not the determining factor in civilization vs lack of same. The determining factor is culture, in many cases mixed with religion. Where the Christian religion has flourished to the point of being the lynchpin of culture, civilization has flourished. Where Christianity has not flourished to the point of being the lynchpin of culture, civilization has languised.