We interrupt this vacation . . .
. . . for a special news report! According to the Malay Mail Online, August 4, 2015), the Perak mufti Tan Sri Harussani Zakaria - whom most of us have never heard of - has reminded Muslims to "Avoid intellect, logic when it comes to Islam," an Islamist statement I thought my readers should also be aware of:
"Islam is based on faith . . . . Don't make any remarks based on the intellect or logic because . . . [Islamic laws] are laws of Allah . . . . The intellect is governed by desires and it is influenced by Shaitan (Satan). Don't be ruled by desires and rudderless comments."In other words, don't think. Just do as commanded by the Islamist religious elite. But what if the religious elite disagree? To what can one turn when religious leaders disagree? Without recourse to rationality, what is left but force? Without intellect, without logic, without reason, might makes right. We see this daily in the Islamic State . . .
We now return you to the vacation, which is still in progress . . .