Syria: Proud to be Backward and an Extremist

Syrian blog Mohammed Online [Ar] posts six pieces of advice on how to become “backward” and an “extremist.” He also goes on to tell us why he would be proud being one.

According to Mohammed:

استطعت أن أجمع لكم صفات إن وجدت لدى أحدكم لاستحق لقب المتخلف و المتطرف بامتياز :
إن كنت ممن بنصحون الناس نصائح ما و خصوصا إن كانت دينية فإنك ترتكب حينها خطأ جسيم إما أن تعتذر عنه أو تستعد لتلقي الإنتقادات اللاذعة جراء فعلتك الشنيعة تلك !
إن كنت ممن ينصحون بعدم مشاهدة الأفلام الإباحية ، فاستغفر الله و اتقيه ، فهذا أكبر دليل على كونك متابع عتيق للأفلام الإباحية أو همجي تنصح بما لا علم لك فيه، فالأفلام الإباحية محتاجة لخبير ديني ليفتي بحرمانيتها !
إن كنت ممن يستخدمون مصطلحات دينية، مثل سيئات ، حسنات ، رضا الله ، سخط الله، إتباع الشريعة الإسلامية، فأنت إذاً حينها متطرف و همجي و متخلف و غير حضاري ، لأن هذا دليل على أنك لست متحضر و مازلت تعيش زمن الإبل !
إن كنت تعارض تلك الكتب و المقالات التي تتعرض للذات الإلهية فأنت إنسان غير مثقف و لست مع حرية الإبداع !
إن كنت ممن يشجعون الفتيات على لبس الحجاب، فأنت رجولي تضطهد المرأة و تجبرها على ما تكره و تقوض تطور المجتمع !
إن كنت باختصار تحاول قدر المستطاع نشر الفضيلة فأنت يا صديقي متخلف و متطرف و همجي !
و في الختام كم أتمنى أن أكون متخلف إن كان هذا هو التخلف في نظر البعض !

I have been able to collect all the characteristics, which if found in any of you, you would deserve the titles ‘backward’ and ‘extremist.’
– If you were among those who advise others, especially in religious matters, then you are committing a grave mistake. So you either apologise immediately or get ready to accept criticism for that despicable action!
– If you were among those who advise people not to watch porn, pray to Allah for forgiveness, as this is the biggest proof that you are following those films obsessively or a barbaric, who is speaking about what he doesn't know about. Banning porn should come from a religious figure, who should issue a fatwa (Islamic religious edict) in this regard!
– If you were among those who use religious terminology, such as sins, good deeds, the mercy of God, the wrath of God, Islamic Shari'a (Islamic law), then you are someone who is an extremist, barbaric, backward and uncivilised. It is proof that you still live in the era of camels!
– If you were among those who have objections to books and articles which question God, then you are uncultured and against freedom of innovation!
– If you were among those people who encourage girls to wear the Hijab (Islamic head scarf), then you are trying to subjugate women by forcing them to do what they hate and thereby limiting the development of our society!
– In short, if you were spread virtue in society, then you are backward, an extremist and barbaric!
In conclusion, I hope to be more backward, if this is backwardness in the eyes of some!


  • Samer Al-Nimr

    Very interesting article. It deserves to be read more than once and really contemplated. I will like to see more of what Mohamed has blogged.

  • Globalist

    Good to see that even extremists understand sarcasm.

    Now, I wonder if they’ll understand irony when something they do is considered haraam or bid’ah!

  • TruthLoader

    I am very vexed by the title ‘Proud to Be Backward and Extremist’. It is in fact preposterous and insulting in means of describing yourself when you talk BS lies. Syria is a Christian country invaded by muslim barbarians whom you are probably refering to.

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