Will Muslims now bow to Paris Hilton?

Grand Mosque
Grand Mosque (Photo credit: Jeff Attaway)

I don’t think so.

This will show you the kind of thing I do not pay attention to…  Paris Hilton.  On the other hand I like a little humor so, I was thrilled to see an article, online, that Paris Hilton, who knew she had stores, was opening a new store in Mecca.  It seems she recently announced the opening on Twitter, according to CNN.

Her announcement quickly prompted others to voice their displeasure and accused her of ‘insulting Mecca’. “It is unnecessary to have her shop here because we do not need it. If it was in our hands we would have closed all of her shops in Saudi,” said Sheikh Adnan Baharith, a conservative cleric, who preaches in Mecca.

He is redundant but, I get his point..  Nobody NEEDS Paris Hilton or her stores.  They don’t have to shop there.  It seems that she has opened a store next to the Grand Mosque and maybe they are afraid that the first “suicide bomber”/”religious warrior” to hit the store will damage the Mosque?  Maybe they are afraid that people going to the Mosque will be compelled by Satan to go inside and purchase the decadent products, probably made by Satan himself, and thus be corrupted.

Of course this leads me into the question of “free will”.  I don’t know about Allah but, Jehovah gave man free will.  All through history government bodies, whether it is tribal or a country, have passed laws that they saw as needed for the good of their group.  The first type of these were most likely put forth by the tribal shaman/holy man who gave them the force of religion in order to make it clear that there will be punishment.  The most widely known laws of this type are the 10 Commandments, which Jehovah gave to Moses.

Why bring up “free will’ in this context?  Free will means that each person has the ability to decide for himself about what laws he will go by, or ignore.  If there is no free will then each person would be set upon a course, life, that they do not control and therefore his decisions are made for him and what he does, either good or bad, does not really count.  How can a person be judged either good or bad if he does not have control of his own actions?

So, with free will each person is accountable for their own actions and, if they decide to purchase product from Paris Hilton, it is on them.  If there are enough devout Muslims then Paris Hilton’s store will fail.  If the store makes a profitt then maybe they, the clerics of Islam, should do a better job of teaching piety to their flock, rather than trying to stamp out their choice, which would mean nothing.  For good to matter there must be evil, and maybe the opening of a Paris Hilton store, next to the Grand Mosque, might be a good thing.  It would all depend on how fast it goes out of bussiness.

While I don’t particularly care about Paris Hilton, or her stores, it might be that a store with out customers would say more about Islam than a bombed out store.  One would speak of piety and tolerance, and the other would place them on the level of the Taliban, and others, who stone rape victims and hang 7 year old children for being CIA spies..  or who destroy ancient sculptures.


That Joe Guy.



By Joseph Bowen

Ex SSgt in Air Force Security Police... I had 10 years of active duty and inactive reserve. I have a total of 20 years, includes Air Force SP, security experience. I also worked 8 years and 4 months in the Garden Center of the Sarasota Cattleman Walmart. I also took the CCNA class at Sarasota Vo-Tech, when it was still called that. I am now, since 2010 a caregiver for my Mother. While I am now a registered Republican I am more likely to vote for whichever person I believe will do a better job.. In the last presidential elections I voted Libertarian, as I the two main choices seemed to be between lying crook, or an uncouth babler who could not be trusted.

1 comment

  1. If you don’t like the channel, CHANGE IT! That is what choice is all about. But Muslims have little knowledge of choice, since their antiquated Clerics see fit to keep the general population in the 11th Century. Yeah, I think they’re about a thousand years behind. Of course, THEY don’t agree. But then they don’t agree with just about anyone — sometimes not even themselves!! It is a shame that over 80% of them are un-educated in modern history, including their own! I will give them a slot just behind Java Man in evolution… (Maybe a bit extreme, but Java Man at least knew who he was!) I’m afraid that the Muslim world at large goes on to prove the adage that religion can be the downfall of a “cililizastion” — although I don’t know how you would work the word “civil” into their ideology!
    Up until fairly recently I would have to say that the United States was the shining example of what freedom FROM religion was all about. Founded on the words and/or messages of GOD and Jesus Christ, our country has at least allowed people to worship as they please — free from persecution for their beliefs. Of course Muslims would like to change that and take us back to pre-Java man… Perhaps back to Cro Magnon… or chimpanzees or lizards or some such thing.
    A society — to be successful (in my opinion) — has to yield to common acclaim and/or acceptance. This is why the Declaration and Constitution and Bill of Rights are so important. They are our National Documents of an organized society of freedom-of-choice-loving people.
    I sort of think the Chinese had the right idea when they built that wall. They were well off, thank you; and did not need outside influences to succeed in their endeavors. Right or wrong as their society may have been, it was their right to choose to isolate it. I think we should return the favor to the Muslims. Just ignore them and put no more “Western Pollution” into their society. Let them stew by themselves. If Israel were not where it is, the choice to just ignore the Middle East would be much easier.
    Oddlyt enough, on a comedy show called “The Big Bang Theory”, they came up with an interesting solution to the problem of Israel existing in a desert full of Muslims. JUST MOVE THE COUNTRY TO THE MIDDLE OF MEXICO~! Of course the idea was one of Dr. Sheldon Cooper’s — perhaps a deep thinker, but he needed much more thought over this idea. When he presented it to a Rabbi at the University, the Rabbi said: “GO AWAY!”
    Perhaps we should say that to the Muslims who would ruin the entire world with their hatred of all things non-Muslim. Or simply ask: WWJD?


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