Hi dear readers,
Am I back from the dead? Well… actually, I wasn’t really “dead.” Rather, I was spending my (very NOT-copious) free time expressing my views on Quora. I felt that there was a much wider audience for my heresies there than here. Indeed, my comments/answers got a lot of views, and I like to think that they swayed some people toward the truth.
Not surprisingly, I got banned. Not a permanent ban; just a 2-week ban. It’s just as well; I needed a rest from that forum anyway. After a while, it starts to become like work. I’ve got enough actual work as it is! That’s right, I’m still not retired.
What got me banned was too many “Be Nice, Be Respectful (BNBR)” violations. Not that I was ACTUALLY not nice, or not respectful. But one can run afoul of this rule by:
- Answering questions about race and ethnicity honestly.
- Referring to whites as a “white community.”
- Linking to Amren.com.
- Citing FBI crime statistics.
- Berating white/non-Muslim people for not standing up for themselves in the face of blatant discrimination.
It’s the last one that was the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back for me.
When my 2 weeks is up, I do plan on continuing to post there, but I’ll be very careful what I write, and link to this blog to more honestly complete my thoughts. We’ll see how that goes.
Aside from that, I look forward to meeting some of y’all at the upcoming Amren conference!