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[Dave Blount uses a Tweet from a fake Twitter account to show that Dr. Zakir Naik wants the movie "Gravity" banned for contradicting Islamic teachings.]

Why Allah Wants the Movie Gravity Banned

Under Obama and his Affirmative Action flunky Charles Bolden, NASA’s “foremost” mission is helping Muslims to feel good about their supposed scientific achievements. Now I get why. Their self-esteem really needs it, considering that no actual achievements will be forthcoming from people still living in the Dark Ages:

Dave Blount, Moonbattery 48 Comments [11/20/2013 5:30:13 AM]
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Eppur, si muove!

There are fundies in Christianity who also insist that the world is flat. Probably some on Moonbattery.

11/20/2013 5:34:55 AM


I guess that Mr. Blount never studied the part of history where those "backwards" Muslims were building great cities and preserving the knowledge of the ancients while his European ancestors were actually living in the Dark Ages.

11/20/2013 5:53:20 AM

Mister Spak

Dave Blount calls for an immediate ban on the movie Jurassic Park as it shows Earth is a hundreds of millions of years old, which is against Bible & thus insulting to moonbats.

11/20/2013 5:57:49 AM


Everyone who says the Bible is to be taken literally is also still living in the Dark Ages. As a matter of fact, the Quran is 600 years younger than the Bible. During the Dark Ages, it was the Arabs who were the guardians of knowledge, while Europe were busy burning books and murdering inventors.

11/20/2013 6:00:01 AM


Under Obama and his Affirmative Action flunky Charles Bolden, NASA’s “foremost” mission is helping Muslims to feel good about their supposed scientific achievements.

What!? How do you even come to a conclusion like that? What does the most recent project, Maven, even have to do with Islam (except that maybe some Muslim scientists and engineers could be involved)?

11/20/2013 6:10:31 AM

Filin De Blanc

Wingnuts will believe anything as long as it makes their enemies look bad part eleventy-billion.

11/20/2013 6:14:55 AM

Doubting Thomas

Forget that this is a fake tweet that you got taken in by, but what does this have to do with Obama?

Oh right, that "darkie Kenyan-born Muslim" thing...

The sad part is that if someone made Origin of the Species into a movie, Christians all across the country would be calling for it to be banned because it contradicts the bible.

11/20/2013 6:15:41 AM


Algebra. Invented by an Arab Muslim named Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi, is the basis of much of modern technology. The name comes from the Arab word al-jabr, meaning "restoration" which was part of the book that al-Khwarizmi "published" (as much as you publish a book in the middle ages). He was also one of the driving forces behind the adoption of the Indian numeric system westwards of India, later developing into the Arab numerical system which we use today.

Abbas ibn Firnas, Arab Muslim, invented clear glass and lenses.

Abu Bakr Zakariya al-Razi, Persian Muslim, he identified smallpox, measles, and was the first to see that fever was part of the body's defenses against illnesses.

11/20/2013 6:21:20 AM


It's ironic that a man who himself follows a dark-age religion is condemning a man who follows a different dark-age religion.

11/20/2013 6:21:40 AM


All the stuff I've seen from Naik seem to be about bending every word in the Quran to make it appear as if the ancient Muslims knew all about gravity, solar motion, the shape of the earth...in other words, just like every other fundie, Christian, Muslim or Jew (I am not that conversant with Buddhism). Some of it verges on the "how many angels can dance on the head of a pin" for sheer inane stupidity. Combine with his support for terrorism, it appears he is nothing but an asshole.

But putting that all aside, did he in fact call for the banning of the movie Gravity? Or was this all a set up?

11/20/2013 6:26:25 AM


11/20/2013 6:26:54 AM


Word salad? I have no idea what Obama and affirmative action have to do with anything here.

11/20/2013 6:58:38 AM




'Never gonna give you up,
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry,
Never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you!'

[/Rickrolling] >:D

11/20/2013 8:01:05 AM


Dave read a fucking history book. See what Christians were like in the dark ages and compare to Muslims.

11/20/2013 8:45:29 AM


Their self-esteem really needs it, considering that no actual achievements

Indeed. Now if you excuse me I need to get back to using al-gorithms full of al-gebra. I'll have to admit it sometimes seem like a bit of a 0 sum game but it's astronomically important.

11/20/2013 10:22:08 AM


"people still living in the Dark Ages"

I've never seen a bigger pot/kettle moment...

11/20/2013 10:35:28 AM


Really, Dave?

11/20/2013 10:46:38 AM


Is this maroon even aware of what the Dark Ages are named after?

11/20/2013 11:35:25 AM


"their supposed scientific achievements" - Yeah except for that whole 'algebra' and 'chemistry' thing.

11/20/2013 11:40:38 AM

You don't like it, therefore it must be banned?

That's religious open-mindedness for you...

11/20/2013 11:45:44 AM

New Face of Rev

While a proportion of Muslims may reject human evolution, most of them don't have much of a problem with modern cosmology.

11/20/2013 12:36:57 PM


The sad thing is, there really are a few devout Muslims out there who believe the Earth is flat.

What I didn't like about Gravity were its orbital mechanics. Even in an alternate universe where the ISS and the Chinese Tiangong space station are in the same orbit 100 miles apart, thrusting TOWARD the Chinese space station should have sent Sandra Bullock farther AWAY from it! (She'd either lengthen her orbit if she were behind it, or quicken her orbit if she were in front of it; in either case it would end up farther away at the completion of their next orbit.)

11/20/2013 1:55:38 PM


@ Ludd :

Actually, the Arabs didn't invent chemistry. That was Boyle and Lavoisier, both of whom were European (and both of whom came along much later than the heyday of Arab science.)

11/20/2013 1:57:13 PM

Old Viking

Our flat earth is better than their flat earth.

11/20/2013 2:06:11 PM


Did any significant scientific advance come from the Muslim world after, say, 1250?

11/20/2013 3:55:40 PM

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