City Journal and the Porn Pledge

There are some pressing matters that I have to tend to and I have not been able to complete my take on something that has upset me for a long time. If you want to find a living embodiment of everything that is wrong with the American psyche, new urbanism, American policies of war, and race just go and read City Journal. As a matter of fact Rev. Jeremiah Wright should have presented this publication as exhibit A in his speech yesterday at the National Press Club. Insha’Allah I want to tie in their views on race, urbanism, criminal justice, masculinity, class, and their visceral hatred for Muslims and a call for an all out war with the ummah ( while finding more Muslims than right-wing urbanists in the armed forces). Insha’Allah this is what I am working on.

 

Now, to a completely unrelated topic (unless you take into account the fondness for S&M and fetish sex that the above described group tends to have) a brother by the name of Ed Abd Al-Ghafur has sent me this link for an “accountability” website that helps Muslims struggling with porn. This is a big issue in the American-Muslim community and in the Muslim World ( Hizb-ut-Tahrir aside) where there is a lot of gender separation. My guess is that the problem is not as bad amongst American Muslim converts or their children as we are more comfortable in our approach to the opposite sex so Allah has spared us from that fitnah of porn ( even if brothers do email me the latest from Bossip). This is a good effort and I encourage brothers to support it.

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6 thoughts on “City Journal and the Porn Pledge

  1. I think the Muslim programmers out there need to develop a software that can be installed on PCs throughout the Muslim ummah that re-directs all pron sites to a site containg Qur’an and Hadith sayings about fearing Allah (swt) and staying away from sin. I think that would be amazing.

  2. Actually there is some special software developed by the Fins which prevents porn sites from loading, Saudi ISPs use it to filter the gunk out. Of course they use to filter other things as well. Besides commercial software, theres also the free no ad hosts file which block tens of thousands of ad servers

    http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

    Umar has made this association of gender separation and porn addiction in the past, I think it’s simplistic nonsense. If that were the case pornography wouldn’t be big business in the western world where there is no gender separation. The reason porn is becoming a problem is because of widespread availability with minimal effort through the internet. In the studies I’ve read, porn addiction is just as bad as substance abuse with addicts needing greater “doses” to reach a high. Less time online, marriage earlier then later and other real responsibilities should do the trick. Oh, and having respect for woman makes a big difference too.

  3. I don’t think programing the software in computers is the problem I think we need to reprogram our minds as men. I could go into great depth on this but the porn problem is related to the problem of men loosing their masculinity. And can be traced back to the epidemic of vigina worship. When men start to realize their own worth. That biologically they are complete and in fact the woman needs the man to complete her. There are two things that a man has the a woman needs to complete her. The seed of knowledge and the seed of life. Every woman knows that she is emotional by nature and needs a man’s sound judgement to guide her. In addition she knows the value of the man’s seed that she can live off that seed for life. Unfortunately most of our men do not recognize where their value lies. Man has the innate need to gain power and conquer and men that can’t do so socially settle for conquering “the P”. But men that can conquer socially know that “The P” is a consequence of Social Dominance. I mean look at Bill Gates he doesn’t fit the bill of a typical ladies man. But I bet you Bill can pull any female he wants because he has conquered socially. If a study is conducted you will find most porn addicts are social misfits and loosers. May Allah return our men their Rajoolah…

    Ameen

    رشيد مور

  4. Agreed, Rashid. We could expand the discussion even further on the consequences of social engineering via gender role reversal. Pornography has become so mainstream that those who refrain from it are the ones considered “abnormal.” Ever wonder why billions of dollars of satellite programming is available for free in much of the so called third world?
    Back when I was a student in the ER we had a feme-nutter female doctor who was known for off the cuff remarks. We had a similar discussion on pornography on a slow night and her answer to it all was “men are dogs,” yet she had no problems with porn itself. I like let it go at first but when she repeated it, told her “theres no shortage of b***** either, and dogs only go for b******.”
    Sad, but true.

  5. Just wanted to clarify how to find the Muslim Accountability circle on the website (there are many accountability circles from different backgrounds). To find the circle go to: http://www.no-porn.com. Click on forums, register as a member, click on the support boards, and then click on accountability circle. There you’ll see a posting for the Muslim Accountability Circle. It’s completely anonymous. This might very well be the first support circle of its kind for Muslims on the internet.

    Ed Abd Al-ghafur

  6. The reason why muslims who have been brought up in the US and convert to Islam do not engage in crazy pornography watching is NOT because they are more comfortable with gender relations. That is a very very wrong statement and forgive me if I am misunderstanding you.

    Pronography is MADE in places where gender relations are very relaxed. And it TRULY flourishes in areas where race relations are relaxed. The United States spends BILLIONS on porn every year. We have very very relaxed gender relations in this country and our “comfort” with the other gender has nothing to do with our addiction to pronography. Actually, you can argue that THAT is the reason WHY people are addicted to pronography here better than you cna argue the other reason.

    The reason WHY muslim converts are less prone to addiction to pronography is JUST that – they are MUSLIM converts who were brought up in the US who have more of an awareness of their religion and WHO understand the traps of their society and are much more proactive in avoiding them because of their new conversion (or reversion) to Islam.

    Countries where gender relations are very conservative have problems of pronography NOT because they can’t chit chat with their fellow girl students after class openly in society, but BECAUSE PORNOGRAPHY is AVAILABLE and is brought to them in a way in which it is accesible.

    The problem of pornography and pornography addiction is a problem of access and the problem of it ACTUALLy being available and something you can purchase or view relatively easily in private. And the only defense against this plague is fear of Almighty Allah. And the people who probably have the most fear are the ones who leave their old faith and ways behind to revert to Islam, especially out of fear of Allah.

    Anyway – this is my understanding of the situation. Allah knows best.

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