Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev urged his people not to forget their indigenous religious traditions. On Thursday, at a ceremony in Astana honouring the 20th anniversary of Kazakh independence, he said, “With independence, our ancestral religion has grown significantly. From the dim mists of our past, we know perfectly well that there’s no real religion where there’s no independence. However, based in history, I want to remind you of another detail… the basis of religion is tradition. It’s based on such traditions in every nation. That which is dear to others, isn’t all that important to us. Over the centuries, we’ve evolved our own culture, our people have their customs and traditions, and we’ve inherited from our ancestors a clear direction. We must follow it”.
15 December 2011
This puts the rants on some irresponsible konvertsy websites into perspective. As President Nazarbayev stated, “Over the centuries, we’ve evolved our own culture, our people have their customs and traditions, and we’ve inherited from our ancestors a clear direction. We must follow it”. If you believe that Islam‘s a monolithic conspiracy bent on taking over the world, you’re a boob and ignoramus… and I’ll say it publicly over my initials (I NEVER use usernames anywhere… such nonsense is fit only for the cowardly creepin’ cruds that post on Monomakhos and OCA Truth). Of course, the same people who believe that Islam is bent on world domination today, in the 1980s, believed that the USSR was bent on world domination, and if we didn’t throw billions at defence contractors, we’d go to hell in a handbasket (remember the Reagan Administration’s fancy glossy editions of Soviet Military Power? They won the Pulitzer Prize for Best Fiction Fantasy of the Decade). They haven’t changed their tune… only their bogeyman has changed.
The worst that most Muslims will do to you is to offer you a chance to sit down and share their biryani (in fact, most Muslim cultures enforce VERY strict hospitality codes, which extend to all comers, not merely Muslims)… and that’s not bad at all. Oh… DON’T dip into the biryani with your left hand… a word to the wise…