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Hefner Comparison Offends Muslims

December 15, 2005 | 5 Comments

New York, New York, December 15, 2005
Special to The Raving Atheist

The American Muslim community — whose religion was founded by a prophet with thirteen wives including a six year old girl — is up in arms over a feminist icon’s suggestion that Hugh Hefner is “sort of Moslem.” Ms. Magazine founder Gloria Steinem made the comparison in this week’s New York Observer, calling the Playboy magnate “pathetic” for dating four 20-something women at once.

Edina Lekovic of the Muslim Public Affairs Council called upon Steinem to apologize. “To equate Hugh Hefner with any religion is an insult to that religion,” she said. Ibrahim Cooper, commnications director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, added that “[[i]f Steinem is truly a person who values inclusiveness and tolerance in society, she should avoid using religious references in her personal disputes.”

Cooper called Hefner a “eunuch” whose women were “too few and too old.” Noting that no pious Muslim would consider a thirty-way bacchanalian pre-teen flesh orgy outside the bounds of matrimony, Cooper said the comparison to Hefner’s undersexed overaged libertine fornication was sacrilegious. “Islam teaches that marriage is an intimate, personal relationship between a man and fifty-seven slavegirls, meant to endure until the end of time or a mass beheading.”


5 Responses to “Hefner Comparison Offends Muslims”

  1. Retarded_Clown
    December 15th, 2005 @ 9:22 pm

    “…thirty-way bacchanalian pre-teen flesh orgy outside the bounds of matrimony..”

    Maybe there is a god after all.

  2. Judas
    December 16th, 2005 @ 12:59 pm

    The way I see it, the four 20-something women are the “pathetic” ones – They’re dating a man much younger than their combined 80-to-90-something age!

  3. Ilkka Kokkarinen
    December 16th, 2005 @ 1:09 pm

    Steinem’s comments nicely demonstrate how little information there is in a feminist assessment of some man being “jerk” or “pathetic”.

    And just as Judas said, if Hef is “pathetic”, what does that make those young beautiful women who voluntarily stay in his harem? Or the vast majority of men who wouldn’t have a slightest chance of even one date with any of those women?

  4. Breakerslion
    December 19th, 2005 @ 2:24 pm


    Why does Hugh Heffner date four 20-something women at once?


    Because he can.

    I see nothing pathetic in this. Monogamy is a female paradigm. Society at large adopts it and champions it because it minimizes certain motives for assault and attempted murder. It is all about creating a stable protective environment for child-rearing. Polygamy is the normal male paradigm, wherein a strong male (alpha) reproduces with as many females as possible to strengthen the race (species) as a whole. If these two paradigms have not existed side by side forever, then how come there is so much “cheating” and divorce? Neither one is right, neither one is wrong, they are just somewhat mutually exclusive and have different champions and detractors.

  5. Smokey
    January 20th, 2006 @ 7:22 pm

    Heff’s a Moslem? Then consider me an atheist wanna-be Moslem, but only in regards to the multi-hot wife sex thing. Forget all the mysoginist violence stuff.

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