Friday, November 03, 2017

Muslim defends Allahu akbar

Wajahat Ali writes in the NY Times:
Allahu akbar. It’s Arabic for “God is greatest.” Muslims, an eccentric tribe with over a billion members, say it several times in our five daily prayers. ... I say “Allahu akbar” out loud more than 100 times a day.
It also means "Allah is greater than the Christian God" and "Kill the infidels".
I dropped it in a conference room at the State Department, where I’d been invited to address a packed room of government employees about the power of storytelling. Specifically, I expressed my continuing gratitude for the election of Barack Obama, whom, in a joking nod to the Islamophobic paranoia that surrounded him, I called “our first Muslim American president,” adding “Allahu akbar!”
Many Muslims consider Obama to be Muslim because he has a Muslim name, he had a Muslim father and step-father, his early upbringing was Muslim, and he continues to speak favorably about Islam.
terrorists like ISIS and Al Qaeda and their sympathizers, who represent a tiny fraction of Muslims
The terrorists are a tiny fraction of Muslims, but the sympathizers are a large fraction. Maybe even a majority, depending on how poll questions are asked.

This essay is presented as from one of the good Muslims, who doesn't go around killing ppl. But sure enuf, he launches into a tirade on how he hates Donald Trump and other white ppl.
The attack had similarities to the one that took place in Charlottesville, Va., in August, when a neo-Nazi, James Alex Fields, rammed his car into a crowd of people who were protesting against a rally staged by white nationalists, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injuring 19 people. President Trump defended his initial response blaming violence on “many sides,” saying, “It takes a little while to get the facts.” That caution doesn’t seem to be applied when the suspects have been described by witnesses as “Middle Eastern” — and definitely not when they’ve said, “Allahu akbar.”
The facts are now in, and Trump was 100% correct.
If only the hurricane that devastated Puerto Rico, leaving American citizens in desperate need of power, food or water, could have yelled, “Allahu akbar,” triggering that kind of tough response. Perhaps our president would have been able to see the storm as evil. Perhaps he would have been energized by a “them versus us” rage to insist on swift action to repair the damage.
This is a revealing analogy. Muslims don't believe in free will, and see terrorists killing infidels as an inevitable course of events like hurricanes. We should just accept it, and praise Allah.
I took my children trick-or-treating in the Virginia suburbs. We walked the streets with friendly, diverse neighbors and hordes of happy kids wearing costumes and clutching bags filled with fattening goodies. My 3-year-old was a pirate and my 1-year-old was Supergirl. We all shared smiles and candies with strangers, with open hearts, without fear. Allahu akbar. God is greatest.
So from his point of view, there is no need to kill infidels. Americans will peacefully submit to a slow Muslim takeover.

After Muslim terrorist attacks, we are always told that most Muslims are not terrorists, with examples like this guy. However, it seems clear to me that this guy believes in the Islamic subjugation of infidels by any means necessary.

A highly rated comment says:
The guy who drove this truck no more represents Islam than the torturers of the Inquisition represent Christianity.
Is he really comparing to something 500 years ago? I guess you have to go back 500 years to find Christians behaving as badly as Muslims. But of course the Inquisition torturers were not as bad as today's Muslims. Christians did not go around randomly killing innocent ppl in the name of God.

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