Posted by Ryan on September 16, 2008
Just when they’ve been a little bit quiet lately, one of the old world-jihad ilk has come up with this: “Satan’s soldier” himself, Mickey Mouse must be killed “in all cases” under shariah law according to Sheikh Muhammad Munajid, a former Saudi diplomat in Washington DC.
Why, you ask?
Because mice are impure creatures and should be killed, even the cartoon ones. Positively portraying mice, as Disney does (in the face of shariah law, mind you) is corrupting our youth. Tsk tsk, all of you, tsk tsk.
But think about this…
Loveable al Aqsa children’s show mouse, Farfur, is already dead.
“What next?” we thought. “How can they top that craziness?” we pondered. “Where do we go from here?” they pined.
Well, now we know — Mickey Mouse is the next target of jihad!
Pic from the American Conservative.
Posted in Anything Else, Religion, War on Terror | Tagged: jihad, Mickey Mouse, shariah law, Sheikh Muhammad Munajid | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Ryan on August 3, 2008
Of course, Hamas is the instigator here, shaving the mustaches of Fatah prisoners or dissodents in public in order to humiliate them. I know the whole cultural thing about facial hair in that part of the world, but I would not be surprised if lack of a mustache could get you killed in Gaza one day.
A few questions come to mind, however: before performing jihad and getting to rape those afterlife virgins, isn’t it prescribed that one shaves off any excess hair? Could (by some interpretation) facial hair be considered “excess” hair in that regard? If so, doesn’t this act put these members of Fatah on a fast track to wear that snug and hardly-noticeable suicide belt faster than those Hamas folks could, say, if they wanted to blow up Jews or Hamas members? And ultimately, isn’t that an unfair advantage which could backfire on Hamas one day? If that all follows, I’m not sure Hamas quite thought this renewed policy through fully.
Either way, sarcasm aside, there seems something very 7th Century about this whole thing. It is clear that Fatah, by cooperating with Israel and the West, is in a much better position to achieve independence than Hamas, who continues to be violent obstructionists with their sights set squarely on the mustaches of their enemies for the purpose of humiliation and degradation. I just don’t think that’s a winning strategy in the long-run.
Posted in International Relations, Israel, Religion, War on Terror | Tagged: Fatah, Gaza, Hamas, jihad, Seventh Century | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Ryan on June 8, 2008
Word came out about a decision by the Montgomery County Public School Council, in Maryland, that they will support a textbook that “adjusts” the definition of jihad and shariah law in order to give a more positive view of Islam to their middle and high school students in order to “avoid inconvenient truths.”
Take this pill, young ones, it’s only history class. No need to think or understand… Yay! Now everyone’s happy!
However, “jihad” is not only a personal, inward struggle, but also a call for the destruction of those who threaten Islam. We do our students a huge disservice if we ostensibly lie to them by purposely omitting the whole, true, modern-day interpretations of jihad. Our students will not fully be able to grasp why there are millions of people in this world who want to kill them for just being them. I bet these same books do a number on Christians during the Crusades (if the Crusades are even mentioned!).
Plus my students throughout the years love a little controversy — it actually makes history worth learning to them and gets them thinking in more depth! Yet “learning” and “thought” are apparently not going on anymore in Montgomery County.
Posted in Culture, Politics, Religion, War on Terror | Tagged: jihad, jihadists, Montgomery County, shariah law | 1 Comment »