October 31, 2012

Arab tweets: gloating over Sandy and criticizing the gloating.

A headline at Al Arabiya News reports on the ugly:
Commenting on the super-storm disaster, one person who identifies himself as a professor of religion tweeted: “We ask God to destroy them all, and not keep one of them,” because the United States “supports war and abuse towards Muslims.”
And the beneficent:
Palestinian poet Mourid Barghouti also criticized gloaters over Sandy. He tweeted: “Who told you that children, students, women and men in America wish you [Muslims] death? Politicians like Mubarak and Bush are one thing, and humanity is something else.”

In the same vein, Engy Hamdi, political activist and member of Egypt’s April 6 Movement, wrote on her Twitter account, “Did Islam teach us to gloat amid the misfortunes of people?"
It's interesting to focus on gloating

33 comments:

edutcher said...

A microcosm of the battle inside Islam.

there are a lot of good people, but they get shouted down (or murdered) by the crazies.

Ali Karim Bey said...

POTUS Obama is going to use Sandy to win. As Moore said: The campaign is C***-P**** to Victory. They have it all: NYT, etc.

James Pawlak said...

Islam is a criminal-terrorist movement based, like the drug cartels, on imposed human suffering.

chrisnavin.com said...

I don't wish for Iraqis or Egyptians to die either, frankly, and especially children. I don't want to see life taken out, especially innocence. That is tragic.

But I'd also rather have limited conflict, and constant low level war rather than death here at home. I'd rather the terrorists know that we are not going to give in to their vision of the world, and their redirected, morally absolutist, thuggish violence.

I stand with people who stay ahead of conflict, while doing what they can to be as good as possible whatever their beliefs, and I shall maintain proper respect for their beliefs, whatever those may be. Human nature, in my experience, being what is so often is, I try and maintain reasonable hope.

I remain skeptical of most of the architects of peace, and lofty idealists and utopians. There are other ways forward.

Pogo said...

Gloating is just one of Islam's many virtues.

TWM said...

If I were going to gloat it would be because how proud I am that America has the capability and drive to deal with this type of disaster while that back-ass culture would only be burying their dead and wailing in frustration.

kermitt said...

Was " gloat " her original word or a
translation?

kermitt said...

Was " gloat " her original word or a
translation?

Clyde said...

Meanwhile, according to Al Arabiya (via Drudge), 23 or 24 people were electrocuted at a wedding in Saudi Arabia; the cable was brought down by "celebratory gunfire," according to Reuters. 30 more people were injured.

:facepalm:

chrisnavin.com said...

We have the capability because we believe in greater and varied human freedom, and have rich legal, political, economic and intellectual traditions that guide us.

Meanwhile, there is a rise in Islamism, and a return to those same tribal ways united by the ancient call and the sword.

This breeds sexual frustration, righteous certitude, resentment, hatred of enemies and keeps many of them frozen in the dark ages.

chrisnavin.com said...

And I should add religious traditions as well.

Lem said...

It's interesting to focus on gloating.

We may not call it gloating but JAC this morning said something along the same lines...

2. Whenever there's a high-profile disaster, whether it's a storm or a mass murder or terrorism, so many people's instinct is to declare that their political ideology has been vindicated.

Politics is our religion.

wyo sis said...

In this case maybe people in Arab countries are acting just like people everywhere. Some are decent and some are stupid.

Quilly_Mammoth said...

Ann, saw your post on Insty and have to disagree. Those were some fine breasts. It's what men track on. Screw a bunch of Fine Art...give me pretty titties any day! Happy Happy.

holdfast said...

I think some of those guys must have been congregants of Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

On a more serious note, remember how, after that big Typhoon in [Increasingly Radical] Muslim Indonesia, the US Navy anchored offshore and sent nasty tweets? Yeah, me neither. No, they sent ships, choppers and tons of relief supplies. Of course, the Arab failed states could never provide that sort of assistance, even if they wanted to.

bagoh20 said...
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bagoh20 said...

When there is a natural disaster in their land, the United States if there first and biggest to help.

The United States has the ability to turn every Islamic nation into a wasteland of fused glass followed by decades of grinding radiation, yet we sacrifice our best and bravest, and our very prosperity to free them from tyranny when we can. Is there any doubt that if the power was reversed, what fate we could expect?

But to some, American Exceptionalism is just a fantasy.

Lyle said...

Bush nor the United States government hates Muslims. It's saved and helped plenty of them.

God damn this ignorance.

Revenant said...

Eh, all this proves is that native speakers of English haven't cornered the "online jerk" market just yet.

David said...

Just in the last two days in the Middle East, 25 Saudis died when "celebratory gunfire" brought down a overhead power line and electrocuted women who (apparently one by one) tried to open a steel door that the current was running through.

Also a cleric trying to sacrifice a steer was gored to death by the animal before he could complete the deed.

So they have their own problems to worry about.

Saint Croix said...

Islam is a criminal-terrorist movement based, like the drug cartels, on imposed human suffering.

You're talking about a billion people you've never met. And "Islam" isn't a monolithic entity by any means. At a minimum you ought to distinguish between the Sufis (awesome) and the Wahhabis (not).

The Muslims in Kosovo are Sufis and they love George W. Bush, including naming streets after him.

"Hence, deadline." That kills me.

Here's the Serbia guy pissed off at W.

Arguably one of the coolest things W did in 8 years was to tell Putin to stuff it while recognizing Kosovo independence.

This is from our Muslim fans in Kosovo, no shit. (You want to stay for the Queen song). I think they love Bush more than Laura does. That is some kinda Bush support right there.

SteveR said...

My daughter is going to school in Spain this fall and just recently visited the Alhambra. She finally realizes first hand just how dramatic the decline of that culture has been. Yet they are now in the control of willfully ignorant savages.

Sorun said...

Imagine if they feared us enough not to try and fly planes into our buildings. We'd be better off and so would they. Make & keep them fearful of us -- that's how to get peace with those people.

Tim said...

"“We ask God to destroy them all, and not keep one of them,” because the United States “supports war and abuse towards Muslims.”

Uh, yeah.

Another moron.

Because, if we really wanted to go to war with Muslims, this is how we'd do it?

Steven said...

"destroy them all, and not keep one of them"?

Let's see, there are 50,000,000 people living in the Northeast Corridor. So far, there are 72 confirmed deaths.

Seems like your Allah either doesn't agree in the slightest with your prayers, or is too weak to grant them. Which is it, Mr. Professor of Religion?

Chip Ahoy said...

Trick or treat!

I like coming here 'cause you guys give real candy bars.

Oh, the sweetest costume. I think the shark is one of those metalic-like balloons trailing behind the boy in box boat. The dad said the boy wanted to be Chef Brody in Jaws but that sounded to me more like what the dad wanted the boy to be.

Carnifex said...

I was just on Twitchy. I don't know who to be more disgusted at, the looters, or the people trying to buy gasoline. I guess the looters because they're criminals, but how do you NOT fill your gas tank before the hurricane hits you?

It's not like it crept up on anyone. When I heard where it was gonna hit I went out and filled MY truck up because I knew that this was gonna' effect the gas supply. And I live in Louisville, the safest damn city in the country climate wise. Now, all the gas here is going to go to the NE because they're going to be paying a higher price, which will raise the price here!

It's not rocket science people! Try to think more than an hour in advance!

Christy said...

Terrible as the loss of life and destruction of property is, isn't our loss minimal considering the power of Sandy? I'm proud of the Mid-Atlantic/Northeast.

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Marshal said...

“We ask God to destroy them all, and not keep one of them,” because the United States “supports war and abuse towards Muslims.”

We have 300 million citizens and the best their "god" could do was kill a handful? You worship a deity who can't muster a decent attack on mere humans yet you think you're destined for world domination? I think he's having delusions of mediocrity.

Dr Weevil said...

Let's do the arithmetic: Allah killed 72 with a gigantic hurricane and blizzard combo while some moron on Arabia killed 24 by shooting down an electric wire at a wedding. So Allah in a rage, with huge masses of rain and wind and snow at his command, has exactly three times the killing power of one pathetic human with a clip of bullets and some very bad luck? That's some puny god ya got there, Muslims.

Dr Weevil said...

To put it another way, a puny human who wasn't even trying managed to kill one-third as many as Allah, who was (say some 'clerics') trying to slaughter millions.

jim said...

Gloating, you say?

I'll just leave this here.