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Laugh Riot: Muslims Worry About Image

From those tireless defenders of the faith at the Associated Press:

Muslims condemn Mumbai attacks, worry about image

By KARIN LAUB, Associated Press Writer Karin Laub, Associated Press Writer – Sun Nov 30

RAMALLAH, West Bank – Muslims from the Middle East to Britain and Austria condemned Sunday the Mumbai shooting rampage by suspected Islamic militants as senseless terrorism, but also found themselves on the defensive once again about bloodshed linked to their religion.

Intellectuals and community leaders called for greater efforts to combat religious fanaticism…

Many Muslims said they are worried such carnage is besmirching their religion.

“The occupation of the synagogue and killing people in hotels tarnishes the Muslim faith,” said Kazim al-Muqdadi, a political science lecturer at Baghdad University. “Anyone who slaughters people and screams Allahu Akbar’ (God is Great) is sick and ignorant.”

In Britain, home to nearly two million Muslims, a spokesman for the Muslim Council of Britain, Inayat Bunglawala, said that “a handful of terrorists like this bring the entire faith into disrepute.” …

In Islamic extremist Web forums, some praised the Mumbai attacks, including the targeting of Jews.

A man identified as Sheik Youssef al-Ayeri said the killings are in line with Islam.

It’s all right for Muslims to set the infidels’ castles on fire, drown them with water …. and take some of them as prisoners, whether young or old, women or men, because it is one of many ways to beat them,” he wrote in the al-Fallujah forum.

In the Gaza Strip, the territory’s Islamic militant Hamas rulers declined comment…

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad referred to the attacks as terrorism, but added that the violence is rooted in “unjust policies” aimed at destabilizing the region. He did not elaborate…

Saudi Arabia said in a statement carried earlier this week by the Saudi Press Agency that it “strongly condemns and denounces this criminal act.” An editorial Friday in Saudi’s English-language Arab News said that “no civilized person … can be anything but revolted and sickened by the terrorist attacks in Mumbai.”

However, Jonathan Fighel, an Israeli counterterrorism expert, said Saudi organizations have been funneling money to Muslim militants in Kashmir…

Throughout the Muslim world, the attacks set off soul-searching

Thought we could all use a little chuckle this Monday morning.

But speaking of images, it is interesting to note how few photographs there are on the wire services showing the victims of this attack or the bloodshed they wreaked.

We posted one of the very few that are available.

If it were an attack by the US upon a “wedding party,” there would be an endless stream of gory pictures.

Why is that?

(Rhetorical question.)

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Monday, December 1st, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

26 Responses to “Laugh Riot: Muslims Worry About Image”

  1. Sharps Rifle

    a spokesman for the Muslim Council of Britain, Inayat Bunglawala, said that “a handful of terrorists like this bring the entire faith into disrepute.” …

    No, it’s the koran, the hadiths, the sunnahs, and those who live by those vile words that bring islime into disrepute. In fact, islime ITSELF is disreputable! Any cult which is so repellant as to have to be spread by force, or the threat of force, is by definition disreputable.

  2. Liberals Demise

    Are they afraid that we American Infidels might think of them as humane, caring, loving and forthright? Not to worry….they are still the Bastards of Mo homo ad / offspring of a R-TARD camel!!

  3. Want a powerful image?

    Look no further than the face of 2-year-old Moshe Hotlzberg, the orphan of Rabbi Gavriel Noach Holtzberg and Rivka Holtzberg.

    The Holtzbergs were gunned down in the Mumbai Hotel and the child’s nanny found him, drenched in blood next to the bullet-riddled bodies of his parents.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,459564,00.html

    That is pain. But of course, the victims were Israeli, Westerners, or Jews in general and the perpetrators Muslim, so we have to just ignore the carnage and worry about making sure the Islamic community feels good about their image.

  4. Diane

    Well, here’s hoping that the Muslims who actually disagree with the terrorists (yes, there are some) will actually do something besides express “outrage” or wag their fingers.

    Of course, I believe in the Tooth Fairy, too.

  5. BatK

    a man identified as Sheik Youssef al-Ayeri said the killings are in line with Islam.

    “It’s all right for Muslims to set the infidels’ castles on fire, drown them with water …. and take some of them as prisoners, whether young or old, women or men, because it is one of many ways to beat them,” he wrote in the al-Fallujah forum.

    The ONLY person telling the truth regarding Islam… Acc to their book, you’ve got the Dar-es-Salaam or “House of Islam/peace” and the Dar-es-el-Harb or “House of War” which would be us infidels who have not bowed the knee to Allah.

  6. DEZ

    Maybe these Muslims should take a look at the PEW research numbers.
    http://pewresearch.org/pubs/26.....slim-world

    The numbers are alarming, the small decline in supporters of terrorism is of very little comfort.
    This is not just a 0ne or two percent nut job problem, Its a good chance that if you meet 10 Muslims ,
    at the bare minimum 2.5 would support you being blown to bits.
    And that’s just the ones that openly admit it.
    If the Muslims are worried about how people view them, maybe they should clean up their act.

  7. Chinnubie

    Many Muslims said they are worried such carnage is besmirching their religion.

    If they are soooo concerned why don’t they doooo something about it besides just saying, oh that’s bad. My wife thinks we have a Muslim safe house above our apartment because she solemnly is convinced that the men living up there now are different than the men that used to live up there about 8 months ago. We aren’t sure what is going on up there and I am hoping the FBI is aware of the situation. I sent an e-mail to them and our friends think we are crazy saying there is probably a good explanation why these men never have women over or they keep to themselves and are very quite. I’m just overreacting right? If any of these guys blew something up I wouldn’t be able to identify them because I don’t know them and different men seem to take the place of others. I’m just paranoid right?

  8. Thorn

    You really have to sympathize. Committing innumerable acts of horrific terrorism has led to a whole false “terrorist” reputation for Islamist extremists. I’d hate to suggest something as crazy as, you know, denouncing terrorism. That would be just too difficult.

  9. Lipstick on a PIAPS

    Gee, if Pakistan feels so bad about this terrorist Muslim attack why don’t they just hand over the Terrorist leaders and trainers of the terrorist camps in their country. THEN the world would realise that actions speak much louder than WORDS. If you truly fell that bad about it though.

  10. 12 Gauge Rage

    So what’s Al Jezeera’s spin on this? They’ll probably say nothing but a token apology.

  11. BatK

    Al Jazeera MAY offer a token apology…. in ENGLISH

  12. brad

    besmirching….. tarnishes…… disrepute…. soul-searching…..

    Ah, this isn’t your daughter caught drunk driving, this is your religion YET AGAIN that has only confirmed what we already knew—it is a gutter religion of the devil. WWSD? What Would Satan Do?

    How about this Muslim scumbags!
    1. Pay restitution to the victims and their families with MUSLIM MONEY.
    2. Remove all religious schools from your countries, and make anyone teaching violence and hate, a crime punishable by death—an eye for an eye.
    3. Increase awareness of other people in the world outside your current ashtray?
    4. Educate your people, offer free college so they are not just learning from the glorified toilet paper known as the koran.
    5. Encourage people to become engineers and doctors, instead of terrorists.

    Stupid Apes!—-EVOLVE!—–

  13. DEZ

    “Stupid Apes!—-EVOLVE!—–”

    BRAVO!

  14. wirenut

    Damn DEZ . Don’t go to the dark side . islime “creates” parts and pieces too . Remeber 9/11/01? Take four aircraft ,three buildings and a pasture , and NOW Islime has “created” something . A death wish .
    It’s up to us to finish it . I’ll piss on any mooselimb grave with Christian Brothers Brandy , just to make a point . I guess I’m not too worried about image anymore . Or Brandy .

  15. BigOil

    Throughout the Muslim world, the attacks set off soul-searching…

    If Muslims had a soul, the civilized world wouldn’t have to deal with the endless carnage.

  16. pinandpuller

    Chinnubie-

    We had a bunch of Thais and kids from eastern Europe and Brazil working in our fast food places and convenience stores over the last year. I suppose your “visitors” could be along the same lines but then again have you seen “You Don’t Mess With The Zohan”? I’m sure your apartment is in no danger of coming down because fire doesn’t melt steel-right?

    PS: Beware of neighbors bearing boxcutters

  17. 11ten1775

    “The occupation of the synagogue and killing people in hotels tarnishes the Muslim faith,” said Kazim al-Muqdadi, a political science lecturer at Baghdad University. “Anyone who slaughters people and screams Allahu Akbar’ (God is Great) is sick and ignorant.”

    If I can suspend reality for a moment… Isn’t this what we’re waiting for? The silent majority of Muslims to stop being silent? Remember that piece written after the school in Israel was hit a while back? Assuming they’re not all crazed murderers – which is fairly easy to do after living around them – and assuming most of them just want to practice a (misguided) religion, then any inkling of dissent should be broadcast far and wide with the hopes that others will be emboldened to call these maniacal mullahs what they are and send them slinking back to whatever cave they crawled out of. A bit pie in the sky perhaps, but it could happen, and I’d be all for it.

  18. brad

    Other than Obama’s nutty church, usually Christians are quick to condemn radicals, or whack-jobs in cults or priests who rape boys (which is the definition of homosexuality). We have a choice: 1. Wait for the majority of non-crazy muslims to clean up their act. 2. Clean it up for them with shock and awe (Hajj—wink/wink)

  19. sheehanjihad

    Islam is an infected virulent boil on the world’s population. Wherever it is practiced, people suffer and live in abject fear of being killed simply because Muslims are taught from birth that killing is expected, and the more murders you commit, the better your chances of a glorious afterlife.

    By keeping the adherents to Islam ignorant of the rest of the world, by training functional illiterates to exist only to die a violent death murdering infidels and muslims not of their sect, the psychopaths known as clerics an mullahs keep their version of power over the clueless masses.

    The Mubai attacks didnt give Islam a bad name, it simply reinforced to the world what being a muslim is. True muslims live their entire lives to kill human beings, to destroy anything and everything that isnt representative of Islam, and to cause constant and untold misery in their wake. They live to die…

    The muslim community keeps quiet due to the very real fear of being killed for speaking out. While they decry the “bad name” these terrorist attacks give Islam, they continue to practice the religion and tacitly remain silent when it comes time to openly accuse and rid their community of terrorists. They are afraid, and they are prisoners of their own beliefs. Only blasphemers condemn acts of terror.

    The bottom line is that if all muslims truly believed that their religion was one of peace and brotherhood, they would rise up against the fundamentalists, and eliminate them, and openly offer themselves to the world by showing how peaceful and tolerant they could be.

    They wont though. They cant. They follow Islam, and by doing so, they continue to support senseless murder and destruction because that is the base tenet of their religion. I keep hearing about how bad the western world is, and to me, stop telling me to get the splinter out of my eye until you remove the tree from yours. Islam is a disease, and those who are infected by it wish to infect the entire world with the plague of their beliefs.

    The open sores, those weeping pustules that carry out jihad in the name of Islam are in the terminal stages of their disease. The rest are just carriers of the virus that will eventually consume them all. Islam in and of itself will never be acceptable as it stands today. Once other muslims realize that only by radically changing their misguided destiny by re creating the basis of the religion itself will they begin to heal. Offer the world peace and goodness. Not death and destruction.

    Until then, they must be treated as a contagious disease. A disease that kills indiscriminately, without mercy, and with a steadfast intent on eliminating humanity from the world to achieve a purity that will never be achieved. Ever. And like smallpox, ebola, cholera, everything possible must be done to eliminate it from the earth. There will never be peace until that happens. Islam equals death.

  20. BatK

    4. Educate your people, offer free college so they are not just learning from the glorified toilet paper known as the koran

    I laughed out loud at that…

    What many in the West DON’T understand (due to the drive-by’s that believe if they tell us a lie often enough people will be stupid enough to believe it) is that Islam INHERENTLY is a VIOLENT religion. It’s not like you have some “fundamentalists” who are taking stuff out of context. The book says “kill the infidel where he may lie.” It also makes NO QUALMS with lying in order to accomplish a goal. Muhammad is the example…. dude got kicked out of Mecca, went to Medina, got some followers, wanted to come back to Mecca, lied and said he would come peacefully, then went in and murdered everybody.

    This a religion that embraces death…. especially if you can take others with you. To be a shaheed or a “martyr” is like being the MVP of Islam. Apparently you can be “parent of the year” if you strap a bomb on your kid…ask the Palestinian parents who received all kinds of dough from Hussein (Saddam, not Barack…we think) or Ahmadinejad. Their book calls Jews and Christians SPECIFICALLY, the “sons of pigs and monkeys.” As many have pointed out, they’re using our own system of “political correctness” to destroy us…to make it illegal to call them out on exactly what they’re doing because apparently TRUTH is “hate speech.” But Anti-Semitism meanwhile, is “freedom of expression.”

    And speaking of freedom of expression, time for me to go express myself in the voting booth. Not a difficult decision when one candidate promises “to help enact Barack Obama’s economic plan.”

  21. DEZ

    “Damn DEZ . Don’t go to the dark side”.
    Not a chance in hell Wire!

  22. VMAN

    There was some Son of Ishmael on this site about a week ago that wanted to educate us all on the virtues of Islam. Where did he go? Come on back and tell us how peaceful Islam is. Tell us that people are entitled to worship however they please. Tell us that if a Muslim converts to Christianity they have your blessing. Tell us that it would be OK with you if your sister or daughter married a Jew. Go ahead make my day.(shameless movie reference)

  23. DEZ

    He went back to his cave VMAN, and his Internet connection is puka.
    Another shameless movie reference.

  24. 1sttofight

    Harry Callahan: I know what you’re thinking. “Did he fire six shots or only five?” Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you’ve got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?

    In my wet dreams I picture Sarahcuda saying these words to Amaramadingdong.

  25. 11ten1775

    “Clean it up for them with shock and awe (Hajj—wink/wink)”

    Okay – agreed that it would be better to have a big swingin’ you-know-what in the White House to go after these guys, but the American people just voted in the tiniest one. Apparently, we don’t have it in us. As sheehanjihad said – they live to die. We are affected with the opposite problem. We value our lives too much. Our precious comfort is king, and they enemy knows it. Of course, the Christian value for the sanctity of life is correct, but our founding fathers held those values when they signed their own death warrant – The Declaration of Independence. The world would be a better place if Islam didn’t exist, but who has the cojones to stop it?

  26. BatK

    The world would be a better place if Islam didn’t exist, but who has the cojones to stop it?

    Israelis. At least the ones that know better than to buy the “land for peace” lie.


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