Ishmael and Muslim Outrages
It's sad to see how few people really know the roots of Islam, how it ties to Judaism and Christianity, and that God Himself prophesied that they would be a headache to everyone around them. In the spirit of the recent Muslim niceties that are occurring in the middle east, and our President's apologetic response to it, it's about time that we drink down a heavy shot of Muslim reality.
Enter Muzzammil Hassan, former CEO of Bridges TV in New York - the first Muslim American network to be broadcast in English. He was married to beautiful Aasiya Zubair for eight years. She motivated good ol' Muzzie to start the network in 2004 for the purposes of creating a better understanding between the Western world and the Muslim people. But just five years after the start of Bridges TV, estranged husband Muzzie Huzzie went ahead and beheaded his wife on February 12, 2009 claiming abuse and self-defense. Because nothing helps people understand how peaceful Islam truly is like decapitating your wife two days before valentine's day. Aw.
There was also Amina and Sarah Said, who in 2008 were both shot by their father, Yaser Abdel Said, because they had boyfriends and became too "American." Amina was 18 and Sarah was 17. In Canada, Aqsa Parvez (16) was strangled to death by her father in 2007 for refusing to wear her hijab. Nook al-Maleki (20) had escaped an arranged marriage in Iraq, so in 2009 her father came to meet her where she was living in Arizona and ran her over with his Jeep; she later died in the hospital.
If you are not familiar with these cases they are ironically called "honor killings." Where a Muslim family feels the only way to restore their honor is by killing the person who has brought dishonor to them, most times this falls on the women. Apparently, running over your daughter with your Grand Cherokee will get you mad street cred on the streets of Iraq.
We could really go on all day about the honor killings that happen in the Muslim community but what's really the problem here is that Islam has been placed in the same ballpark as every other religion by the mainstream media. Obviously I am partial to the Christian faith, however, no other religion has merited to be put anywhere close to Islam.
When was the last time we read about a Jewish father killing his daughter for wearing blue jeans? Or a Christian killing his son for becoming gay? Maybe a Buddhist setting his wife on fire because she wanted a divorce? Still, the media has pigeon-holed Jews and Christians into political correctness which says we cannot disagree with liberals or stick to our convictions, otherwise that would make us the same as radical Muslims.
If you disagree with abortion, that's the same as killing woman. If you don't believe in rampant welfare, then you hate all poor people. If you don't believe homosexuality was what God meant when he said "be fruitful and multiply" and you call it a sin, then you might as well get a swastika tattoo. And that makes you just as radical as the people who took down the twin towers, bombed the U.S. embassies this past week, raped and killed our ambassador Christopher Stevens, and wish to deprive all people of bacon.
But what does the Almighty have to say about all of this? Well, that answer goes all the way back to the life of Abraham. God promised the man formerly known as just Abram, that he would be the father of many nations. God promised this repeatedly to him, but Abraham was old and so was his wife Sarah, so his wife got impatient and came up with the fantastic idea of having Abraham sleep with their maid Hagar so that she could play the role of a surrogate.
Of course, her plan worked and Hagar bore Abraham a child called Ishmael. Hagar then started getting uppity with her mistress so Sarah, with the blessing of Abraham, kicked the maid out of the house. Things were a little rough outside, though, so Hagar left the baby in a bush to die and walked away so she wouldn't have to bare the pain of seeing her child die. But an angel appeared to Hagar and gave her hope that the child would live and that many nations would also come through him.
That promise came with probably the biggest fine print any of God's promises has come with. Genesis 16:12 says that Ishmael "shall be as a wild ass among men; his hand shall be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell over against all his brethren." (English Revised Version) In other words, Ishmael will be the annoying dude that walks into a party with his own red solo cup wearing an Abercrombie shirt looking to pick a fight with everybody.
If you ask any Muslim they will tell you unashamedly: Ishmael is considered to be their father, the patriarch of their "peaceable" religion. This is not some right-wing conspiracy lie drawn up by Focus On The Family. As a matter of fact, the consensus among Muslims is that the story of Abraham and Isaac was really Abraham and Ishmael. Jealous much, Muslims? And I thought they were angry because they couldn't have bacon.
Therefore, when anyone says that Jews and Christians can be just as radical as Muslims, if not worse, I just laugh. Remember the Chick Fil-A protests? There was a picture going around of some metal-head moron wearing a shirt that said "Jesus is a c*nt." [Editor: We edited that sentence; shirt actually featured the entire profanity.] What did the Christian community do about it? I think we might have tweeted some angry words and maybe some loon out there kicked his cat about it, I don't know, but we sure didn't set any Planned Parenthood buildings ablaze or murder any Democrats.
But when a Danish newspaper even put out cartoons of Muhammad in 2005, Danish embassies across Pakistan, Syria, Lebanon, and Iran get bombed or set on fire, buildings across Europe are stormed by these animals, and of course what Muslim protest isn't complete without burning flags?
Oh, and remember that anti-Muslim movie that started the September 11th attacks on the embassies in the Middle East? Yeah, did you know that movie actually came out in June? Yes it did. So maybe, just maybe, these terrorist animals were just looking for an excuse or a ruse to bring down the bacon-less hammer of Islam on American territory across their countries. Just as they have always done.
Image: Hagar and Ishmael in the Wilderness (Gen. 21:14-20); 1866; Gustave Doré; public domain