Saturday, April 15, 2006

Abusing Islam

Islam has been unhelpful to the second-raters who floated this at the start of the week (my emphaisis):

EU officials are working on what they call a “lexicon” for public communication on terrorism and Islam, designed to make clear that there is nothing in the religion to justify outrages like the Sept. 11 attacks or the bombings of Madrid and London.

“Certainly ‘Islamic terrorism’ is something we will not use ... we talk about ‘terrorists who abusively invoke Islam’,” an EU official told Reuters.

Then we read this rather non-abusive Islam-invoking by the Flight 93 Islamic terrorists as they tortured and murdered the flight crew before killing the passengers (ellipsis means translated from Arabic):

09:33:34 -- (In the name of Allah, the most merciful, the most compassionate.)

09:45:57 -- (In the name of Allah. In the name of Allah. I bear witness that there is no other God, but Allah.)

09:47:40 -- (Allah knows.)

09:58:33 -- Unintelligible. (Let's go guys. Allah is greatest. Allah is greatest. Oh guys. Allah is greatest.)

09:58:44 -- (Oh Allah. Oh Allah. Oh the most gracious.)

9:59:42 -- (Trust in Allah, and in him.)

10:00:22 -- (Oh Allah. Oh Allah. Oh gracious.)

10:00:59 -- (Allah is the greatest. Allah is the greatest.)

10:03:02 -- (Allah is the greatest.)

10:03:03 -- (Allah is the greatest.)

10:03:04 -- (Allah is the greatest.)

10:03:06 -- (Allah is the greatest.)

10:03:06 -- (Allah is the greatest.)

10:03:09 -- (Allah is the greatest. Allah is the greatest.)

10:03:09 -- (Allah is the greatest. Allah is the greatest.)

That was followed by this non-Islam abusing Passover message:

The president of Iran again lashed out at Israel on Friday and said it was "heading toward annihilation," just days after Tehran raised fears about its nuclear activities by saying it successfully enriched uranium for the first time.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called Israel a "permanent threat" to the Middle East that will "soon" be liberated. He also appeared to again question whether the Holocaust really happened.

"Like it or not, the Zionist regime is heading toward annihilation," Ahmadinejad said at the opening of a conference in support of the Palestinians. "The Zionist regime is a rotten, dried tree that will be eliminated by one storm."

Finally, these Muslims didn't seem to think they were abusing Islam:

AYHAN SURUCU was so angry when his sister started to wear make-up and date German men that he put a gun to her head at a bus stop and killed her.

Although she was brought up in Germany, Hatun was forced into a marriage with her Turkish cousin in east Anatolia. The marriage broke up and she returned to Berlin with her five-year-old child to live the life of a young German woman: going to discos, renting a small apartment, taking lovers and starting an apprenticeship as an electrician. She abandoned the traditional headscarf and wore fashionable jeans. Her three brothers were upset, as was her father.

The 18-year-old Turk fired three bullets into her brain and calmly walked away.

Boys at a nearby school, attended mainly by the children of immigrant Muslim families, cheered and applauded when news of the murder reached them.

So at least these EU residents will approve its speech code.