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Saturday, May 11, 2013

More faux outrage from the Teabaggers who find Benghazi too hard to spell

There is a lot of guff going around about an Imam "cursing" US Navy SEALs at a ramp ceremony (funeral) at which (supposedly) "no mention of the Judeo-Christian God was allowed". Leaving aside the question of whether Allah and the "Judeo-Christian God" are one and the same, as Muslims would contend, it's bollocks. First of all it was a multi-faith funeral for the SEALs (presumably mainly Christian) and the Afghan soldiers and translator who died alongsidee them. Then we have the "translation" of the Imam's remarks. Here's what he said:

“Amen I shelter in Allah from the devil who has been cast with stones. In the name of Allah the merciful giver. The companions of the fire are not equal with the companions of heaven. The companions of heaven are the winners. Had we sent this Koran to a mountain, you would have seen the mountain prostrated in fear of Allah. Such examples are what we present to the people; to the people, so that they would think. Blessings are to your God, the God of glory of what they describe. And peace be upon the messengers and thanks be to Allah the lord of both universes.”

The video circulating widely now (several months after all this took place) shows only the Muslim part of the funeral, not the prayers by the Christian chaplain. it also has a few additions to the Islamic prayer in its subtitling. They are helpfully put in brackets so whoever came up with them can deny attributing them to the Imam:

“Amen. I shelter in Allah from the devil who has been cast with stones. In the name of Allah the merciful forgiver. The companions of the “fire” (the sinners and infidels who are fodder for hell fire) are not equal with the companions of heaven. The companions of heaven (Muslims) are the winners. Had we sent this Koran to a mountain, you would have seen the mountain prostrated in fear of Allah (mocking the God of Moses). Such examples are what we present to the people, so that they would think (repent and convert to Islam). Blessings are to your God (Allah), the God of glory of what they describe. And peace be upon the messengers (prophets) and thanks be to Allah the lord of both universes (mankind and Jinn).”

The additions to the translation have been approved, however, by none other than self-styled ex-terrorist and expert on Islam Walid ShoeBat. So that's alright then.

Oh, and it's all President Obama's fault. Whatever it is. Apparently.

UPDATE: Bonni "Bring back the Nazis to Germany" Benstock-Intall has jumped onto this bandwagon, though as you might expect she cocks it all up beautifully. Poor dear: all she was required to do was spew out the lies pre-written for her by Shoebat and the rest of the professional haters who fund her site. But she can't resist adding bits of her own that simply make it obvious that she hasn't a clue how to do the job they pay her for.

Bonni Balls-Up #1: "There was no Muslim who died in the crash"

Apart from the seven Afghan soldiers and the Afghan translator, that is. Oh, THOSE Muslims.

Bonni Balls-Up #2: "The Imam's prayer begins at 4:10"

Whoops, that's still in the middle of the CHRISTIAN chaplain's prayer, which starts at 3:54 and has been amateurishly cut at 4:00. Oh, Bonni, you weren't supposed to draw attention to the man behind the curtain: you had clear instructions to maintain that all mention of the Judeo-Christian God had been banned from the ceremony. When you're provided with a video which stupidly leaves some of the Christian prayers in after cutting the rest, you DON'T draw people's attention to it!

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