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Two can play the same game

I understand some poor individual in Northern Africa recently posted a slur on Allah and did not delete it quickly enough… and for this a Saudi Mullah declared a death sentence upon him, a Fatwah. This got me to thinking… perhaps we have our own ways of laying curses upon the heads of such 10th Century fanatics. In fact, it might even be great fun and a marvellous creative exercise. So here is mine:

Oh ye purveyor of hatred, listen well as I lay a Western Curse upon you and your descendents unto the end of time: May your daughters abandon you. May they reject you and your foul beliefs and leave for the free world. May they make billions of dollars as free women citizens and marry whomever they wish and live in happiness the rest of their lives. May your sons run away and join the army and become great warriors who earn the highest honours and medals that Israel can bestow upon them. May your wife or wives found chapters of NOW and withhold sex from you until you treat them as equals. If you attempt to beat them, may they take out their Glock’s and shoot your worthless balls off. May you live to see all in the lands of the Middle East and Northern Africa living together in equality, peace and freedom.

Thus do I curse you and all who are like you.

15 comments to Two can play the same game

  • 'Nuke' Gray

    Show mercy, Dale! At least give them the comparative blessing of not being able to get CNN on their satellite dishes!

  • Slartibartfarst

    I understand some poor individual in Northern Africa recently posted a slur on Allah and did not delete it quickly enough… and for this a Saudi Mullah declared a death sentence upon him, a Fatwah.

    Yes, the stupid sod should never have made the blasphemy in the first place, living in North Africa as he apparently does. He will no doubt get what he rightfully deserves under Shariah law. The Saudi Mullah would merely be doing his duty.

    The Saudi censors are apparently becoming quite sophisticated in their methods nowadays. Nothing in the expanding Inter-Caliphate seems to escape their all-seeing eyes which maintain purity.

    @Dale Amon: Unfortunately your amusing curse will probably be regarded as weak and pointless, as it attacks the symptoms (the fatwa) and not the cause (the offence against Allah and the word of Allah in the Koran).
    Once a blasphemy has been spotted, it must be responded to appropriately.

    Only with the greatest temerity should anyone make a mockery or a blasphemy against Allah, Mohamed (pbuh), Islamism or the Koran. There are warnings about this in the Koran.
    This is why the UN Human Rights Council is moving to make it a crime to offend a person’s religion. It already is a crime to offend Islam, under Sharah law, which certain states within Europe are already conceding to or have conceded to (including the UK).

  • Glocks ?

    Surely those ladies should at least be armed with SIGs. Or perhaps the more traditionally minded women could use Model 1911 Colt ,45s ?

  • Dale Amon

    It would be a lot harder for a small woman to do a hidden carry of a large gun like the 1911…

  • Andy

    Glocks not Glock’s. We’re not greengrocers.

  • Paul Marks

    Good post and good comments.

  • Mike James

    Yeah, that’s got ‘em quaking in their sandals. If you are going to get into the curse laying business, why don’t you try conjuring up the shades of Curtis LeMay or Bomber Harris? That would be a more practical approach to the problem, I’ll bet they’d have some good advice for us.

  • TFG

    Too bad that those afflicted with the Western curse stop breeding to replacement.

    The Western curse will inevitably die out, so the mullahs win the long game in a laugher.

    Congrats.

  • Dale Amon

    You mean like Iran? America is doing quite nicely demographically. The ones afflicted with socialism seem to be the ones doing the worst.

  • David Gillies

    I think it would be kind of fun if every time one of these nutbags came out with some 7th C. barbarism he mysteriously exploded a few days later. That’s the sort of Western curse I can get on board with.

  • PersonFromPorlock

    Curses don’t work nearly as well as counter-violence. The ideal would be for the Western powers to sponsor the hunting down and killing of any Imam who issues a fatwah calling for the death of a Westerner.

    However, the chances of a detesticate West doing so are nil.

  • Slartibartfarst

    @PersonFromPorlock:

    “Curses don’t work nearly as well as counter-violence. The ideal would be for the Western powers to sponsor the hunting down and killing of any Imam who issues a fatwah calling for the death of a Westerner.”

    You will probably find that history shows that this approach is likely to be counter-productive, and at best may only succeed in delaying the regrowth of what Attaturk referred to as the “cancer” of Islamism. Attaturk’s reformation of Turkey and its gradual return to Islamic supremacy today is perhaps a good example of this truth.

    The causal problem seems to be the religio-political ideology of Islam (the Koran in particular) – not necessarily the people who “believe” in it or who are forced to follow its Shariah laws.
    A lot of Muslims don’t necessarily “believe” in Islam anyway, but they dare not own up to that fact nor leave the religion – because of the death sentence for blasphemy and apostasy. They are trapped/enslaved. So they continue to submit (that’s what “Islam” means), and say nothing. That way, they stay alive.

    The Victorian Prime Minister William Gladstone told us about this when he once brandished the Koran in the House of Commons, announcing with great authority and prescience “so long as there is this book, there will be no peace in the world”. On another occasion, Mr Gladstone referred to the Koran as “this accursed book”.
    (Gladstone usually called a spade a “spade”.)

  • Laird

    The second paragraph of Dale’s post, while amusing, what not what I expected from reading the first. What I was expecting, and which seems likely to be a more successful tactic, would be for the more technologically adept among us to hack into the websites of prominent Islamicists and post blasphemies there in that person’s name. Worst case a few of their heads will be lopped off; best case these “planted” blasphemies will become so widespread that the mullahs will have to desists from issuing fatwas based on internet postings, and everyone will be a little freer. Just a thought . . . .

  • Surellin

    Let’s keep it short – “Hey mullah, may you be fated to spend the rest of your life in the modern world, which inevitably will render your parochial attitudes irrelevant.”

  • Dale Amon

    Know thy audience and know who actually has to make changes possible.

    As a good friend of mine from Belfast said, “Every joke is a tiny Revolution.”

    Only the people who live or have personal ties to the Middle East can ultimately change anything there.

    We should only consider violence when the threat is directly against us or our loved ones. Other than that, we should give moral support and let people know that only they can make the changes needed; and if they succceed then they will have the warm glow of knowing that they did it themselves and did not have it handed to them.