Virginia Tech and Muslims

You could've guessed it. Fox News created a subtle link between the mass-shooting and Islam.
See for yourself

The ever reliable Fox News tells us that "He apparently had scrawled the words "ISMAIL AX" on the inside of one arm, which may be a reference to the Islamic account of the Biblical sacrifice of Abraham."

More disturbing, funny though scary rants can be found on this wacko-blog and this blog
I just love Fox News. Don't you?

(hat-tip Nadia Gergis at Arabisto )


  1. Hannibal said...
    excuse me for the term but what FOX is saying is mere "Bullsh**" !!!
    Anonymous said...
    Well, FOX is saying it based on the note that was WRITTEN by the crazy SOB who murdered the people.
    What is surprising to me is that you, a gay person obviously, support the same religion that would behead you for your sexual tendencies. Explain that to me please.
    eatbees said...
    Anonymous, your comment is embarassingly ill-informed so maybe I can help.

    1) Besides scrawling it on his arm, Cho used "A Ishmael" as the return address on the package he mailed NBC. If I had to hazard a guess, I'd consider this a reference not to the Quran but to the novel Moby Dick, whose narrator is a young man named Ishamel who feels adrift in the world. Cho was an English major and he would have known the book, whose famous first words are "Call me Ishmael."

    2) BO18 isn't "supporting" Islam in this post. Where does he say that? He's simply pointing out that as usual, FOX is wallowing in accusations and innuendo for which it has no proof.

    3) Nowhere in Islam does it say that gays should be beheaded. On this blog, we've already discussed whether it's possible to be openly gay and Muslim at the same time. I think we decided it's not easy, but maybe on a good day. If you're interested, go back and read the posts.
    Hannibal said...
    Eatbees: I was going to answer this anonymouse but you you perfectly answered him.

    @anonymous comments are but a sign of mere cowardness...
    BO18 said...
    Dear Anonymous,

    Sorry for my late reply but I see that Eatbees already answered your question.

    I just have 1 thing to add though.
    I support no religion, as an atheist that would be quite strange.
    But I do support sanity in all its forms (even religion-inspired sanity)
    And as we all should know, sanity can be found anywhere. Among ultra-orthodox muslims, hippies, christianists, delusional urbanites, jews and atheists. Literally everywhere. Have fun searching!

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