Clearly not wanting to be left out of the “Let’s See Who’s The Biggest Fuckhead” sweepstakes, I see we now have Muslim clerics jumping on the “who can we blame Sandy on?” bandwagon.
Cleric Wagdi Ghoneim (who sounds like something you treat with penicillin) has decided that Hurricane Sandy was Allah’s divine wrath for the abysmal “Innocence of Muslims” film. Because, once again, God/Allah/Whatnot is so concerned about what one bunch of religious idiots do, that he takes time out from holding all the atoms of the universe together, to conjure up a storm and send it hurtling towards the infidel.
Of course, as with the fucked up Christian fundie thinking, there’s a few problems with what passes for Ghoneim’s “logic:”
- Firstly, why the East Coast? It’s fairly common knowledge that the people behind IoM are all in California? (As a friend kindly pointed out) Did Allah not know this? Does Allah’s power only extend to creating hurricanes and even if he wanted to, he couldn’t have summoned an earthquake on the west coast to punish the infidels? Maybe he takes the suicide-bomber approach to it – just run in at random – the message is more important than the target.
- Secondly, I have the same question I put to the Christian fuckheads: What the hell did places like Haiti and Cuba have to do with IoM? Or was Allah just working on his aim.
And just to prove that a foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, a second cleric, Salman al-Audah, says the hurricane is Allah’s way of telling American’s they’d better convert to Islam toot-sweet, or else.
Because as we all know, nothing says kindly, loving divine overload like “Worship me or I’ll fuck you up.”
However, one thing in favour of this whole thing is that senior Islamic clerics, including the Grand Mufti himself (yeah, I know, imagine trying to keep a straight face after being introduced to the Mufti) have come out and said “Whoa, hold on there. Rejoicing over the plight of the suffering runs contrary to Islam.” Of course, causing suffering is another matter entirely, but I won’t go there.
So, bonus points for them there, for doing something that I have yet to hear a single Christian preacher say: “Shut up, arsehole, you’re making us look bad!”