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Nov 05 2012

Christian, Muslim Fundies Agree on Sandy

I’ve already quoted a long list of Christian fundamentalists who say that Hurricane Sandy was God’s punishment on America for our many sins. Turns out the Muslim fundamentalists believe the same thing, which is hardly surprising; their critique of American culture has long mirrored that of the Christian right.

A Toronto website that calls itself the “newsmagazine of the Islamic movement” has described the hurricane battering the northeast U.S. a “divine slap.”

In an un-bylined post, Crescent International, which often promotes the worldview of Iran’s repressive regime, called Hurricane Sandy “a divine slap on the face of arrogance.” …

The post also lamented that Ohio women would be voting in next week’s U.S. presidential election, saying “the fact that Ohio housewives will determine who should occupy the White House to decide on such weighty issues as dealing with the Middle East, Iran’s nuclear program or U.S. relations with Russia is quite amusing, and revealing.

“This is what American democracy is all about. But for now, Hurricane Sandy, as a divine slap on the face of arrogance, is smashing its way through the Eastern Coast of the U.S.”

Funny, Vox Day, Jesse Lee Patterson and Janis Lane of the Tea Party all say the same thing.

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  1. 1
    Gregory in Seattle

    Just out of curiosity, what about that massive earthquake that caused so much devastation in Iran a year or two ago?

  2. 2
    Larry

    Gregory,

    Allah was pissed at Australia for some reason, and, as you know, Allah/God’s aim is a wee bit suspect.

  3. 3
    Pierce R. Butler

    Worse than that – one of those @#%! women did something that tempted a man…

  4. 4
    Tualha

    Yeah, clearly, the big flood in Pakistan must have simply been a natural phenomenon, ’cause they’re so godly. Or maybe it was a test of faith. Or engineered by the CIA!

  5. 5
    Raging Bee

    The post also lamented that Ohio women would be voting in next week’s U.S. presidential election…

    Guess those uppity women in Ohio need a “gift from God,” ifyouknowwhatimean…

  6. 6
    Nick Gotts

    Funny, Vox Day, Jesse Lee Patterson and Janis Lane of the Tea Party all say the same thing. – Ed Brayton

    The obvious conclusion is that they are all secret Muslims.

  7. 7
    usingreason

    Tualha, clearly the flood was caused by tears of God for the females wanting to be edumacted and such.

  8. 8
    Chiroptera

    The post also lamented that Ohio women would be voting in next week’s U.S. presidential election, saying “the fact that Ohio housewives will determine who should occupy the White House to decide on such weighty issues as dealing with the Middle East, Iran’s nuclear program or U.S. relations with Russia is quite amusing, and revealing.”

    Holy crap! Do they realize that if Ohio women will have an influence on the election, then their votes will actually help Obama win? That that Iran will probably be better off dealing with US President Obama than with President Romney?

  9. 9
    laurentweppe

    I’ve already quoted a long list of Christian fundamentalists who say that Hurricane Sandy was God’s punishment on America for our many sins.

    What? It wasn’t God’s succesful attempt at turning Christie and Bloomberg into socialists?

  10. 10
    jjgdenisrobert

    If you put a fundie Christian in one room, and a fundie Muslim in another, had them communicate via IM (so that neither race, nor accent was a factor), and told them not to say anything specifically religious, you’d find that they would agree on almost everything. They would certainly see eye to eye on the degenerate nature of Western culture, on the role of women in society, on the need for submission to clerical authority (in direct opposition, I might add, to the direct teachings of both Sunni Islam and Protestant Christianity), etc… There’s less of a difference between a fundie muslim and a fundie christian than between a fundie christian and a so-called “moderate” christian.

  11. 11
    F [is for failure to emerge]

    jjgdenisrobert

    And then they would attempt to kill each other, and you, if the curtain were drawn on the ruse, such would be their embarrassment at having been “fooled”.

    Go Ohio women! I sure hope those with conservative leanings, esp. in the south of the state, are waking up to reality and will do what is in their best (real) interests.

  12. 12
    Ragutis

    So, Allah chose a female named storm to do his bidding?

  13. 13
    Abby Normal

    And here I thought the storm was Allah way of showing his displeasure at MTV canceling Jersey Shore. “I’m going to watch something blow and fuck the entire Northeast. Snooki or Sandy, your choice America,” he seemed to be saying.

  14. 14
    Dr X

    America has JuMooslo-Christian values.

  15. 15
    Reginald Selkirk

    So, Allah chose a female named storm to do his bidding?

    “Sandy” is ambisexual.

  16. 16
    steve oberski

    @jjgdenisrobert

    A sort of Turing test for fundies.

  17. 17
    Nemo

    Also, not that it has anything to do with their right to vote, but most women aren’t actually housewives anymore. I know these fundies want to turn the clock back to before 1920, but it seems like they’re already living in the 50′s.

  18. 18
    Ragutis

    Reginald Selkirk says:
    November 5, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    “Sandy” is ambisexual.

    Hurricane names alternate sex and this Sandy was female, falling between Rafael and Tony.

  19. 19
    Ragutis

    Come to think of it, wouldn’t it have been a lot more fitting for Allah to have chosen Raphael (Israfel) since that’s the archangel associated with judgement?

  20. 20
    keithb

    I think the hurricane was sent by God to keep a Mormon out of the White House.

  21. 21
    steve84

    Fundamentalist Jews said the same thing

  22. 22
    democommie

    So, they think that Sandy was GOD’s gentle admonishment to the sinners in the Northeastern U.S.? What do they think of tornadoes, wild fires, hurricanes that strike below the Mason-Dickhead Line and such? Are they limiting themselves to equating only natural disasters or are they also equating manmade disasters like AGW and, um, the U.S. bombin’ the fuck out of them with GOD’s disapproval of his puppets?

  23. 23
    sc_770d159609e0f8deaa72849e3731a29d

    Going by damage and deaths it looks like Allah had it in for Haiti. US casualties were just collateral damage, as they say.
    Mind you, Allah seems to have had it in for Haiti for a couple of humdred years.

  24. 24
    Banned Atheist

    Yah… see here’s the deal. “Sandy” is what god calls his schlong. Hey — lots of supernatural deities name their schlongs. It’s not that uncommon really. The reason god’s schlong is named “Sandy” should be patently obvious. Father Sky and Mother Earth, right?

  25. 25
    suzysalaksartok

    @23, well of course he has it out for Haiti, they did side with the devil after all. True story.

  26. 26
    laurentweppe

    of course he has it out for Haiti, they did side with the devil after all. True story.

    Also, Haiti had the gall to produce a revolutionary leader ten times more badass than Washington. Such an insult would not go unpunished

  27. 27
    Ichthyic

    need for submission to clerical authority

    bingo.

    you can even leave out the “clerical”

    authoritarians be authoritarian. Doesn’t matter where you are.

    I’ve often heard the trope that there must be something to religion since there are such similarities in vastly different cultures.

    no.

    the similarities are driven by the fact that they are primarily populated by authoritarian personality types.

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