As a disturbed individual was randomly shooting his colleagues at Virginia Tech, a Jewish Holocaust survivor blocked a classroom door to protect his students from the shooter. This 77-year-old engineering professor heroically sacrificed his life on Holocaust Memorial Day by taking bullets the shooter meant for his students.
Rest in peace, Liviu Librescu:
And now, turning to our peace-loving Muslims at an Arabic Islamic forum, I translate some of their ‘condolences':
Al-Jazeera reported 20 dead and 29 injured. Praise be to Allah.
Praise be to Allah for these calamities hitting America. By the will of Allah, more of this [will happen], following their defeat in Iraq and Afghanistan.
O Allah, keep America busy with itself, and enamor its people against it.
And on this site, the massacre is being referred to as “The Great Ghazwa of Virginia”:
(Ghazwa means ‘raid’ in Arabic, referring to the battles Muhammad and his followers fought against the non-Muslims)
Translation: “The first picture of the South Korean Shaikh, Abu Mus’Ab Al-Virgini [the Virginian]” (an attempt to make him seem like Abu Mus’Ab Al-Zarqawi)
Translation: “A Product of American [democracy + nationalism]. As Muslims, our real condolences to you is to help you absolutely destroy your criminal democracy. By the vulnerable people in the Earth.”
And there’s a lot more.
Hmm, could these Muslims not see the love Islam preaches them to have for nonMuslims? I’ll help:
I have been made victorious with terror (cast in the hearts of the enemy).
Do you not see that We have sent the Shaitans against the unbelievers, inciting them by incitement?
When your Lord revealed to the angels: I am with you, therefore make firm those who believe. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them.
Do the bastards think that we are not their equal in fighting? We Muslims are men who believe there is no shame in killing.
Killing disbelievers is a small matter to us.
Updates @ GMT 3:34 PM
- Another forum member remarks:
We ask Allah to show us the wonders of His abilities on America. He is the guardian of that, and the one able to do it.
- One of the two sites is unavailable at the moment. I have no idea why but many other pages of the same Web site are inaccessible as well.
I wish I had shown more photos with translations of their captions. I will do so once the site is back up. There were about a dozen photographs related to the Virginia Tech massacre, with captions mocking grieving students, policemen, school officials, and of course President Bush. The way the event was dramatized as a god-sanctioned ghazwa is just sickening.
- I realize that many Muslims are indeed sickened by the VT killings. This is despite of their religion, not because of it. The Islamic texts are filled with so much hatred for the ‘other’ they rejoice for their miseries. I have shown some examples of such hatred from reliable Islamic sources in my post.
- For the record, I am in no way linking Seung Hui Cho’s actions to any Islamic teachings. Cho was mentally disturbed. But so are those who share his happiness in the death of people whose only ‘crime’ was to attend school on Monday.
Update: @ GMT 1:53 AM, April 19: Site’s back up.