Saturday, April 08, 2017
D.U.I. -- Driving Under [the influence of] Islam
“Touch your nose and walk a straight line while reciting the Koran...”
St. Petersburg, Russia
Vienna, Austria (attempted vehicular slaughter)
Ohio State University, United States
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States.
No doubt this is an incomplete list, of places around the world where Muslims have been driven by their Islam to want to slaughter Unbelievers by plowing into crowds of them while driving various types of motor vehicle (and often supplementing this by jumping out of the car afterwards and stabbing bystanders).
Traditionally, we’ve had jihad of the sword and jihad of the pen (and of the mouth, etc.). Now we have a new subtype: Vehicular Jihad. Although motor vehicles are relatively new in history, and decidedly Western (and therefore non-Muslim), their use in jihad may not necessarily be an instance of bid’ah (the “innovation” that is forbidden in Islam), and could be simply an updated version of Koran 8:60:
And prepare against them whatever you are able of power and of steeds of war by which you may terrify the enemy of Allah and your enemy…
The context of Koran 8:60 makes clear (viz., in the preceding verse, 59) that the enemy is the Unbelievers (Arabic: Kuffar).
Molenbeek, Belgium -- Mainstream news services throughout the West trumpeted the charge that a Muslima was run over by a "far right" winger; then it turned out that the perps driving the homicidal car were in fact two Muslims (but of course we know that Muslims never kill other Muslims, right...).
Then we have the mass vehicular carnage in Las Vegas in 2015, where the mainstream news media, as usual, is not doing its job of ascertaining whether Islam was the motive there (see this Google page for implications that the driver was a Muslima).