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...”

Stockholm, Sweden

St. Petersburg, Russia

London, England

Berlin, Germany

Jerusalem, Israel

Graz, Austria

Vienna, Austria (attempted vehicular slaughter)

Melbourne, Australia

Montreal, Canada

Vancouver, Canada

Ohio State University, United States

Nantes, France

Foggia, Italy

Antwerp, Belgium

Nice, France

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).


Egghead said...

In the USA, the vehicular homicide jihad (meme) started with planes on 9-11 (if you believe the cover story) and moved to train (derailment) and bus (attacks and crashes) jihad after 9-11 - perhaps before 9-11 (in India?) but I only knew to pay attention after learning about Islam via a vis 9-11.

Since 9-11, there have been many 'suspicious' train derailments in the USA that were treated by the press as separate incidents and accidents - rather than investigated and attributed to Islamic terror.

The new strategy of truck and car terror is harder (but NOT impossible as we see with the Los Angeles event) for the press to cover up when Muslim drivers get out screaming about Islam - and stabbing non-Muslim by-standers.

Christian radio cites as 'new' the press tactic to blame mental illness for jihad actions - as in, the perpetrator was mentally ill - rather than Muslim.

Egghead said...

Another dramatic subset of vehicular homicide is the truck bomb subset illustrated by the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the 1995 Oklahoma Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building bombing.