18 May 2013

Muslim or Moslem?

You might say that this posting is dedicated to my Commandant of the Marine Corps, Colonel Mustang.

In all of the Colonel's writings, when writing about Islam (or whatever 'it' is connected to, he always spelled whatever 'it' is as 'Moslem.' With that in mind, I decided to pose the question to Colonel Mustang: "Colonel, I've been meaning to ask you why do you use 'Moslem' as opposed to 'Muslim?'" 

Then, rather than admit my stupidity to the Colonel (of which he is VERY MUCH aware,) I thought that I'd look it up and see if I could find the reason. What I discovered was velly in-ter-resting (note that I used 'velly in-ter-resting' in a sort of German dialect because I don't know how to do it in Moslem/Muslim/Islam/Whatever-The-Hell.) 

You can find more than you ever wanted to know here. The following is my 'Git 'er done' version: 

When Baby Boomers were children it was Moslem. The American Heritage Dictionary (1992) noted, "Moslem is the form predominantly preferred in journalism and popular usage. Muslim is preferred by scholars and by English-speaking adherents of Islam." No more. Now, almost everybody uses Muslim.

Lest we forget...

...the seemingly arbitrary choice of spellings is a sensitive subject for many followers of Islam. Whereas for most English speakers, the two words are synonymous in meaning, the Arabic roots of the two words are very different. A Muslim in Arabic means 'one who gives himself to God,' and is by definition, someone who adheres to Islam. By contrast, a Moslem in Arabic means 'one who is evil and unjust' ...

Journalists switched to Muslim from Moslem in recent years under pressure from Islamic groups. ...

So, here's the deal, Colonel... let me go on thinking that you use 'Moslem' just to piss the shit outta the ragheads and not because you're a Baby Boomer or a PC'er!

From now on, the sonsabitches will be known as MOSLEMS to me!

03 May 2013

Keep ’Em Coming, Bathhouse Barry. You’re Doing Great...

You Little Faggot.

Shall we compare George W. Bush’s track record on national security to that of Down Low Bathhouse Barry’s?

Since the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, the number of terrorist attacks on U.S. soil under the watch of George W. Bush = ZERO 

Since taking office, the number of terrorist attacks on U.S. soil under the aiding and abetting of Bathhouse Barry = SIX, that I can remember * -- and that’s not even counting American embassies. 

Thank you, Mustang, for the link for the above pictures. 

*June 2009 – Little Rock, Arkansas: Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, an American Muslim opened fire on a U.S. military recruiting office. Private William Long was killed and Private Quinton Ezeagwula was wounded. 
*September 2009 – New York, New York: Attempt to detonate bombs in NYC subway system by member of al-Qaeda. 
*November 2009 – Fort Hood, Texas: Nadal Malik Hassan conducts mass shooting at Fort Hood killing 13 and wounding 30 others.
*December 2009 – Detroit, Michigan: Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab attempts to detonate an explosive on an aircraft enroute from Amsterdam to Detroit. 
*May 2010 – New York City, New York: New York’s Times Square was evacuated after the discovery of a car bomb. 
*April 2013 -- Boston Marathon bombing (see above.)