Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Mali Madness: Not In The Name of MY Deen

People claiming to be jihadis in Mali torched repositories of ancient manuscripts this week as they fled from the French, their former colonial masters. Screaming "Allahu Akbar" before you light up a trove of centuries-old historical artifacts is a little like saying "Bismillah" before you chow down on a pork sandwich.

Idiots. I can call you that without committing the sin of backbiting because I am addressing you in the plural. You are idiots. And if you have any example of the Prophet (s) incinerating a thousand-year-old library, I haven't heard of it.