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Notice that the guy does NOT translate Allah into “god.”

Unlike the mainstream media. Whenever an Islamic terrorist shouts “Allahu Akbar” they translate it into “God is great” instead of the correct translation which is “Allah is the greatest.”

This Instagram post demonstrates that regular everyday Muslims don’t translate Allah into “god.”

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 13, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Religion

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  1. Hey!

    Muslims have feelings too! I remembered after 9/11 a bunch of Muslims kids were getting bullied at my school (I was in middle school at the time, I think). People would call them terrorists and throw stuff at them. One Bengali Muslim kid I knew, who was from a moderate family and just liked normal American stuff, transferred to another school after the relentless bullying he received. Last I checked he was at Virginia Tech in a Phd program in engineering and had a bunch of hardcore/fundamentalist Muslim stuff on his Facebook page.

    GondwanaMan

    May 13, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Everyone is bullied in middle school. Even the popular kids. (See the documentary Mean Girls).

      snorlaxwp

      May 13, 2018 at EDT pm

    • They use Arabic loan words with regards to religion, other examples are: Sharia, which means “law” in Arabic, Hijra (the pilgrimage to Mecca) which actually means “migration” or “flight” in Arabic, and a third example is the term Dawah (the practice of proselyzing Islam) which means simply “to invite” in Arabic.

      Also Muslims use the Arabic word for chapter (surah) and verse (ayat) when talking about the Quran in English. In fact the Quran itself means recitation in Arabic, when Muslims refer to their holy book they dont call it the “recitation”, they call it by its Arabic name. Sunni Muslims are called that because they follow the Sunnah, which means “the path” or “the way” in Arabic. When they speak English they dont call themselves “path Muslims”.

      DataExplorer

      May 15, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Although my knowledge of Semitic languages is pretty limited, one does pick up some just from reading the news. Peace: salaam in Arabic, shalom in Hebrew, for example.

        I can only conclude those Arabs saying Jews are just Europeans and have zero background in the Middle East are stupid. But that’s not a surprise.

        Frau Katze

        May 15, 2018 at EDT pm

  2. Are you insinuating muslims worship a different entity than do other groups? I thought you were an atheist. I always figured an atheist would view this like world wrestling- it’s all fake so what do names matter.

    toomanymice

    May 13, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Lion is just a prole who can’t help himself.

      Magnavox

      May 13, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Equally prole are the commenters here, who elaborate on the same prole drivel.

        And here’s a reason why America is a joke. Social categories that the elites and people outside of the Angloprolesphere don’t care, and more good reasons to despise America’s inane herd culture, if you’re sophisticated and smart.

        https://www.alphamale.co/difference-between-alpha-beta-and-omega-male/

        I also found out from the Manoprolesphere that the Delta Male is the most common type of male species. The normal one, the one who has 1 or 2 sex partners in their lifetime and gets married to an average looking woman and has a family. They are not alphas or beetas who look for holes to fill. Alphas get all the pretty pretty girls on the carousel and beetas are strivers with women, but do succeed in a numbers game. Omega males depending on whom you ask can range from the mysterious loner to the basement dweller.

        JS

        May 13, 2018 at EDT pm

      • In Malaysia (some of) the (ethnic Malay) Muslims are obsessed with what (non-Malay) Christians call God. Since they were converted originally by Christian Arabs, Christians have always used “Allah”. They also call the Bible “al-kitab”, literally “the book”.

        The Muslim sentiment on the use of “Allah” by Christians is so strong that the most fanatic want laws against it (and some areas have them). When I was blogging I saw many photos of mobs of Muslims holding demonstrations on the subject.

        (I gave up blogging because it was too depressing.)

        There are a lot ethnicities in Malaysia and ethnic Malays (about 60%) are by law Muslims.

        Not all of them care about the issue of course, but there’s no fanatic like a Muslim fanatic.

        What other religious mandates death for apostates?

        In another case some poor female Malay was the subject of much criticism for owning a dog.

        Frau Katze

        May 13, 2018 at EDT pm

      • @JS. I’m one who, after years of studying, believes that Islam is very bad news.

        That does not mean that Muslims as people are all bad.

        Lots are closet non-believers. And with the penalty for leaving Islam being death, their decision to remain in the closet in quite sensible.

        There are a few trying to reform Islam and we must admire their tenacity. And wish them success.

        High profile Muslims who are now atheists (see: Ayaan Hirsi Ali) inevitably require security teams.

        Islam permits any believer to carry out this death penalty.

        Frau Katze

        May 14, 2018 at EDT am

      • I think there should be a permanent ban on Muslim immigration but I actually know Muslims and the first thing about islam. I’m frankly more opposed to Jewish immigration than Muslim immigration, which is also more than anyone can say for all the brain washed islamophobic idiots.

        Magnavox

        May 14, 2018 at EDT pm

      • What’s wrong with Russian Jews like Yakov who come here and vote Republican?

      • Yakov is extraordinarily ethnocentric. His ethnocentrism happens to manifest itself in pro white positions, but he’s an outlier. And his ethnocentrism has much more common and less societally beneficial consequences, such as in his attitude towards taxation.

        Magnavox

        May 14, 2018 at EDT pm

    • I think the question is whether Muslims themselves believe it’s a different god with a different name, as revealed by their choices about what name to use.

      Greg Pandatshang

      May 14, 2018 at EDT pm

  3. A general search for “Islamic Inspiration” brings up many similar images. They almost all say “Allah” rather than “God”.

    https://www.google.ca/search?q=islamic+inspiration&rlz=1C1GCEA_enCA770CA770&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjzwvKTroPbAhVX3WMKHTFGB3UQsAQIKA&biw=1368&bih=782#imgrc=9uSazR51H2psNM:

    Rosenmops

    May 13, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Not a single example I can see using the word “God.”

      • Arab speaking Jews and Christians call G-d, “Allah”. Why do you keep beating this dead horse?

        Otis the Sweaty

        May 13, 2018 at EDT pm

      • What Arabic speaking non-Muslims call “god” is a totally separate issue than what English-speaking Muslims call Allah.

      • And Persians and Pakistanis also say “Allah.” Not the native terms for “God.”

        snorlaxwp

        May 13, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Agree with otis. Arab christians say allah, which means god, so translating it as god is in fact accurate! As far as the inspirational quotes, inserting high impact words in one’s native language is a common form of code switching (linguistic term for mixing up different languages).

        Without a doubt MSM panders to muslims but translating allah akbar as god is great, is not a big deal.

        toomanymice

        May 14, 2018 at EDT am

      • “so translating it as god is in fact accurate!”

        It’s not whether the translation is accurate or not; the issue is that the underlying message is being obscured.

        It’s like the controversy over saying “black lives matter” versus “all lives matter.” Both of these statements are accurate, it’s the underlying message that is controversial.

        fortaleza84

        May 14, 2018 at EDT pm

  4. The third one uses the term “my lord”. Why is it so hard to accept that it’s the same god as Christianity and Judaism? Why does it even matter?

    Magnavox

    May 13, 2018 at EDT pm

    • So, is a servant of the Duke of Buckingham calls his employer ” my Lord”, and a servant of the Marquis of Danby calls his employer “my Lord”, both servants work for the same lord? Interesting logic!

      Peregrino Nuzkwamia

      May 14, 2018 at EDT am

    • The issue is the that media are trying to deflect blame away from Muslims by reporting that an attacker shouted “God is Great” before stabbing, shooting, blowing up, or running over someone, when in fact the attacker shouted “Allahu Akbar”.

      Rosenmops

      May 14, 2018 at EDT am

      • Lion is trying to argue that Muslims worship a separate good, not that the media is downplaying Muslim violence. Terrorism is so over reported in this country that Muslim violence ends up getting huge amounts of media attention, irregardless of how they translate what was said. There should be much more focus on black violence and underclass violence in general.

        Magnavox

        May 14, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Muslims believe they worship Allah. No non-Arabic speaking Muslim ever translates Allah into the local language. Normally, the fakestream media respects foreign cultures and would do the same thing.

  5. They would never use the infidels’ word to describe their imaginary friend. Because they’re at war with infidels.

    destructure

    May 13, 2018 at EDT pm

  6. ‘A hand lifted to Allah isn’t let down’ is awful English and rather trite and un-inspirational in any language. Maybe it’s a quote from the Quran; it certainly has the poor quality of much of the writing in that book.

    prolier than thou

    May 13, 2018 at EDT pm

    • If the worst thing about Islam was poor quality inspirational posters, the world would be a much quieter place.

      Frau Katze

      May 14, 2018 at EDT am

    • Schopenhauer thought the Koran was trash. You can look it up.

      In other news, it’s a damn good thing for Israel that the Eurovision Song Contest ended before all those demonstrators in Gaza were killed. An obese Israeli woman with pigtails won. No one here cares about the contest but it’s a big deal in small countries.

      gothamette

      May 14, 2018 at EDT pm

  7. What this memes is that “Allah is greatest” is not equal to “God is (P)erfection.” Subsequently, the violent debate over objective (S)upremacy rages.

    thordaddy

    May 13, 2018 at EDT pm

  8. I though it meant “Allah is greater [than who ever you’re worshipping]”

    Frau Katze

    May 13, 2018 at EDT pm

  9. “Allah means God” is just another liberal nonsense phrase they use to obfuscate reality. Muslims use Allah because they nurture racial-religious identity entirely separate from Christianity and Western world. This is why they seek to prohibit any use of ‘Allah’ by non-Muslims.

    Personally, I don’t have a problem with it, they are entirely different from us and how they call their god is their business.

    Rona

    May 14, 2018 at EDT am

    • Even if Allah literally means “God” in Arabic, what’s actually being communicated by “Allahu Akbar” is not “God is great”

      It’s a bit like “Black lives matter” and “All lives matter.” Nobody seriously disputes the literal truths of these statements, it’s what’s being signaled that’s so controversial.

      fortaleza84

      May 14, 2018 at EDT am

    • There are many many different terms for the abrahamic god, each with its own connotations. You could definitely argue that Allah is an English term for that god with the connotation that it refers to the Islamic conception and that the proper translation of Allahu Akbar is Allah is great.

      Magnavox

      May 14, 2018 at EDT pm

  10. The god El wants his temples back.

    Robert

    May 14, 2018 at EDT am


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