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May 16th, 2013
04:33 PM ET

My Take: What Tsarnaev gets wrong about Islam

Editor’s note: Hussein Rashid is a native New York Muslim. He teaches at Hofstra University in the Department of Religion. He is an associate editor at Religion Dispatches, a term member on the Council on Foreign Relations and fellow at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding

By Hussein Rashid, Special to CNN

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the Boston Marathon bomb suspects, reportedly wrote that “an attack against one Muslim is an attack against all” on the wall of the boat in which he was hiding from police last month. Variations of this refrain seem to be common among angry young Muslim men, especially those who are attracted to violence. However, such a view ignores history, religious thinking and contemporary reality. It should be seen as a crass advertising slogan rather than a declaration of belief.

Tsarnaev's quote seems to be based on the idea of a global Muslim community, called the ummah, that has always been aspirational. The Tsarnaev brothers clearly felt that they were being marginalized, and the fact that they did not belong to an American Muslim community further reinforced that belief. So the brothers turned to the idea of the ummah, a historical fiction that has not existed in practice in all of Muslim history. Muslims are too varied to connect to one way of being a community.

What we are witnessing in Syria, what we saw in Egypt or in Iran during the Green Revolution, is that Muslims kill other Muslims for political gain, and the idea of the ummah is broken. There is no sense from the brothers that they would have been able to understand or choose sides in these conflicts.

Suspect: Boston bombing was payback for hits on Muslims 

However, the slogan worked its magic, allowing them to see aspiration as reality and one that they could achieve. Unfortunately, their nemesis became America, including the millions of Muslims living in America.

There is no universal, binding legal command for all Muslims to support each other at all times. Even if there were, throughout Islamic history, it has been observed in its breach rather than in practice.

Prophet Mohammed’s son-in-law, Ali, was assassinated while praying, and Mohammed’s favorite grandson, Husayn, was murdered after being denied food and water for days. Both of these acts were committed by people who considered themselves Muslim.

Even in the modern period, we see al Qaeda slaughtering thousands upon thousands of Muslims. Tsarnaev may have felt aggrieved by attacks on Muslims, but he sided with a group that wantonly kills other Muslims. He believed the false assumption, shared by extremists and Islamophobes, that one cannot be American and Muslim.

Within Islamic thought, there is not a sense that everything a Muslim does is automatically good. In fact, the Quran calls on believers to compete with people in doing good in the world, and that competition is expressly not limited to Muslims but to all people.

There is also a sense that Muslims must work toward a more just society by encouraging good works and discouraging bad ones and help others to do the same. This last premise is one that seems to have been exercised by the community of the Islamic Society of Boston, which attempted to correct the elder Tsarnaev brother's misreading of Islamic tradition.

Protesting government policies that reduce justice and harm people is an obligation by virtue of being American and Muslim, and it is a right. However, to protest the death of civilians by killing civilians shows a lack of commitment to justice and only a desire for power.

The American Muslim community has a rich history of demanding and working toward justice, including Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Lupe Fiasco and Mos Def. Individuals like Manar Waheed of South Asian Americans Leading Together and Muneer Panjwani of Do Something are actively building a more equitable and just society in America, and they are competing with others to do good.

Tsarnaev may believe that an attack against one Muslim is an attack against all, but he must then question where he sees himself, because on that day in Boston, he attacked Muslims, too. He may have accepted a slogan as faith, but to do so, he had to willfully forget all the varieties of ways one can be Muslim.

For me, and many other American Muslims, faith is believing that you can affect positive change in the world and being willing to commit to do the hard work necessary to build with other people.

Timeline: Boston attack, aftermath

The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Hussein Rashid.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Islam

soundoff (322 Responses)
  1. Anon

    Nothing new, just another taqiyya spewing apologist defending Islam the time machine for the mind that only goes backwards.
    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JskqoQLlATs&w=640&h=360]

    May 20, 2013 at 5:03 pm |
    • KTShamim

      There is no Taqiyya (lying) allowed in Islam:
      [Qur'an 33:71] "O ye who believe! fear Allah, and say the right word."
      [Qur'an 2:43] "And confound not truth with falsehood nor hide the truth, knowingly."

      May 20, 2013 at 8:24 pm |
  2. alf564

    Boy, lots of Muslims seem to get Islam wrong..Look at the bombing in Iraq today... oh well, just misunderstood Muslims doing
    what misunderstood Muslims doc ..... KILL !!!

    May 20, 2013 at 4:27 pm |
  3. kevo.bx

    Always give the glory to God the Father, even when bad things happen. The world refuses to acknowledge grace and truth, they rather praise mother nature a false god to worship. All these lost souls, still asleep & they truly love what the Lord hates (Proverbs 6:16-20). Why do you love Esau, when God loves Jacob? *Psalm 59:13 Consume them in wrath, consume them, that they may know that God ruleth in Jacob unto the ends of the earth. Selah. *Psalm 78:68 But chose the tribe of Judah, the mount Zion which he loved. *Isaiah 37:32 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion. *Psalm 77:15 Thou hast with thine arm redeemed thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah. (*Matthew 19:28*). The 144,000 are the descendants of the trans atlantic slave trade, in the new Jerusalem. Who lifed up their heel against Jacob in the womb, it was Esau. *John 13:18 I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled, He that eateth bread with me hath lifted up his heel against me. *Genesis 25:34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; *Matthew 6:11 Give us this day our daily bread.

    May 19, 2013 at 10:52 pm |
    • Filthy Hind I love to Mithrism lick and talk Islam bunk

      More Babble quotes please.
      You're so busy showing off your quotes, you forgot to make the point with them.
      Oh wait.
      You live ... um.... never mind.

      May 20, 2013 at 1:50 am |
  4. RALPH

    M. Ali and Malcolm X should not be extolled for their rhetoric. . Their lack of loyalty and disregard for the concepts of their birth country was and is revolting.

    May 19, 2013 at 9:37 am |
  5. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things ,

    May 19, 2013 at 6:27 am |
    • Filthy Hind I love to Mithrism lick and talk Islam bunk

      I prayed you would shut up. Yet here you are, Carnal Princess. Still driveling.

      May 20, 2013 at 1:56 am |
    • Jesus

      Prayer does not; you are such a LIAR. You have NO proof it changes anything! A great example of prayer proven not to work is the Christians in jail because prayer didn't work and their children died. For example: Susan Grady, who relied on prayer to heal her son. Nine-year-old Aaron Grady died and Susan Grady was arrested.

      An article in the Journal of Pediatrics examined the deaths of 172 children from families who relied upon faith healing from 1975 to 1995. They concluded that four out of five ill children, who died under the care of faith healers or being left to prayer only, would most likely have survived if they had received medical care.

      The statistical studies from the nineteenth century and the three CCU studies on prayer are quite consistent with the fact that humanity is wasting a huge amount of time on a procedure that simply doesn’t work. Nonetheless, faith in prayer is so pervasive and deeply rooted, you can be sure believers will continue to devise future studies in a desperate effort to confirm their beliefs!

      May 20, 2013 at 9:35 am |
    • Really?

      "Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things"

      That's why the data, has shown that atheists have happier and healthier lives than conservative Christians. Your post is built on a lie!

      May 20, 2013 at 9:40 am |
  6. Jill

    Rainer Braendlein, don't obfuscate the primary prenuptials with rasberries. Often, the pertinent cat presents fabled necessities in the parking chamfer. Realize your net precedent. Triangulate! Save the best for the alligators. Ever the bastille notches the orchestra but Wendy is not green and horses will capitulate. Filter out the log from the turnstile and cry prevalently.

    So there brown stare. Feed your inner walnut and resolve. Subject your lemon to the ingenious door in the presence of snow and animals. Aisle 7 is for the monetary cheese whiz. Faced with the kitchen, you may wish to prolong the sailboat in the cliff. Otherwise, rabbits may descend on your left nostril. Think about how you can stripe the sea.

    Regale the storm to those who (6) would thump the parrot with the armband. Corner the market on vestiges of the apparent closure but seek not the evidential circumstance. Therein you can find indignant mountains of pigs and apples. Descend eloquently as you debate the ceiling of your warning fulcrum. Vacate the corncob profusely and and don’t dote on the pancreas.

    Next up, control your wood. Have at the cat with your watch on the fore. Aft! Smarties (12)! Rome wasn’t kevetched in an autumn nightie. (42) See yourself for the turntable on the escalator. Really peruse the garage spider definitely again again with brown. Now we have an apparent congestion, so be it here. Just a moment is not a pod of beef for the ink well nor can it be (4) said that Karen was there in the millpond.

    Garbage out just like the candle in the kitty so. Go, go, go until the vacuum meets the upward vacation. Sell the yellow. Then trim the bus before the ten cheese please Louise. Segregate from the koan and stew the ship vigorously.

    And remember, never pass up an opportunity to watch an elephant paint Mozart.

    May 18, 2013 at 1:05 pm |
    • Ted

      Rainer, congrats. Getting "jilled" puts you at the absolute bottom of the belief blog barrel. Can't get any lower.

      Jill rocks. We want more Jill!

      May 18, 2013 at 3:56 pm |
    • Filthy Hind I love to Mithrism lick and talk Islam bunk

      Jill. I love that sh1t. :p

      May 20, 2013 at 1:52 am |
  7. Rainer Braendlein

    I guess one of the greatest realists of all times was Winston Churchill. He said the following about Islam:

    "How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanct-ity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property – either as a child, a wife, or a concubine – must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the faith: all know how to die but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome.[13]"

    This passage is from Churchill's book "The River War".

    May 18, 2013 at 11:38 am |
    • HotAirAce

      The evils of one religion does not justify the existence of others. The dead jew zombie death vampire cannibal cult aka christianity has lots of evils to its discredit.

      May 18, 2013 at 11:47 am |
    • nope

      @hot air ass
      nope

      May 18, 2013 at 11:49 am |
    • Jill

      Rainer Braendlein, don't obfuscate the primary prenuptials with rasberries. Often, the pertinent cat presents fabled necessities in the parking chamfer. Realize your net precedent. Triangulate! Save the best for the alligators. Ever the bastille notches the orchestra but Wendy is not green and horses will capitulate. Filter out the log from the turnstile and cry prevalently.

      So there brown stare. Feed your inner walnut and resolve. Subject your lemon to the ingenious door in the presence of snow and animals. Aisle 7 is for the monetary cheese whiz. Faced with the kitchen, you may wish to prolong the sailboat in the cliff. Otherwise, rabbits may descend on your left nostril. Think about how you can stripe the sea.

      Regale the storm to those who (6) would thump the parrot with the armband. Corner the market on vestiges of the apparent closure but seek not the evidential circumstance. Therein you can find indignant mountains of pigs and apples. Descend eloquently as you debate the ceiling of your warning fulcrum. Vacate the corncob profusely and and don’t dote on the pancreas.

      Next up, control your wood. Have at the cat with your watch on the fore. Aft! Smarties (12)! Rome wasn’t kevetched in an autumn nightie. (42) See yourself for the turntable on the escalator. Really peruse the garage spider definitely again again with brown. Now we have an apparent congestion, so be it here. Just a moment is not a pod of beef for the ink well nor can it be (4) said that Karen was there in the millpond.

      Garbage out just like the candle in the kitty so. Go, go, go until the vacuum meets the upward vacation. Sell the yellow. Then trim the bus before the ten cheese please Louise. Segregate from the koan and stew the ship vigorously.

      And remember, never pass up an opportunity to watch an elephant paint Mozart.

      May 18, 2013 at 1:05 pm |
    • moas786

      rainer, only one word to describe your entire b.s...garbage.

      May 18, 2013 at 5:17 pm |
  8. Rainer Braendlein

    I believe that Hussein Rashid is a very dangerous man.

    Why?

    Rashid tries to play down the danger of Islam.

    I guess what made Islam so successful in history is its ambivalence. Basis of this ambivalence is the ambivalent Koran which makes opposite statements concerning the same matter. For example: At some passages Muhammad honors Jews and Christians as People of the Scripture (Bible) but at other passages he condemns them as infidels. This is more dangerous and evil as if there would be exclusively condemning passages. If I surely know that someone is my enemy I can prepare myself but if someone is ambivalent in his behaviour he will always damage me when I am just in an unprepared state because I got careless through his temporary good behaviour.

    In a word: The Koran in itself is a very cunning war-book. The Muslims can use it in order to promote the fiction amongst the Christians Islam would tolerate Christianity and Christians, on the other hand the Koran can be used to justify Jihad or war against the Christians. The Koran is really a very demonic book written by the hell.

    Mr. Rashid is our enemy because he plays down the danger of Islam which will lead us to fatal security. And when time is ripe, and we are careless enough again the next Muslim idiot will fire his explosive belt amongst us.

    http://confessingchurch.wordpress.com

    May 18, 2013 at 10:08 am |
    • Strongly Disagree, Somewhat Disagree, Neither Agree nor Disagree, Somewhat Agree, Strongly Agree

      Somewhat Agree.

      May 18, 2013 at 11:43 am |
    • Jill

      Rainer Braendlein, don't obfuscate the primary prenuptials with rasberries. Often, the pertinent cat presents fabled necessities in the parking chamfer. Realize your net precedent. Triangulate! Save the best for the alligators. Ever the bastille notches the orchestra but Wendy is not green and horses will capitulate. Filter out the log from the turnstile and cry prevalently.

      So there brown stare. Feed your inner walnut and resolve. Subject your lemon to the ingenious door in the presence of snow and animals. Aisle 7 is for the monetary cheese whiz. Faced with the kitchen, you may wish to prolong the sailboat in the cliff. Otherwise, rabbits may descend on your left nostril. Think about how you can stripe the sea.

      Regale the storm to those who (6) would thump the parrot with the armband. Corner the market on vestiges of the apparent closure but seek not the evidential circumstance. Therein you can find indignant mountains of pigs and apples. Descend eloquently as you debate the ceiling of your warning fulcrum. Vacate the corncob profusely and and don’t dote on the pancreas.

      Next up, control your wood. Have at the cat with your watch on the fore. Aft! Smarties (12)! Rome wasn’t kevetched in an autumn nightie. (42) See yourself for the turntable on the escalator. Really peruse the garage spider definitely again again with brown. Now we have an apparent congestion, so be it here. Just a moment is not a pod of beef for the ink well nor can it be (4) said that Karen was there in the millpond.

      Garbage out just like the candle in the kitty so. Go, go, go until the vacuum meets the upward vacation. Sell the yellow. Then trim the bus before the ten cheese please Louise. Segregate from the koan and stew the ship vigorously.

      And remember, never pass up an opportunity to watch an elephant paint Mozart.

      May 18, 2013 at 1:05 pm |
  9. kevin001

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    May 18, 2013 at 2:27 am |
  10. Reality

    Only for the eyes of Muslims:

    Ending the stupidity of it all quickly and peacefully:

    From the studies of Armstrong, Rushdie, Hirsi Ali, Richardson and Bayhaqi--–

    The Five Steps To Deprogram 1400 Years of Islamic Myths:

    ( –The Steps take less than two minutes to finish- simply amazing, two minutes to bring peace and rationality to over one billion lost souls- Priceless!!!)

    Are you ready?

    Using "The 77 Branches of Islamic "faith" a collection compiled by Imam Bayhaqi as a starting point. In it, he explains the essential virtues that reflect true "faith" (iman) through related Qur’anic verses and Prophetic sayings." i.e. a nice summary of the Koran and Islamic beliefs.

    The First Five of the 77 Branches:

    "1. Belief in Allah"

    aka as God, Yahweh, Zeus, Jehovah, Mother Nature, etc. should be added to your self-cleansing neurons.

    "2. To believe that everything other than Allah was non-existent. Thereafter, Allah Most High created these things and subsequently they came into existence."

    Evolution and the Big Bang or the "Gi-b G-nab" (when the universe starts to recycle) are more plausible and the "akas" for Allah should be included if you continue to be a "crea-tionist".

    "3. To believe in the existence of angels."

    A major item for neuron cleansing. Angels/de-vils are the mythical creations of ancient civilizations, e.g. Hitt-ites, to explain/define natural events, contacts with their gods, big birds, sudden winds, protectors during the dark nights, etc. No "pretty/ug-ly wingy thingies" ever visited or talked to Mohammed, Jesus, Mary or Joseph or Joe Smith. Today we would classify angels as f–airies and "tin–ker be-lls". Modern de-vils are classified as the de-mons of the de-mented.

    "4. To believe that all the heavenly books that were sent to the different prophets are true. However, apart from the Quran, all other books are not valid anymore."

    Another major item to delete. There are no books written in the spirit state of Heaven (if there is one) just as there are no angels to write/publish/distribute them. The Koran, OT, NT etc. are simply books written by humans for humans.

    Prophets were invented by ancient scribes typically to keep the un-educated masses in line. Today we call them for-tune tellers.

    Prophecies are also invali-dated by the natural/God/Allah gifts of Free Will and Future.

    "5. To believe that all the prophets are true. However, we are commanded to follow the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings
    be upon him) alone."

    Mohammed spent thirty days "fasting" (the Ramadan legend) in a hot cave before his first contact with Allah aka God etc. via a "pretty wingy thingy". Common sense demands a neuron deletion of #5. #5 is also the major source of Islamic vi-olence i.e. turning Mohammed's "fast, hunger-driven" hallu-cinations into horrible reality for unbelievers.

    Walk these Five Steps and we guarantee a complete recovery from your Islamic ways!!!!

    Unfortunately, there are not many Muslim commentators/readers on this blog so the "two-minute" cure is not getting to those who need it. If you have a Muslim friend, send him a copy and help save the world.

    Analogous steps are available at your request for deprogramming the myths of Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism and Paganism..

    May 17, 2013 at 11:37 pm |
    • Reality

      فقط من أجل عيون المسلمين:

      إنهاء غباء من كل ذلك بسرعة وبشكل سلمي:

      من الدراسات من أرمسترونغ، رشدي، هيرسي علي، ريتشاردسون والبيهقي -–

      في خمس خطوات لأبطل تأثير 1400 سنة من الأساطير الإسلامية:

      (-خطوات اتخاذ أقل من دقيقتين لإنهاء-ببساطة مدهشة، دقيقتين لإحلال السلام والعقلانية إلى أكثر من مليار فقدت النفوس لا تقدر بثمن!)

      هل أنت مستعد؟

      استخدام "الفروع الإسلامية 77 من" الإيمان "مجموعة الإمام البيهقي المترجمة كنقطة انطلاق. في ذلك، وهو ما يفسر الفضائل الأساسية التي تعكس صحيح" الإيمان "(إيمان) من خلال الآيات القرآنية ذات الصلة، وأحاديث نبوية." أي ملخص لطيفة من المعتقدات القرآن والإسلامية.

      الخمسة الأولى من الفروع 77:

      "1. الإيمان بالله"

      كما يعرف أيضا باسم الله، الرب، زيوس، الرب، الطبيعة الأم، وما إلى ذلك يجب أن تضاف إلى الخلايا العصبية التطهير الذاتي الخاص.

      "2. إلى الاعتقاد بأن كل شيء غيرها مما كان الله غير موجود. بعد ذلك، الله سبحانه وتعالى خلق هذه الأشياء، وبعد ذلك جاءوا إلى حيز الوجود."

      التطور والانفجار الكبير أو "غي ب G-NAB" (عند بدء الكون لإعادة تدوير) هي أكثر ترجيحا وينبغي أن تدرج في "المندرجة" في سبيل الله إذا كنت لا تزال تشكل "بجمعية العقارات، tionist".

      "3. إلى الاعتقاد في وجود الملائكة."

      A بندا رئيسيا لتطهير الخلايا العصبية. الملائكة / دي VILS هي الإبداعات الأسطورية من الحضارات القديمة، على سبيل المثال HITT خائبي، لشرح / تعريف الأحداث الطبيعية، والاتصالات مع آلهتهم، والطيور الكبيرة، والرياح المفاجئة، وحماة خلال الليالي المظلمة، وما إلى ذلك لا "ثينجيس افسح المجال ل جميلة / UG-LY" بزيارة أي وقت مضى أو تحدثت إلى محمد، يسوع، مريم أو يوسف أو جو سميث. اليوم سوف نصنف الملائكة كما F-airies و "القصدير كير تكون LLS". تصنف الحديثة دو VILS مثل دي مونس هيئة اجتثاث mented.

      "4. إلى الاعتقاد بأن جميع الكتب السماوية التي تم إرسالها إلى الأنبياء مختلفة صحيحا. ومع ذلك، وبصرف النظر عن القرآن، كل الكتب الأخرى ليست صالحة بعد الآن."

      ومن البنود الرئيسية في حذفها. لا يوجد كتب في ولاية روح السماء (إذا كان هناك واحد) فقط حيث لم تعد هناك ملائكة لكتابة / نشر / توزيعها. القرآن، OT، NT وما هي ببساطة الكتب التي كتبت من قبل البشر للبشر.

      اخترعت الأنبياء من قبل الكتبة القديمة عادة للحفاظ على الجماهير غير المتعلمة في الخط. اليوم ونحن ندعو لهم فرز الأصوات للتناغم.

      النبوءات كما invali مؤرخة من قبل الطبيعية / الله / الله الهدايا من الإرادة الحرة والمستقبل.

      "5. إلى الاعتقاد بأن جميع الأنبياء صحيحا. ومع ذلك، ونحن مأمورون اتباع النبي محمد (عليه الصلاة والسلام
      صلى الله عليه وسلم) وحده ".

      قضى محمد ثلاثين يوما "الصيام" (أسطورة رمضان) في كهف الساخن قبل أول اتصال له مع الله الملقب الخ الله عبر "ممتزوجات افسح المجال ل جميلة". الحس السليم يتطلب حذف الخلايا العصبية من # 5. # 5 هو أيضا المصدر الرئيسي للالاسلامي VI-olence أي تحول محمد "سريع، يحركها الجوع" hallu-cinations إلى واقع فظيع لغير المؤمنين.

      المشي هذه خمس خطوات، ونحن نضمن الانتعاش الكامل من الطرق الإسلامية الخاصة بك!!

      للأسف، لا توجد العديد من المعلقين مسلم / القراء على هذا بلوق لذلك "مدة دقيقتين" العلاج هو عدم الحصول على لأولئك الذين في حاجة إليها. إذا كان لديك صديق مسلم، ترسل له نسخة وتساعد في إنقاذ العالم.

      تتوفر خطوات مماثلة في طلبك للحصول على deprogramming الأساطير المسيحية واليهودية والبوذية والهندوسية والوثنية ..

      May 17, 2013 at 11:40 pm |
  11. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things ,

    May 17, 2013 at 9:24 pm |
    • fnordz

      The only measurable effect prayer has ever shown credibly is a negative one- when sick people knew they were being prayed for, they got worse.
      Way to get it wrong.

      May 18, 2013 at 12:59 am |
    • Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

      Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things
      Prayer changes things

      May 18, 2013 at 6:26 am |
    • Salero21

      Atheism not only is not healthy for children and other living things but is also stupidity in Full bloom.

      May 20, 2013 at 12:52 pm |
    • Richard Cranium

      S21 is a lying troll in full bloom.

      May 20, 2013 at 12:53 pm |
    • HotAirAce

      Salero21, you'd probably be correct if you just proved the existence of even just one god. We're waiting. . .

      May 20, 2013 at 12:56 pm |
  12. don Quijote

    Can I say something here?

    May 17, 2013 at 7:29 pm |
    • My name is Bond

      NO you cannot, remember the Armada you Nancy boy!!

      May 17, 2013 at 7:31 pm |
  13. In Other Words

    OMG so then even Bond agrees that Islam is the foundation of the American Constipation!!

    May 17, 2013 at 7:21 pm |
    • My name is Bond

      You too STFU I'm taking the biscuit here and now, move over Nancy boy!

      May 17, 2013 at 7:27 pm |
  14. His panic

    omG... the Brits are panicking, I knew it, I knew it even the British can Panic but those who trust in God and in Jesus Christ God's only Son will not Panic.

    May 17, 2013 at 7:17 pm |
    • My name is Bond

      You too STFU panic don't you get involve in this or else. Get your ar-se out of here!

      May 17, 2013 at 7:19 pm |
  15. My name is Bond

    I do not care what such as Tsaernev got wrong with Islam. I' am bloody mad and I will take on this mission with pleasure!

    May 17, 2013 at 7:06 pm |
    • M & Q

      For the last time Bond STFU you have no saying in this, it is not your mission you fool!

      May 17, 2013 at 7:07 pm |
    • My name is Bond

      I will not STFU M & Q I'am bloody mad this time and I do not care what you have to say. This is an ace of a mission for me. Americans are Constipated and are infecting the WWW with it. The mussulmen must be stopped!

      May 17, 2013 at 7:11 pm |
    • M & Q

      You either have had one too many lagers or you are full of wacky backy Bond. So STFU!

      May 17, 2013 at 7:14 pm |
  16. In Other Words

    WITWWW?

    May 17, 2013 at 7:00 pm |
    • My name is Bond

      STFU you are making me bloody mad!!

      May 17, 2013 at 7:01 pm |
    • My name is Bond

      Is Islam now also the foundation of the British Constipation? Next thing will be that it is the foundation of the French Constipation! 😀

      May 17, 2013 at 7:03 pm |
    • In Other Words

      WTH?

      May 17, 2013 at 7:04 pm |
  17. My name is Bond

    This is the right type of mission for me!

    May 17, 2013 at 6:59 pm |
  18. My name is Bond

    Now I'am really really bloody mad Q!

    May 17, 2013 at 6:57 pm |
  19. M & Q

    STFU Bond!

    May 17, 2013 at 6:55 pm |
  20. In Other Words

    Islam is the foundation of the great american Constipation.

    May 17, 2013 at 6:54 pm |
    • My name is Bond

      This is making me bloody mad!

      May 17, 2013 at 6:55 pm |
    • M & Q

      STFU BOND you have nothing to do here!

      May 17, 2013 at 6:56 pm |
    • My name is Bond

      You both are making me bloody mad M and Q!

      May 17, 2013 at 6:58 pm |
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