Of Fish and Sharks

Here is a nice example of how Islam is really lacking in self-confidence. I saw this a lot back in the ME. I guess it goes back to the desire for honor. Since Islam can not earn honor and respect the old-fashioned way by establishing just, prosperous, and fruitful societies, it resorts to...bumber stickers, among other things:

In my new book Religion of Peace?, I tell the story of a bumper-sticker war that broke out in Cairo a few years ago. When Coptic Christians began putting the Christian fish symbol, long popular with American evangelicals, on their cars, Muslims responded with their own bumper stickers depicting sharks. An Egyptian Muslim explained: "The Christians had the fish so we responded with the shark. If they want to portray themselves as weak fishes, okay. We are the strongest.”

--Robert Spencer

Comments

Fletcher said…
This "mightier than the Christians" attitude is in stark contrast to what Jesus taught and did:

Mark 10:42-45 "42Calling them to Himself, Jesus said to them, "You know that those who are recognized as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them; and their great men exercise authority over them.

43"But it is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant;

44and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be slave of all.

45"For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many."

Philippians 2:5-11

5 Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus,

6who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped,

7but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men.

8Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

9 For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name,

10so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

11and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
SocietyVs said…
Now that reveals a lot about Islamic faith and - well - anger. Like it is a competition or something to have a 'fish' on the bumper sticker - it's weird but it's not meant to spur a stupid competition amongst faith groups (so Islam took this all wrong). Fact they choose a shark - which they knew was to 'eat the fish' - makes even more sense with some of the jaded-ness of Islam and violence tendencies (of which the faith itself does very little to control or remove altogether)...apparently people are solely responsible for their actions - thus exonerating anything these same warriors would do in 'God's name' from the Quran or Hadiths (since they are not to blame)...they need to start re-thinking this a little more.
USpace said…
Robert Spencer is a hero! Islam as practiced by the Islamofascists will never be peace because if Earth ever became ruled by Sharia Law all the multitudes of Islamic factions that hate each other would keep fighting each other forever.

Educate ourselves and others!

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