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Arab World: Sandy Unleashes Wrath of God on Infidel America

Written by Amira Al Hussaini On 31 October 2012 @ 17:14 pm | 10 Comments

In Arabic, Disaster, Egypt, Middle East & North Africa, Politics, Religion, Saudi Arabia, Syria, U.S.A., Weblog

As the world turned its eyes to New York and New Jersey to follow the news of hurricane Sandy, and the destruction it has caused, many across the Arab world debated whether the storm was the embodiment of the wrath of God – unleashed against the infidels and in retaliation to US foreign policy. Seriously.

Abdulaziz Alhies wonders why Sandy got more attention when it hit the US East coast [ar]:

ترى إعصار #ساندي ضرب جامايكا وهاييتي وكوبا والدومينيكان بعد.. ولا القلب مايشوف غير أميركا!

@azizAlhies [1]: Sandy has also hit Jamaica, Haiti, Cuba and the Dominican too .. or does the heart not see anything other than America

Nizar Mohammed Othman links between the coverage ‘small’ episodes in the Sandy hurricane are getting, in comparison to the silence the atrocities being committed against the Syrian people are met with. He tweets:

يهللون لرجل ينقذ كلبا من إعصار ساندي، ويغضون الطرف عن أسد يبيد أطفال سوريا، أهو عشق الحيوانات؟

@NizarAbdalla [2]: They are praising a man who rescued a dog during the hurricane and turn a blind eye to Assad eliminating the children of Syria. Is it a love for animals?

On Almoslim.net, Sheikh Naser Al Omar urges [3] readers to be happy for the destruction Sandy has caused. He blogs:

إن أمريكا هي قائدة الظلم والطغيان والجبروت في هذا العصر، استخدمت أموالها التي مكنها الله _جلّ وعلا_ منها في ظلم البشرية في مشارق الأرض ومغاربها، وتاريخ أمريكا تاريخ أسود على كل المستويات ، وفي شتى أنحاء العالم، وخصوصاً فيما يتعلق بالأمة الإسلامية، فأمريكا أمة كافرة باغية محادة لله ولرسوله – صلى الله عليه وسلم – ومحاربة للمسلمين، دنَّست كتاب الله وأهانته، قريبة من كل شرّ بعيدة عن كل خير، حامية الإرهاب في العالم. .
من الذي يدعم إسرائيل ؟
من الذي يحمي اليهود بلا حدود ؟
من الذي أباد أفغانستان ؟
من الذي دمر العراق ؟
من الذي يأخذ خيرات المسلمين في مشارق الأرض ومغاربها ليعيدها لهم صورايخ وقنابل ورؤوساً نووية ؟

America is the leader of injustice and oppression in this era. It has used the money God has blessed it with to spread injustice around the world. It's history is dark, across all levels, and around the world, particularly when it comes to the Islamic world. America is an infidel nation, an enemy of God and His prophet and the Muslim people. It has desecrated the Holy Book, and insulted it; it is close to all evil and far from all good; and it protects terrorism around the world.

Who supports Israel?
Who provides unlimited protection to the Jews?
Who has wiped out Afghanistan?
Who has destroyed Iraq?
Who takes the wealth of the Muslims from the East and West and returns it to them as rockets and bombs and nuclear heads?

Al Omar continues:

إن ما أصاب أمريكا هو قدر كوني وعقوبة من الله _جلّ وعلاّ_؛ لطغيانها وعصيانها وجبروتها وظلمها وبعدها عن الله _جلّ وعزَّ_..

What has happened to America is its fate and a punishment from God for its oppression, disobedience and injustice and for straying away from God.

إننا عندما نرى هذه الرياح العاصفة تدمر أمريكا أو بعض ولاياتها نعلم أنها نعمة من الله _جلّ وعلا_ تستوجب الحمد والشكر والفرح

When we see those storm gales destroying America or some of its states, we know it is a blessing from God, which deserves thanks and happiness

On Twitter, such sentiments did fly. Rakan comments:

أكتشفت ان ماعندنا وسطية ، ناس يدعون على أمريكا بالعموم ، و ناس يدعون لأمريكا بالعموم ، طيب أدعو الله أن يكفينا شر الكوارث عالعموم #ساندي

@Rakankov [4]: I discovered that we aren't moderate. There are people cursing America overall and others praying for it. Why don't they pray to God to protect everyone from natural disasters?

@OwaysKins adds:

من فرِح بـ #ساندي امريكا نسِي التفريق بين أبرياء شعبها الذين سيجتاحهم ، وبين أفعال حكومتها الذين سيتربعون في البيت الابيض ريثما ينتهي ..

@OwaysKins [5]: Those happy about Sandy forgot to differentiate between those innocents who will be effected and the actions of a government, which will continue to remain in the White House after the hurricane is over

Kay, Sophisticated writes:

عقول متخلفه تتشمت في مصايب الغير، شو ذنبهم اليهال ولا الناس الباجيين في قرارات سياسيه وحروب عقدتكم ..

@k_a_world [6]: Backward mentalities, happy for the calamities of others. What has the suffering of children and innocent people got to do with political decisions and wars?

Egyptian Abdulgawad Mohammed is conflicted:

أتمني سقوط#أمريكا الدولة المستبدة راعية #الارهاب في العالم لكني اتمني من الله ان ينجّي المستضعفين والأبرياء من هذا الاعصار

@abdelhawadmoha1 [7]: I hope for the overthrow of America, the oppressive country which supports terrorism around the world, but I hope God protects the innocents from this hurricane

He continues:

أشعر بالضيق ممن يخافون علي هلاك أمريكا ويدعون لهم بالنجاة ولم يرفعو ايديهم للدعاء للمسلمين المشرّدين في#بورما

@abdelhawadmoha1 [8]: It hurts me to see those who are worried about the demise of America and are praying for its safety. They did not raise their hands in prayer for the Muslims persecuted in Burma

Meanwhile, Egyptian Nasry Esmat concludes:

بعد كم التعليقت الغبية اللي قرتها من عرب عن اعصار ساندي اعتقد أن مزبلة التاريخ هتكون افضل مكان ندخله .. مش بسبب الحقد لكن عشان الجهل

@nasry [9]: After all those stupid comments I have read from Arabs about hurricane Sandy, I think that the black books of history is the best place for us .. and it isn't because of the hatred, but because of the ignorance


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URLs in this post:

[1] @azizAlhies: https://twitter.com/AzizAlhies/status/263560410333081600

[2] @NizarAbdalla: https://twitter.com/NizarAbdalla/status/263551946076598272

[3] urges: http://www.almoslim.net/node/82836

[4] @Rakankov: https://twitter.com/Rakankov/status/263541077284384769

[5] @OwaysKins: https://twitter.com/OwaysKins/status/263527974152835072

[6] @k_a_world: https://twitter.com/k_a_world/status/263525224144846848

[7] @abdelhawadmoha1: https://twitter.com/abdelgawadmoha1/status/263524914655526912

[8] @abdelhawadmoha1: https://twitter.com/abdelgawadmoha1/status/263524813086285824

[9] @nasry: https://twitter.com/nasry/status/263516294387728384

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