McCain defends Syrian jihadists' 'All...

McCain defends Syrian jihadists' 'Allahu akbar'

There are 9 comments on the www.jihadwatch.org story from Sep 3, 2013, titled McCain defends Syrian jihadists' 'Allahu akbar'. In it, www.jihadwatch.org reports that:

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) blasted Fox News' Brian Kilmeade on Tuesday for questioning members of a Syrian opposition groups' use of the phrase "Allahu Akbar" after what Kilmeade said "looks like a fighter jet being shot out of the sky."

“I have a problem helping those people screaming that after a hit,” Kilmeade said ...

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Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#1 Sep 3, 2013
from jihadwatch:

"McCain criticized Kilmeade for his skepticism of the phrase, which means 'God is greater' or 'God is the greatest' in Arabic.

"'Would you have a problem with an American person saying 'Thank God? Thank God?'' McCain said.'That’s what they're saying. Come on! Of course they're Muslims, but they're moderates and I guarantee you they are moderates'...

"Allahu akbar does not mean 'thank God,' as McCain seems to have affirmed ... Allahu akbar means 'Allah is greater'– not, as it is often translated,'God is great.' The significance of this is enormous, as it is essentially a proclamation of superiority and supremacism. Allah is greater – than any of the gods of the infidels, and Islam is superior to all other religions ...

"And McCain guarantees that the Syrian rebels are moderates? This is the John McCain who, according to Lebanon’s Daily Star,'was unwittingly photographed with a known affiliate of the rebel group responsible for the kidnapping of 11 Lebanese Shiite pilgrims one year ago, during a brief and highly publicized visit inside Syria' in May. He has already proven that he wouldn't know a 'moderate' if he were slitting the venerable Senator's throat."

Since: Oct 06

Location hidden

#2 Sep 3, 2013
McCain has become an embarrassment.
Cordwainer Trout

Elizabethtown, KY

#3 Sep 3, 2013
Such profound ignorance of Islam vs. Christianity has to be intentional. How McCain could possibly read the previous UN reports and del Ponte's overview of the "rebels" being responsible for the Sarin attacks in Syria and not come away with a clearer understanding of the duplicity he's involved himself suggests he's either in bed with Satan, or mentally ill.
DrBen

Montréal, Canada

#4 Sep 4, 2013
Apparently, most of you are too young to remember Navy Chaplain Howell Forgy, who used similar language during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Later, he talked about it and said, "Well, I was stationed aboard the USS New Orleans, and we were tied up at 1010 dock in Pearl Harbor when we were attacked again. We were having a turbine lifted, and all of our electrical power wasn't on, and so when we went to lift the ammunition by the hoist, we had to form lines of men — form a bucket brigade — and we began to carry the ammunition up through the quarterdeck into the gurneys, and I stood there and directed some of the boys down the port side and some down the starboard side, and as they were getting a little tired, I just happened to say, "PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION."

After the attack, the phrase was immortalized in a patriotic song by Frank Loesser.

In 1942, a recording by The Merry Macs reached number 8 on the Billboard chart. The 1943 version by Kay Kyser and His Orchestra reached number 1.

Apparently good Christian Americans can invoke the Deity while killing their enemies but Syrian rebels cannot.

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#5 Sep 5, 2013
DrBen wrote:
... Apparently good Christian Americans can invoke the Deity while killing their enemies but Syrian rebels cannot.
Apparently John McCain can't tell an invocation from a declaration, e.g., that allah, the muslim's moon god, is greater than anyone else's god.
Lamer

Hopkins, MN

#6 Sep 5, 2013
We are allowed to say god is great, but how dare someone else say it in their native tongue... It just sounds so scary..../s

McCain is correct here in regards to the usage of the phrase which can be used in mulitple context from god is great to praise god, oh god, and even an Oh Sh1T!

Arabic probably just sounds really scary to fox news reguardless of what is being said.

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#7 Sep 5, 2013
Lamer wrote:
We are allowed to say god is great ...
"Allah Akbar" means "God is greatER ...," proving you don't know any more than clueless McCain.

No wonder he lost to Obama.
Lamer

Norwalk, OH

#8 Sep 5, 2013
Joe DeCaro wrote:
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"Allah Akbar" means "God is greatER ...," proving you don't know any more than clueless McCain.
No wonder he lost to Obama.
There are multiple uses for the phrase. a 3 sec google search could have answered that for you but you chose not to. I guess your narrow mind can only hold 1 of those at a time. Seems to me you are afraid of words and that is pretty pathetic.
Adale

Baltimore, MD

#9 Sep 5, 2013
Both Obama and McCain are losers, I detest the both of them.

Allah Akbar

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