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No More Music for Muslims: The Spiritual Journey of Tamerlan Tsarnaev

The dead Boston jihadist gave up a piano career so he could butcher Americans.

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Robert Spencer

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April 24, 2013 - 4:06 pm

Tamerlan Tsarnaev wanted to get righteous. He wanted to cleanse his soul and his life of anything that might displease Allah or run counter to Islam. And so his piano playing, as accomplished as it apparently was, had to go.

In which scenario would the world be a better place: one in which Tamerlan Tsarnaev became or remained essentially a Muslim in name only, maintaining an indifference to his faith’s teachings of hatred and violence against unbelievers, and becoming a pianist of some accomplishment, or one in which he rejected all that was sinful and dedicated his life to Islam, such that he eventually got the idea that murdering some infidels at the Boston Marathon would be a capital way to please the god who commanded him to “slay the idolaters wherever you find them” (Qur’an 9:5) and to “strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah and your enemies” (Qur’an 8:60)?

It was, after all, the same commitment to the teachings of Islam that led Tsarnaev to give up music on the one hand and pursue jihad terror on the other.

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... the Atlantic Wire ran a piece titled “The Boston Bombers Were Muslim – So?”

So, then "conservative" Sean Hannity hit on the whole nut of the situation when he opined last night that "If I were a Moslem, I'd be angry that my religion had been hijacked."

That, of course, makes sense only if their religion had been hijacked. When your religion commands that "Warfare is ordained for you" then it's hard to angry at the Brothers Tsarnaev, cuz all they did was obey.

But it's easy for Moslems to be happy with the performance of Sean Hannity, cuz he uses the fictive disconnect between a religion's commands and those who observe it.
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we will be approaching 3000 deaths from guns since newtown in our "Christian" nation. Out of sight out of mind just like teenager Dzhokhar
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Peter Leithart on the failure of the Christian and why:
"Radner responds with a painfully detailed exploration of how the Church’s divisions contributed to the Rwandan bloodbath. “More people were killed during the genocide in church buildings than perhaps anywhere else,” and in Rwanda and elsewhere Christians have claimed to act violently “as Christians, for the sake of their belief in God."
What to do?
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I really liked that Mingus piece. Thanks!
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... the Atlantic Wire ran a piece titled “The Boston Bombers Were Muslim – So?”

So, then "conservative" Sean Hannity hit on the whole nut of the situation when he opined last night that "If I were a Moslem, I'd be angry that my religion had been hijacked."

That, of course, makes sense only if their religion had been hijacked. When your religion commands that "Warfare is ordained for you" then it's hard to angry at the Brothers Tsarnaev, cuz all they did was obey.

But it's easy for Moslems to be happy with the performance of Sean Hannity, cuz he uses the fictive disconnect between a religion's commands and those who observe it.
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Islam = anti joy.
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Not necessarily. Some of the foremost musicians in India are practicing Muslims. Some of the foremost athletes in India are practicing Muslims, including a woman who was India's tennis champion and played around the world. The Music Director for the award-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire, A.R. Rahman, who won TWO Oscars for his music in the film, is a devout Muslim. He exclaimed, "God is Great" on the podium when accepting his awards to celebrate his God-given talent. Sadly, the Islamic terrorists misuse the same phrase when they target and kill innocent civilians.
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Sadly, the Islamic terrorists misuse the same phrase (Allahu Akbar) when they target and kill innocent civilians.

The transliteral of the phrase is “God is greatest,” that god being the one with the personal name Allah. A better translation would take into account the question, “greatest compared to what?” Reading the Islamic scriptures, it’s indisputably clear that Allah is better than other gods, including Yahweh of Judeo-Christianity, and those of Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Zoroastrianism and the rest.

All the rest, without exception. The very basis of Islam is the destruction of all other religions. That’s why the use of Allahu Akbar by Islamic terrorists isn’t a sad thing; it’s an exultation of what the religion stands for. After all, Allah said “I shall terrorize the Infidels” and the Holy Prophet Mohammed said “I have been made victorious by terror.”

So, don’t be said, American Eagle. The deeds of the Brothers Tsarnaev is a source of joy to a billion Moslems right now; they’re glowing with pride and hope. In a way, it’s their version of Don’t Worry, Be Happy.
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