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Pork No, Killing Infidels Sí

Which is more evil in Islam: poor diet or murdering unbelievers?

by
Robert Spencer

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June 24, 2013 - 4:00 pm

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Last week in the central Pennsylvania hamlet of St. Marys, a 25-year-old man named Joshua Lee Coffey did what no 25-year-old man who is still living with his mother should ever do: he expressed his dislike for the dinner she served him. It was pork, you see, and as a pious convert to Islam, Coffey considered pork unclean, and his mother inconsiderate for having served it.

But “inconsiderate” is understated. A war of words escalated quickly – at least as far as young Coffey was concerned. He complained to his mother that she was trying to “poison” him with the pork, reminding her that Islam forbade the consumption of The Other White Meat. His fury rising, he soon threatened to kill her, as well as her boyfriend, Mark Blair, who was also present for the fateful pork dinner.

It wasn’t an idle threat. In a righteous rage, Coffey went to the kitchen and found a ten-inch knife, which he then took to his mother’s bedroom, where she and her beau had been dining, and brandished it in front of the terrified pair. He then held it to Blair’s throat, threatening to strike the neck of the hapless infidel (in accord with the command enshrined in Qur’an 47:4) if Ma Coffey dared to call the police.

His terrified mother jumped out the bedroom window onto the roof. Having enough presence of mind to grab her cellphone, she swiftly called the cops and then climbed down and fled to a neighbor’s home to await their arrival. Coffey then apparently decided not to slit Blair’s throat; police found the righteously angry young Muslim in the family backyard, still holding his big kitchen knife. He is apprehended and is currently being held on $5,000 bail.shutterstock_138696521

Coffey’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for Tuesday. The most interesting aspect of his case, however, will not be discussed there, or at any subsequent legal proceeding involving him: the intersection between his Islamic piety and violence. Once again we see a Muslim link the two, which is something that we are constantly told is done only by “Islamophobes.” Coffey was enraged that his mother would dare to serve him a meal that violated the tenets of his Islamic religion; he did not, however, appear to think that threatening to kill her and Mark Blair because of this infraction was inconsistent with his Islamic observance in the way that eating the pork would have been.

This is the element of Islamic jihad terrorism that so many find difficult to understand. American civil religion assumes that any and all religions are benign and beneficial, teaching the Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of Man, as well as universal charity and benevolence. The concept of a religion, particularly an established, venerable, and global one, that teaches that one should be “merciful” to fellow believers but “harsh” to those who do not believe (Qur’an 48:29), and that violating food laws is beyond the pale but threatening to kill an infidel – even if that infidel’s is the believer’s own mother — for causing one to violate those food laws is not, is inconceivable to most people.shutterstock_84659185

And yet it exists. The Qur’an commands Muslims to shun even their own family members if they are not Muslim: “O believers, take not your fathers and brothers to be your friends, if they prefer unbelief to belief; whosoever of you takes them for friends, those—they are the evildoers. Say: ‘If your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your wives, your clan, your possessions that you have gained, commerce you fear may slacken, dwellings you love—if these are dearer to you than Allah and His Messenger, and to struggle in His way, then wait till Allah brings His command; Allah guides not the people of the ungodly’” (9:23-24).

Thus as we saw that Mujahid Adebolajo, one of the London jihad murderers who beheaded a British soldier on a Woolwich street on May 22, no longer considered himself a British citizen, but rather solely as a citizen of the umma, so also Joshua Coffey no longer considered his affection for and loyalty to his mother to be as important as his loyalty to Islam – a loyalty for which he showed himself willing to kill.

Pork is forbidden, but the blood of the infidel is not. Until Western authorities understand that fact and its implications, more serious jihads than that of Joshua Coffey will continue to explode upon free societies.

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images courtesy shutterstock / bonchan /  amenic181 /  Joe Gough

Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch and author of the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad. His latest book is Arab Winter Comes to America: The Truth About the War We’re In.

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What kind of religion would tell its observers that it's better to kill other humans than eat particular animals. Oh wait...where have I seen that before...oh yeah, American Leftism and the vegan/abortion coincidence... I guess Evil does overlap.
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Islam can't abide pork, dogs or scanitly clad women.

I swear, how the hell this religion has attracted almost a billion followers completely baffles me.
1 year ago
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Whether one is predisposed to violence may explain the attraction of islam but is moot regarding this article. What would be pertinent would be if he ever threatened his mother before. Since that is not mentioned, we are left with the islamic tie to his violence.

Either way, he used his little jihad to justify his attack, so please, do us all a favor and stop trying to justify it by prior history
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There is NO amount of barbarism which is off the table - literally - for Islamists. In fact, EATING humans is halal approved. Think this is hyperventilating, fine. Peer within and see what Sharia Law underlies - http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/02/06/islam-barbarism-literally-airplane-dry-runs-too-addendum-to-islam-blood-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/

ALL their barbarism leads back to Sharia Law and their attendant cultural upbringing. A leading policy paper, Islam & Blood, explains it all. This is precisely why Sharia Law IS a devastating blow to any country it takes a foot hold in. Mind you, Obama Inc. is busy "koshering" it (within the US!) throughout various avenues. However, it is under the guise of "benign" finance and family law underpinnings. Americans, be very afraid....all westerners alike.

Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/
1 year ago
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"The concept of a religion, particularly an established, venerable, and global one, that teaches that one should be “merciful” to fellow believers but “harsh” to those who do not believe (Qur’an 48:29), and that violating food laws is beyond the pale but threatening to kill an infidel – even if that infidel’s is the believer’s own mother — for causing one to violate those food laws is not, is inconceivable to most people."

I've read too much Robert Spencer to think there is anything venerable about Islam.
1 year ago
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"In a righteous rage, Ibn Shibn Muhammed Joshua, p!ss be upon him, went into the kitchen and picked up a 10-inch knife and then proceeded to confront his mother in her bedroom..." Upon entering the bedroom, his mother's boyfriend, also in righteous rage (at being threatened by a 25-years-old punk with a 10-inch knife), produced his Gen 4 Glock 23 and issued the wahabi wannabe 5 rounds of .40 caliber critical defense rounds to his x-ring at high velocity and low opinion.

As the light in his eyes glazed over into darkness, he thought of his loyal brother and mooslim-in-chief in the White Mosque urging his faithful followers to "bring a gun to a knife fight"...as his consciousness fundamentally transformed into the ether, his visions of moochelle left him with his final thought in this world, "Damn...them virgins sure do have fat a$$es!" 25-years-old loser living with his momma and pissed off about free food...probably just got out of prison. "Jailhouse Conversions" to muhammadism...they never work out.

Remember BENGHAZI!
1 year ago
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What kind of religion would tell its observers that it's better to kill other humans than eat particular animals. Oh wait...where have I seen that before...oh yeah, American Leftism and the vegan/abortion coincidence... I guess Evil does overlap.
1 year ago
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It's not coincidence. Islam is a religion of rules ("works righteousness" to use the technical term). So long as you follow the 5 Pillars of Islam you're covered, as far as it goes. Unfortunately, one of the other tenets of Islam is the right to kill non-believers. Joshua was simply following the proper teachings of his faith.
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At the risk of sounding politically correct, I'm going to suggest that the problem here is only 10% Islam and 90% trailer-park manners. People of that sort get into violent arguments over relatively trivial matters a lot. Especially when one of them thinks he or she has been deliberately insulted.

And I can't see serving pork to a Moslem as anything but a deliberate insult. I can see why Mom is annoyed with Bubba - living at home and probably out of work - but it looks like she initiated this.

He may have taken up some violence-justifying ideas from Islam (the 10% of the problem), and it might not have escalated so far otherwise, but I'd bet there's a long history of domestic disorder wtih this household, predating any religious influence.

Because many Moslems make a fetish of being offended by pork products doesn't make it less impolite to push it in a Moslem's face - like offering shrimp to an observant Jew, or liquor to a Mormon, or beef to a Hindu.

Now it may be that she just forgot, and he freaked out, but it seems unlikely that she'd just forget something this obvious, More likely she deliberately pushed his button.
1 year ago
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Your post is such PC nonsense that I'll simply respond with the most appropriate dismissal:


Hogwash.
1 year ago
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"I'm going to suggest that the problem here is only 10% Islam and 90% trailer-park manners."

Interesting. You can't stand the thought that this might be interpreted as a slur against Islam so you make it a slur against lower-income rural Americans. So it's not slurs per se you object to, just slurs against Islam.
1 year ago
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Bubba could have gotten his own meal. To suggest that being served delicious bacon warranted his reaction is moronic. He needs to get a job and show some respect for his mother.
1 year ago
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He had recently converted. She was probably just serving him his (previously) favorite food.
1 year ago
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"Because many Moslems make a fetish of being offended by pork products doesn't make it less impolite to push it in a Moslem's face - like offering shrimp to an observant Jew, or liquor to a Mormon, or beef to a Hindu."

Never heard of a Mormon trying to kill someone because he was offered a beer. Muslims also make a "fetish of killing infidels whenever they can; Islam is not a religion, but an excuse to murder people.
1 year ago
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Or just maybe he could have demurred, turned down the meal and got another? He probably thought it was his 'right' to be fed as he chose.
1 year ago
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Al Khanzeer Joshua Coffey understands his religion too well.
To eat pork is to defile oneself and is evil.
To kill unbelievers is a virtuous act and benefits all the cosmos.
In a Muslim land under Shari'a law the police might have helped him in his murderous rage.
He might have been told to keep quiet about what happened because "It disturbs the tourists." but wouldn't be punished.
If anyone thinks this is exaggeration or hyperbole, please do your own research and prove me wrong.
1 year ago
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Islam is not a religion. It claims millions of followers, but half of them are women - virtually prisoners and slaves - and anyone, man or woman, born into it is forbidden to leave it under penalty of death.

It is an organized crime syndicate, and its godfathers and goodfellas go by such titles as imam and ayatollah. It not only excuses violence and criminality against unbelievers, but encourages this. Why else would it be so popular among killers and violent racists in American prisons?
1 year ago
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If the US were consistent and treated Islam as it does other groups who follow radical, racist and anti-social beliefs and rules, Islam would be tightly controlled and monitored, perhaps outlawed as subversives.
1 year ago
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Islam can't abide pork, dogs or scanitly clad women.

I swear, how the hell this religion has attracted almost a billion followers completely baffles me.
1 year ago
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Oh God, I'm starving now. Ham and mushroom pizza for lunch? Bacon cheeseburger? Pork loin? Choripan? Tacos al pastor? Decisions, decisions.
1 year ago
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According to an urban legend Black Jack Pershing had a method to dissuade radical Islamists from their violent tendencies. It involved pig's blood and graves. It is most likely not true, but the thought makes me feel all warm & fuzzy.
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AFAIK, it's solid, documented history.

Where's old Jack when we need him?
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