Muslim Cleric Predicts the Conquest of Rome; Pope Leaves Rome

In the ongoing race to see who can be the most hateful and unhinged in the Middle East, Yunis al-Astal has put in his bid. Al-Astal is a Muslim cleric and Palestinian parliament member from Hamas and predicts the take over of Rome under an Islamic conquest. Notably, the same day the Pope left Rome for an extended visit to the United States. Coincidence or conquest flight?

Al-Astal told his followers that “the capital of the Catholics, or the Crusader capital” would serve as “an advanced post for the Islamic conquests, which will spread though Europe in its entirety, and then will turn to the two Americas, even Eastern Europe.” First, this shows the first sane aspect to this tirade. If I were to start a world conquest, I would choose Italy as a base as well. Heck, I would choose Italy as a base even if I didn’t start a world conquest.

The rest of al-Astal rant is even less charming. He speaks of the military conquest of the entire world and that “Very soon, Allah willing, Rome will be conquered, just like Constantinople was, as was prophesized by our prophet Muhammad.” He also called Jews “the brothers of apes and pigs” who should “taste the bitterness of death.”

His current fixation on Rome ties into this dark vision: “Today, Rome is the capital of the Catholics, or the Crusader capital, which has declared its hostility to Islam, and has planted the brothers of apes and pigs in Palestine in order to prevent the reawakening of Islam.”

In the meantime, the Pope has left Rome, click here. This leaves only the Italian military and Swiss guards protecting the country. I do not want, however, to cause panic. The fact is that the Euro’s value is so high now that extremists could not afford the takeover of the country until the currency exchange improves.

For the full story, click here.

For a video of al-Astal, click here.

24 thoughts on “Muslim Cleric Predicts the Conquest of Rome; Pope Leaves Rome”

  1. free speech is an illusion, mate. even here
    are you free to promote good sides of communisme … (sure there are some)
    are you free of doubting about gaz chambers in the ww2
    are you free to criticize israel

    go back to the MATRIX and forget what i ve just said.. watch FOX news and admire american heros in movies

  2. oh, we have free speech here? but why did the federal govt create a database for Jewish students to harass Middle East Studies professors who did not love Israel sufficiently?

  3. Niblet:

    “Isn’t free speech wonderful. Oh wait, we could not say the reverse anywhere near an Islamic country or we would be dead.”
    *********************

    That we tolerate and promote free speech makes us different and admired. Heck, even your free speech is important. It does us no credit to restrict our rights here to point out the differences there.

  4. niblet, (Hereinafter “Cliché Boy”)

    Cliché Boy,

    It’s ‘smart folk’ like you who make lines like this completely plausible without resorting to histrionic imagination:

    Mitch: You’re telling me that you’re gonna fake some terrorist thing, just to scare some money out of Congress?

    Leland Perkins: Well, unfortunately, Mr. Hennessey, I have no idea how to fake killing 4,000 people – so we’re just gonna have to do it for real. Blame it on the Muslims, naturally. Then I get my funding.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116908/quotes

    Thank you, and all the other xenophobes in this country, for making pure cliché into political policy as well as gripping drama.

    Regards,

    Bob

    P.S.

    Be careful out there; Buck v. Bell, 274 U.S. 200 (1927) is still good law.

    After all, “[One] generation of imbeciles [is] enough.”

  5. Isn’t free speech wonderful. Oh wait, we could not say the reverse anywhere near an Islamic country or we would be dead.

  6. DW/Jill:

    I release DW from his oath. Carry on with the puns. It is welcome relief from anon and awake or a-whatever they are.

  7. He has his hands full over on the Al-arian threads. But I won’t bet you he does not yet appear!

    BTW, I loved your comment on the revenooer. I just had made a promise to Mespo to let have the last word, so I had to stop my antic posts once he posted in after yours.

    DW

  8. Thanks D.W. I was thinking of you as I wrote it because if anyone has to suffer forms, it’s you!!! By, why not save these people time?

    P.S.

    Now we have to await Mespo pathologically trying for the last word:)

  9. actually, the Rabbi’s statement involved violence against Palestinians, not muslims I believe.

  10. interesting how in a prior thread you dismiss a Rabbi’s statement advocating violence against Muslims as if he couldn’t possibly have meant that, when in fact Israeli govt officials and Rabbis make statements advocating violence and expulsion of Palestinians and various other violations of international law all the time. yet you seem to ignore those.

  11. Generic form for genocide based upon religious ideology–GFGBRI

    I___of the following faith,____,demand the immediate killing of___and feeding their bodies to wild dogs for the purpose of perseving the integrity of_____religious ideology.

    Signed this day,___(insert calender of choice) with the blood of the infidel_____.

    Spoken on behalf of_____(insert god/s/ess/es of choice).

  12. JT, the more I read about Al-Astal, the more he comes across as a raving lunatic. He may have SOME moments of lucidity — rare ones — but that’s it.

    I’ve seen rants from militant religionists before, of various faiths, including both Christianity and Islam. To alter a line from a song from the 1970’s rock opera JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, “they’re far too keen on when and why, but not so hot on HOW.” Notice how the details from this supposed takeover are conspicuously absent? Okay, maybe it’s a military secret. Or, more likely, they don’t HAVE a plan to begin with, but they’re not about to let us know that.

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