Recently we discussed how Syrians were taking credit for sending Hurricane Sandy to devastate the United States as punishment for our opposition to the Assad regime. According to these sources, the hurricane was the creation of Iranian scientists and we noted that Christian ministers like Pat Robertson have long treated hurricanes as simple divine punishment — not some manufactured Sharia storm. Now, some Muslim clerics have shifted the account to a more traditional “God’s vengeance” theory. Clerics are telling the faithful that the hurricane was punishment for the recent YouTube video, “Innocence of Muslims.” Thank God it was only a trailer. It is frightening to imagine what would have been sent for the full-length movie.
Cleric Wagdi Ghoneim in Egypt noted “[s]ome people wonder about the hurricane in America and its causes. In my opinion, it is revenge from God for the beloved prophet.” Of course, the filmmaker was located across the country and it also shredded countries like Cuba, but Ghoneim sees clear evidence of divine justice.
In Saudi Arabia, prominent cleric Salman al-Audah said the storm was a wake-up call for Americans to convert to Islam. That may be difficult with both Islamic and Christian figures claiming control of natural disasters for their respective hurricane-based forms of divine judgment. It would be much easier if the religions would just divvy up natural disasters to avoid confusion as people run from religion to religion after disasters. Muslims could have earthquakes, Christians can have hurricanes, Buddhists can have cyclones, and Jews can have drought. Agnostics could be left with occasional flooding (“your lack of secularist beliefs has led to the dank smell in your basement and soggy rug pads.”).
We can all then rest easy that our natural disasters are correctly attributed to their respective divine sources. We would also save money on those charlatans at the National Hurricane Center claiming natural causes for these disasters. They could instead track rising immorality in different areas of the world with the chance of inclement divine judgment.
Of course, none of this is stranger than citing the Redskins defeat yesterday as an omen of an approaching Obama defeat In the 18 presidential elections that have taken place since the Redskins moved to Washington in 1937, 17 have been predicted by the team’s performance in its final home game prior to the election — a win favors the incumbent, a loss favors the presidential challenger. Of course this ignores the clearest and unmistakable evidence of divine judgment on Sunday: the victory of God’s team (The Bears) by 51-20 over the Titans. Nothing short of divine judgment could produce such a score. For those of us who have long seen the hand of God in the Monsters of the Midway, this was no surprise and could be a good omen for the Chicago-based candidate. For my part, Muslims can have hurricanes and Christians can have earthquakes. I will take the Bears.
Source: Daily Mail