Islamic Clerics: Hurricane Sandy Was Divine Judgment On America and A Call To Convert

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

26 thoughts on “Islamic Clerics: Hurricane Sandy Was Divine Judgment On America and A Call To Convert”

  1. I know that it is practically inconceivable to entertain an idea that Sandy may be categorized as a small storm in our future, but the cards are stacked that way:

    The slow rate of emissions cuts in major economies has put the world on track for “at least six degrees of warming” by the end of the century, analysts will warn today.

    The report also confirms that greatest rises in greenhouse gas emissions came from the emerging E7 economies of China, India, Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Indonesia and Turkey, whose cumulative 7.4 per cent annual increase in emissions swamped record levels of reductions in the UK, France, and Germany.

    The report concludes that “governments and businesses can no longer assume that a two-degree warming world is the default scenario”, and urges greater planning to cope with the disruptive effects that more unpredictable and extreme weather will have on supply chains, long-term assets, and infrastructure, particularly in coastal or low-lying regions.

    (Six Degrees Not Two). We simply have to do the Greenburg or nut jobs will have plenty to blame on the gods or the devils.

    The Pogo Principle is prescient once again.

  2. Rafflaw is right on. We had some guy coming around to the dogpack trying to sell us dog biscuits from some charity fund. He said that they were fundamentally like hot dogs. But they tasted like apCray and if you know your pig latin then you know what I mean. Then there is this guy on the Animal Planet who talks about Mentalism. Thinks he can read dogs’ minds. Then there are these social – Ism guys who want us to bark in unison. Any time ya hear the word fund, funda, mental or ism, ya got a problem. Kind of like gypsi or Romani or Mitt or Willard or fundamental differences between night and day. That is why us dogs go to the polls with our blind humans and help them vote tomorrow. Early and often. Obama, the guy with the dog vs. the guy with the fundamental dog problem and the dog in the crate on top of the station wagon. Basics. Early and often.

  3. I agree with Magginkot except for the part about the meaner than junkyard dog comment. Usually a junkyard dog is a lazy little bogard who has a job for life and all he has to do is howl and snarl a bit and gets dog food, pets on the head and biscuits. My take on life is that there is nutin meaner than a nun with a ruler.

  4. I agree with Magginkot except for the part about the meaner than junkyard dog comment. Usually a junkyard dog is a lazy little bastard who has a job for life and all he has to do is howl and snarl a bit and gets dog food, pets on the head and biscuits. My take on life is that there is nutin meaner than a nun with a ruler.

  5. “Then she [Miss Watson] told me [Huck Finn] all about the bad place, and I said I wished I was there. She got mad then, but I didn’t mean no harm. All I wanted was to go somewheres; all I wanted was a change, I warn’t particular. She said it was wicked to say what I said; said she wouldn’t say it for the whole world; she was going to live so as to go to the good place. Well, I couldn’t see no advantage in going where she was going, so I made up my mind I wouldn’t try for it. But I never said so, because it would only make trouble, and wouldn’t do no good.”

  6. Religious peeps sure live under the most hateful, petty, vindictive, Dr. Jekyll and Hyde emperor I’ve never seen. The more I hear about the god of the big three, the more it all strains credulity, and yet instead of snapping to reality, the religious twist themselves into more pretzel-logic contortions than I can manage to keep up with. Deluded thinking got us fabulous architecture, I will give it that.

  7. nick spinelli 1, November 5, 2012 at 9:53 am

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    Dredd, Have you seen the latest Jonathan Demme flick w/ Neil Young? It’s worth seeing if you’re a fan of the great, unaffected, rock n’ roller.
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    No, but upon your recommendation I will check it out.

  8. http://www.salon.com/2012/10/31/sandys_dumbest_most_hilarious_conspiracy_theories/

    Sandy’s dumbest, most hilarious conspiracy theories

    By Hatewatch Staff, Southern Poverty Law Center

    “Here, gathered over the last few days, is a sampling of their views.

    “It’s the gays! We here at Hatewatch knew somebody would be sure to blame LGBT people. Sure enough, Pastor John McTernan of Defend and Proclaim the Faith Ministries started us off with the claim that the storm was God’s judgment on America for, as the pastor stated on his ministry’s website, “the government promoting homosexual ‘marriage’ as an ordinance.” America, he says, “has not repented of promoting the homosexual agenda, so the judgments will not stop.” It’s not individual sex acts that is angering the deity, McTernan points out — it’s America’s support for homosexuals and marriage equality that’s behind the weather wallop. Of course, this isn’t the first time McTernan has blamed LGBT people/homosexuality for natural disasters. As reported in the EDGE, an LGBT news site, McTernan linked the recent Hurricane Isaac to New Orleans’ Southern Decadence festival.

    It’s bad policy toward Israel! Leave it to the folks at the conspiracy-riddled World Net Daily to publish this one. Basically, WND says, natural disasters in the U.S. correlate to attempts to divide Israel. At least that’s what a man named William Koenig — WND bills him as a “Journalist and White House Correspondent” — has been claiming for years. Says Koenig: “When we put pressure on Israel to divide their land, we have enormous, record-setting events, often within 24 hours.” Because both American political parties have endorsed a two-state solution with regard to Israel, an angry God produced Hurricane Sandy. Oh, and in case you wondered, Koenig published a book that “proves” that natural disasters that hit the U.S. are tied to presidential policy toward Israel, specifically during the George W. Bush administration.

    It’s Obama/the government! It seems that President Obama “engineered” Hurricane Sandy in an attempt to sway the election. Or so says InfoWars, a website run by conspiracy theorist extraordinaire Alex Jones. Kurt Nimmo, the InfoWars editor who wrote the site’s piece last Friday, suggests that Obama would benefit by looking like a strong leader in the face of a major storm — and so he orchestrated the storm he needed. How’d he manage that? Nimmo cites another website’s claim that there have been “unprecedented levels” of ionospheric phenomena in the upper atmosphere, supposedly created by the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP), which is a congressionally initiated program managed by the U.S. Navy and Air Force. The actual purpose of the program is to create a center for scientists to study the Earth’s upper atmosphere in order to aid communications and navigation systems for military and civilian use. But conspiracy theorists claim that the government uses HAARP to manipulate weather (and exert mind control) using electromagnetic waves.

    It’s an excuse for the government to take your guns! Cam Edwards, a spokesman for the National Rifle Association (NRA), went on conspiracy-monger Glenn Beck’s TV show Monday to warn not about the cause of the storm — but rather the way he says the Obama administration will use it. Harping on a well-known far-right meme, Edwards referenced the story of Patricia Konie, a New Orleans woman who had a revolver confiscated by her city’s police department in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Gun rights extremists have used the case ever since to claim that the government will use any national disaster to engineer a gun grab from its citizens. In fact, New Orleans Police Superintendent Eddie Compass did order law enforcement officials to confiscate all civilian weapons after Katrina hit, but he resigned just a few weeks later. The NRA went on to sue New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and Compass’ replacement. The case was settled in 2008 and, in July 2012, the Department of Justice and New Orleans announced sweeping reforms to address serious issues in the police department, including a culture of excessive force, unconstitutional searches and seizures, and discriminatory arrests. But the NRA is dead certain that Obama is coming for your guns.

    The Department of Labor is using Sandy to delay the jobs report! And that means it’s trying to get Obama re-elected! The right-wing Drudge Report and conservative news organizations like Fox News claim that the government is planning to use Sandy to delay releasing its jobs report until after the election. This, they claim, is an attempt to influence the election by delaying an inevitably terrible jobs report. They also claim that using a weather emergency to delay a jobs report “is unprecedented.” But, like much of what they write, that’s simply not true. The Labor Department delayed a jobs report in 1996 because of a budgetary stalemate and then a blizzard.”

  9. Mike, Amen,..as it were. I call that the belief in a Micromanager God.

    Dredd, Have you seen the latest Jonathan Demme flick w/ Neil Young? It’s worth seeing if you’re a fan of the great, unaffected, rock n’ roller.

  10. Magginkat (@Magginkat) 1, November 5, 2012 at 9:06 am

    … I’m 70 yrs old…tried for many yrs to find some religion that made sense…
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  11. Same as it ever was – the religious nutbags believe the exact same things – check out Pat Robertson or The late, unlamented, Jerry Falwell. They claimed that disasters, both natural and man made, were the judgment of the great hairy thunderer. The only difference between these various wretched creatures is the name they choose to apply to their cosmic muffin.

  12. An interesting article about religious views concerning this issue states:

    “Most Christians accept climate science and believe in protecting the environment, and many of them do so for religious as well as scientific reasons. But theirs is not the theology that holds sway in the upper reaches of the Republican party, or moves your average climate science denier …”

    (America’s theologians of climate science denial). One has to wonder if the Islamic world suffers the same hard core minority?

  13. “In Saudi Arabia, prominent cleric Salman al-Audah said the storm was a wake-up call for Americans to convert to Islam.”

    Talk about a poor sales pitch. But I suppose it would be too much to ask for a reasonable argument in favor of converting to islam, when there is not much reason coming out of saudi arabia.

  14. If you view the world through fundamentalist eyes, then all phenomena is attributable to God and can be interpreted in any way that justifies your beliefs. The problem is, that thinking reduces all life to a puppet drama that God is performing for Its own amusement. In my opinion, if that is what life is all about, then God is little more than a petty, childish sort, endowed with a sadistic streak. If God exists and has created all of this Universe, then I would think that the fundamentalist attitudes are blasphemous and demeaning of their Deity.

  15. Every damn religion I’ve heard of is based on the fear of this mighty being which has never been seen or heard from by any sane person. And so many gods and prophets, all of them meaner than a junkyard dog. What on earth makes people believe this crap? I have a friend who almost becomes hysterical when she hears my views on this religion BS. She claims that she is not afraid but then proceeds to tell me all the horrible stuff that will happen to me if I do no believe as she does. I’m 70 yrs old…tried for many yrs to find some religion that made sense, had questioned it from childhood, literally, and about 20 yrs ago finally said fffff it. The limited time I have left on this earth will not be wasted bowing down and praying to a piece of fiction dreamed up by people probably smoking the drugs that were so abundant & used so freely in “bibical” times.

  16. So why did Iran get hit with an Eartquake in 2012? Not Muslin enough?
    Any God as small and as vindictive as religious fanatics(not limited to Muslim fanatics) like to claim is one thay is way too small to deserve anyone’s respect or worship. If God is good and just, he wouldn’t punish innocents for other people’s sins.

  17. And if you heard the RC sermons this last Sunday before the election…. They had the same message……convert but not to Muslim……

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