#1 Rep. Amash Slams McCain for ´Allahu Akbar´ Comments09-08-2013, 01:04 PM
Rep. Amash Slams McCain for ´Allahu Akbar´ Comments
On Friday, Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) ripped Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) for his argument that when jihadists scream “Allahu Akbar” it is no different than Christians saying “Thank God.”
“Senator McCain’s response was completely ignorant and offensive. Good people, whether they’re Muslims, Christians, or Jews--don’t scream ‘Thank God’ when they kill people,” Amash said on Laura Ingraham’s radio program on Tuesday. “It’s completely outrageous that he would say such a thing.”
Amash did not hold back from criticizing House GOP leaders, either. Before any congressional hearings on the president’s proposed Syria military strike occurred, House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor both announced they backed military intervention in Syria. Amash told Ingraham he believes this type of behavior is unacceptable and that there is popular opposition to it.
“At every town hall, every stop I’ve made, and I made 11 stops in two days this week so I could go out and hear the people’s voices on Syria, on every single stop I heard about how absurd it was our leadership was coming out in support of the president on this," Amash said. "The American people don’t want this war."
We need more Representatives like this. Too many cower to the RINO establishment elite. My understanding of interpretation of 'Allahu Akbar' is something like 'our god is better'. Something towards the superlative in nature.
Liberalism is just communism sold by the drink.
09-08-2013, 07:10 PM“Senator McCain’s response was completely ignorant and offensive. Good people, whether they’re Muslims, Christians, or Jews--don’t scream ‘Thank God’ when they kill people,” Amash said on Laura Ingraham’s radio program on Tuesday. “It’s completely outrageous that he would say such a thing.”
09-08-2013, 07:14 PM
The most important decision that John McCain should be allowed to make is what kind of sweetener he would like on his oatmeal for breakfast and of course whether or not he would like to play bingo later.
09-09-2013, 09:01 AM
09-10-2013, 11:35 AM
Amash was running for the Senate (to replace the retiring Carl Levin), but I'm not sure if he's still in the race. The primary isn't until next year.
I always thought that Alluha Akbar translated to "God is good" and was the traditional greeting of Muslims who speak arabic. Of course, it takes on a whole different meaning if someone is screaming it before throwing a bomb at a crowd, but the words themselves are just words.
09-10-2013, 01:38 PM
The traditional greeting for Muslims is Salaam Alekum, literally "Peace be unto you," and the response is Alekum Salaam, "and unto you, peace." As such, it is commonly the last words of the jihadi, whether he intends to martyr himself or not.
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