Omar’s Going To Market

Ah Muslims. Say what you will about them – and much can be said, little to none of it good – but accept the fact that they’ve always been good merchants who knew what goods could be sold for the most shekels.

It's market day and Omar is taking his train to the souq
Omar Is Taking His Train To The Souq

It’s truly variety of goods available for purchase in the Muslims’ souqs (markets) is truly amazing. Where else can you find a Muslim male leading his train of women to market for sale?

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What Riled ISIS?

ISIS – or is have they been re-branded as ISIL now? – seemed to come out of nowhere like a freak squawl, with similar destructive potential. That begs the question – what riled ISIS up and enabled them to set out on the road of Islamist, genocidal mania?

It's a Hornets' Nest, Boy, Not a Pinata
It’s a Hornets’ Nest, Boy, Not a Pinata

The answer is sadly both easy and predictable. What riled up these ragheaded, goat-fucking, vermin was Obama’s foreign policy “decision” involving Syria and the MENA region in general.

I suppose we have to cut The First Black POTUS some slack though. ISIS’ original name was Jamāʻat al-Tawḥīd wa-al-Jihād – “The Organization of Monotheism and Jihad” – so Obama may have thought they were community organizers or even a humanitarian organization when he supported and armed them against Bashar al-Assad.

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Fann Al-Tarab

One has to always remember that Islam isn’t a religion; it’s a din, a way of life. It includes religious, political, economic, and cultural controls so as to totally bind and shape its adherents’ societies. This, as a matter of course, includes music.

Adab Music
Fann Al-Tarab (Arab Urban Music)

Hence all Muslim music must fit within the cultural component of Islam and adhere to the basic mores and manners (Adab) espoused therein. Above we can see a faithful Muslim street musician doing just that. 😆

And we Americans thought that Rap “music” was bad! 😆

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