Tuesday, April 17, 2007

    Cho Seung-Hui - Ismail Incarnate

    On the inside of one of the arms of this South Korean was inscribed "Ismail Ax" in ghoulish red ink. He inscribed his mark of justice just prior to his onslaught on the Virginia Tech campus, checked his arsenal, loaded his guns, then headed out to execute his justice.

    There was a Muslim Shah Ismail I - founder of Safavid Dynasty of Iran - himself a poet:

    I know the Truth as my supreme guide,
    I would sacrifice myself in his way,
    I was born yesterday, I will die today,
    Come, whoever would die, here is the arena.

    Ismail is also a character from Islam - the Muslim version of Abraham (Ibrahim in the Islam version). In Islamic lore Ismail was ready to be a willing sacrifice to the will of Allah.

    Then there is Isamail Haniya, the Muslim Hamas senior leader - now Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority.
    n. - terrorism, act of terrorism, terrorist act -- (the calculated use of violence (or threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear)
    No matter how much the authorities try and divert attention from the reality of it all, by definition, this was a terrorist attack. Ismail's axe has swung - and it will swing again, and again, and again. Things are not as we are told.

    After all, this was just another isolated incident, right?. Yeah, right.

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