Al-Islam.org states this obliquely: “Allahu akbar implies that God is superior to all tangible and intangible, temporal and celestial beings.” This may seem to be an innocuous theological statement until one recalls that Islam has always had a political aspect, and Islamic jihadists always shout “Allahu akbar” when attacking infidels. It is a declaration of the superiority of their god and their way of life over those of their victims.
McCain also said: “Would you have a problem with an American or Christians saying ‘thank God? Thank God?’ That’s what they’re saying. Come on! Of course they’re Muslims, but they’re moderates and I guarantee you they are moderates.” Wrong on all counts says Robert Spencer:
And he guarantees that the Syrian rebels are moderates? This is the John McCain who, according to Lebanon’s Daily Star, “was unwittingly photographed with a known affiliate of the rebel group responsible for the kidnapping of 11 Lebanese Shiite pilgrims one year ago, during a brief and highly publicized visit inside Syria” in May.
Andrew McCarthy on McCains idiocy:
Well, an Egyptian official recently described McCain’s judgment as “moronic,” and it seems the senator is hell-bent on proving him right.
I discussed the phrase in Spring Fever: The Illusion of Islamic Democracy:
As it has demonstrated in each “Arab Spring” venue, the Muslim Brotherhood remains the ummah’s most significant organization. It still proclaims unabashedly it’s 90-year-old motto: “Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Koran is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope. Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar!” The motto’s coda is not just rote chanting. Allahu akbar!, which also serves as the chillingly familiar exclamation of Muslim terrorists, is commonly translated as “God is greatest!” But that’s not exactly right. It literally means, “Allah is greater!” – the greater God, the mightier, more fearsome power. It is a comparative, ubiquitously invoked by a civilization that sees itself surrounded by hostile forces, forever competing for dominance.
McCain is not alone in his idiocy, re the black flag of al-Qaeda:
But the media’s agenda, like McCain’s, is not to register what the widespread practice of displaying the flag says about support for Islamic supremacism in the Middle East; the agenda is to explain it away — no matter how preposterously. So a CNN anchor dutifully told her viewers that the flag is “not an al-Qaeda banner but an affirmation of faith.”This sort of thing, of a piece with equating a bay for blood with “Thank God,” is, well, moronic. That why I’ve long described it as ”willful blindness.” It is more suicidally delusional today than it has ever been.
Here is who McCain, Obama et al are supporting in Syria:
McCain has been an idiot before.