Crosstalk: November 3, 2017
Manhattan has become the latest location for Islamic terrorism. Sayfullo Saipov is an immigrant from Uzbekistan who plowed his rental truck into a number of people, killing at least 8 and injuring others.
Once again, part of this attack was the all too familiar cry of 'Allahu Akbar'. As a result, the media has been doing its best to make sure the public fails to use that phrase to make a connection between Islam and this attack.
Joining Jim to discuss this story was Usama Dakdok. Usama is the president of the Straight Way of Grace Ministry. He's the speaker of the national radio program, 'Revealing the Truth About Islam' and travels the nation to alert and wake up the nation on the true goal of Islam. Usama is Egyptian born, speaks fluent Arabic and has translated the Qur'an into English.
The Daily Caller alleges that the translation of the name, Sayfullo Saipov means 'sword of Allah'. Usama noted that Mohammed believed that his riches come from the shadow of his sword. So for Muslim parents to name one of their children with a name that means 'sword of Allah' is considered an honorable thing.
Jim reported that Saipov is very proud of what he's done and has been requesting that he be allowed to display an ISIS flag in his hospital room.
Media sources report that Saipov shouted, 'God is great' in the Arabic language. Usama indicated that the word 'Allah' has nothing to do with the word, 'God'. According to Usama, Allah is Satan. On the other hand, the word 'Akbar' means 'bigger' not 'great'. The phrase 'Allahu Akbar' cannot be taken from the life of the Muslim because it's in every prayer. The shouting of this phrase was used by Mohammed and early Muslim jihadis to seize villages and cities. Jim then concluded by describing how this is the cry that Allah is bigger than any other god or entity and it's used to strike terror in the hearts of individuals.
There's much more to learn as Usama presents verses from the Qur'an, his response to the description of Saipov as a 'lone wolf', the media's concern for backlash against Muslims, the response to this incident from the Council on American/Islamic Relations, and much more.
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