Sep 3, 2013Print This Post
Sen. John McCain said shouting “Allahu Akbar” is the same as saying “thank God.”
McCain (R-AZ) made that stunning theological pronouncement during an interview with Brian Kilmeade on Fox & Friends.
“For someone to say Allahu Akbar is about as offensive as someone saying thank God,” McCain said.
Kilmeade told the senator he had an issue with recently obtained video that reportedly shows Syrian rebels shooting down a Syrian fighter jet and shouting, “Allahu Akbar!”
“I have a problem helping those people out, if they’re screaming that after a hit,” Kilmeade said.
The Right Reverend McCain then gave us a glimpse into his vast knowledge of theology.
“Would you have a problem with American Christians saying, thank God, thank God?” McCain retorted. “That’s what they’re saying. Come on. Of course they’re Muslims, but they’re moderates.”
The Reverend McCain has no idea what he’s talking about. He probably thinks jihad is just another word for a Sunday afternoon church social.
Robert Jeffress, the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Dallas, said McCain’s attempt to equate Allah with the God of the Old and New Testaments is “both ignorant and offensive to people of the Jewish and Christian faith.”
“The imaginary god of the Koran has nothing in common with the true God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,” he told me. “With all due respect, Senator McCain should refrain from making theological pronouncements and concentrate on issues about which he has some expertise.”
For the record, there is a significant difference between shouting “Allah Akbar” and “Thank God.” Typically, when someone shouts “Thank God” nothing gets blown up.
Allahu Akbar is what the terrorists said before flying jetliners into the World Trade Center Towers, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania.
Allahu Akbar is what traitor Nidal Hasan said before American soldiers were slaughtered at Fort Hood.
Allahu Akbar is what the terrorists’ mother said after the Boston Marathon bombings.
Allahu Akbar is what was spray-painted on the side of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.
Allahu Akbar is what two attackers in London shouted as they used a machete to butcher a man on a public street.
When Christians shout “Thank God” it’s in response to His grace. When Islamic Extremists shout “Allahu Akbar” it means run for cover.
Perhaps Sen. McCain should refrain from theological dissertation and do what he does best – carry President Obama’s water.