Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Virginia's Ax

Everybody heard by now about the tragedy in Virginia Tech. What some might not know is the fact that the murderer mentioned he was disappointed in his religion, which was Christianity. It gets more interesting. On his hand he wrote words Ismail Ax. Recall that Ismail, or Ishmael, was the other son of Abraham (born of a maid), the progenitor of Arabs. And so the prophesy in the scripts says this about him:
He will be a wild donkey of a man; his hand will be against everyone and every one's hand against him, and he will live in hostility toward all his brothers. (NIV, Genesis 16)
Note the bold. Do we have a convert to Islam ladies and gentlemen, swinging the Ax of Ishmael? If only Abraham could keep his pants zipped, none of this would have happened.

1 comment:

Irina Tsukerman said...

Take a look at this link for an interesting analysis of the subject. From the post, it doesn't sound like he was a *real* convert/devoted follower of the religion, more like he was using Islamic terms and certain beliefs to justify his own sick ideas. Not the first time that happened recently, and I fear, it won't be the last.