Lebanese Shia sheikh Abd al-Karim Fadhlallah has a few screws loose. Well, either that or he has a bizarre form of aphasia. The crazy cleric claimed that Native Americans spoke – wait for it – Arabic. Yep, because Arabs had totally made it across the Pacific and taught Native Americans their language before the Spanish. Fadhlallah’s definitely not trying to play up the importance and significance of his language one bit.
“It’s interesting to note that when Christopher Columbus went to America, in what language did he speak with the Indians?” Fadhlallah asked a panel. “It is said that the language they spoke with the Indians – and I have indisputable documentation of this at home… The intellectuals among the Indians spoke Arabic.” Indisputable evidence at home? Oh, so you conveniently can’t produce it? So we’re just supposed to take your word for it? Sorry, Fadhlallah, but those of us who aren’t gullible enough to believe a book is true because it says it is aren’t buying it. This assertion can definitely be filed under “most absurd Islamic claims.”
One thing Muslims like to accuse their eternal enemies the Jews of is being “slayers of prophets.” One, Muhammad totally had it coming. Two, that shit was like millennia ago; why does it matter now?! Here’s what Fadhlallah had to say about Jews: “We know that the Jews killed their prophets and distorted the Torah.” So what, even if they did distort the Torah? It’s their book, not yours.
“The Koran is great, may the whole world run according to it.” Yes, it’s great if you’re a pedophile, a warlord, or an anti-Semite. If you’re a decent human being, however, it’s a vile piece of hate literature that would better serve as kindling. What does Fadhlallah think of the west? He’s not particularly fond of it: “In the Western materialistic conception, the expression, “the most righteous among you,” does not exist. That is why it is a murdering, egotistical, corrupt concept, a concept of cold-blooded murder to serve their interests… Worse than that are the drugs, prostitution, and corruption targeted at destroying peoples and stealing their money for their interests.” I don’t think a Muslim has any right to criticize about cold-blooded murder. Muhammad, pigs be upon him, had entire tribes executed. He was far crueler than the west. As for drugs – we let people enjoy themselves here, as long as they do it responsibly. I don’t think that’s anything to feel ashamed of.