I cracked up laughing, and you will probably too, when you watch Egyptian cleric Ahmed Mohamed Abdallah ‘swear to God the Almighty’ that Christianity is based on penis-worship.
Granted, the video is not new. It was made by the nutjob in 2013, but I was only alerted to it this week – and I think it’s worth blogging if only to show – yet again – that Islam has a tendency to produce some of stupidist individuals on the planet.
Abdallah – better known as Abu Islam – swears he’s “not lying” when he claims that penis-worship was the basis of Christianity, and that this is:
Documented in dozens of pictures. Let me tell you something – it’s indecent but it’s true. Take a look at a picture of Jesus and you will see a penis right there. Or is it on this side. Oh, it’s on the right side, right here.
The curious thing is that he does not show a picture depicting Christ’s dick. On the wall behind him there is a pic of Jesus, but in a loincloth.
So I turned to Google, and the only Jesus “penis” I could find was the one in the top photo.
And it’s not a penis.
It’s a badly-drawn abdomen. Sure, it looks like a gargantuan knob, and it certainly did cause a bit of a kerfuffle when it was hung in St Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Oklahoma City.
The artist was Janet Jaime, whose husband said critics were “misinterpreting” a common religious icon.
This isn’t just a subjective drawing. This is a historical icon of the church, I can’t help what you see in things, or she sees in things, or anyone.
Anyway, back to Mr Islam: Having dealt with the penis issue, he moved on to Christian women and pets:
Christian women raise cats and dogs as a substitute for husbands. They train dogs to play the husband. I swear to God I am not lying. They buy dogs for this purpose.
Abdallah got himself into hot water over this video, and others like them. According to this report, he was jailed for three years for insulting Christianity. But his lawyer Khaled Nour Eddin, insisted that Abdallah’s broadcasted statements had not attacked Christianity and that they had been taken out of their full context.