Friday, December 4, 2015

The Absolutely Bizarre, 'Gentle Brother' Muslim Bedtime Story


The following is a bedtime story for baby to toddler children of Muslim parents, from the book "Goodnight Stories From The Quran", by Saniyasnian Khan. (via Amazon [dot]com)

A copy of this book was discovered by a reporter for MSNBC's 'Andrea Mitchell Repeats', as the correspondent rummaged through the nursery closet of the duplex where San Bernardino terrorists Syed Farook and his masked, lovely bride called home, before Wednesday.

The correspondent, whose name I never learned, held up the book while exploring the nursery closet, early on in the live exploration of the terrorists' apartment.

I'm kinda into books myself, so I decided to look up "Goodnight Stories From The Quran", and ultimately found this chilling bedtime story of the world's first murder, to be recited to baby, as he/she is falling asleep for the night.

You may have heard this story before, from a far, far, far earlier source:  Called the book of Genesis.  Therefore, I have no fear whatsoever of accusations of plagiarism, for quoting the story here as example of the early-on indoctrination of Muslim babies into the zeal for killing.

"The Gentle Brother"

The Prophet Adam (PBUH) and Hawwa were blessed with two sons, Habil (Able) and Qabil (Cain).  When they grew up, Habil, the younger brother, became a shepherd.  He herded sheep, goats, and other animals. The elder brother Qabil, worked as a farmer, tilling the fields.
One day both decided to make a sacrifice to please their Lord.  Habil took the best of his flock, while Qabil brought his crops.  Suddenly a spark of light came down and burnt Habil's offerings to ashes.  Thus Allah accepted Habil's sacrifice, but rejected Qabil's sacrifice.  Qabil felt hurt at being disgraced and insulted.

[Here, I must point out that copyreading is so important to any book-producing process.  SHARP-EYED READERS LIKE MYSELF, YOUR LOCAL MALCONTENT, WILL NOTICE THE ERROR:  The above says that "Habil's offerings (were burnt) to ashes....  but Habil was the shepherd~~!

Muslim babies? they won't so much notice the error...]

[continuing]  
His face darkened with anger and his heart became hardened:  "No," cried Qabil, "I will kill you!"  At this threat from his elder brother, Habil did not shout back.  He just said calmly:  "Even if you raise your hand to kill me, I will not fight back, for I fear Allah, the Lord of the Worlds."  But Qabil's anger got the better of him and he killed his innocent brother Habil.  But soon Qabil's anger cooled down and he felt very sorry"  "Now I have killed my brother, " said Qabil to himself in deep sorrow, "but what shall I do with his body?"


Then Allah sent a raven, which landed on the ground near the body.  The raven began to scratch the ground to tell Qabil that he should bury his brother's dead body under the earth.  "Woe is me!" cried Qabil helplessly.


[LET ME JUST STOP HERE AGAIN TO ASK A QUESTION:  ALLAH SENT A RAVEN TO QABIL TO TELL HIM TO HIDE HIS CRIME?!!?]

[continuing the toddler's bedtime story from the Quran]

"I am worse even than this raven, for I cannot hide my brother's dead body."  Qabil felt his meanness all the more so, because even a raven could teach him a lesson.  The moral of this story is that two believers should never fight with each other.  Even if one of them is bent on fighting, the other one, like the gentle and obedient Habil, should never fight back.  Narrating the story of the two brothers, the Quran reminds us:
If anyone killed a person--except as punishment for murder or other corruption in the land-- it shall be looked upon as if he had killed all mankind.  And whoever saved a human life, shall be looked upon as if he had saved all mankind."

GOOOODNIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT, LITTLE DARLING,
DON'T LET THE BEDBUGS BITE,
&REMEMBER, MURDER, MURDER, blame a blackbird, MURDER~!

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