Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Ismail Ax: The Shooter Was Another 'Son of Sacrifice'

Ismail Ax: The Shooter Was Another 'Son of Sacrifice'
By Jerry Bowyer

First it was Johnny Muhammad, now it was Cho Sueng Hui aka Ismail Ax. Precisely how many mass shooters have to turn out to have adopted Muslim names before we get it? Islam has become the tribe of choice of those who hate American society. I'm not talking about people who grew up as Muslims, confident and secure in their faith, good fathers, sons and neighbors. I'm talking about the angry, malignant, narcissist loners who want to reject their community utterly, to throw off their 'slave name' and represent the downtrodden of the earth by shooting their friends and neighbors.

This morning I read that the Virginia Tech shooter died with the name Ismail Ax written in red ink on his arm. The mainstream press doesn't seem to have a clue as to what this might mean. To quote Indiana Jones, "Didn't any of you guys go to Sunday School?" The story starts with a man named Abraham. He is the father of the Jews, the Muslims and the Christians. He was born in Iraq, the son of a wealthy idol manufacturer. He came to believe that there was only one true God and, according to tradition, took up his ax and destroyed his father's idols. Eventually he left Iraq and moved to what is now known as Israel. He had a son with his concubine whom she named Ishmael.

The Muslim world prefers the Arabic spelling of the name: Ismail. Eventually Abraham had a son by his rightful wife and named the son Isaac. Ishmael and his mother were disinherited and sent out into what is now Saudi Arabia. Isaac became the heir. Eventually, God decided to test Abraham by telling him to kill his son, Isaac. Abraham took up the knife, but God stopped him at the last moment. Isaac lived and eventually became a man of great wealth. Ishmael became a desert warrior chieftain.

The Jews are the descendants of Isaac, the Arabs are the descendants of Ishmael. In the 7th Century, Muhammad, the founder of Islam, re-wrote the story, claiming that Ismail was the true faithful descendant of Abraham and that it was he, not Isaac, who God told Abraham to sacrifice. Ismail was the one saved. For Muslims, Ismail (not Isaac) was the true 'Son of Sacrifice.'

In the original version of the story, Abraham used a knife, in some of the later Muslim versions, he used an Ax. Flash forward 1,400 years: a sullen, angry young man who rages against rich people and apparently against Christians, writes a play in which a mother and son try to kill his step-father, but in the end the boy (age about 13, the age many think Ismail was when he was exiled) is murdered by the step-father with 'a deadly blow'. Father issues? Yeah, I think so. Cho Sueng-hui cum Ismail Ax hated the American society to which he had been brought 15 years earlier. His play McBeef (a poor pun from an English Lit major on Macbeth) is one endless screed against the corruption of American culture.

A cheesy re-telling of Shakespeare's Hamlet, it involves a young man abused by his step-father, a former NFL football player. The son, throws epithets at his father calling him a 'Catholic priest'. And makes derisive comments about McDonalds. It seems that none of the foundational structures of Western Civilization, Christianity, capitalism, family, are spared his rage. In other words, he really meant what he said in his last words: "you (that is us, America) made me do this."

12 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a VERY interesting article. The BIG question is this: Was this nutcase a Muslim? Did he make the conversion from standard wackjob to Muzzie wackjob?

Morgan

4:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Donal and Morgan

No matter how we turn we always come to same place.

ISHMAEL.

EVERY TERRORIST AND KILLER IS CRAZY , WE KNOW THAT , BUT IT SEEMS AS THOUGH ISLAM IS IN THE BUSUNESS OF PRODUCING SO MANY OF THEM.

batya

4:53 PM  
Blogger beakerkin said...

Donal

The relationship between the killer and Islam may be reversed in this case. I do caution you that as an English major he could should have been aquainted with Moby Dick.

This was clearly a lonley person who desired attention. I am trying to imagine what he could have read in an English class that would have caused his fellow classmates to leave.

His behavior was clearly done in an attempt to draw attention to himself. He lacked the social skills to do it in a positive way.
What better way to draw attention to a forgettable wated life than to shock people by allegedly embracing Islam.

His moves were calculated so that even in death he would draw attention to himself. This is a sick person but sadly you and I are familiar with at least one low rent version of this idiocy at FPM.

This is not to say lard butt is a psychopathic killer but many of the same dangerous qualities in the VT Killer arer present in Lard Butt. Lard Butt also fancies himself a writer but writes paper thin aliases like Prof Meathead.

6:57 PM  
Blogger Phandancer said...

OK...now they are linking his actions to a Korean movie called 'Old Boy'

I have seen this movie and it is about as different as The Lion King.

Also...this is not about the cult of islam. To try and connect it (in my opinion) is to cheapen the event and politisize it much like the gun control crowd.

I am the first person to call for the elimination of the cult of islam, but I do not think they (the cult and the shootings) are related.


Obviously, I could be wrong. I have been wrong twice today already.


Phandancer

6:07 AM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Phandancer-Be comforted, even a stopped clock is correct twice a day!
Wheither or not he is mohammadin isn't the point(though look who is perpetrating the most gratuitous violence in the world)though understandable you have to admit!
My prayers are for ALL those who have been hit by this tragedy, including his family! His parents were hospitalized for shock, I'm thinking that this just about killed them. And his sister...
The families and friends of those killed or wounded. A friend's cousin was in Iowa for a family funeral, otherwise she would have been in that building at that time!
It was a tragedy, and we should be concentrating on the victims...
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!

tmw

6:34 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Beak, I love you!

2:40 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

TMW--You have told it right, he obviously was mentally ill. Dear God, let us kneel together and pray for his family--and all their families.

2:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DONAL I heard on the radio today that this sick bastard's parents were SO stricken by what he's done that they are in the hospital! What a terrible shame this whole episode has been.

Morgan

4:44 PM  
Blogger Brooke said...

The bastard's parents and grandfather are twisting with grief and shame. I think they also need our prayers.

10:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FRIENDS

The connection with Islam is that Islam is all about VIOLENCE WITH IMPUNITY.

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO KILL IF YOU THINK THAT YOU WERE WRONGED.

CHO connected with this theory COMPLETELY.

Islamic terror did awful things to the world other than the actual killing of innocents .

We got used to it , do not shed tears anymore as we did at first, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT TAKES PLACE FAR AWAY.

I am glad that we did show a great deal of grief when seeing what happened in VT.

This is good .It tells me that we are still OK, still feeling , still have some tears left in our sack of tears.


THANK YOU ,DONAL, FOR REMOVING THE PIC OF THE EVIL.

I WISH IT WHOULD HAVE BEEN JUST AS EASY TO REMOVE THE EVIL DEED ITSELF.


batya

11:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I strongly doubt this bastard was Islamic or that Islam had any connection with this horror. South Korea is largely Buddhist and Christian. What compounds this tragedy more is that in a land where gun-ownership is a right the only person that day with a gun is someone who clearly shouldn't have had one and those charged with protecting the lives of the young students;the kids; were dis-armed by an act of Virgina law. All shcools and campuses in Va. are ''gun-free'' zones. Guess who forgot to leave his gun home? The greatest single day of mass murder in Americas history to date was accomplished with box-cutters and domestic airliners. Imagine if someone, a pilot or a responsible, legal gun owner had been armed and on at least one of those flights that day. This political correct, mindless and dangerous pacifist,''defenseless/victim'' stuff has got to stop. We need to again become a nation, a socieity that needs to understand what ''provide for the common defense'' and the 2nd. Amendment means. God Bless all those kids who were killed, and their families. Johnnymac

3:23 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

I couldn't stand it, Batya.

7:50 PM  

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