July 31, 2007, - 11:06 am
By Debbie Schlussel
You know all those liberals who get worked up over beliefs held by some Christians that you won’t be saved unless you believe in Christ? Well, where are all these liberals, when Muslims say the same thing about their religion? Nowhere to be found.
Take the latest letter home from Abdul Raheem a/k/a Richard Reid, the Shoe Bomber, which expresses sentiments felt by most Muslims (if you think otherwise, you’re dangerously naive). He has no regrets about trying to murder a plane full of people on behalf of Al-Qaeda. And he doesn’t even feel for his own aunt who died–the aunt who fed and sheltered him when he got out of prison for being a thief.
You see, she was a Christian, so she won’t be saved. Only those who believe in Allah, the moongod, will be saved, according to this hideous man who tried to blow up a plane of innocent travelers.
More offensive is the fact that U.S. taxpayers are financing his study of Islam, which is what he’s spending the time in prison doing. If we were at all serious about anything in the war on terror, we’d deny these men Islamic books, religious items, etc. But we aren’t at all serious. And from the looks of the latest photo, the Shoe Bomber looks way too comfortable in prison.
More from the UK’s Mirror, which got an exclusive look at the Shoe Bomber correspondence:
He never once expresses remorse or regret for his vile crime. Instead, he rambles that “everything which occurs in this life contains some good for us”. [DS: Yes, the "good" was foiling this creep. His life was a waste. He failed at his mission. Loser.]
But though the simple-minded street mugger turned zealous Muslim convert believes he will be rewarded in heaven he fantasises of freedom on earth.
Declaring his belief that God will make his delusional hopes come true, he writes: “I had a couple of good dreams about my situation changing for the better in the not so distant future, so this is a blessing from Allah.
“I place my trust in Allah that he will bring that into fruition and ask him to give me patience until the time when that occurs.”
Al-Qaeda trained Reid is serving his time in ADX Florence, a Supermax jail in Colorado where he is so reviled by inmates he lives in virtual isolation.
He has no luxuries in his sparsely furnished cell – where he spends his time studying Islam – beyond a few books and thin prison writing paper. [DS: So sad, too bad.] . . .
In his letters, Reid rants at his Jamaican father Robin, 54, for his lack of faith – and tries to tap him up for 5 British Pounds.
He also cruelly rejects the idea that a loving aunt who died suddenly could be in a “better place” because she did not take up his religion.
Reid tells Robin, a recovering drug addict living in a hostel for the homeless: “How’s your situation in regards to upholding the daily prayers?
“Hopefully my advice was well received and if you didn’t start praying yet, I’d ask you to re-read the two letters I wrote earlier this year on that subject and to reflect on your situation with Allah.”
Referring to his trust in Allah, he writes: “As long as we strive to follow the laws which he has laid down for us then everything which occurs in this life contains some good for us.”
He also tells Robin, who spent most of Reid’s childhood years in prison: “About not being the best father in the world nor the worst, then all I can say is that what is in the past is in the past, and none of us is perfect.
“I myself cannot claim to have always done my best in dealing with you.
“I’ve without doubt come over as a bit harsh to you – although I’m like that with pretty much everyone.” He signs off in his Muslim name of Abdul Raheem.
Reid, born of an English mother in Bromley, South East London, was a small-time criminal who served time in a number of lock-ups.
He converted to Islam while in Feltham young offenders institution, in West London.
Once out of jail he stayed with his father’s sister Madeline, known as Lynn.
Lynn, 55, died in Britain in November last year. Relatives said she passed away from a broken heart.
Robin wrote to his son to give him the distressing news, saying: “I’m sure she’s in a better place.”
Reid replied harshly: “What you wrote about Aunt Lynn being in a better place, you should know that while Allah is merciful and forgiving, this applies only to those who upheld His rights, at at least at a basic level.
“I do know that if she died while still believing that Jesus and God are one then that’s not good as she had the chance to find out about Islam.
“And while I wish I could say she had gone to a better place I can’t for the reasons mentioned.”
In a PS he begs for cash. He writes: “A few months back you sent me $10 which was returned to you because you sent it to the wrong address.
“At that time you said you’d forward it to the right address if I wanted but I said I didn’t need it. However, since then I’ve run out of money so if you are able to send me something – even a little – I’d appreciate that.”
For the record, I’ve never been bothered in the least by Christian beliefs that I won’t be saved, since I haven’t recognized Christ as the messiah, savior, etc. That’s their belief, their religion–and they’ve never blown up planes, buildings, embassies, restaurants, cafes, and pizza shops on behalf of that belief or tried to impose it upon me. If they’re not offended that my religion believes we are the Chosen People, why should I be offended with their beliefs?
It’s the belief that is imposed by those who would blow up a plane via their shoes that is the chief concern. And hilariously, the Christian-haters and Church-and-Stateniks are nowhere to be found on that one.
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