Allah in a Tomato... and in e-Colie?
Miracles are not the norm in our daily lives. They
happen occasionally, defying the law of nature. Most of the time, there is
no logical explanation for the miracles because they have yet to be
discovered. Some miracles are plain coincidence and do have good
explanations, which are rejected by the believers. When one out of
hundreds is saved from a plane crash, itís called a miracle. Obviously,
the miracle did not work for rest of the people who died. Still, itís a
miracle and often God gets the credit for saving the survivor, and that is
exactly how a religious miracle works.
On December 4, 1992, The Guardian of UK published an
article of uncommon news - "A six-inch-high porcelain statue began
weeping tears of blood. The liquid staining the image is genuinely blood,
and human at that. The
coroner's office pronounced the substance is type O-4 human blood. The
statue weeps regularly, particularly in the presence of children."
In 1995, in the suburbs of
, another miraculous phenomenon unfolded. A statue of the Hindu God Ganesh
drank a spoonful of milk when offered; the milk evaporated into thin air,
in front of everyoneís eyes. Apparently, it was only the beginning of
the drinking competition. According to news media, many statues of Hindu
gods participated in the contest around the world and drank more milk.
Japanese people worship Kannon as the Goddess of
Compassion and the Chinese call her Kuan Yin with the same amount of
respect. As a matter of fact, the name of the famous company CANON that
produces cameras and imaging products is based on the Goddess Kannonís
name. To put it simply, she is the female version of Buddha; what the
Virgin Mary is to Catholics, Kannon is to Buddhists. Itís believed that
after she died, a rainbow took her to heaven. It was no surprise when a
Japanese photographer took a picture of a sunset from an airplane and the
image of Kannon appeared on the photo when it was developed.
Ahem! Now about Islam, which itself is a miracle
because itís the only (so-called) religion that has a prophet whose
bio-data is full of crimes. In 2003, Keyhan Mohammed from Almere Stad,
made an amazing discovery: he noticed that Allah was written on an image
of the earth. NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) took
the picture facing
. Indeed, itís a new discovery; if Allah lives in
that explains the cause and sufferings of the African people. Anyway,
Muslims also have found the name of their god ĎAllahí written on a
cow, a mountain, on ocean, clouds, plants, watermelon and the inside of a
tomato. These are natural coincidences that should not fall under the
category of miracles.
Being a skeptic and a certified non-religious person,
why should I care if the Virgin Mary cries or laughs? Itís none of my
business if Ganesh, a god of Hindus, drinks milk or barrels of chilled
beer. I should not be alarmed if Kannon emerges on a picture or stars in a
movie. Hence, Muslimsí delusion of finding Allah everywhere should not
be my headache either.
However, there are some fundamental differences
between Muslims and the believers of other religions. A Christian may
become more faithful after coming across one of those miracles and the
same rules apply to almost all the believers of different faiths; more
importantly, they care less about what the people of other faiths are
doing. For Muslims, itís another story. As soon as they discover one of
those silly miracles, Islamic hegemony kicks in, and they immediately
determine that Islam is the only religion on Earth that unquestionably
voids all other religions.
You must have heard Muslimís slogan: ďIslam is
the true religion and everyone in this world is born as Muslim, and some
people follow other religions just by mistake.Ē A sublime ego and sense
of superiority make Muslims feel special because Allah, the puppet of
Mohammed, guaranteed, ďAnd whoever desires a religion other than Islam,
it shall not be accepted from him, and in the hereafter he shall be one of
the losers (Q-3.85).
Typically, religion works as a soul-soothing
experience for the people of other faiths; they find inner peace and
strength to comfort grief. A few miracles help them to stay focused on
their faith but they donít brag about the superiority and, usually,
donít suffer from prejudice. If a person finds the meaning of love in
Jesus, or feels enlightened after reading Buddhaís teachings, who am I
to complain, and why should I, anyway? Despite all of those miracles,
believers of other religions use one important aspect of our life, i.e.,
common sense. When a religious dogma oversteps the boundary of common
sense, they donít hesitate to push the brake and make the necessary
Itís the alleged moderate Muslims who huff and puff
with all those miracles. They also like to live a good life based on their
religion. About 88% of Muslims donít understand Arabic, although they
can read the Quran without understanding a word. Have you seen a snake
charmer playing with a snake? In many countries, itís an exciting
entertainment. A snake charmer plays a flute and the snake dances along
with the music. Ironically, snakes are deaf and cannot hear the music;
they follow the motion of the flute as snake charmers wave it in a
structured fashion. Our moderate Muslims act like those snakes; they are
mesmerized when the Quran is recited but they donít understand what has
These are Muslims who can be saved from Islamic grip.
They have good hearts but are unable to shake off the religion that they
inherited. Islam claims that itís the perfect way of life and it has all
the medicines to cure oneís problems. Does it really? It does command
one to put the right leg first inside of the shoes and prohibits dyeing
oneís gray hair black, as Hadith claims, "At the end of time there
will be people who dye their hair black like the crops of pigeons; they
will never smell the fragrance of Paradise" (Abu Dawud, 4/419; Saheeh
This is how Islam works as a lighthouse for Muslims
to guide their lives--it forbids eating pork, non-halal (not slaughtered
properly) foods and garlic. Yes, garlic and onions are not acceptable to
Allah, although recent studies show that garlic and onions are good for
oneís heart. Mohammed was unaware of this secret, or maybe he did not
care because he had no heart. According to Sahih Bukhari, ďThe Prophet
said, ĎWhoever eats garlic or onion should keep away from our mosque or
should remain in his house.í" Itís worth mentioning that Muslims
consider mosques as Allahís house. In many countries, itís believed
that bad spirits are scared of garlic and itís often used to keep them
away. I wonder if Allah belongs to that clan.
I have a grumpy Internet friend who loves to live in
the darkness of Islam. He starts name-calling as soon as the light of
reason attacks him. Recently, he has been having heavenly pleasure by
calling us, the critics of Islam, e-coli. I am a highly uneducated person
and, at first, it threw me in the dark. I was wondering, what the heck an
e-coli is. So, I did a ĎGoogleí search and soon I learned all about
the bacteria. I became more curious and did an image search also.
What a surprise! After going through a few pages, I
discovered another miracle of Islam. Itís a picture of e-coli, and these
disgusting creatures have formed a shape that resembles something that I
might have known. I printed the page, held it in front of a mirror, and
immediately recognized the name of ĎAllahí. These e-coli are known as
and ĎGoogleí picked those pictures from a website called www.troybio.com.
Last, I saw this miraculous picture on page eight of my ĎGoogle-imageí
search. So, I took a picture of the printed copy while holding it in front
of a mirror. For your convenience, I am attaching the picture of a tomato,
allegedly ĎAllahí inscribed on it, and the other picture of Allah
formed by e-coli.
These Muslim intellectuals with questionable intellect also find
scientific miracles in the Quran and smell spirituality in the horrific
Quranic verses that sponsor the killing of non-Muslims. I have another
Internet friend who is smart enough to understand the impact of Islam and
found a nice quote to describe these intellectuals. He wrote, ďThe fools
fool the fools.Ē Itís an excellent comment that describes the relation
between Muslim intellectuals and the so-called moderate Muslims.
Muslims pretend to be content with Islamic ideology,
but they spend most of their lives defending it, which causes tremendous
psychological pressure on their minds. Islam also keeps them away from
reality, and itís a major obstacle to enjoying their lives. It also
seriously lacks moral and ethical wisdom that could inspire a person to
become a part of mankind and teach universal values. It fails to provide
inner peace. Islam does not have enough materials to make a person proud.
Naturally, many Muslims look for miracles that would boost their low self
esteem and give a reason to stay with Islam. The end result is that they
find Allah in a tomato, and are happy with those bizarre miracles.