I’m at a complete loss to remember the last time a murderous Christian or Jew proclaimed “God is Great!” during the slaughtering of children and/or civilians.
Yet our agnostic counterpart, found it necessary to point out that “Allahu Akbar”, while the well known battle cry of Islam, whenever they behead us, blow us up or run us over in the street is also something to be celebrated as beautiful. Jake Tapper wants to make sure his audience knows, that the same utterance, “Allahu Akbar”, is interchangeably used during “…some of the most beautiful of circumstances…” (like weddings [to prepubescent little girls] and during birth). You’ll never get Jake to admit that during some of the most beautiful of circumstances we Christians and Jews praise God. In particular when we bid farewell to a loved one or hero having met their demise, possibly hearing, for the last time, the dreaded yell: “Allahu Akbar!”
For the eight people dying on October 31, 2017 on the streets of New York, hearing this praise of Allah at their dying moment, was not a beautiful circumstance. Jake is currently trying to deflect, yet again, his utter ignorance. I practice my faith without yelling, in private and pray for Jake Tapper to distinguish the difference between a horrific murder and beautiful circumstance.