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South Florida Freakout Over “Jihad” Tag


by Emperor

I know one place that needs a #MyJihad campaign: Florida.

Some Southern Florida citizens went into freakout mode when they saw the word ‘Jihad’ tagged on the side of I-95 North near Delray Beach, not too far from Miami.

Obviously it was something that they thought had deeper implications, feeding into conspiracies about “stealth Muslim infiltration” and “terrorism.”

One “bigoted-in-a-wide-eyed-naive-way” Floridian Islamophobe by the name of Andrea Mitchell, a Conservative blogger was positive (without any actual proof) that Muslims were behind the tagging:

[T]he author behind the conservative blog, Fire Andrea Mitchell, authoritatively wrote that “Muslims” were behind the graffiti. “No individual Muslims have been caught from this,” the author wrote. “I wonder how many Mosques there are in the area.”

Nothing like a veiled threat to sweeten your morning.

The tag even prompted a heated exchange between a man named Damon Rosen and an impressive passerby who argued that the tag was “just a word” and for his fellow Floridians not to go berserk.

…a CBS12 segment, which showed a man named Damon Rosen embroiled in an ugly confrontation with another man over the graffiti.

“You’re brainwashed!” the man yelled at Rosen.

“Take that shit back to the Muslim land! Take that shit back to Allah!” Rosen bellowed, as a woman wearing a baseball cap and waving an American flag guided him away from the argument.

“It’s just a fucking word!” the man responded. “It’s just a fucking word!”

“It’s time for people to wake up,” Rosen said later in an interview. “Before we have another Boston bombing. Before we have another 9/11.”

The commentariat, in response, has been merciless.

“DARK CLOUDS OF JIHAD,” intoned one commenter on a blog called Atlasshrugged2000, “gathering over the Sunshine State.”

On YouTube, Carol Bellinger wrote: “They must not realize that Jihad means a holy war, which means to secure a holy place beside Allah, you must kill a non-believer… Now that is scary.”

(Actually, as defined in the Quran, the term Jihad specifically means “to struggle in the way of Allah,” and is used 41 times in the Quran, most often in description of someone “striving in the way of God.” Though some scholars of the Quran say the word can also denote military pursuits.)

The “Jihad” tag was also found on a sticker attached to an electrical box on 4th Avenue in the town.

Hmmm. A wall tagged with “Jihad” and a sticker with the word “Jihad?” These seem to be the well  known tell tale signs of a tagger, a vandal, a participant in one of the four elements that make up the sub-culture of hip-hop: graffiti.

Taggers are known to take up pseudonyms that they then emblazon on city walls, mail boxes, highway walls, etc. all in an effort to “get up” i.e. become famous and known in the world of graffiti.

In that sense these South Floridians may have done the tagger an inestimable favor by taking him or her out of obscurity and giving them free publicity.

In any case, it is absurd to draw the conclusions that these poor folks have. This does not, rest assured, portend a “Holy War” or some clash of civilizations with Delray Beach, rather it is as the passerby said “just a word” scrawled on a wall, on a highway.

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    • Miko

      I actually had a big debate with the actual Damon Rosen from the article on youtube. He eventually ran out of steam and stopped replying. A very angry, narrow minded hypocritical person.

    • Seeker

      Better than ninjas !

    • Tanveer Khan

      A bit like ninjas. Good at fighting.

    • Seeker

      SAS ?

    • GaribaldiOfLoonwatch

      Yeah, that whole segment needs to be part of a documentary on Islamophobia. It was insane.

    • Tanveer Khan

      So he’s the SAS of the mooslamic empire?

    • Tanveer Khan

      Ah i see. Makes more sense now. I was like “Heck, that seems a bit drastic!” xD

    • A year ago, a young unarmed black kid named Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in a Florida suburb by a man named George Zimmerman. Despite mounting evidence that he chased the kid and shot him, he claimed he shot the kid in self-defense and the cops declined to arrest him. It became a national story, and months after the shooting and the police chief resigned, prosecutors charged him with murder. It’s a very controversial and racially-charged trial taking place.

    • Seeker

      It’s a tempting plan for a mischief-maker to build on these responses and scribble “Jihad” every which way.

    • Seeker

      Oh, that would be Batman! He operates in the dark and disappears in the blink of an eye.

    • A Voice of Reason

      That was either an Islamo-phobe trying to spark anti-Islam sentiment or a blonde Muslim.

    • Awesome

      The reaction to the graffiti is a classical example of sensationalism.

    • Tanveer Khan

      What is zimmermanning?

    • Tanveer Khan

      Emir SS, who was behind this master piece? I would like to shake their hand for they have done us a great service. The fear shall slowly spread, and when it has reached it’s zenith…..we strike .

    • Leftwing_Muslim_Alliance

      Its an important step to take over the world! Next step …………………Disney World! Nô Micky mouse opération this. It is very important.

      Sir david

    • Solid Snake

      Excellent…Our plan to create chaos at the United States, No- the Wests, vital center of society, Delray Beach ,is succeeding rather well.

      While the rest of the world Calls them crazy and dismisses their warnings we will secretly infiltrate Delray Beach, the last bastion of Western Civilization.

      Men who say “its just a word” are unwitting allies.

      First we take the walls of Delray Beach! Then with them out of the way no one will stand a chance!

    • Leftwing_Muslim_Alliance

      I dont bother trying to wind up gulible folks like these any more as its too easy . Sir David

    • Yausari

      A Muslim would know what jihad means and to spray paint the word would just lost all its meaning.

    • Jon Diamond

      Hahahaha. They expect me to believe that a Muslim sprayed this graffiti. It was a loser trying to keep the fear of Muslims alive.

      Just remember that Florida is a stand your ground state. My fellow Muslims in Florida, let me state that you have the right to defend yourselves. Someone tries to Zimmerman you, you have the right to take them out.

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