Smoke Gets in His Eyes


By Mr. Curmudgeon:

Abdullha Ismail is dead. As one of 10,000 angry Islamic protestors attending a Lahore, Pakistan, America hate-fest, Ismail joined in the obligatory U.S. flag burning. He was standing too close to the flaming emblem of the land I love. “Witnesses said he had complained of feeling unwell after the smoke from a U.S. flag burnt at the rally,” said the International Herald Tribune. He died shortly after he was admitted to that city’s Mayo Hospital.

The late Ismail, like many of his fellow Muslims, was angry at Western encroachments on his “civilization.” There is little doubt anti-colonial anger is part of the mix at the violent Muslim demonstrations around the world. So, it’s more than a little ironic that Ismail was rushed to a Western hospital and not to a Hakim, or practitioner of “prophetic medicine.” Handed down from the Prophet Muhammad himself, some of the Islamic remedies include herbal formulas, healing with essential oils and the innovative 5th century insight that illnesses arise at various stages of the soul’s evolution.

Instead, Ismail died at a hospital built in 1871 by the British Viceroy and Governor General of India, the Earl of Mayo.

Back at the Lahore flag-burning, Hafiz Huhammad Saeed, leader of the Pakistani terrorist group Jama’at-ud-Da’wah, told the Herald that for the insult of depicting the Prophet Muhammad as a barbaric, bloodthirsty killer, Americans associated with the production of the YouTube hit “The Innocence of Muslims” should be “hanged publicly.”

The answer to Mr. Saeed’s demand is simple: The U.S. should double next month’s shipment of poison-smoke flags to Pakistan.