Jacques and Asia
Jacques Hamel and Asia Bibi never met. One was an 85-year old Frenchman, while the other is a 51-year old Pakistani mother of five. One was a Catholic priest in Normandy, while the other is an illiterate and poor Catholic Punjabi villager.
But Jacques, the elderly French priest, and Asia, the Pakistani villager and mother of 5, share something in common —they are both victims of Islam’s desire for obeisance and subjugation.
In Jacques’s case, the Islamists succeeded on July 26, when they slit the kneeling man’s throat inside in his Normandy church while shouting Allahu Akbar.
In Asia’s case, the Islamists are the government of Pakistan, who have kept her in jail since 2009 and then sentenced her to death in 2010 on charges of insulting Muhammad. Once again, as the Catholic Herald reports, Allah had a role in this death sentence:
In November 2010 Muhammed Iqbal, a judge at the court of Sheikhupura, sentenced her to death by hanging, to the delight of a cheering crowd. Bibi describes the moment like this:
“I cried alone, putting my head in my hands. I can no longer bear the sight of people full of hatred, applauding the killing of a poor farm worker. I no longer see them, but I still hear them, the crowd who gave the judge a standing ovation, saying: ‘Kill her, kill her! Allahu akbar!’ The court house is invaded by a euphoric horde who break down the doors, chanting: ‘Vengeance for the holy prophet. Allah is great!’ I was then thrown like an old rubbish sack into the van… I had lost all humanity in their eyes.”
At the moment Father Hamel had his throat slit and at the moment Asia Bibi was sentenced to have a noose tied around hers, the same shout was heard — Allahu Akbar.
The glorifying shout extolling Allah’s unsurpassed greatness seems to precede the decapitation, desanguination, enslavement, bombing, and shooting of people at a frequency that exceeds coincidental.
Jacques Hamel and Asia Bibi never met, but they are both victims of Islam’s demand for submission. With any luck, Asia Bibi will escape the fate Allah’s followers had in store for Father Hamel, though I fear she will not be the last person who has to worry what Allah’s pious servants are planning for those who don’t submit.