Video: Yemeni sheikh on terror watch list says he’s cured AIDS

posted at 10:09 am on January 18, 2007 by Allahpundit

And you guys say I never post good news.

This comes from Al Jazeera, you’ll note. Daniel Pearl’s father wrote an op-ed for the Times yesterday about the launch of AJ English and whether we should take seriously a news network whose Arab sister sells garbage like this and showcases suicide-bomb boosting clerics in shows like “Sharia and Life.” Takeaway:

Let’s face it: when a terrorist attack is described as a “martyrdom” in a thick Middle Eastern accent, it can be dismissed by Americans as a peculiarity of cultural differences. But imagine the effect of the word if spoken in David Frost’s cultured British tones. This is why, even if Al Jazeera English waters down its alarmist content, it should still be seen as a potential threat: it will bestow respectability upon the practices of its parent network in Qatar, which continues, among other things, to broadcast Sheik Qaradawi’s teachings.

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Delicious snake oil. May I have some more.

I think we’ve found the Silky Pony’s running mate.

JammieWearingFool on January 18, 2007 at 10:24 AM

Has anyone told Oral Roberts or Benny Hinn about this

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GT on January 18, 2007 at 10:28 AM

Damed if I do and damned if I don’t

Yep

Candy Slice on January 18, 2007 at 10:35 AM

I’m sold…. If he can cure one anonymous child, or at least rig the machine to show a negative reading for the AIDS virus this has to be true (results may vary, more accurate machines may not detect the cure actually occurring, let’s play doctor kit includes a beard and head diaper, magic words not included, see our website at SheikhsGoneWild.com for more fantastic and unbelievable fun).

RalphyBoy on January 18, 2007 at 10:37 AM

He will be a hit with the Progressive Progressives for Progress.

bbz123 on January 18, 2007 at 10:39 AM

Half of San Francisco just converted to Islam.

Savage on January 18, 2007 at 10:45 AM

Forward thinking. He did it for the children.

How can they keep up a fresh supply of homocide bombers if they’re dropping dead from AIDS?

JammieWearingFool on January 18, 2007 at 10:49 AM

All of Chelsea and the West Village did !

DoctorDentons on January 18, 2007 at 10:51 AM

Isn’t that the guy from the end of last night’s American Idol?

RightWinged on January 18, 2007 at 10:56 AM

This is why, even if Al Jazeera English waters down its alarmist content,

Which network are they referring to; CBS, ABC, NBC….?

TugboatPhil on January 18, 2007 at 10:58 AM

Isn’t that the guy from the end of last night’s American Idol?

Heh. “Is this the real life…is this just fantasy…”

Not that I, uh, watch American Idol or anything.

Slublog on January 18, 2007 at 10:59 AM

Aids: Cured

Up next: Cancer

In the near future: Ugly

JasonG on January 18, 2007 at 11:08 AM

wow…do you think he can give me the winner of the Pats/Colts game??

Can’t wait to see him on the 700 club…or is the the Celebrity Shopping Network!!!

JoeFunk on January 18, 2007 at 11:17 AM

I’m just excited to know that, as a red head, I now have absolute moral authority to say what I want about these guys.

Coyote D. on January 18, 2007 at 11:21 AM

IED’s for AIDS!

Mojave Mark on January 18, 2007 at 11:38 AM

I shall name him Blood-Beard the Pirate.

And, just a point of order, AP, according to Blood-Beard the cure comes from a hadith, not the Koran. Big difference. I’d trust the cure if it came straight from Allah’s mouth, but with the hadith you can never be sure.

frankj on January 18, 2007 at 11:42 AM

send him to Frisco… let him accidently cach aids with something stuck up his ass.. and tell him to go cure himself..

retired on January 18, 2007 at 11:46 AM

Nice to see this guy is at least a capitalist. Maybe he will find a hadith that helps him locate the gene that causes jihad….then develope an IED to destroy it…..

ritethinker on January 18, 2007 at 12:07 PM

He looks like Jerry Van Dyke.

ahem on January 18, 2007 at 12:11 PM

Isn’t that the guy from the end of last night’s American Idol?

At first glance, I thought this was the guy who played the walking tree ent in Lord of the Rings…

JetBoy on January 18, 2007 at 12:49 PM

yup. nothing like a little henna in the ol’ beard to make you look like you’re trying really, really hard to look twenty years younger.

Talbott on January 18, 2007 at 1:10 PM

Well, there are those few minutes of my life I will never get back. Sheesh.

CrimsonFisted on January 18, 2007 at 1:40 PM

Should the patient have a relapse, removal of the patient’s head is an alternative treatment.

Damed if you do, damed if you don’t.

Kini on January 18, 2007 at 2:02 PM

Well, he is right aout one thing. He is damned if does and damned if he doesn’t. He is totally damned.

bloggless on January 18, 2007 at 2:22 PM

Got to make sure you don’t have AIDS – can’t infect the 72 virgins.

Rick on January 18, 2007 at 2:34 PM

Did this strike anyone else as if watching a Muppet spouting gibberish?

bcre8v on January 18, 2007 at 2:42 PM

Well, we no longer need Embryonic Stem Cell research funding. Instead, he can grow Michael J. Fox a new brain.

Word has it that Benny Hinn is calling him in as his VP of medical magic.

Tim Burton on January 18, 2007 at 2:49 PM

What the hell is that fool talking about?

bloggless on January 18, 2007 at 3:40 PM

In other radical Islam news:

Mmmmmm…blood.”

Another quote from the article:

Young Muslims are easy prey, Qadir told CNN, because they believe the British government crackdown has scapegoated them because of their religious beliefs. The youth also can empathize with those who castigate the Bush administration.

There are some who believe “blowing people up is quite cool,” Qadir said.

Qadir asked them why that was justified.

“The answers that I got back is: When a bomb goes off in Baghdad or in Afghanistan and innocent women and children are killed over there, who cares for them? So if a bomb goes off in America or in London, what’s wrong with that?” he said.

Steyn is a prophet.

Slublog on January 18, 2007 at 3:42 PM

Forget the cure, the machine that can count the amount of pathogen is priceless!

Even if one minute someone could believe that someone could have accidentally stumbled onto a cure, his talking about it confirms all doubts. (And he even mixes in a little conspiracy theory.)

– The Cat

MirCat on January 18, 2007 at 4:20 PM

What a load of bulls**t! I know what hadith he refers to. Mohammed precribed camel urinefor all that ails you. Of course there will be no research centers. Just a bunch of camels standing around and some guy waiting with a bottle. Oh the science of Islam. You have to laugh. One of the reasons I will never understand how a person can be educated and a muslim at the same time. Here are some great “pearls of scientific wisdom” straight from the mouth of Allah. Question. How come the Creator has no knowledge of genetics and basic biology? Enjoy.

Guardian on January 18, 2007 at 7:15 PM

Isn’t this the same dude who pulled the rope out of the little girls hey-nanny-nanny and claimed to have cured her cancer?

Alden Pyle on January 18, 2007 at 7:34 PM

I think the Bush admin should be trying to get AJ English on the air In the U.S. It will make it clear the ideology we are up against as opposed to the MSM which obscures it.

Resolute on January 18, 2007 at 8:36 PM

Well, this wasn’t a total waste of time. I learned that there is an Arabic word for ‘sensitive’. Who knew?

Canadian Infidel on January 19, 2007 at 10:11 AM