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Kenyan Authorities to Preserve Fish Carrying Koranic Message;'God is Communicating with His People'
Underwatertimes.com ^ | May 14, 2006

Posted on 05/16/2006 11:40:03 AM PDT by nickcarraway

The Kenyan fisheries department has taken the fish with a Koranic message caught off the Mombasa coast on Friday for preservation at its Liwatoni cold house.

At the same time, the National Museums of Kenya said it would document it for use in religious education.

The Museums' education officer, Mr Hassan Mohamed Hassan, said yesterday that the tuna was caught at Vanga, near the Tanzania border, and sold to Mr Omar Mohammed Awadh, a retailer.

He said that as Mr Awadh sorted fish at his Takaungu shop in Kuze old town, he noticed the writing, Wallahu khayru razikiyna (God is the greatest of all providers).

Mr Hassan said Islamic scholars had gone through the message and "there is no doubt that the almighty God is communicating with his people."

Meanwhile, at the Mombasa Old Town, the find has baffled the Muslim residents.

Yesterday, they thronged Mr Awadh's Takaungu Fresh Fish Shop to have a glimpse of the fish, unaware that it had been taken away.

The secretary-general of the Council of Imams and Preachers of Kenya, Sheikh Mombasa Dor, said the message was a reminder from God that "we should not forget his teachings."

"This has been confirmed as a verse from the Holy Koran in the Arabic language," he added. "We believe that God brings these kinds of messages in many forms from time to time, and that we should not only read the holy book, but also practise what it says."

The district commissioner, Mr Mohamed Maalim, said the message was as baffling in its presentation as in its clarity.

"It is so clearly spelt out, and that is why we believe that Allah (God) is sending a message to humankind." A story appearing in the Saturday Nation yesterday used an erroneous word (arms) in the translation of the Arabic words "Walahu hairu raziqin" as "The Almighty God is greater than those who give arms". The correct word should have been alms. We apologise for the inadvertent mistake.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: islam; kenya; koranislam; tuna

1 posted on 05/16/2006 11:40:05 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Stuff it, put it behind a curtain, charge $5 a head too look at it.

P.T. Barnum lives!

2 posted on 05/16/2006 11:41:17 AM PDT by Zeroisanumber
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To: nickcarraway

When will Goldenpalace.com get this?


3 posted on 05/16/2006 11:41:25 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
God is the greatest of all providers

As if there are any others. What a load of carp.

4 posted on 05/16/2006 11:43:07 AM PDT by newgeezer (Just my opinion, of course. Your mileage may vary.)
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To: nickcarraway

I really don't know what to say!


5 posted on 05/16/2006 11:43:07 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: nickcarraway

I for one think it makes total sense for the one true omnipotent God to express His divine message in fish.


6 posted on 05/16/2006 11:46:02 AM PDT by Gefreiter ("Are you drinking 1% because you think you're fat?")
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To: nickcarraway
"Lord, what a gullible breed."
-----------------------Agent K
7 posted on 05/16/2006 11:46:22 AM PDT by 50sDad (ST3d: Real Star Trek 3d Chess: http://my.ohio.voyager.net/~abartmes/tactical.htm)
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To: nickcarraway

How was the fish carrying the message? On a sandwich sign or on a fore-and-aft cap?


8 posted on 05/16/2006 11:46:23 AM PDT by RexBeach ("There is no substitute for victory." -Douglas MacArthur)
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To: Zeroisanumber

Funny this story doesn't mention the fish was wearing a suicide belt.


9 posted on 05/16/2006 11:48:07 AM PDT by travlnmn41
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To: nickcarraway

I hope the message was "Look what is happening to the weird beards among you."


10 posted on 05/16/2006 11:48:55 AM PDT by the Real fifi
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To: nickcarraway
The Kenyan fisheries department has taken the fish with a Koranic message caught off the Mombasa coast on Friday for preservation at its Liwatoni cold house.

Kenyans are a Cod-fearing people who have obviously done some sole searching on porpoise and not just for the halibut.

11 posted on 05/16/2006 11:50:27 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys - Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat - But they know what's best.)
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To: nickcarraway

Not too much different from the Holy Grilled Cheese with the picture of Mary on it.

Sell it on E-Bay for big bucks!


12 posted on 05/16/2006 11:51:24 AM PDT by netmilsmom (To attack one section of Christianity in this day and age, is to waste time.)
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To: nickcarraway
we should not only read the (Koran), but also practise what it says

Uh-oh, THAT can't be good

13 posted on 05/16/2006 11:54:01 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: N. Theknow

LOL!

Thought I think it a crappie way to send a message, there's no use carping about it.


14 posted on 05/16/2006 11:55:06 AM PDT by HKMk23 (We keep you alive to serve this ship. Row well, and live.)
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To: nickcarraway
What does the message say? Keep Refrigerated?
15 posted on 05/16/2006 11:56:02 AM PDT by P-40
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To: nickcarraway

So what's the message? Eat at Joe's Crabhouse? ROFL.


Religion of Satan alert.


16 posted on 05/16/2006 11:58:22 AM PDT by WriteOn (Truth)
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To: Gefreiter

God could do a lot better, but Allah (an Imp of Satan, forever in torment) has been having to come up with so many virgins lately (ROTFLMFAO!) that doodling on a fish is the best he could do.


17 posted on 05/16/2006 12:00:02 PM PDT by 308MBR ( Somebody sold the GOP to the socialists, and the GOP wasn't theirs to sell.)
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To: P-40
Unclear message:


Clear message:


18 posted on 05/16/2006 12:00:40 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Then I say unto you, send men to summon Worms. And let us go to Samarra to collect heads.")
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To: HKMk23
Thought I think it a crappie way to send a message, there's no use carping about it.

From where I'm perched, that's a read snapper.

19 posted on 05/16/2006 12:01:07 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys - Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat - But they know what's best.)
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To: nickcarraway
"Holy" Mackerel!
20 posted on 05/16/2006 12:01:55 PM PDT by Obadiah
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To: nickcarraway

When I was kid, a woman on my street found a potato that looked like Cardinal Cushing. But then she forgot about it and made a smoked shoulder dinner.


21 posted on 05/16/2006 12:02:21 PM PDT by Macrinus
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To: RexBeach

It was wrapped in Luca Brasi's flak jacket.


22 posted on 05/16/2006 12:02:36 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

LOL!!!

Hey, that's some fish!


23 posted on 05/16/2006 12:07:22 PM PDT by RexBeach ("There is no substitute for victory." -Douglas MacArthur)
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To: nickcarraway

Isn't there something about a Fish and a Mob hit?

Something like "sleeping with the fishes".


24 posted on 05/16/2006 12:08:11 PM PDT by Leatherneck_MT (An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.)
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To: nickcarraway

One orkin short of a roe boat, I'd say. Okay, okay, I'll shad up, but not before I say some people really otter sea a brain sturgeon.


25 posted on 05/16/2006 12:11:45 PM PDT by Eastbound
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To: netmilsmom
Not too much different from the Holy Grilled Cheese with the picture of Mary on it.

That wasn't Mary, that was Marlene Dietrich:

26 posted on 05/16/2006 12:16:53 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: N. Theknow

Nice to know they've packed it in ice. It'd have quite the muskie smell by the time the call for prayer echoed down from the minnow-ets.

Still, I've gotta think somebody jumped the shark, here, and this whole thing's a lousy shad. Of course, this being the R.O.P. we all know that, even if it's a red herring, the perp's gonna skate.


27 posted on 05/16/2006 12:18:10 PM PDT by HKMk23 (We keep you alive to serve this ship. Row well, and live.)
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To: HKMk23
Wonder where the Mullet Omar stands on this?

Koranic message on a fish?

Could it be Finding Nemo? (Omen spelled backwards)

28 posted on 05/16/2006 12:23:13 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys - Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat - But they know what's best.)
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To: nickcarraway
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten Son so that whoever believes in Him might not perish but have everlasting life..."

... Then He sent a fish with his name on it. Then a goat with spots in it's fur bearing His holy name. Then He created a pizza that had melted cheese in the face of the true Christ. Then He stained the concrete in a freeway underpass drainage hole to looketh like the Virgin Mary. Then He bade the light shine down upon a car dealership's billboard to look like the true cross.

Verily, the superstitious peasants swalloweth it hook, line, and sinker. Amen.

29 posted on 05/16/2006 12:23:52 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Semper Fi!)
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To: nickcarraway

"Salmon Rushdie" has got to fit into the joke somewhere! Come on, where's you guyses imaginations?


30 posted on 05/16/2006 12:26:39 PM PDT by Lekker 1 (("Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau" - I. Fisher, Yale Econ Prof, 1929))
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To: nickcarraway

In MY language that fishie reads: "Allah wants everyone to know that dead jihadists are reincarnated as fish, to be eaten by bigger badder creatures."


31 posted on 05/16/2006 12:26:43 PM PDT by Enchante (General Hayden: I've Never Taken a Domestic Flight That Landed in Waziristan!)
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To: nickcarraway

What do you think would happen if a pig with "God is Great" on it's flank turned up?

One can only hope.


32 posted on 05/16/2006 12:28:05 PM PDT by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: nickcarraway
Been there...done that


33 posted on 05/16/2006 12:30:37 PM PDT by Lekker 1 (("Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau" - I. Fisher, Yale Econ Prof, 1929))
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To: nickcarraway
I think if I actually thought I'd just landed god in my boat, I'd be inclined to practice "Catch and Release".

Somehow I don't think god would appreciate being stuffed and mounted.

34 posted on 05/16/2006 12:33:48 PM PDT by Kakaze (I'm now a single issue voter.....exterminate Al Quaida)
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To: Izzy Dunne

By George! I think you ARE correct!


35 posted on 05/16/2006 12:34:28 PM PDT by netmilsmom (To attack one section of Christianity in this day and age, is to waste time.)
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To: nickcarraway

Who's got the movie rights??
Can we make a cartoon about Mohammeds Tuna ?
Tim and Susan - call your agent.


36 posted on 05/16/2006 12:34:28 PM PDT by Waverunner
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To: nickcarraway

What a bunch of suckers.


37 posted on 05/16/2006 12:38:28 PM PDT by Minnesoootan
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To: nickcarraway

And the message is: "All you true believers, walk into the sea, follow me, I will keep you from drowning. Believe in the fish, his scales don't lie"


38 posted on 05/16/2006 12:52:48 PM PDT by newcthem (All along I thought I was an American.......now I find that I am just a racist.)
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To: nickcarraway

Well these people bow down to a supposed piece of moon rock 5 times a day. I expect no less from them.


39 posted on 05/16/2006 1:38:00 PM PDT by vpintheak (What's worse, a liberal, or a know it all posing as a Conservative?)
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To: nickcarraway

My Jesus-on-toast can beat up his Allah-fish.


40 posted on 05/16/2006 2:30:11 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (North American distributor for Mohammed Urinals. Franchises available.)
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To: nickcarraway

Yeah, OKAY, so the Muslim fish has a cool tatoo. That's NOTHIN'; the Jewish fish can TALK!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/2854189.stm


41 posted on 05/16/2006 2:35:20 PM PDT by HKMk23 (We keep you alive to serve this ship. Row well, and live.)
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To: nickcarraway

... checked eBay ??


42 posted on 05/18/2006 4:25:50 PM PDT by traumer
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