Skip to comments.Kenyan Authorities to Preserve Fish Carrying Koranic Message;'God is Communicating with His People'
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.
P.T. Barnum lives!
When will Goldenpalace.com get this?
As if there are any others. What a load of carp.
I really don't know what to say!
I for one think it makes total sense for the one true omnipotent God to express His divine message in fish.
How was the fish carrying the message? On a sandwich sign or on a fore-and-aft cap?
Funny this story doesn't mention the fish was wearing a suicide belt.
I hope the message was "Look what is happening to the weird beards among you."
Kenyans are a Cod-fearing people who have obviously done some sole searching on porpoise and not just for the halibut.
Not too much different from the Holy Grilled Cheese with the picture of Mary on it.
Sell it on E-Bay for big bucks!
Uh-oh, THAT can't be good
Thought I think it a crappie way to send a message, there's no use carping about it.
So what's the message? Eat at Joe's Crabhouse? ROFL.
Religion of Satan alert.
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.
From where I'm perched, that's a read snapper.
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.
It was wrapped in Luca Brasi's flak jacket.
Hey, that's some fish!
Isn't there something about a Fish and a Mob hit?
Something like "sleeping with the fishes".
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.
That wasn't Mary, that was Marlene Dietrich:
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.
Koranic message on a fish?
Could it be Finding Nemo? (Omen spelled backwards)
... 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.
"Salmon Rushdie" has got to fit into the joke somewhere! Come on, where's you guyses imaginations?
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."
What do you think would happen if a pig with "God is Great" on it's flank turned up?
One can only hope.
Somehow I don't think god would appreciate being stuffed and mounted.
By George! I think you ARE correct!
Who's got the movie rights??
Can we make a cartoon about Mohammeds Tuna ?
Tim and Susan - call your agent.
What a bunch of suckers.
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"
Well these people bow down to a supposed piece of moon rock 5 times a day. I expect no less from them.
My Jesus-on-toast can beat up his Allah-fish.
Yeah, OKAY, so the Muslim fish has a cool tatoo. That's NOTHIN'; the Jewish fish can TALK!
... checked eBay ??
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