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Islamist Cleric Attacks Pokemon-Go
Islamist Cleric Attacks Pokemon-Go ^ | July 19, 2016 | The Common Constitutionalist

Posted on 07/19/2016 8:23:14 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

This year, February 27, Pokémon (pocket monster) turned 20. It was created by Japanese game designer Satoshi Tajiri for Nintendo as a video game for the old Gameboy handheld video game platform. My sons still own theirs. It was introduced to the United States in 1998. Nintendo was quick to capitalize on its popularity. The video game soon spawned a celebrated trading card game, books, movies and a television series. The tag line of Pokémon is: “Gotta Catch Em All.”

Since then, at least a few of the Pokémon characters have gained international recognition. One of the most recognized characters, called Pikachu, was made into a five story tall Thanksgiving Day parade balloon.

But like most everything else, particularly in the what-have-done-for-me-lately world of video games, all things must come to an end – except Pokémon.

Unless you have been living under a rock – and even then it would be hard to miss the hundreds and thousands of people in any given geographic area that appear to just be walking around aimlessly. The one thing they all have in common is the smartphone, which they stare into as they stroll about.

In case you are wondering what they are up to – they are playing the latest game developed by the geniuses at Nintendo – Pokémon-Go. If you live in or near a city or town, I can guarantee you’ve seen somebody playing this game.

The game is virtual reality, or more precise, a combination of the virtual and reality. One downloads the App to your phone, which links to its GPS, and off you go to try to “Catch Em All.” There’s more to it than just that, but I don’t care. It is actually a great way to get kids who would otherwise be fairly sedentary out of the house. My son claims he and his friends logged several miles the other day without even realizing.

I frankly think it’s a silly waste of time – but some don’t merely think it’s silly. Some believe it is un-Islamic. So owning slaves, honor-killing and subjugating your wives is okay, but Pokémon-Go should be forbidden. Makes sense.215

However, Pokémon and Islam have a “relatively” long history. It was deemed un-Islamic years before this latest game iteration. In 2001 the Grand Mufti of Egypt, Nasser Farid Waseel “issued a fatwa, or religious edict, against Pokémon because, among other vices, the game “teaches children about gambling” and features “Zionist and Masonic” symbols.”

But really – doesn’t everything feature Zionist symbols. Those dirty Jews – trying to pollute our childrens’ minds. After all – it’s common knowledge – the Jewish influence in Japan.

Abbas Shuman, deputy head of Egypt’s Al-Azhar Islamic institution asks: “Will we find some lunatics walk into mosques, churches, prisons and military units in search of the missing [Pokémon]?” The answer is evidently yes. “In Cairo, ‘Pokéstops,’ where you can gather more ‘supplies’ for the game, have been found in mosques, in churches, and even inside newsrooms.”

So what would these clerics suggest instead? I know: Mufti-Go – where Islamists download an App which they then use to trace the routes of Muhammad. Along the way they will come across many virtual Muftis who one must catch. Once caught, the virtual cleric will issue a single lesson to the player in the proper ways of jihad, the correct method of takfir, etc.

After one has “Caught Em All,” the final task is to assemble the knowledge derived by establishing your very own virtual Caliphate. Fun from 8 to 80.

But seriously – a lot of these folks in the Middle East have little to look forward to. Why not just let go out a play this silly game? It really is just harmless fun. It’s not a threat to Islam or any other religion.

Oh that’s right. Everything is apparently a threat to Islam.


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KEYWORDS: abbasshuman; fatwa; islam; muslims; pokemon; pokemongo
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1 posted on 07/19/2016 8:23:15 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: al baby; Albion Wilde; Allegra; BufordP; EveningStar; Gefn; GunsareOK; JRios1968; Lazamataz; ...

The Religion of No Fun.

DANG!


2 posted on 07/19/2016 8:24:40 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Cuckservative: a "conservative" willing to raise another country's ideology in his own country)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Oh no!!!!!

Now the Islamic terrorists are gonna try to kill Pokemon!!!!!


3 posted on 07/19/2016 8:28:59 PM PDT by JBW1949 (I'm really PC....PATRIOTICALLY CORRECT!!!!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The Religion of No Fun.

I do not know if that is quite accurate. Looting, pillaging, conquering, raping, then heaven with 72 virgins/raisins, whatever...

Not fun?


4 posted on 07/19/2016 8:30:35 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: JBW1949

I can see it now...

Terrosists walking around...Holding their phones out in one hand...A gun in the other...Snap shooting at the character on their phone...


5 posted on 07/19/2016 8:31:14 PM PDT by JBW1949 (I'm really PC....PATRIOTICALLY CORRECT!!!!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Abbas Shuman, deputy head of Egypt’s Al-Azhar Islamic institution asks: “Will we find some lunatics walk into mosques, churches, prisons and military units in search of the missing [Pokémon]?” The answer is evidently yes. “In Cairo, ‘Pokéstops,’ where you can gather more ‘supplies’ for the game, have been found in mosques, in churches, and even inside newsrooms.”

So what would these clerics suggest instead? I know: Mufti-Go – where Islamists download an App which they then use to trace the routes of Muhammad. Along the way they will come across many virtual Muftis who one must catch. Once caught, the virtual cleric will issue a single lesson to the player in the proper ways of jihad, the correct method of takfir, etc.

MUFTI-GO! Excellent! But don’t give the enemy ideas they can use against us!


6 posted on 07/19/2016 8:33:01 PM PDT by heterosupremacist ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

They like Pokeboy.


7 posted on 07/19/2016 8:34:41 PM PDT by bramps (It's the Islam, stupid!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnpibZTysZs


8 posted on 07/19/2016 8:34:52 PM PDT by Salamander (I Aim To Maim...)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

You know, I might just have to agree with this islamic cleric when it comes to Pokemon.

Can we get him interested in a fatwa against rap?


9 posted on 07/19/2016 8:38:49 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Be a blessing to a stranger today for some have entertained angels unaware)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Perhaps this will wake up some Millennials.


10 posted on 07/19/2016 8:39:11 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: heterosupremacist

I have read that the guy that designed Pokemon Go is also the guy that helped create Google Earth and the 3D rendering of the buildings. Both projects were financed in part by the CIA. If true, probably more just for the ideas and the general technology.

But - millions of people wandering around taking photographs linked to GPS coordinates could provide interesting data for some.

I DID read the Pokemon Go license agreement. They have two long sections in there about not being liable for ANYTHING related to the the game. There is another section where they reserve the right to share any information with third parties and law enforcement.

I guess if I ran an illegal gun-running outfit from a mosque I would be concerned too.


11 posted on 07/19/2016 8:39:21 PM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts It is happening again.)
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To: marktwain

No Fun appears to be a distinct part of this sadistic religion.


12 posted on 07/19/2016 8:52:26 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Cuckservative: a "conservative" willing to raise another country's ideology in his own country)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Grand Mufti of Egypt, Nasser Farid Waseel: I bet he’s ticked off because his sons LOVE the game.


13 posted on 07/19/2016 9:18:57 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: SaveFerris
You know, I might just have to agree with this islamic cleric when it comes to Pokemon.
Can we get him interested in a fatwa against rap?

Now THAT is an EXCELLENT idea.

14 posted on 07/19/2016 9:20:04 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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Send in TrigglyPuff.

15 posted on 07/19/2016 9:22:46 PM PDT by dragonblustar (When rulers are wicked, their people are too; but good men will live to see the tyrant’s downfall.)
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To: JBW1949
Terrosists walking around...Holding their phones out in one hand...A gun in the other...Snap shooting at the character on their phone...

If our military was tapped in they could make Pokestops and drop lures all over Syria, then tie it in to the drones. Terrorist shows up to catch em all and Boom!

16 posted on 07/19/2016 10:02:43 PM PDT by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: 21twelve

Good catch. What better way to gain visual intel of ANYTHING than by using millions of kids (and adults) addicted to a ‘game’ where they’re led by GPS to take photos of the intended target. Genius!


17 posted on 07/19/2016 10:03:18 PM PDT by Carthego delenda est
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

A new game piece. Spot the moslem a-hole.


18 posted on 07/19/2016 10:04:28 PM PDT by r_barton (GO TRUMP!!!)
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To: dragonblustar
You bastard!

Someone must now provide eye...no...mind bleach.

19 posted on 07/19/2016 11:33:51 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where? If not us then who?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“...and the Pokémon will hide behind the rocks and the trees, but the rocks and the trees will say: Oh iPhone Owner, oh servant of Apple, there is a Pokémon behind me, come and kill him — except for the sakura tree, which is one of the trees of the Pokémon.”


20 posted on 07/20/2016 2:23:57 AM PDT by Dr.Deth
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