AQAP fanboy paints himself into Hell

On the off chance the budding artist who announced a recruiting cartoon for al Qaeda on the Arabian Peninsula is reading Threat Matrix, I have some unfortunate news.

Sir, among Salafist jihadists, Wahhabists, takfiri and all other brands of austere Islamic fundamentalists sympathetic to the beliefs of al Qaeda … drawing the human form is haram (forbidden). Some relevant hadith:

1678. Ibn `Umar (May Allah be pleased with them) said: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “Those who draw pictures will be punished on the Day of Resurrection; and it will be said to them: `Breathe soul into what you have created.”’

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

1680. Ibn `Abbas (May Allah be pleased with them) said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) saying, “Every painter will go to Hell, and for every portrait he has made, there will be appointed one who will chastise him in the Hell.” Ibn `Abbas said: If you have to do it, draw pictures of trees and other inanimate things.

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

1682. Ibn Mas`ud (May Allah be pleased with him) said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) saying, “Those who will receive the most severe punishment from Allah on the Day of Resurrection will be painters (of living objects).”

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Unfortunately, you’ve committed a grave sin, according to the strict tenets of the Islamic sect of you and your subjects.

In addition – and this may sting worse – your judgment is called into question for depicting the mujahideen (irhabin) as red-eyed, evil wraiths or djinn in a comic designed to recruit youth to your ostensibly romantic cause. Bill Roggio’s comparison of your AQAP fighters to the villainous Cobra Command is intriguing, but I’m firmly in the camp that believes they look more like Shredder and his evil Foot Clan. And the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles always defeat them in the end.



  • Soccer says:

    Bill Ardolino never ceases to write quality content.
    I love this.

  • Neonmeat says:

    This is what cracks me up the most about these western wannabe jihadists, they don’t realise that to the real hardcore Jihadi morons the Islam they practice is an abomination in the eyes of Allah.
    Jihad I tihnk is seen as cool among a lot disenfranchised western Muslims and they think that their diluted idea of Islam is acceptable to these people, when all it is going to get them is a hand choopped off!
    Listen up Zawahiri I expect a fatwa issued immediately call up the boys who went after Rushdie and tell them its party time!

  • Cliff Allton says:

    Some freinds and I were discussing this on FB last night and how much the comic reminded us of the ninja turtles. Glad someone else noticed. This just takes absurdity to a whole new level.

  • Charu says:

    Speaking of fanboys, here’s a long-time ISI fanboy who posed as a Kashmiri activist for decades:,0,2870849.story
    “(Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai) worked “at the direction of and with the financial support of the Pakistani government for more than 20 years.” In that role, they said, he was in touch with his handlers from the Pakistani spy agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence, more than 4,000 times in the last three years alone.
    In all, Fai and the KAC (Kashmiri American Council) received at last $4 million from the Pakistani government, prosecutors said, though neither he nor Ahmad ever registered as an official agent of the Pakistani or Kashmiri governments, as required by U.S. law.
    Instead, U.S. Atty. Neil MacBride said on Tuesday, their real purpose was “to hide Pakistan’s involvement behind his [Fai’s] efforts to influence the U.S. government’s position on Kashmir.”
    Once again, the real question in my mind is why now? It had to be known for a long time that Fai was an agent of the ISI and that this was kept quiet because it didn’t suit us until now to let this be publicly known. More fall out from the OBL Abbottabad mission and the PakMil response (or intransigence)? I find it also curious that this came out a day after Shuja Pasha, the current ISI chief, returned from his hush-hush meeting in Washington DC. My guess is that he was trying to show how diligently the PakMil is investigating how OBL was afforded sanctuary in Abbottabad, and that we remain unconvinced and wanted the Pakistanis to know this.

  • Stuck in my Screen and Divorced haha says:

    I’ll Steal a Fine Warrior’s saying….
    “Doom on You !” artist boy.
    Either Translation [will] work.

  • Stuck in my Screen and Divorced haha says:

    I’ll Steal a Fine Warrior’s saying….
    “Doom on You !” artist boy.
    Either Translation [will] work.

  • michael says:

    this article is hilarius, great job bill


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