“Devout” means what these days?

Via Mashable:

From ‘housewife’ to mass shooter: Friends say Tashfeen Malik’s life took a devout turn

“I recently heard it from relatives that she has become a religious person, and she often tells people to live according to the teachings of Islam,” recalled aunt Hifza Batool.

Batool spoke in the town of Karor Lal Esan, the home of Malik’s family, 280 miles (450 kilometers) southwest of the Pakistani capital of Islamabad.


Reality check: So which is it, are these “un-Islamic activities” or the hallmark of the young woman’s devotion?

It’s best not to try to unpack such a question as if the purveyors of manufactured news could sponsor a serious discussion.

What will probably happen is that, as the term “devout” becomes a code word for terror and murder, elderly Catholic women praying the Rosary in processions will become subject to hostility. If they are attacked, the processions may be cancelled on account of the public disorder they elicit.

Young people on their smart phones are not listening to legacy media sources but they will allow them to set the tone, as long as they themselves are left alone.

See also: Bleating about “Christian” terrorism

  • Un-Islamic? She was a very devout Muslima.

    • Xavier

      We’ve had it backwards all along. The so-called moderate Moslems are the real radicals – the jihadists are fundamentalists.

  • Ed

    I’m more startled looking at the photos of those 2. Could we have the very first same sex islamic terrorist isis couple goin on here?

  • If a devout Catholic grandmother who prays the Rosary and watches EWTN is more fearsome that any “restive” immigrant, it’s time to head for the hills.

    Sh–‘s gonna get real.

  • BradThomas

    “Islam is the only religion in the world, where people become more violent the more they practice and study their religion. So when it comes to Islam, more religion means more violence.” Nicolai Sennels ( http://tundratabloids.com/2015/11/denmark-this-is-what-europe-learned-at-great-cost-islam-a-political-religion/ )