The Parable of the Islamist Scorpion

Stop me if you’ve heard this one.

A scorpion wanted to cross a river, so it hitched a ride on a friendly naive useful idiot of a toad. The toad swam the river with the scorpion on its back and then the scorpion bit it when it got across to the other side. The toad said, “But don’t you know that we are both part of the international left and believe in LGBT rights and revolutionary change. So why did you bite me?” And the Scorpion answered, “Praise Allah, it’s in my nature. You knew what I was when you asked me to move to your riverbank, collect welfare benefits and for your politicians”

Then next time the Scorpion wanted to cross the river, there were no more toads left. So the scorpion had to hitch a ride on another scorpion. The two scorpions never trusted each other and kept biting each other all the way across the river. Halfway across they both realized that

A. Neither of them had ever learned to swim. Swimming was an inferior infidel skill best left to toads.

B. They were too busy biting each other to swim anyway

C. The river cares nothing for Jihad

The relevance of this parable will be seen shortly

On Thursday, Al-Khaleej newspaper reported that Islamists detained in the United Arab Emirates had confessed to forming a secret organisation that included a military wing aimed at establishing an Islamist state.

It said the group admitted a plot aimed at “seizing power and establishing a religious state or a Caliphate” — the political system improvised by early Muslims after the death of Prophet Mohammed in the 7th century.

The organisation had also been acting “in high-level coordination with the organisations of the Muslim Brotherhood in three other Gulf states,” the daily said.

“The Muslim Brotherhood in the UAE recently received 10 million dirhams ($2.72 million) from its counterparts in the Gulf, because it is currently going through a tough time,” it added.

The UAE has funded more than its share of Islamists and the Gulfies keep complaining that the Muslim Brotherhood wants to overthrow them, even as they keep helping it overthrow other countries. And when they run out of toads, they’ll have to begin biting each other.

  • curmudgeon

    nice parable, but scorpions sting, not bite. the comparison with muslims, however, is perfect. also the comparison of gullible toads to islam's useful idiots, liberals. but dont worry, liberals will learn nothing, and others already know, but most are afraid to tell the truth about islam. it is useless to attempt to educate the toads. they are, after all, liberals, and already know everything.

  • TMay

    The sentence that says "And the Scorpion answers "Praise Allah . ". . is missing a verb.

    • curmudgeon

      two verbs. praise, and is, contracted to it's. i would praise allah if we expelled all our toxic muslims from our country. as in praise allah, the evil plague of muslims is gone.

  • gman213

    Now just fill in the blank and add America to the parable. Our gullible, idiotic politicians are giving the scorpion a ride…unfortunately, the rest of us are expected to to die in the process. I may die but i'm gonna assist some little mullahs on their way to their virgins on my way out.

  • Rebas Thgil

    In a related story, another group somewhat similar at least in general outward appearance to the toads, but definitely smoother operators, figure out that the best way to deal with the islamist scorpions is to continue to egg on the shia and sunni scorpions to anihilate each other. And the Frogs lived happily ever after. The End.

  • Mark Mcguinness

    You could just as easily apply this to Jews as well. U.S.S Liberty etc