Mosul Muslims Delight Christian Neighbors with “One-Eyed Willy” Smiley Faces

July 19, 2014 by  
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Mosul, IRAQ––The Western Media is reporting a growing new trend in Iraq’s ancient city of Mosul, showing the comradery between its Muslim and Christian inhabitants: a playful bit of graffiti spray-painted on a growing number of Christian homes.

“The symbol clearly represents the character of One-Eyed Willy, the legendary pirate whose treasure is sought by the charming rascals we know as the Goonies,” said MSNBC correspondent Brian Fisher, from a bunker 800 feet below ground level. “It’s beautiful how the adherents of two different religions can put their differences aside and live in peace and harmony while recalling the hilarious adventures of Mikey and his gang tried to save their neighborhood from being torn down and replaced with a golf course.”

The symbol of the one-eyed pirate has, according to media outlets in the West, helped the citizens of Mosul create a new game whereby the Muslims play the Fratellis, a family of lovable criminals who realize that the Goonies are seeking the lost treasure of One-Eyed Willy and chase after them, and the Christians play the Goonies, fleeing the Fratellis and seeking to somehow save their homes at the same time.

“It’s a lot of fun for everyone,” said Mr. Ahmed AlSaif. “The kids especially have a great time playing Goonies-hide-and-Fratellis-seek with their Christian friends. And boy are those Christian children good at hiding! You can hardly find them anymore.”

Reports suggest that the game may develop even further, incorporating some of Data’s “booty traps,” helping Christians to have the appearance of the character “Sloth,” and using special fireworks to cause Christian houses to do the “truffle shuffle.”

  • Mark

    This is about as dark as it could get. Bravo.

  • How creative! The kids WERE growing very weary of playing Dodgestone and Rocket-Paper-Scissors.

  • Eric B

    What’s the real story behind this picture?

    • Nate

      It is the Arabic letter ن “noon” to mean Nassara (Nazarene), a term of derision Muslims use for Christians.

      • MsSakimoto

        Not a term of derision. It’s being used in a threatening way right now but it wouldn’t be rude to describe oneself or one’s neighbor as a naSrani or masi7ii.

    • Biking in a skirt

      “As the Christians leave Mosul, ISIS has painted the Arabic letter that
      means ‘Nasrani,’ from Nazrene, a word often used to refer to Christians,
      on their homes. Next to the letter, in black, are the words: ‘Property
      of the Islamic State of Iraq.'”
      http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/19/world/middleeast/isis-forces-last-iraqi-christians-to-flee-mosul.html

    • In all seriousness: to add to what @Nate and @Biking in a skirt wrote, it also targets those households for terrorist activity. All in all, a horrific thing, this, and just a sign of more evil to come. May God help them.

    • Douglas Beaumont

      It’s the Arabic letter for “N” – as in Nazarene. It is how ISIS is targeting Christian homes in Mosul for attack.

      http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2014/07/nun-sign-of-genocide.html

      • Jim

        I fully expect the establishment-types of the Church of Nice to begin a campaign of snide and convenient forgetfulness.

        I recall a certain Georgetown professor, who is both a Jesuit priest and professional career inter-religious dialogist, whilst criticizing the ‘Luxenberg Thesis’; Middle Eastern Christians should mind their own business, get out of the way, and quit muddying the waters of Islamic-Christian dialogue, and please, let the experts handle it. When I personally asked him about it, he brushed it off as though I was being unprofessional for even listening to a lecture I must have somehow imagined.

        http://youtu.be/yCiSr74fpv4

  • PureCatholic

    We used to play this with the kids from the protestant churches. Except we used water balloons filled with acid………

  • BCSWowbagger
  • I always thought the form of the letter ن (noon) represented the elevated precious body of Christ over the chalice with His blood.

  • Darran McDonnell

    This is a bit too soon.

  • Valerie Foltz

    Woah……. that’s dark ….but still amazing satire. This is another version on the Jewish star emblem during Nazi times correct? Only now targeting the Christian population. may god save them

  • David Gerard Smith

    Too, too dark for me. There is too much Christian blood still soaking into the soil for there to be anything but grief in this. I hope you take this down.

  • স্মৃতিলেখা চক্রবর্ত্তী

    Bullshit! I think it marks the house that belong to Non-Muslims.. It’ll be easier for ISIS & their likes to find which houses belong to the “Kafirs” & kill them.