Penn State’s Aaron Brooks Attacks Islam After Winning NCAA Wrestling
Penn State wrestler Aaron Brooks could be another touching story. He just won his third straight national title in the 184-pound weight class, he’s a devoted Christian and funny enough to take down a tiny polar bear, or at least a raccoon. .
On the cusp of his win at the NCAA Championship, Brooks was thrown a softball on ESPN about the role his faith played in his success. Instead, he ignored it and chose to take the opportunity to demonstrate his faith by hatefully lashing out at neighboring Abrahamic religions.
“It was everything. The resurrection of Christ and everything. Not only his life, but his death and resurrection,” Brooks explained. that through him, it will only spread through him. There is no false prophet, no Muhammad or anyone else. Only Jesus Christ himself.”
Brooks reflexively ruins what should have been a uplifting moment until it is unrecognizable and gives us a peek into his own soul. Brooks’ gratuitous remarks not only dishonored his moment, but his disrespect cast a dark cloud over Penn State’s 10th team title in the Cael Anderson era. I will never understand grumpy Christians who find it necessary to blame other people’s religious beliefs. It raises the question of how people like this interpret religious teachings.
If anything, it’s probably best to cover up your base and stick to some version of Pascal’s wager, which essentially dictates that act as if God exists to avoid infinite punishment of Hell, to keep a good standing with anyone. potential religions before potentially receiving bad news in your afterlife. It’s not difficult. Just don’t provide any potential opponent god bulletin board materials.
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The bigger issue beyond Brooks throwing stuff at Muslims is that NCAA Wrestling promotes his blasphemous behavior towards the Muslim faith by posting his comments on their official Twitter page. As the social media arm of a nonprofit, you would think they have the self-awareness to realize why those controversial comments are unfounded. If you thought the NCAA was wise enough to acknowledge the concerns of many Muslims or MMA journalist Ariel Helwani, you’d be wrong in this case.
In contemporary society, Islamophobia is so common, it sometimes exists as a status quo. The NCAA’s inaction was an implicit endorsement of Brooks’ thoughts, and the NCAA Wrestling’s Twitter account’s refusal to delete the tweet after nearly 24 hours was an extension of that “contempt” behavior.
For anyone still confused about the outrage, here’s a scenario. Imagine you are a Christian interested in your business, watching the NCAA Tournament, and an athlete who is winning big is approached for a post-match interview. He begins by praising Allah and the prophet Muhammad, then without taking a breath, moves on to talk about the prophet Jesus Christ and his resurrection.
Even after hearing the clip, what if NCAA Wrestling tweeted it to their followers and let it continue even if it went viral for all the wrong reasons? It won’t go that far because we’ll see religious and some opportunistic political leaders denounce him at dawn and torch-wielding crowds marching through the streets. Aaron Brooks should be a lesson for all athletes. Just thank your God and if you have nothing positive to say, keep other religions out of your mouth.