Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Tempted Into Jihad -- An Insider's View

Daniel Pipes recently wrote about an article in the London's Mirror by a young British Muslim who jihadists tried to recruit. The teenager candidly reveals how they approached him at a time when he was vulnerable, his father had died recently and they said that he would bring shame to his family if he committed suicide -- but if he did it for Islam... Well then, he'd get to heaven, enjoy the riches of paradise and get his 70 virgins, of course. Despicable, yes. Surprise, no.


At 5:10 PM, Anonymous felis said...

No surprise.
They ponce on the weak, poor and lonely.
They provide the means.
To deal with problem we must face the truth, the reality.
The MSM is far from it, many politicians as well - the public is still asleep.
More explosive awakenings needed?

At 6:08 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

When a jihadist dies, the family meets in a gathering more like a wedding than a funeral. "Come celebrate the blessings" is the tone. How can the rest of the world cope with that kind of twisted thinking?

I just have to say this: What man in his right mind wants to be married to 72 virgins?

At 9:21 PM, Blogger Mark said...

Irshad Manji has a bit in her book about the 72 virgins crapola possibly being a mistranslation. There is a theory that the Arabic word for "virgins" and "raisins" are close and thus it is possible that the Qur'an actually said the reward would be 72 raisins, raisins being a delicacy in the Mideast at the time the Qur'an was written. Wouldn't that be a scream???

At 9:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Wouldn't that be a scream???"
Only 72 raisins?
All those brave mujahadeens exploded for 72 bloody raisisns?
May Allah have mercy on them.
This would be the best news we could have.
Unfortunatelly in the same context why would our heroes need the sexual strenght of 100 men to consume those 72 raisins?

At 9:33 PM, Anonymous felis said...

This was me, Felis not Anonymous.

At 10:37 PM, Blogger Esther said...

I have no idea what will wake people up felis but it needs to happen ASAP.

Mark...I've heard the raisins thing....too funny.

AOW.... you'd think they'd know better than wanting a virgin...totally ridiculous. How about a woman who's had 72 lovers...that would be more like it, you'd think. ;)

At 9:14 AM, Blogger Gindy said...

"Only 72 raisins?"

I have recently heard that it was really about raisins and not virgins. Can you imagine these guys dieing and going wherever they go and all that is waiting for them is 72 raisins?

At 2:32 PM, Anonymous Rory said...

I've also heard that business about 72 raisins, and not 72 virgins. It was on the "Israel Insider" site quite some time ago. Boy, talk about a fake out!!!

At 5:10 PM, Blogger drummaster2001 said...

i am a terrorist hater. but i want to know if anyone else realizes this: all these al-Queda higher-ups preach to commit suicide bombings for Islam. however, they themselves never do it. they always get some vulnerable extremist or western/democracy hater to do it.


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