Saturday, November 12, 2005


According to news reports regarding the terrorist hotel bombings in Jordan, one of the suicide teams consisted of a husband and wife. The al Qaeda internet posting that claimed responsibility implied that this was a wifely expression of loyalty and devotion to hubby and to Islam and jihad, jada jada. I think we all see through this tissue of bullshit. The truth is, Mrs. Achmed considered the proposition of Mr. Achmed going off to terrorist heaven as a holy martyr all by himself, considered how much he could be trusted amid 72 virgins, and said the Arabac equivalent of "No freaking way." This strikes me as a grievous waste of 72 perfectly good virgins, and a stupid, hateful, pointless death made, if possible, even worse. What the hell ever happened to the time-honored "til death do us part" principle?

In related news, it turns out that the bombing took the life of the guy who produced all the "Halloween" movies, which probably leaves a lot of us with mixed feelings. For my part, I'd just like to know where these vile little suicide bombers are when Adam Sandler is hanging out in a hotel lobby.


Blogger ....J.Michael Robertson said...

Why 72 virgins, I've always wondered.

A goal? A baseline? A tie-in with a product? A patriotic slogan?

The spirit of 72? One if my land, two if by sea, 72 if by virgin?

Sorry for that last one, HW.

November 12, 2005 at 2:11 PM  

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