Harsh but unfair.
posted by Unknown at 5:54 PM |
This is old news.A number of Palestinians who owed money or had shamed themselves (say by doing something most of us in the civilised world would regard as fairly normal) were told they had to kill themselves to repay their debt.Also, lifelong losers, who couldn't get a girlfriend (where some men would have three or more wives at a time) would also salivate at the prospect of ripe young virgins.That is, their motivation was essentially nothing to do with 'Jihad' per se and they were simply being exploited.For a number of years, the Israeli government had a policy of demolishing the house of family members of suicide bombers. The policy was hugely controversial (hey, name something Israel does htat isn't, according to some!) but it worked. It really worked.Would-be exploding Muzzies would stop for a minute and realise that whilst they would be chilling out with 72 ripe young virgins, their family would be suffering on the streets. It created accountability for those who would otherwise take the easy way out.
An example from the other side: this AM, President Obama skipped out of a press conference, leaving former President Clinton to provide answers. Mr Obama explained he was late for a Christmas party with Mrs Obama.Cheers
I know people involved in researching this topic. Lankford's research is pretty weak and ignores a wealth of data that says the opposite.
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