the fallacy of martyrdom at Fort Hood Texas..

fort hood

At about 1:55 pm today (August 28th, 2013), the long nightmare that Fort Hood (and the nation) has endured finally got closure.¬† It's a death sentence for MAJ Nidal Hassan and a victory for the so many decent, innocent people who suffered such grievious harm at his hands. I was in the court room for the prosecution's masterful closing arguments and was there when the verdict was read.¬† Hasan never took his eyes off the panel president as she read the verdict and once read, he slightly … [Read more...]

Never mind, that explains everything about the 72 virgins.

I had previously suggested that radicals that do Jihad would 'run out of virgins' in a matter of months. Here is one prominent orthodoxy: Orthodox Muslim theologians such as al-Ghazali (died 1111 CE) and al-Ash'ari (died 935 CE) have all discussed the sensual pleasures found in paradise, and they are graphically elaborated by Qur'anic commentator and polymath, al-Suyuti (died 1505). He wrote: Each time we sleep with a Houri we find her virgin. Besides, the penis of the Elected never … [Read more...]

Why 72 virgins is more like a punishment, not a reward.

Radicals have used this promise to brainwash young men. If you think this one through, it's not that awesome of a deal. Let's just say that the controversial 72 virgins reward wasn't¬†mistranslated, misinterpreted or otherwise misunderstood. Let's also overlook the implications that a young woman's virginity should simply be rewarded to others. What about females? What reward do they get? Yeah, overlook that one too. To the sex-driven young male contemplating Jihad, at first, it seems … [Read more...]