Friday, March 26, 2010

RIDICULOUSNESS REACHES THE LEVEL OF THE SUBLIME...

Well, this certainly takes the cake. Nothing prepared me for this little news item....

According to Slate magazine's XX Blog, which is a blog by female writers on Slate's team, terrorists could use bombs in breast implants to blow up planes! There are also butt implants for the men. Please, you can come up with a hundred different titles to this article, right? Believe me, I am NOT making fun of this scenario-not in the least. I'm simply intrigued by the lengths that jihadis are taking and who would actually do this. Something isn't square....

The author of the article, Hanna Rosin, quoted a couple of very interesting sources as she tried to decipher her own, "What the heck?" moment when she first heard of this....much like I'm certain you probably did when you first read it here and how I felt when I initially read it....*too many visuals....*

Ms. Rosin writes that for the most part, the citizens of the United States have always pictured jihadi terrorists as religiously motivated young men who are devoted to their religion and living a life of zero fun. She discussed Steve Coll’s book, "The Bin Ladens", which she says, "includes profile after profile of young Muslim men who walk among Western harlots, eyes wide, and then ultimately turn violently against the culture that produces them. The point of being a jihadi was to deny yourself any fun." That was then....


Ms. Rosin then cites Professor Christine Fair from Georgetown University, who performed multiple ethnographies to determine the motivation that moves a young man or woman to become a jihadi. Her findings? Professor Fair states, "The top three answers were motorcycles, guns, and access to women,” she says. “You had to go pretty far down the list to get to religious motivation."

I don't know about you, but personally, I'm thrilled with this news. The bad guys are getting the same slack-jawed, party-hungry, instant-gratification-loving, boneheads that we've been dealing with in our highschools for years. Woo Hoo. This is an enemy we can understand. That whole, "killing myself is more of an honor if I ignore the sanctity of innocent life" was just too difficult to wrap my head around. But these guys??? Puhleese. Lamoids.

4 comments:

nancy said...

i was just telling abby and eli about this the other day.

Mommy Tips said...

good point about the motivation changing. That is something we can deal with...i hope. :)

Linda said...

Yeah, everybody wants to be a rock star! That's just their only officially sanctioned way to express their creativity. Their culture completely stifles what is actually a beautiful and idealistic religion.

The Katzbox said...

That's true Linda. From what I recall from history, Muhammad was a peaceful departure from the times; he was benevolent and a believer in the sanctity of all life.