Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Van Gogh Killer Wants Death, 'Martyrdom'

Picked this tidbit up at the Potbelly Stove.
[Theo Van Gogh's killer] has two weeks to lodge an appeal but has said he hoped to receive the maximum punishment, preferably death, in his quest for martyrdom.
To which, hbl asks "Martyrdom. And for what? Who is deceiving these people?"

Well, there are a lot of factors, but I'm convinved it comes out of the madrassa system, particularly the ones funded by Saudi Arabia. Imams urging the faithful to take the jihad concept and apply it to literal war. What's waiting at the other end for the shaheed? 72 virgins.

For a culture that is sexually repressed beyond belief, that has to be a pretty potent enticement.

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