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Saturday, January 09, 2010

Bombs Away! More Muslim Madness – Fanatics With Heat In Their Pants

Cross posted @ God Is 4 Suckers!

By now we’ve all heard the news - pants-bomberUmar Farouk Abdulmutallab AKA the Christmas Crotch bomber tried to blow up a plane on the holiday.

Reports of these kind of people make me…well, crotchety. And hopefully, the irony is not lost, that he was some Muslim fanatic who packed his jockstrap with explosives, and his religion is one of many that try to control their slave’s genitalia until their slave is married.

Investigators on both sides of the Atlantic were last night urgently investigating the background of the would-be plane bomber, as international attention turned to al-Qaida's stronghold in Yemen.

Scotland Yard and MI5 want to establish how Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was radicalised and by whom, and whether he had accomplices in the UK or the Arabian peninsula. He has told US officials that he met al-Qaida operatives in Yemen who gave him the device which almost brought down Northwest Airlines flight 253 to Detroit and taught him how to use it.

Yesterday it emerged that after attending university in London, the 23-year-old had dropped out of a postgraduate business course in Dubai, telling his family he had gone to Yemen to study Islam. He then cut off contact with them.

And somehow, wistfully, I wish I could be surprised by these events, but sadly, they’re all too prevalent. Another freak tried to blow up an airplane, this time a Bosnian, but apparently he wasn’t as creative as Umar, so now his fellow Al-Qaida-ian isn’t receiving quite as much press.

And I use the term slave in its purest sense, that is in definitions one and two:

1 : a person held in servitude as the chattel of another
2 : one that is completely subservient to a dominating influence

Because that is for the most part what most religions do. They slap metaphorical shackles on their sheep, and use fear and promises of eternal love (in this case, likely a bevy of ephemeral virgins) to enslave the hearts and minds. And the enslavement becomes multi-layered, an onion of tears and scars that smear the life and keep it pilloried, preventing the individual from living a brief life to its fullest.

And while I’d like to claim that education would be sufficient to level these blind shambling monoliths that wreak havoc and wreck lives, that would be insufficient. There were (and are) many educated Muslims (as well as Christians and Judaists) – education alone is not enough. We cannot blame poverty – the men mentioned were not poor, and the 19 zealots who flew the fateful planes on 9/11 came from well-to-do families. Courteous debates are a fool’s dream, as many here can attest. Courtesy is always misinterpreted as either A. weakness or B. the possibility that the other side’s superstition is getting through. Violence begets endless vendettas, a cycle of blood rivers.

So we are left with logical mockery – we point, we jeer, we mock, and using ridicule and logic, we wage a war of metaphorical and rhetorical attrition, so that someday, some way, critical thought will pierce the thick skulls of the religulous. We can only hope.

Let the double entendres and euphemisms now ensue.

Till the next post then.

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1 comment:

Deb said...

Haha! I just found your site through Pharyngula and am enjoying your wit and sarcasm thoroughly! I will be back and keep it up!