September 15, 2010
Muslim Paradise Racked by Inflation
Posted by Dave Blount at September 15, 2010 12:58 PM
Dying for the Devil by blowing yourself to bits just so you can hurt some innocent people isn't a terribly appealing concept even for most Muslims. Maybe this will help; Allah has just upped the reward:
Palestinian Authority Hamas legislative Speaker Ahmad Bahr has updated from 72 to 2.5 million the number of virgins waiting for "martyrs" upon their arrival "in the Garden of Eden."
In a recent speech translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), Bahr, who is the speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council, said the "palace" where the virgins are waiting can be entered "only by prophets, by the righteous, and by martyrs."
Most Muslim preachers and politicians have used the expression "72 virgins" to encourage Arab youth to be ready to die in anti-Israeli terrorist attacks and suicide bombings. Bahr's new arithmetic reasons, "In the Garden of Eden, there is a palace… with 500 gates. At every gate, there are 5,000 black-eyed virgins. Brothers, 500 multiplied by 5,000 is 2.5 million."
For deeper understanding of the Muslim concept of paradise, readers are referred to the Islamic Understanding Institute:
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