25 August 2014

More about that Izz ad-Din al-Qassam picture of martyrs

Something hidden in my memory kept nagging me since I have published the post with this picture:


Of course, pictures from Mecca with the mandatory bedsheets and happy pilgrims are a dime for a dozen. Take one, do some basic Photoshop job and here you are. But still... and then it clicked.

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, right, Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal, second from right, P.A. President Mahmoud Abbas, third from right, and Fatah member Mohammed Dahlan.

Aha, now it's clear. So these are (probably) the bodies used for the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam shahids. And then, and oldish Russian joke surfaced in my memory:

A freshly sentenced for the first time young thief tells his new prison mates about his last girlfriend. "You should see her boobs, guys [shows with his hands the approximate dimensions on his own body]! You should see her buttocks [again using his hands to demonstrate the latter on himself]. You should see..."
Here he is interrupted by an old and experienced prisoner: "Listen, mate, don't show on yourself. This is a sure cause of bad luck..."

Dear martyrs-to-be of  Izz ad-Din al-Qassam: you may have chosen the right bodies to use for that demonstration. Or the wrong ones, depends how you look at that. Bad luck, remember.

So there.

8 comments:

Dick Stanley said...

Think of all the money we could save if we all wore bed sheets. They wouldn't even have to be white. Although I guess they'd be a little chilly in the winter.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

There might be a solution for winter as well, I guess. Some fur on the inside or whatever.

Sennacherib said...

Just on one side of the Ka'ab..........
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=493pL_Vbtnc

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Oh yeah, that is it in a nutshell ;-)

Thanks for reminding.

Yitzchak Goodman said...

Yeah, I'm pretty speechless

Dick Stanley said...

Better watch out Mom & Dad. Don't irritate your little darling.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

No worries, in a few years she will learn to lop off the head in one fluid motion.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

That too.