14 November 2005

Lost in translation.

Usually we do not keep track of WND, they are a bit... overexcited, to say it mildly. But this interview is exceptional. Them folks in the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades are warm and welcoming hosts and tell it all as it is. Without going into too many details, we'd like to let them know about one slight problem related to the following:

Humphries: So do you believe honestly that somebody that dies in a martyr operation will get 72 virgins?
Sanakreh: Of course we believe that. It's mentioned in the Koran.

I really do not know how to break these news gently. So I would go straight to the heart of the matter.

There were uncounted discussions of that 72 virgins question. Some so called "experts" even mentioned raisins in this regard. Raisins, I ask you! How ridiculous could one get?

The truth, however, is much simpler, if extremely shocking for some people. A ground breaking research by USMC says that the words "will get 72 virgins" should be read as:


Oy vey! Tough luck, boyos. My heart really bleeds for you. Nah...

Hat tip to Joseph Seavy - take care of yourself over there.