Quite so

But in any case I suspect the powers that be are, as usual, barking up the wrong tree. I mean, if you were an Islamist nutjob intent on martyring yourself for your brothers in Gaza or Kashmir, you would surely have to be exceptionally gullible to imagine that you were going to be rewarded with 72 virgins in Paradise for blowing up the likes of Bill Aitken or Sarah Boyack. I suppose, at a pinch, that you might get to spend eternity being serviced by a fat munter with a few miles on the clock if you managed to take out Mike Rumbles with a truck bomb, but that\’s hardly worth self-immolation, now, is it?

7 comments on “Quite so

  1. “you would surely have to be exceptionally gullible”

    Not more gullible than people who believe in Virgin birth, bodily ascension of people to heaven, and an omniscient, omnipotent Deity who created the universe and who’s interested in each and every one of us and who is insulted and offended if we don’t follow his rules of personal behaviour, but is willing to forgive us if we ask for forgiveness and maybe give a nice donation to his ground personnel in the Vatican.

  2. Eva,

    I disagree: imagining that MSPs are of any relevance whatsoever requires a mind of spectacular obtuseness.

  3. Young men have been ready to die for the cause since the year dot.
    That is what medals are about. Not to mention divine wind and others.

  4. Eva, about a billion people believe to some degree in those fairy stories and millions more have done in the past – great minds too. Which makes for a compelling reason for most people to mildly accept them too.

    A trivial number of people in the last 20 years have felt that way about suicide bombing. Odd that.

    Frankly I hope they all get to have sex all the time with Ms Feltz. 72 of her in fact. That will learn ’em.

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