Thursday, November 10, 2005

Martyrs in Skirts

I believe that more important than Palestine or Iraq or the local iman
or Osama or Mohammed or even Alah, the most important thing to guys
that choose the shortcut to paradise is their reputation. They know
that the family is going to be proud and all their buddy's will be
yapping about them for weeks and weeks. The media will publish their
photos around the world and everybody will know who they are. Whoohoo!

What can be done to counter that? Well, I don't have all the answers
but here is one idea.

In a perfect world, there would be a web site that takes photos of
dudes that blow themselves up and photoshops them onto women's bodies
in various forms of womanly wear so that the whole world knows that
these guys really wear dresses (and do other less than martyrly things)
when they aren't blowing themselves up. There could even be quotes
from the blown up dudes with their likes and dislikes etc.

And the whole blogosphere could start a linking campaign to ensure that
everybody knows about it. Who would complain?

I'm not sure if the photos should be demure or fantastically sexy or,
allah forbid, pornographic but I just wonder it would give anybody
pause before they strapped on the pipe bombs.

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