24 November, 2020

Delhi Diary

No one has been able to satisfactorily answer the defining riddle: why is there such a long queue of Islamic suicide-bombers eagerly waiting to blow themselves up?

Delhi Diary
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Paradise Compromised

Despite the reams of stuff written by ideologues, insurgency experts, mullahs, think-tankers, terrorism strategists, no one has been able to satisfactorily answer the defining riddle: why is there such a long queue of Islamic suicide-bombers eagerly waiting to blow themselves up? Messrs Osama and Omar may currently be short of sanctuary, missiles and dollars, but they appear to have an excess of man and woman power which just cannot wait to embrace ‘martyrdom’. Heavy doses of indoctrination, the promise of jannat (paradise) where the incomer will allegedly be provided seven vestal virgins and seven beautiful boys (I am not sure if it is both or one of the two), extreme personal distress (bereaved wives, fathers, brothers, mothers nursing the impulse of revenge) are believed to be some of the compelling motivations of holy harakiri.  However, all the above...

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