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Death for Honour

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Submitted by Jules (Australia), Aug 31, 2008 at 19:16

I completely agree with you Rie.

How dying and taking others with you is honourable is beyond me. The fact the fundamentalists of islam would kill themselves for a said number of heavenly virgins seems pointless.

Imam Al-Bayhaqi said that men were given five hundred wives, four thousand virgins, and eight thousand previously married women (Michelle Tsai, March 1st 2007). It was also heard that Mohammed had said "Allah is all merciful! He gives the wives the rare honour of watching their husbands deflower those seventy-two Houris (virgins) and twenty-eight young pre-pubescent boys" (72 virgins and boys, Albaltus.org).

I do not descriminate between individuals and their religious beliefs but killing others in an attempt of martydom and a reward of 72 virgins seems wrong.

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