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To E. J. Shafer, re. virgins, rape, and Muslim realities.

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Submitted by Moshe (Israel), Oct 10, 2006 at 05:07

E.J.S.,

Your observations are indeed amusing and insightful. However you should be aware that:

1. These guys have no sense of humor, or at least not of the kind we are used to. So better don't try to amuse them.

2. Rape is an absolutely normal act in their routine sexual practices also at home. They don't need any paradise for that.

You provided us very well reasoned arguments to make it clear that this deal about the 72 virgins is not appealing to you….and neither to me. Nevertheless, for these guys it is VERY APPEALING.

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