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in response to reader comment: Read Quran once in your life time yourself and not be brain washed by anti-Islam media

Submitted by DANIEL REDMOND (United States), Sep 21, 2007 at 20:16

Dear Hamid, it does appear that I've gotten you rather upset by questioning your beliefs. Now I'm quite sure that you are a decent person and I don't mean to imply that all Muslims are bad people. I do believe, however, that they are deluded into believing some things that are, quite frankly, ludicrous on any rational level. Let's take, for instance, the promise of the 72 virgins in Paradise. It seems that Muslims believe that if they are really good Muslims and do something noteworthy, like killing lots of infidels, they will be transported upon their physical death to a place called Paradise where they will enjoy the attentions of 72 presumably virgins and copulate till their heart's content. Exactly how this celestial copulation will take place after they have blown themselves up at a buss stop or flown a plane into a building and destroyed their own physical bodies is a bit of a mystery, however they are sure that Allah will work something out. [Apparently there are no such similar sexual pleasures promised to female suicide bombers under such circumstances.]

But this does raise an interesting question. Sex out of wedlock is a capital offense under Islamic law. Now we must assume that the aforementioned 72 horny virgins are already dead, since they reside in Paradise, but does this now mean that they must be killed a second time for having had sex with the former Earthly terrorists? Islamic scholars have yet to explain this troubling issue to confused Westerners who are trying to come to grips with the more arcane features of Islam. Any comment, Hamid?


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