Monday, October 02, 2006

72 Virgins

For Quranic view on 'virgins'.. read my post 72 Virgins - Part II

Now this is being pointed out more and more. That muslims who "blow themselves up" (sic) get 72 virgins in heaven or in other words.. they blow themselves up for the virgins. As Jay Leno said in the Tonight Show... there are so many suicide bombers now that it turns out that there will be only 1 virgin for 72 bombers! :p

Jokes apart.. this is a serious issue as this casts a totally malevolent and perhaps sadistic shadow on what the suicide bombers do and what they want. Let me me make my stance clear. I am not at all in favour of suicide bombings as this entails killing of innocent lives and for me.. killing of one innocent is like killing of humanity (Quran 5:32)

Now the suicide part and getting 72 virgins. Tell me.. how can it be that when Quran says that killing of an innocent is like killing of humanity and on the other hand it says you'll get virgins if you die blowing up innocent people? ridiculous. 72 virgins are not mentioned in Quran - its sources are other than Quran which are not authentic. So people who blow themselves up for their own interests won't get any virgins... all they will get is hell fire.

Understand the motives of taking this route. The usual ignorance of West's public is more obvious and brushing under the carpet by commentators and media personnel of the reasons of such act more prominent. Suicide bombing is evident in two forms. One is the desperate situation in which a person finds himself/ herself after being persecuted to his/ her limits. Case in point - Palestine. (this still does not allow taking innocent lives). The other situation is in Iraq where people are blowing themselves apart to get rid of Iraq from Americans. The usual suspects are foreigners interested to drive Americans out and perhaps Iraqis themselves. I am not quite sure about the latter.

Anyways... taking innocent lives either in case of suicide bombings and Daisy Cutters is abominable act. And NO! nobody is getting virgins!

By the way... if muslims will get virgins.. what would Tamil Tigers of Sri Lanka get in return for their suicide bombings?

Also Check This Post
  • 72 Virgins - Part II
  • Suicide Bombings

    Razz said...

    But how can you blame them when the suicide bombers die believing that. They literally do! :$

    PostMan said...

    Thats where you come in my friend. You have to alter the beliefs with the same weapon that they use... religion. How many verses of Quran do you know you can put forward to a person like this for arguing?

    Wakas Mir said...

    Nice views.. Actually the thing is that being a Muslim myself I am in no way going to be saying I backup anyone who is a suicide bomber. First of all it's not allowed in our religion to kill someone as it says in Quran that "If you kill one it's like as if you have killed the whole of humanity" So I guess the ones who go ahead into this drastic step aren't doing it for any virgins at all. It's just what the western world uses in its talkshows to make people laugh.. especially those who have never seen pain in their life. I have interviewed a few people who have had all their families killed in a war either in Kashmir or Afghanistan. Would they bother about virgins in heaven or giving the people who took their family away. i would go for the second one i guess. But still suicidebombing is a big no no.. and not the way to deal with anything.

    Jeech said...

    This is very true that whoever trains and brainwashes those suicide bombers makes use of that kind of imaginary rewards. A young student who's father has been fighting in Afghan jihad is vulnerable to get attracted by such "intensives." But as usual like the western media those scumbag mullahs commit the "perceptual fraud." The western warriors have very much controle of our beliefs since opium money has been funded to the certain madrissahs.

    Qwerty said...

    it is not just about killing an "innocent". it is about the motivation islam might give to someone to take that step because he/she feels that the other is *not* an innocent. say, palestinians feel that israelis are not innocent, then, when they read the quran will they want to kill them or forgive them? would they take to violence or consider a more civilised approach - that is the question. the larger wants to accept the authority of united nations and when they see someone walking all over it - like bush during the bush years, or any other islamic country that says religion is superior to any civilised league of nations, then that's a problem.