There were some interesting comments posted on my last article, so it’s time to talk about the economics of Terrorism – Economics 101, the terrorist version. (Thanks everyone for stepping up to comment!)
By the way, I’m going to keep this short, ‘cuz it’s Saturday, and I have a miserable cold.
Where was I… oh, yes…
We actually hafta start with religion, because that is what gets the terrorist organizations going in the first place.
LookieLou posted a comment explaining that Islam is a religion of death. Unfortunately, as harsh as that statement sounds, and as distasteful as it is to repeat it… well, he’s right. (We go back a ways, and he’s been right more often than I’ve been willing to admit. But, you didn’t hear me say that.)
I could go through a complete analysis of the Qur’an (aka: Koran) and give youÂ the socio/anthropologicalÂ implications of every Sura (verse) in the Qur’an. I won’t because it would be tedious, there’s no time, and you don’t have the money for it. (It isÂ NOT something that I would do for free.).
So, let’s just say that we did… and DON’T.
The problem with Islam is salvation.
You don’t actually GET saved. What you do is work as hard as you can every day to BE saved and hope that it’s enough when you eventually stand before Allah. And, you won’t really know it was enough until AFTERÂ it was too late to do anything about it.
And, if you’ve made too many poor moral choices in your life? You’re screwed.
Oh, but there IS one way around this little problem.
If you get yourself killed while killing someone who is against Islam… well, you go straight to the highest levels of heaven and frolic for eternity with seventy virgins of your choice. Sounds like a good deal, if that’s the only way that you can get to heaven.
Now do you understand why soÂ many drug addicts, thieves, and other low-lifes step forward to becomeÂ suicide bombers?
They’re gettin’ saved!