Today, I saw part of a video aired (quite a bit) by Palestinian Authority television.
A clip is available on YouTube, "Martyr Rewarded with 72 Virgins."
"Media Group Claims Music Video is Sign of Growing Danger in Gaza" tells that, according to a group called Palestinian Media Watch, a music video that got heavy air time before, during Palestinian attacks on Jews, is back.
The music video's story line is easy to follow, and simple yet powerful. Jews kill a young (Muslim) woman. Oddly, she's wearing western clothing.
She's a martyr.
Then, a young (Muslim) man goes to visit her grave, and, you guessed it. Jews kill him.
He's a martyr.
There's a happy ending, though. He's reunited with her in a sort of celestial social club - along with 71 other whoopee girls.
I don't know what to think of this belief that martyred men get 72 martyred women (virgins, of course) as a sort of payoff.
A couple of points, and I'd done for the day.
- Is this really what Muslim women have as their highest goal: to be part of the entertainment at an other-worldly blowout?
- Does Islam really expect Muslim women to get bumped off at a 72-1 ratio? Or, are the Muslim women in that 24/7 party recruited from all women who make the cut?