What makes a suicide bomber? – Muriel Gray
Frightened for your life in these days of madness? It’s not about religion, stupid. It’s about foreign policy, and silly us for thinking any different. So let’s have a look at the unique feelings of those young Muslim men who are so deeply affected by international politics and certainly not religion – no, no, goodness me no – and examine those gaping differences between us. We can use the martyrdom tape of July 7, 2005, as a guide to why we’re on such opposing sides and take it from there.
It seems that these suicide bombers are really, really different from us non-Muslims because they’re against the war in Iraq and we aren’t. But didn’t one million people demonstrate against the war, hasn’t the media pounded the government constantly ever since about the terrible error, and have you ever spoken to anyone recently who thinks it was a jolly good idea and it’s all going terribly well? So no real difference of views there. So far the suicide bomber and the majority of British infidels are pretty much in agreement.
Muriel has a go at the excuses given for the behaviour of young Muslim men who become suicide bombers. It’s not about foreign policy, it’s about religion, she says.
Thanks to the National Secular Society’s Newsline for drawing this to our attention.