Monday, June 5, 2006

Mohammed and his representatives

I enjoyed a falafel today and some ice water, unlike some folks in Iraq.

In a bizarre example of Iraq's creeping "Talibanisation", militants visited falafel vendors a fortnight ago, telling them to pack up their stalls by today or be killed.

The ultimatum seemed so odd that, at first, most laughed it off - until two of them were shot dead as they plied their trade.

"They came telling us, 'You have 14 days to end this job' and I asked them what was the problem," said Abu Zeinab, 32, who was packing up his stall for good yesterday in the suburb of al Dora, a hardline Sunni neighbourhood.

"I said I was just feeding the people, but they said there were no falafels in Mohammed the prophet's time, so we shouldn't have them either.

"I felt like telling them there were no Kalashnikovs in Mohammed's time either, but I wanted to keep my life."
HT: Nobody's Business


Honey Pot said...

Falafels, food of the infidels. How could anyone consider that religion anything, but whacked?

Ayn Steyn said...

"Even the Arab addiction to cigarettes is being challenged, with insurgents declaring smoking bans in at least one Sunni district."

At least they are following their Canadian statist brothers.

Pietr said...

There was no Muslim religion and no Mosques in the time of Mohammed either.

Maybe the US Air Force could build some bridges there?

Pietr said...

Apparently there were no Al-Zarqawi's in Mohammeds day either.
And yes, a big thanks to the US Air Force.

Honey Pot said...

Jihadist generation': In search of roots -headline in Toronto Star

It was suggested the youth involved in the terrorist plot are going through an identity crisis. Their quest and longing to feel as one with their religion of death and destruction has confused them. Torn between two worlds. One of "eh, let's go have a beer," and the other of "allah direct me on how to kill the most infidels in one act of terrorism."