It is a perilous path to attempt to understand the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants who justify massacres and beheadings as the height of moral Islamic conduct. However, the perverted sense of logic that goes into such views continues to amaze many of us. This week, the press is reporting that Islamic State fighters are deeply worried. No, not about U.S. air strikes or the training of their opponents. According to reports, IS fighters are terrified that they are facing female Peshmerga fighter (“Peshmergettes”) and, here is the poetic justice, if they are killed by one of them, they will not get the 72 virgins that they were promised in paradise.
Peshmergettes, it appears, is far more disturbing than all of those heads of non-believers that the fighters like to pass around.
Ed Royce, who chairs the U.S. House International Relations Committee, is quoted as saying that “These [ISIS] soldiers apparently believed that if they were killed in battle, they went to paradise as long as they were killed by a man.” Leave it to women to ruin everything by entering the workforce for IS terrorists.
Of course, if you believe that you are guaranteed 72 virgins in paradise, this may not be quite as far fetched as it may seem to the rest of humanity.
In other news, the spokesman for IS has denounced John Kerry “the old uncircumcised geezer.” Only a group of murderous, sex-obsessed maniacs would incorporate the fact of circumcision as the most relevant characterization of one of their foes.
What is truly impressive that none of this seems at all crazy to these guys: the beheadings, the virgins, the need to be killed by a man. It is all treated as perfectly understandable in the parallel universe of the Islamic State.