Deo volente.

75 Virgins if you _Just_ kill yourself

Dear Mr. Homicide Bomber,

Whether your weapon is a belt, a bus, a car, or an ambulance, I would like to make you an offer on behalf of the West.

You can have 75 virgins if you’ll just kill yourself. That’s 4 more virgins for simply putting a gun to your own head, or taking the bomb to an unpopulated culvert and detonating it there.

It’s important that you succeed. You are welcome to film it or not, to do the suicide note, or not. But it is important that the event ends with your demise. Otherwise, the 4 virgins are off the table.


The West

I write the above in the understanding that we in the West are losing the PR war in the Global War on Terror. As Daniel Pipes was saying the other day

Today, television producers, columnists, preachers, and politicians have the pivotal role in deciding how well the West fights. This shift has deep implications. … With loyalties now in play, wars are decided more on the Op Ed pages and less on the battlefield. Good arguments, eloquent rhetoric, subtle spin-doctoring, and strong poll numbers count more than taking a hill or crossing a river. Solidarity, morale, loyalty, and understanding are the new steel, rubber, oil, and ammunition. Opinion leaders are the new flag and general officers. Therefore, as I wrote in August, Western governments “need to see public relations as part of their strategy.”

I couldn’t agree more. In support of Pipes, I’d like to offer the first T-Shirt-ready slogan for the Jihadi’s to read:

75 Virgins if you’ll just kill yourself.

It’s catchy. It’s poignant. It would be effective. Who wouldn’t want 75 virgins instead of 71?

And, really, it’s a win-win for all concerned.

Here’s another:

The Mahdi thinks Ehmedînejad is a jack-ass

Again, simple. Clear. Effective.

One final one.

My Israeli Beat Up your Jihadi.

I encourage you to contribute. If PR is part of the problem, then part of the solution is quality PR that can fit on a bumper sticker or T-Shirt.


October 20, 2006 - Posted by | GWOT, Philosophy - General, Terrorists


  1. Quality, John… quality stuff.

    Comment by Chris | October 20, 2006 | Reply

  2. 🙂 Great post!

    Comment by Muslihoon | October 20, 2006 | Reply

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