These women are not opposites. They are negative images of one another. Sheehan’s world view says nothing about America is worth dying for. Mamma Nidal says she saved her sons for Allah by making them jihad suicide killers. Hers is only nationalist on the surface. Scratch a little off and you’ll see a world wide ummah.
Do you see the perversion of absolutes in each world view?
One sacrifices nothing because there is nothing worth sacrificing for. She refuses to honor her son’s decision to serve his country and put his life at risk for his country. He went against his mother's Absolute: there is absolutely nothing in America worth that sacrifice. Her world view could not sustain her son so he rejected it.
The second deliberately inculcates in her sons the wish to die for her belief, and to take others with them, others she sees as evil. If women and children die along with her sons? An Islamic shrug — Allah wills it. Their glory is all the greater in Paradise. Jihad is their absolute, taken in with their mother's milk and spilled out for all eternity.
Each woman has sons who died in battle. Each of them is running for office based on their sons’ deaths.
Is this picture perverted or what?
Cross-posted at Infidel Bloggers' Alliance