Thursday, October 20, 2011

Wanted: A Millstone

The brief video below is a textbook example of the “banality of evil”.

Even with the hijab covering her, this young woman looks attractive and personable. Her voice is calm and pleasant. Watch her face when she is told that the bombing she planned killed eight children. Her smile is positively radiant!

A grinning skull would have been less horrifying.

The next time someone tells you that Muslims are really just like you and me, and have the same hopes and desires, show him this clip. People all over the world are not the same under the skin. That fallacy has now been permanently laid to rest.

Many thanks to E.J. Bron for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea. (Mark 9:42)


Pleistarchos said...

That smile looked demonic.

Winged Hussar 1683 said...

Ahlam Tamimi is a poster child for Rule 303.

The Wikipedia entry on Breaker Morant suggests that his mistake (and crime) was to have executed Boers (caught wearing British uniforms or parts of British uniforms--the U.S. executed Germans for similar behavior in World War II) after accepting their surrenders instead of not capturing them alive in the first place. This is the policy that should be adopted by the Israeli Defense Forces with regard to Palestinian terrorists who, as they do not wear uniforms or obey the Hague and Geneva Conventions, do not have the right to surrender and become prisoners of war.

Rule 303, applied as described above, is how Israel can make sure no more Ahlam Tamimis (or Samir Kuntars) go free after being convicted beyond a reasonable doubt of terroristic murder. Russia incidentally seems to know how to take out the trash as shown by its "freeing" of Somali pirates (in an open raft with no navigational aids) some time ago.