July 5, 2007

WHAT A SISSY (via Lou Gots):

Follow the leader ... or not (Syed Saleem Shahzad, 7/06/07, Asia Times)

The militant students besieged in the radical Lal Masjid (Red Mosque) in Islamabad cannot defy the state apparatus and should surrender, one of the brothers who run the mosque said.

Maulana Abdul Aziz was captured on Wednesday while trying to flee the mosque disguised as a women in a full-length veil. [...]

The bearded Aziz, still dressed in a woman's burqa, said his mosque had "a relationship of love and affection with all jihadi organizations" but no actual links with them. [...]

The interviewer asked Aziz why he tried to escape in a burqa, when he had always lectured on bravery and jihad. "I never intended to be arrested. I disguised myself and don't consider it wrong [edited] ... It was a strategic move over which I consulted my brother."

It's notable how little is left of the jihadi movement once you remove the homoeroticism.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 5, 2007 12:00 AM

I say, this does beat Santa Anna trying to sneak away dressed as a private soldier after losing the Battle of San Jacinto. Of course I had thought of a name other than "sissy."

Now I wonder, if one of the jailhouse chaps gets offed while dressed as a woman, does he get his 72 virgins, or might he have to settle for the 72 dwarves the female suicide bombers are supposed to get.

Posted by: Lou Gots at July 5, 2007 6:42 PM

I believe the Arabic word for the passive male in the coupling is 'manouk'. I don't know what word the Pashtuns use. But that's all these guys are.

Too bad we don't have a picture like the one taken when KSM was arrested. It should be mandatory to photograph these losers in their burqas (hoods removed, of course) so that the world can see them in their glory.

Posted by: jim hamlen at July 5, 2007 11:36 PM