The Devil You Know?
Let’s skip the absract for a bit and put this entire Neo-Islamo question into blood and guts terms. Apologies if this seems simplistic or naive, but it seems to me this is where we’re headed if we’re not there already.
A muslim woman and her daughter have been captured by Hassan Nasrallah and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad while trying to flee from her abusive husband and life to the West and a better life.
Charles Johnson gets wind of this and sets out to rescue woman and child.
Along the way he encounters Pam Gellar, off on his own way to do battle with Nasrallah and Ahmadinejad. Se knows nothing of the woman and child, she just wants to beat and bloody the bad guys.
They choose different paths through the forest and meet Nasrallah and Ahmadinejad on the field of battle.
Swords and knives fly. Blood guts and gore. All four protagonists are wounded, Ahmadinejad mortally (I really hate that guy) and he is out of the fight.
During the melee Johnson manages to grab the woman and child and is holding them close with one lizard arm while still weilding a defensive sword with the other.
Gellar, however, has been knocked down and her sword knocked away. She is now on her knees, head down, panting and gasping, as Nasrallah begins to raise his sword over her neck.
Johnson, who still has a little fight in him, now has a choice. He can either attempt to attack and kill Nasrallah and save Gellar, risking the possibility that both he, the woman the child and Gellar could all be killed. Or he could flee now to a certain and assured escape, leave Gellar to her fate and Nasrallah to fight another day.
What does he do?
No. I don’t have the answer.
And what is the woman’s name?