That’s the recipe that Dr. Tawfik Hamid, author of "The Roots of Jihad" suggests to counter the jihadi teachings he was brought up in.
Dr. Tawfik Hamid is not being flip. The physician and author believes the repressed passions of young Muslims, particularly Sunnis, make them susceptible to the promise of a heaven filled with pleasures of the flesh, and eager to blow up themselves and others to get there. "I was 8 years old when I first entered this powerful brainwashing system," says Hamid, who grew up in affluence as the son of a Cairo doctor. "At first, my head was filled with images of a paradise of chocolates and lollypops. Later, it was of women."
Though his father was an atheist, Hamid lusted for the nirvana he was taught to envision in a secular Egyptian school.
"We used to pray and imagine these beautiful women in tents," he says. "At the same time, our sexual repression was overwhelming. We were taught that even masturbation would deny us our reward." Eventually, Hamid joined the Jamaha Islameia, a jihadist organization, where he fell under the tutelage of Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden's No. 2, and was schooled in the art of terror. He left when he was asked to go to Afghanistan. "I could not kill," Hamid says. "I could not put the theory into practice." So he became a jihad dropout, fled to the West for safety and began examining the roots of a movement that aims to subjugate the entire non-Muslim world.
And the tired litany of excuses that the Left uses to explain why Muslims turn to terrorism?
Hamid passionately refutes theories that Islamist terror is rooted in politics, oppression, ignorance or poverty. He grew up wealthy, educated and free, and yet he fell under the jihadist spell. This is about religion, he says, and even though the West is squeamish about categorizing the war on terror as a religious struggle, it has to be fought that way.
To repeat. It’s the ideology, stupid.
As the '72 virgins and 24 boys' scam is the main psychological driver for jihad, it needs to be ridiculed at every opportunity.
Allah's brothel in the sky should become a standing joke, a laughing stock.
Here are a couple of sites that satirise the 'martyrs':
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