Associated Press headline reads “Woman Kills 45 in Suicide Bombing.” “A burqa-clad female suicide bomber in Pakistan lobbed hand grenades and then detonated her explosive belt among a crowd at an aid center Saturday (12/25)….Police believe it was the first time Islamic militants have sent a woman to carry out a suicide attack in Pakistan…”
A few questions came to mind as I read this article. Why does the author, Anwarullah Khan, assume the Islamic militants sent the female bomber? Maybe she chose to exercise her new found liberties as an equal partner in Holy War. Has Mr. Khan learned nothing from our nation’s liberated women? Anything men can do women can do better; including blowing up infidels. I must confess I am very surprised that we have heard nothing from women’s rights groups, like National Organization for Women, praising the progress made in women’s equality within Muslim nations. Certainly women around the world have been waiting for this day to arrive in the Middle East. Equality has arrived at last, rejoice!
I wonder, however, what awaits this brave female “freedom fighter” when she arrives in heaven? I know the men can look forward to receiving 72 virgins for sacrificing themselves for the glory of Allah. However, what does the woman receive? Has equality arrived in Muslim Heaven as quickly as it has arrived on Muslim Earth? I know it’s not in the Qur’an, but maybe the female “freedom fighter” will be rewarded with the blessing of all the Muslim men leaving her alone. Is there a greater “heaven” for a Muslim woman than being treated with respect, loved and not beaten for “disloyalty?”
And here’s what you’ve all been waiting for…..President Obama’s reaction to the suicide bombing. He condemned the bombing as “outrageous.” Obama continued, “Killing innocent civilians….is an affront to the people of Pakistan and to all humanity.” Of course the president assumes that all 45 deaths were “innocent civilians.” Obama doesn’t seem to think the death of over 30 million “innocent” babies through abortion is an “affront to all humanity.” But I digress…..The death of these “innocent civilians” certainly pleased Allah, and therefore cannot be deemed “outrageous.”
With all the turmoil in the economy, wars being fought, “innocent civilians” being murdered, and rights being violated; at least there is one little sliver of hope. Equality has come to a Muslim woman in Pakistan. What a wonderful Christmas present to freedom loving people.