Why Bother?

Helping someone in need — especially a child with desperate parents — is a good thing.

Helping someone in need when you know there will be no gratitude is an even better thing. Because in that case, you know there will be no reward for you — other than the satisfaction of having done a good thing.

But helping someone in need when the promised “gratitude” is the promise of death and harm to you and yours… not such a good idea.

Good thing this woman doesn’t really value her son’s life, because she likely won’t have him for much longer.

Insha’Allah.

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Posted by on July 8, 2010.
Filed under War On Terror.


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  • 914

    “For us, death is a natural thing. We are not frightened of death. From the smallest infant, even smaller than Mohammed, to the oldest person, we will all sacrifice ourselves for the sake of Jerusalem. We feel we have the right to it. You’re free to be angry, so be angry.”

    Good for you psycho.. I guess the oldest among you are afraid to sacrifice or are smarter than you could ever be.

  • iwogisdead

    Well, the important thing is that these people will learn to feel great about themselves, thanks to NASA dollars.

  • John

    This is what we’re suppposed to reason with, we’re supposed have an understanding of this? This is the religion of peace?

  • Clancy

    One word: Psychosis

    You can’t rationalize with people who aren’t rational. You can’t have a civilized life with uncivilized neighbors.

  • KeithK

    You never know. The child you help whose mother wishes him to be a martyr might just grow up to be a leader who finally changes the culture of death. Or the story inspires someone else to do so. The Lord works in mysterious ways.

    Besides, you help someone in need – especially an innocent child – because it’s the right thing to do not because you expect to get something out of it.

  • Jim Addison

    Barbarism lives; the mere addition of pagan rituals to a bloody death cult doesn’t make it a religion.

  • Imhotep

    It reminds me of the old Emergency Room phrase: “The life you save, may take your own.”

    Interesting story, JT.

  • Weegie

    The problem with these people wanting to be martyrs is that day by day, year by year I am becoming more supportive of making them martyrs on a wholesale level. Perhaps they will be able to see Allah in that blinding flash of light before they join Mohammed in the pit of hell.