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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.



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"For us, death is a natu... (Below threshold)

"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.

Well, the important thing i... (Below threshold)

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

This is what we're supppose... (Below threshold)

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

One word: Psychosis<p... (Below threshold)

One word: Psychosis

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

You never know. The child y... (Below threshold)

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.

Barbarism lives; the mere a... (Below threshold)
Jim Addison:

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

It reminds me of the old Em... (Below threshold)

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

Interesting story, JT.

The problem with these peop... (Below threshold)

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.






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