Thursday, July 31, 2008

So Boys, Are You Just Happy To See Me . . .

Or are you just an Islamic suicide bomber packing explosives in your cod piece?

If one goes to the latest Islamic Radical fashion show and ganders at the cat-walk, they will find suicide vests are out, but that suicide cod pieces for the men and anal floss for the ladies are now apparently all the rage. This from Pakistan's Daily Times:

Would-be suicide bombers could be using explosives “underwear briefs” rather than explosives jackets to evade “conservative” body searches, sources said on Wednesday.

Sihala Police College forensic lab sources told Daily Times that the study of recent suicide attacks showed that suicide bombers used “explosives-laden” under-garments, briefs in particular, to carry out the attacks.

The sources said that the explosives could weigh between five kilogrammes to seven kilogrammes, made deadly by adding glass splinters, metal ball bearings and bullets. The law enforcers normally search upper body parts sparing the “privates”, the sources said, hence assailants are increasingly using the lower body parts to dodge the searches. The sources said that forensic experts were trying to devise methods to pre-empt suicide bombing. The experts have achieved successes in “Post Bombing Investigation,” the sources said, adding that resources are sharpening “Pre Bombing Investigation” techniques.

This is nothing more than the evolution of tactics against counter-tactics, but it does present a problem for the sexually repressive regimes of the Middle East who not only prescribe clothing that is fully adapted to hiding bombs, but who also proscribe nearly anything that hints of sex in the public realm. Trying to adapt 7th century culture and taboos to 21st century technology in the hands of psychopaths who want a complete return of society to their vision of the 7th century sets up an interesting conundrum.

1 comment:

Dinah Lord said...

Great pic! Hah!

Give me a pair of gloves and a can of Lysol - I'd be happy to find out what's under those robes.