Tuesday, October 17, 2006

a bleeding carpet of smashed bones.( Rest in peace, Oriana).

continued...."and I didn’t want to marry anyone. Least of all an Iranian with a Spanish wife not at all disposed to accept polygamy. At the same time I didn’t want to be shot, that is, miss my interview with Khomeini. As I was debating what to do in this dilemma...

You’re laughing, I’m sure. These seem like jokes to you. In that case, I won’t tell you the rest of this episode. To make you cry I’ll tell you about the twelve young impure men I saw executed at Dacca at the end of the Bangladesh war. They executed them on the field of Dacca stadium, with bayonet blows to the torso or abdomen, in the presence of twenty thousand faithful who applauded in the name of God from the bleachers. They thundered "Allah akbar, Allah akbar." Yes, I know: the ancient Romans, those ancient Romans of whom my culture is so proud, entertained themselves in the Coliseum by watching the deaths of Christians fed to the lions. I know, I know: in every country of Europe the Christians, those Christians whose contribution to the History of Thought I recognize despite my atheism, entertained themselves by watching the burning of heretics. But a lot of time has passed since then, we have become a little more civilized, and even the sons of Allah ought to have figured out by now that certain things are just not done. After the twelve impure young men they killed a little boy who had thrown himself at the executioners to save his brother who had been condemned to death. They smashed his head with their combat boots. And if you don’t believe it, well, reread my report or the reports of the French and German journalists who, horrified as I was, were there with me. Or better: look at the photographs that one of them took. Anyway this isn’t even what I want to underline. It’s that, at the conclusion of the slaughter, the twenty thousand faithful (many of whom were women) left the bleachers and went down on the field. Not as a disorganized mob, no. In an orderly manner, with solemnity. They slowly formed a line and, again in the name of God, walked over the cadavers. All the while thundering Allah–akbar, Allah–akbar. They destroyed them like the Twin Towers of New York. They reduced them to a bleeding carpet of smashed bones."


  1. Anonymous7:43 AM

    spine chilling...

  2. Very touching indeed. tee hee hee.

  3. Anonymous1:32 PM

    vainrooney: hello, people should be beaten to pulp if they dont belief in Allah, the Master of the Day of barbecue.

  4. Anonymous5:00 PM

    yep, if they don't belive in God (if they are athiests), they should be punished.

    and anonymous, almighty Allah will make you eat those words on the day of judgement. You'd wish u had had a 2nd chance. But on that day u won't get a 2nd chance.

    u still have time to change.... while u do, better change. that's an advice

  5. Anonymous7:51 AM

    vainrooney, you say
    "yep, if they don't belive in God (if they are athiests), they should be punished."

    You are ignorant of some basic things.Please read the following:

    Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Article 18.
    Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

  6. vainrooney,
    are you saying all these Christians, Jews, Hindhus and others who belive in some god should not be punished and only athiests should be punished?
    Please clarify your point.

  7. Anonymous8:03 AM

    and rooney..i just checked. Your Universal Islamic Declaration of Human Rights says the following (although most likely it will be abrogated as in the Koran)

    XIII Right to Freedom of Religion.

    Every person has the right to freedom of conscience and worship in accordance with his religious beliefs.

  8. Anonymous2:17 PM

    vainrooney: allah is a merciful god. dont try to frighten me. and what did i say wrong?

    are you saying that alah is not the Master of the hell?

    you're an infidel arent you?

    please repent, vainrooney kaafir mutrad man.

  9. anonymous. when did i have a problem with you chosin a religion?

    as long as u don't talk bad thing about islam, i dont have a problem.

  10. Anonymous10:55 PM

    Why do you have a problem if somebody speak bad about Islam?
    I have checked a lot of the stuff they are saying here and they are telling the truth.
    Maybe you should read what they are saying with an open mind.