Why shouldn't we bury dead Islamist Terrorists in Pig Fat, Facing North?
December 31, 2006 1:31am CST
The goal in war is to deny the enemy the ability to continue the fight. "Killing people and breaking things" is big part of that, but the biggest part of modern warfare leans more towards the psychological. Islamist terrorists are emboldened by the hope of eternal blessings on the other side. After their Immams (who never seem too excited to jump for the opportunity to enjoy those blessings) have convinced them that their life would be better on the other side, it is short work to get them to become "martyrs" to the cause. However, what if we used that against the terrorists? What if we made it a point to bury their remains in ways other than Islamic law? Instead of using it as a weapon, we actually play along with our enemies by perpetuating the promise of a better afterlife. Why do we help our enemy fight against us?