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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Hamas' plan to marry off martyr's wives hits snags

About a month ago, Hamas offered $3000 for men in Gaza to marry widows of "martyrs" as additional wives.

According to an article in today's Al Quds, they even had a date set for the group wedding in June.

For some reason, though, the grieving widows aren't rushing to become secondary or tertiary wives for strangers. The article interviews a number of the women, most of whom have no interest in this brilliant plan that is meant to "contribute to the reduction of social, psychological and economic problems in the Palestinian society," as one of the advocates of the idea says.

It sure is a mystery why women wouldn't be receptive to being pressured into marrying men who would get a few thousand dollars.

Perhaps more interesting is a sarcastic comment written in response to the article, by someone who clearly is not a fan of Hamas:
I have the solution!

I don't think we need an organization to solve this problem. All what you need is to find TEN men like EL RAYAN [I am assuming that he is referring to Nizar Rayyan, Hamas leader who forced his wives and childrens to die for his own entry into Paradise - EOZ], and there are plenty of them in Hamas, and have EACH marry nine like what EL RAYAN DID, and you will solve the problem. 100%10=10. you see, easy. and they will be happy to do it, because this is the only way to paradise. fast and easy way. and then, if he decides to get rid of them, he goes and sits in the house and wait for the enemy to blow the house up with every body in there, including children. then he goes to janah, and get another sixty to make seventy for his VIRGIN QUOTA. and that is it. la hawal wala quata ela belah. ["there is no power or strength except through Allâh ] they widowed those women, in conspiracy with the enemy and others in the region and now they want to help them by doing so.