September 3rd, 2011

Иван Дурак

Красота и одеяния гурий

Райские гурии, словно рубины и кораллы. Человек взглянет на лицо их и увидит собственное отражение в ее щеке яснее, чем отражение в зеркале. Даже самая маленькая жемчужина на них озаряет своим сиянием восток и запад.
-- Рамуз аль-Ахадис, том 2, стр. 337/7
The Harem from a Sequence of Caricatures, Depicting the Sexual Practices of the English Aristocracy
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Иван Дурак

Ibn Warraq, "Virgins? What virgins?"

It is widely believed that Muslim 'martyrs' enjoy rich sensual rewards on reaching paradise. A new study suggests they may be disappointed.
Constant MONTALD, La Houri
In August, 2001, the American television channel CBS aired an interview with a Hamas activist Muhammad Abu Wardeh, who recruited terrorists for suicide bombings in Israel. Abu Wardeh was quoted as saying: "I described to him how God would compensate the martyr for sacrificing his life for his land. If you become a martyr, God will give you 70 virgins, 70 wives and everlasting happiness." Wardeh was in fact shortchanging his recruits since the rewards in Paradise for martyrs was 72 virgins. But I am running ahead of things.
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