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Hamas Wife Chooses Death For Her Husband

by | 16th, January 2009

IF Andy Capp had been born in the Middle East, he’d have volunteered to become a suicide bomber. The New York Times finds humour amid the carnage:

The fighter, 27, in dark jeans and Timberland-style boots, swaggered with words about Islam and duty to his people. . . . “It’s either victory while alive, or martyrdom,” he said. “Both ways are victory.”

His wife, in a white head scarf, agreed.

But given the option – made to – which would she choose for her man?

“Two days ago, he was very tired and he didn’t want to leave the house,” she said. “I told him you have to leave, you have a responsibility.”

But the sight of her brother unconscious in the hospital bed seemed to jolt the couple into an alternate reality, one where they were vulnerable and afraid. The man’s eyes glistened with tears as he asked the doctor question after question.

Back outside, the woman regained her composure.

“I prefer you as a martyr,” she said to her husband.

“What if I am injured?” he asked.

She repeated her preference for death.

And you thought Hamas didn’t do humour…

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