ISIS orders shop owner in Syria to burst decorative balloons because they are reminiscent of these

ISIS orders shop owner in Syria to burst decorative balloons because they are reminiscent of these

I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating. Muslims — or at least the subset of them willing to chop off the heads of disbelievers in the name of Islam — are utterly and completely obsessed with sex. Despite their protestations of purity, which manifests itself in forcing their women to cover up from head to toe when in public, they are among the most sex-crazed creatures to walk the planet Earth.

Need evidence? Take their well-publicized reward for martyrdom in the name of Islam: 72 (count ’em, seventy-two) virgins. And it’s not just dudes that get to indulge their sexual fancies after they shuffle off this mortal coil. Women who carry out suicide missions receive one young man with “a penis that never bends” upon entering paradise.

This is not to suggest that their obsession with fleshly pursuits doesn’t have its kinkier side. Consider the fatwa (religious edict) handed down in 2014 by an Egyptian cleric that effectively sanctions male-on-female voyeurism so long as the “eye candy” is one’s betrothed. From Al Arabiya:

An Egyptian preacher … issued a fatwa allowing a man to see his wife-to-be “while she is showering” before they marry.

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In a video, Salafist preacher Usama al-Qawsi said that the man can “hide” while watching the woman he “intends to marry” bathe.

“If you were really honest and wanted to marry that woman, and you were able to hide and watch her in secret, see the things that she wouldn’t usually let you see before marrying her, then it is acceptable as long as your intentions are pure,” Qawsi said in a video.

The latest example of Islamofascist gutter mind comes from the Mirror, which recounts an anecdote told by a Christian living in the ISIS capital of Raqqa, Syria:

A shopkeeper had a red balloon in the shape of a heart in his window. IS came in, screaming that this was a sin.

The shopkeeper said it was just a balloon. The IS man insisted that this was sin because the shape could also be seen as a woman’s breasts. The shopkeeper had to pop the balloon.”

As Sigmund Freud is reputed to have said, “Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.”

Liberals, from the president on down, continue to preach tolerance for Islam, which they defend as a “religion of peace.” It may well be that for most of its estimated 1.6 billion practitioners worldwide. But is also seems to be a faith that in its most devout form is filled with internal self-contradictions. Until its defenders in the West are willing to acknowledge these realities, the chance for a fuller understanding of Islam and its place in a rapidly changing world remains remote.

J.E. Dyer contributed to this report.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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