Roz Kaveney (rozk) wrote,
Roz Kaveney

I watched the documentary about Al Quaeda and the Internet, and picked up mostly on the stuff about how young militants obsess about watching videos of beheadings and blowings up. Can I say ewww! There is a word for people who watch executions on the internet and that word is sicko. To think you are doing your religious duty by getting all hot around executions on screen is just screwed up - it's not that there are not equivalently screwy things in Christianity and especially Catholicism, but they mostly involve doing weird stuff to yourself, which Shi'a Islam also does a fair bit of too.

I watched the interview with the little guy who runs a lot of the websites and felt a profound urge to punch him on the nose on general principles. Not to hurt him, merely to express my feelings of irritation at someone who sends people to their deaths and giggles.

I am sure that he and the guys who look at his websites would think I am a filthy degenerate for my various sexual misdeeds. To which I say, Pot, Kettle, Black.
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