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72 Raisins or possibly virgins?

#1
After hearing a debate on a radio station the other day on the lovley topic of suicide bombers, on of the guest said that the 72 virgins promised to a martyr is actually a mis-translation, and is in fact 72 raisins (a great and expensive delacacy in aceint times). After doing some Googling there seesm to be quite a bit of debate on the net about it. Can anyone confirm this as myth or fact?
 
#8
Speedy said:
After hearing a debate on a radio station the other day on the lovley topic of suicide bombers, on of the guest said that the 72 virgins promised to a martyr is actually a mis-translation, and is in fact 72 raisins (a great and expensive delacacy in aceint times). After doing some Googling there seesm to be quite a bit of debate on the net about it. Can anyone confirm this as myth or fact?
Would they be raisins de pas etre?
 
#9
What if you have a nut or raisin allergy? Does paradise cater for those with allergies? Are they seedless raisins? You know, there's quite a bit that needs sorting out here.
 
#10
Speedy said:
After hearing a debate on a radio station the other day on the lovley topic of suicide bombers, on of the guest said that the 72 virgins promised to a martyr is actually a mis-translation, and is in fact 72 raisins (a great and expensive delacacy in aceint times). After doing some Googling there seesm to be quite a bit of debate on the net about it. Can anyone confirm this as myth or fact?
Fact?? How can it be when it's all a pack of lies!!

Preparing for a FatWah coming my way!
 
#11
popbitch took this a little further, but still no name for the scholar

However, an eminent Islamic scholar suggests
this is a mistranslation from the Koran of
the word “Houri” as Virgin. He's traced the
word back to its original Arabic root and
says it means grape - or wine.

So, even if the Koran is completely correct,
the suicide bombers will arrive in heaven to
discover that they have slaughtered innocent
people in exchange for a couple of chardonnays.
 

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#12
So, even if the Koran is completely correct,
the suicide bombers will arrive in heaven to
discover that they have slaughtered innocent
people in exchange for a couple of chardonnays.
Which, being muslim, they can't drink!
 
#14
smallbrownprivates said:
popbitch took this a little further, but still no name for the scholar

However, an eminent Islamic scholar suggests
this is a mistranslation from the Koran of
the word “Houri” as Virgin. He's traced the
word back to its original Arabic root and
says it means grape - or wine.

So, even if the Koran is completely correct,
the suicide bombers will arrive in heaven to
discover that they have slaughtered innocent
people in exchange for a couple of chardonnays.
maybe it means the suicide bombers are the only ones allowed to drink alcohol?
 
#17
Sorry guys but I reckon the bomber gets the 72 virgins not raisins, after all why have raisins when you can get laid 72 times before you lose the use of your balls, wouldnt you chose the virgins over the raisins?
 
#19
A couple of things that have bothered me on this;

a. If every moslem male became a martyr, would there be enough virgins to go around?
b. Do the virgins wear burkas, or do you get to choose, you don't want to spend eternity with a dog (obviously cuts the ratio down on point (a)).
c. If half of the infidels converted to Islam and then became a martyrs by killing the other half, what happens then? Are the rules the same.
d. Using the same logic, it seems to me that there would be more raisins or dried fruit to go around. Providing that Imnas weren't relying on Californian raisins as Im assuming they would have to come from an Islamic country.
 

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