Remember the “butt bomber?” This was the suicide bomber who tried to assassinate the head of Saudi counter-terror operations, Prince Nayef, in 2009 hiding the explosives in his tuchus. Didn’t kill the prince, but it sure did cure the jihadi’s constipation…
But I digress. It seems the training program for our anal assassin has come to light. To wit, “Bend over, and think of Allah:”
Not only did the original “underwear bomber” Abdullah Hassan al-Asiri hide explosives in his rectum to assassinate Saudi Prince Muhammad bin Nayef—they met in 2009 after the 22-year-old holy warrior “feigned repentance for his jihadi views“—but al-Asiri apparently had fellow jihadis repeatedly sodomize him to “widen” his anus in order to accommodate the explosives— all in accordance with the fatwas [religious edicts] of Islamic clerics.
A 2010 Arabic news video that is making the rounds on the Internet gives the details. Apparently a cleric, one Abu al-Dema al-Qasab, informed jihadis of an “innovative and unprecedented way to execute martyrdom operations: place explosive capsules in your anus. However, to undertake this jihadi approach you must agree to be sodomized for a while to widen your anus so it can hold the explosives.”
But, sodomy is prohibited in Islam, so how can the good Muslim do this? Asiri asked his imam, who gave this answer: “As long as it’s for Islam, it’s a-ok:”
However, jihad comes first, for it is the pinnacle of Islam, and if the pinnacle of Islam can only be achieved through sodomy, then there is no wrong in it. For the overarching rule of [Islamic] jurisprudence asserts that “necessity makes permissible the prohibited.” And if obligatory matters can only be achieved by performing the prohibited, then it becomes obligatory to perform the prohibited, and there is no greater duty than jihad. After he sodomizes you, you must ask Allah for forgiveness and praise him all the more. And know that Allah will reward the jihadis on the Day of Resurrection, according to their intentions—and your intention, Allah willing, is for the victory of Islam, and we ask that Allah accept it of you.
I’m reminded of the “thank you, sir!” scene from “Animal House.”
As Raymond Ibrahim points out, there’s serious Islamic ideology dating back centuries behind this ruling, however much we may snicker at the mental visuals. Lying, killing women and children, sodomy, suicide… all of these normally forbidden things are permissible when done in jihad to make Islam supreme — fi sabil Allah.
This isn’t to say all Muslims act on these precepts, of course, but those precepts are there in the religion, and a significant number of Muslims do act on them, enough to kill thousands worldwide in the name of religion.