Wednesday, July 04, 2007

'Religious students'

A "religious student" mugs for the cameras in Islamabad
(Someone should tell this guy that beards and gas masks don't mix)

I'm not linking any articles about the standoff between Pakistani government troops and *ahem* "religious students" at the Red Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan. There are plenty of news stories available on the various news sites and other blogs.

But I did want to post this picture, along with a rhetorical question: What kind of religion requires its students be armed to the teeth and equipped with gas masks, and why is it that not one of the news items I've read finds this odd?

To borrow a phrase from the truthers, Just askin' questions.

4 comments:

Rogue said...
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Rogue said...

Nice site. I spent 25+ active in the Air Force and helped found USAFE's Force Protection Threat Working Group in 1998.

Preach it brother.

Tantor said...

"What kind of religion requires its students be armed to the teeth and equipped with gas masks...."

The Religion of Peace, of course.

Sheesh, that was an easy question.

Eric said...

rogue,
So I guess we can all thank you for the periodic cluster farks at the gates throughout USAFE? I remember this one time at Rhein-Main... ;-)

tantor,
Yeah...Islamist freakazoids wearing gas masks over their bushy beards and posing for the cameras draws out the facetious smart-ass in me.