Another Study: Muslim Suicide Bombers Are Losers Who Can't Get Laid

Psychology Today runs a top ten politically incorrect truths about human behavior. A lot of this seems pretty damn bullshitty to me, as does, well, all of psychology.

However, I really can't argue with this. Note that "polygyny" means, I think, polygamy as we all understand it to exist --- specifically the taking of more than one wife by a single husband. I guess the distaff version would be polyandry, but that's almost unyeard of, except maybe for Catherine the Great, and she was more of a fan of polyequiny, I've heard.

Muslim suicide bombing...has a lot to do with sex, or, in this case, the absence of sex.

What distinguishes Islam from other major religions is that it tolerates polygyny. By allowing some men to monopolize all women and altogether excluding many men from reproductive opportunities, polygyny creates shortages of available women. If 50 percent of men have two wives each, then the other 50 percent don't get any wives at all.

So polygyny increases competitive pressure on men, especially young men of low status. It therefore increases the likelihood that young men resort to violent means to gain access to mates. By doing so, they have little to lose and much to gain compared with men who already have wives. Across all societies, polygyny makes men violent, increasing crimes such as murder and rape, even after controlling for such obvious factors as economic development, economic inequality, population density, the level of democracy, and political factors in the region.
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The other key ingredient is the promise of 72 virgins waiting in heaven for any martyr in Islam. The prospect of exclusive access to virgins may not be so appealing to anyone who has even one mate on earth, which strict monogamy virtually guarantees. However, the prospect is quite appealing to anyone who faces the bleak reality on earth of being a complete reproductive loser.

...nearly all suicide bombers are single.

Confirmation! Well, whatever.

“We knew that Bilal was a religious person. He had a beard, and we used to say that he looked like a Wahhabi,” a medical school colleague of Dr. Abdulla’s brother said. At the university, Bilal Abdulla was a loner, according to a medical school colleague who graduated alongside him in 2003. “Dr. Bilal was not a normal person: he never had a girlfriend or close friendships with other students,” the fellow medical student said…

Which explains what many are calling the headline of the year:

HERO CABBIE: I KICKED BURNING TERRORIST SO HARD IN BALLS THAT I TORE A TENDON

...and yet that tendon-tearing nard-punt failed to drop the loser.

“Then I kicked him with full force right in the balls but he didn’t go down. He just kept on babbling his rubbish.

”I couldn’t believe that he was still standing. I know I would have been floored by that kind of kick.“

No point kicking them in the balls-- they've atrophied to the point they've become shrunken, useless vestigal organs.

Thanks to Jason and John.

Posted by: Ace at 03:48 PM



Comments

1 >>I guess the distaff version would be polyandry, but that's almost unyeard of
Yeah, I haven't yeard of it either.

Posted by: Tushar D at July 05, 2007 03:52 PM (IlgNp)

2 Good thing no one tossed me a Koran when I was a high school band geek... I would've been marching 8/5 straight to Paradise via a shattered arcade.

Posted by: Cuffy Meigs at July 05, 2007 03:54 PM (JefgB)

3 http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/polygyny

Posted by: RiteWingFascist at July 05, 2007 03:57 PM (Q9Fr6)

4 Muslim suicide bombing...has a lot to do with sex, or, in this case, the absence of sex.

Then how come Ace of Spades commenters, video gamers and Star Trek geeks (pardon the overlapping cohorts) aren't well represented in the Suicide Bombing Community?

Posted by: Drew at July 05, 2007 03:58 PM (gNyUT)

5 What distinguishes Islam from other major religions is that it
tolerates polygyny. By allowing some men to monopolize all women and
altogether excluding many men from reproductive opportunities, polygyny
creates shortages of available women. If 50 percent of men have two
wives each, then the other 50 percent don't get any wives at all.

The number of men in the West Bank, Gaza, Pakistan, Iraq, etc with multiple wives is nowhere near 50%. Among Palestinians, it's close to zero. That sexual frustration is a contributor to suicide bombings is probably true, but it's not polygamy that drives it. The article even notes that:

Societies in sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean are much more
polygynous than the Muslim nations in the Middle East and North Africa.

albeit with the bizarre suggestion that there's rampant polygamy in the Caribbean, which is insane.

I think "pretty damn bullshitty" was accurate.

Posted by: JSinger at July 05, 2007 03:59 PM (EqFh0)

6 Because they are all ugly and stinky no one wants to fuck in those countries.

Posted by: dave at July 05, 2007 04:01 PM (9zCLi)

7 Second-to-last line "vestigal" should be "vestigial."

Posted by: geoff at July 05, 2007 04:01 PM (/ZH2q)

8 In Muslim countries, having multiple wives is a rich man's game. The average slobs don't have multiple wives.

Posted by: BohicaTwentyTwo at July 05, 2007 04:02 PM (oC8nQ)

9 I got enough problems with one wife. Multiple wives would likely drive me to suicide bombing too.

Posted by: wiserbud at July 05, 2007 04:05 PM (56ssE)

10 As for me, I think it's very telling that some people, even when ALREADY ON FIRE, inspire others to kick them in the 'nads.

Posted by: scooter (not libby) at July 05, 2007 04:08 PM (4wR/C)

11 Then how come Ace of Spades commenters, video gamers and Star Trek geeks (pardon the overlapping cohorts) aren't well represented in the Suicide Bombing Community?'
Online pr0n.

Posted by: blogRot at July 05, 2007 04:09 PM (EKMxC)

12 Only an idiot want want more than one wife.
I have had mine for over 32 years.

Posted by: 1sttofight at July 05, 2007 04:09 PM (Kh5gw)

13 Mohammed Asha had a wife and an infant child. That didn't stop him from asploding stuff for Allah.

Abdullah was one messed-up dude. He was mentally ill, and I suspect the reason he was never chick-ed up is that he thought girls had cooties, though girls would probably flee him. (for his bluto looks/crazy-mean-snake ways)




Posted by: SarahW at July 05, 2007 04:11 PM (cw9iX)

14 While I'm a fan of the racial profiling, now I understand why I also get the work over at the airport- I overlap into an important demographic

Posted by: HowardDevore at July 05, 2007 04:12 PM (RcaiV)

15 The cabbie who kicked the burning jihadi should have read Texas Dave's rule: 'Never pet a burning dog'

Posted by: Tushar D at July 05, 2007 04:13 PM (IlgNp)

16 I'd love to hear what some of their non-muslim patients say about these guys.

Posted by: dave at July 05, 2007 04:13 PM (9zCLi)

17
Then how come Ace of Spades commenters, video gamers and Star
Trek geeks (pardon the overlapping cohorts) aren't well represented in
the Suicide Bombing Community?'
Online pr0n.
And it takes away from valuable Val-U-Rite drinking/hobo strangling time.

Posted by: alexthechick at July 05, 2007 04:19 PM (SHHaV)

18 In other news, researchers discovered that fire is indeed, hot.

Posted by: reporting the obvious at July 05, 2007 04:22 PM (iKVT4)

19 You know, if I had a suicide belt, I'd sure as hell use it to get laid.

"Look bitch, either put out right now or be stuck with me and 71 other virgins for fucking eternity. You're call."

Posted by: Kasper Hauser at July 05, 2007 04:22 PM (KeOQp)

20 It therefore increases the likelihood that young men resort to violent means to gain access to mates. By doing so, they have little to lose and much to gain compared with men who already have wives.
It's true, marriage civilizes men. You have responsibilities. Something to lose.
Even in the U.S., communities with low marriage rates will likely produce a disproportionate number of criminals. Nothing to do but hang out and try to get laid. In Muslim countries, nothing to do but hang out and kill infidels.

Posted by: CJ at July 05, 2007 04:26 PM (9KqcB)

21 That sexual frustration is a contributor to suicide bombings is probably true, but it's not polygamy that drives it.

Sounds about right. My understanding is that even though the Koran permits men to take up to 4 wives, few actually have more than one. I would like to see some statistical evidence that rich Muslim men are bogarting the women enough to be causing shortages down on the low end, but I don't think there is any.

I have heard that the Palis recruit teenage boys as suicide bombers with pornographic descriptions of all the nookie they'll be getting in heaven.

But what options does your Arab/Muslim boy have? If he's at or near the top of the heap, great, but if not, all the women are wrapped up in hefty bags and guarded like prize livestock, and the deal to wed him and his fat-ass cousin, whom he has never met, has been made years ago.

And the society he lives in is so corrupt, he can never really hope to make things better for himself. If he tries, he will be slapped down. His outlook is bleak. So he cultivates an attitude of rage and resentment.

Multiply that by several million and it will be easy to a few who will be willing to strap on a C-4 waistcoat..

Posted by: OregonMuse at July 05, 2007 04:28 PM (jJZwu)

22 Dave - I've heard colleagues did not think much of Bilal Abdullah's mad medical skilz.

The married-with samll kid terrorist - Mohammed Asha-
was according to this report:

"working ... in the neurology department at North Staffordshire Hospital. A patient who he treated in the past few weeks told us tonight from day one he was considerate, diligent and caring."

Posted by: SarahW at July 05, 2007 04:39 PM (cw9iX)

23 if i don't get laid this weekend, the terrorists have won.
er, something like that.
hear that, ladies?

Posted by: jdub at July 05, 2007 04:44 PM (0t6Ct)

24 Then how come Ace of Spades commenters, video gamers and Star Trek geeks (pardon the overlapping cohorts) aren't well represented in the Suicide Bombing Community?
You ever see a suicide belt in XXXL?

Posted by: Eric at July 05, 2007 04:48 PM (XIXhw)

25 Then how come Ace of
Spades commenters, video gamers and Star Trek geeks (pardon the
overlapping cohorts) aren't well represented in the Suicide Bombing
Community?

Geek chicks. I ended up marrying one.

Posted by: Xoxotl at July 05, 2007 05:04 PM (F/ysA)

26 Somewhat off-topic - Kafeel Ahmed, the guy with the atrophied nuts, and now roasted ones, is thought to be this Kafeel.

http://www.cfd-online.com/Links/print_user.cgi?line=19&file=org

Posted by: SarahW at July 05, 2007 05:07 PM (cw9iX)

27 It would be amusing to know the number of google searches like "hot Jewish bimbos" or "babelicious Zionist pooter" originate from Islamic countries.

Posted by: OregonMuse at July 05, 2007 05:11 PM (jJZwu)

28 Sarah W.

A specialist in fluid dynamics huh? That sure didn't show in his work.

Man, none of these guys were exactly brain surgeons, were they? I mean, except for the one who was,,uh, you know, a brain surgeon.

But he was sure no rocket scientist!

Posted by: Kasper Hauser at July 05, 2007 05:14 PM (KeOQp)

29 This came up on a GIS for Infidel Hotties (image is SFW)

Posted by: Xoxotl at July 05, 2007 05:18 PM (F/ysA)

30 This is rich. Kafeel described his current work project to family as "A study on Global Warming" and would be unavailable while traveling and giving presentations.

He told them his first "presentation" had failed, and asked them to pray for him.

I guess he ended up acting locally.

Posted by: SarahW at July 05, 2007 05:26 PM (cw9iX)

31 So, to a jihadi, heaven is where you can have all the orgasms you want.

When my daughter was 5 years old, she thought in heaven you could get all the chocolate ice-cream you wanted.

If there's any real difference between these two, I fail to see it.

And I thought Islam was supposed to be an improvement on Christianity. Instead, it seems awfully juvenile.


Posted by: OregonMuse at July 05, 2007 05:39 PM (jJZwu)

32 You can't get chocolate ice cream in heaven? That does it, I'm turning back into an agnostic.

Posted by: SarahW at July 05, 2007 05:45 PM (cw9iX)

33 I must have tried to post this meddage about 80 times. It SO does NOT look like spam.

I was looking at some of Kafeel Ahmed's papers.This one's a little scary - legitimate research with nitrogen fertilizer? That's just great.

http://www.doaj.org/doaj?func=abstract&id=184254&openurl=1

Posted by: SarahW at July 05, 2007 05:52 PM (cw9iX)

34 Kafeel Ahmed, the guy with the atrophied nuts, and now roasted ones, is thought to be this Kafeel.

CFD analysis of microfluid flows? That's what I do. Guess there's a little more room in the field, now.

Posted by: geoff at July 05, 2007 06:23 PM (/ZH2q)

35 SarahW:

Good to see you back, BTW.

Posted by: geoff at July 05, 2007 06:24 PM (/ZH2q)

36 When I was in Iraq in 1991 one soldier had a Hustler and showed it to a Bedouin sheepherder. Poor kid grabbed his crotch, and ran screaming over the berm with the Hustler clutched in his fist.

That kind of repression leads to suicide.

Posted by: MAJ O at July 05, 2007 06:27 PM (bQ4oU)

37 Yeah, that's it. Lack of sex drives them crazy, not an insane religion that stresses the murder of unbelievers and a reward of glory for brutal slaughter. It must be the lack of sex, since we know everyone who goes without sex is deranged and twisted.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 05, 2007 07:16 PM (wmgz8)

38 The five year old, surprisingly, is right. Of course you can get chocolate ice cream in Heaven. And anything else you want, as much as you want. If you want it that is. Every desire you have (you won't have any evil ones in Heaven; no evil allowed there) will be fulfilled.
C.S. Lewis famously wondered why people have such a problem with a God so good and gracious that he wants to fulfill our good desires. I for one am not going to turn down a God who makes clear we must become like little children (innocent, truthful, not shy about making our wants known, and how!) to enter Heaven.

Posted by: no one you know at July 05, 2007 07:59 PM (4Xf6s)

39 since we know everyone who goes without sex is deranged and twisted.

*looks around this blog*
well.
um.
i mean, something had to make pinto what he is today. (is he still around here?)
as for the rest of us...
*shakes head*

Posted by: jdub at July 05, 2007 08:46 PM (GPLHh)

40 Then how come Ace of Spades commenters, video gamers and Star Trek geeks (pardon the overlapping cohorts) aren't well represented in the Suicide Bombing Community?
There's a difference between "Very Unlikely" and "Impossible". This is also why the predictable results of China's "One Child" policy combined with their cultural preference for male children is so worrisome.

Posted by: Cybrludite at July 06, 2007 01:49 AM (XFoEH)

41 No point kicking them in the balls-- they've atrophied to the point they've become shrunken, useless vestigal organs.

You talking about terrorists or AOSHQ conmenters?

Posted by: Nordbuster at July 06, 2007 03:13 AM (jYT9+)

42 It would be amusing to know the number of google searches like "hot
Jewish bimbos" or "babelicious Zionist pooter" originate from Islamic
countries.

Also: How many originate from Alabama? I mean, besides my own searches ....

Posted by: Nordbuster at July 06, 2007 03:16 AM (jYT9+)

43 For some reason this line from Ghostbusters popped into my head:

"We've been going about this all wrong, this Mr. Stay Puft's okay, he's
a sailor, he's in New York, we get this guy laid we won't have any
trouble"


Posted by: Rich at July 06, 2007 10:37 AM (om6ls)

44 Hey there, Geoff! Nice of you to say hello!

Posted by: SarahW at July 06, 2007 10:49 AM (cw9iX)

45 It must be the lack of sex, since we know everyone who goes without sex is deranged and twisted.

Welcome to AOSHQ.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 06, 2007 11:38 AM (tVbxd)

46 While agreeing as to the merits (non merits) of psychology in general, I have long thought the Islamist suicide/slaughter penchant has a lot to do with sex.

Mohammed Atta was downright weird when it came to association with females, turning down a "chosen" wife (that's not necessarily weird, but just one indicator of his "feelings" ooooh, feelings) leaving a diary purportedly specifying that no (unclean) pregnant woman should take part in the preparation of his dead body (what dead body ?).

Young boys become"attracted" to blowing themselves up in the hype they're subjected to in jihadi recruitment in Saudi Arabia & Palestine.

You've got frustrated hormones in repressive cultures, you can't even see a full woman un-burkhaed except your mother, sister, etc.

One age 14 or so Saudi boy recruited for Iraq said he could hardly wait to get to heaven.



Posted by: tanstaafl at July 06, 2007 12:13 PM (M/8zd)

47 "A lot of this seems pretty damn bullshitty to me, as does, well, all of psychology."
Actually, I thought a lot of it made sense when you get down to some of the basic things:
- Men's actions are strongly motivated by a desire for the opportunity to stick their pee-pee into someplace moist and will go through great lengths and take great risks for the opportunity
- Men's basic instinct is towant to stick their pee-pee into as many vaginas as possible
- Men at the top of the food chain get more opportunities to to stick their pee-pee in than those at the bottom of the food chain, and the corrollary, women are more likely to give access to men at the top of the food chain than those at the bottom.
- Men like big boobs and nice butts, and women want to have big boobs and nice butts since they help a woman get a man that is higher up on the food chain
- Women have an instinct to share a man that is higher up on the food chain than to settle for exclusivity for one that is lower on the food chain.
Our morals and socialization may work counter to these things (and for good reason; it would be hard to have an advanced civilization otherwise), but when you strip away the veneer of what society considers to be correct behavior, there is a lot of support for what the author writes.

Posted by: thirteen28 at July 06, 2007 03:47 PM (2C4lB)

48 gee, 13, men allegedly higher up the food chain desiring certain stick out appendages on women have always seemed boring and shallow to me.

As have those women who might desire a redesign of aforementioned body parts in order to attract said jerks.

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