Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The consequences of unrequited cousin love

A lovelorn and impoverished Palestinian from East Jerusalem makes the decision to rage against the Jews for the setback in his marriage aspirations. The Jerusalem Post:
The terrorist who rammed his BMW into a group of soldiers at a central Jerusalem thoroughfare late Monday night has been identified as Kasem Mugrabi, 19, from Jebl Mukaber in east Jerusalem. Mugrabi, a resident of the same village as the Mercaz Harav terrorist who killed eight in March, wounded fifteen people before being shot dead by an off-duty IDF officer. The assailant had no previous security record, police said Tuesday.

According to an initial police investigation, the 19-year-old wanted to marry his cousin, and when she refused his offer, he decided to carry out a terror attack, Jerusalem police spokesman Shmuel Ben-Ruby said. Last night, he left his east Jerusalem home with the car that his parents had bought him and which was to be his when he got his driver's license, and went on the rampage.

I said before that no one does abject poverty quite like the Palestinians and now we can also add lovelorn to the list of cultural accomplishments as well. What is needed is not peacekeepers but a battalion strength deployment of psychiatrists among the Palestinians.

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