Violent jihadis know their reward will come in heaven, in the shape of 72 virgins – but not apparently if they are killed by women.
The increasing number of female soldiers taking to the front line against extremists of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil) is sowing fear in their ranks that they will be denied their prize in paradise, according to Ed Royce, who chairs the US House International Relations Committee.
“These Isil soldiers apparently believed that if they were killed in battle, they went to paradise as long as they were killed by a man,” he told The New York Post, citing reporters of Kurdish female fighters laughing as they repelled attacks by the extremist group.
“And these female soldiers were communicating their satisfaction with the fact that they had taken the fight to ISIL and had stopped the advance, turned back the advance – slayed a number of these fighters, who would then run away.
Abracadabra! This ex-Marine turned “ghetto Houdini” is a magical must see! Watch as he wows the crowd with his mind-blowing bar magic–and makes Howie Mandel’s pen disappear up his nose!
Being chased by a giant mutant spider is enough to send most people into a fit of terror.
So it’s not surprising that this pooch caused quite a stir when she was let loose disguised as a terrifying eight-legged beast.
Chica the DogSpider is the work of Polish prankster Sylwester Wardega, who dressed up his pooch in the fur-covered costume before releasing her on an unsuspecting public.
Before Texas Governor Rick Perry’s criminal indictment, before national attention turned its focus to the state capital Austin and Perry’s 2016 presidential ambitions – Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg was arrested for drunk driving.
Lehmberg, a Democrat, is one of the most powerful prosecutors in the state. She had a blood alcohol level of 0.239percent – nearly three times the legal limit – when she was arrested in April 2013.
Jailhouse video shows her drunk, belligerent, threatening officers, kicking the door of her cell and repeatedly trying to pull rank in the Travis County Detention Center.
Perry called for Lehmberg, an elected official, to step down after her arrest. She refused and he responded by vetoing funding for her office, which operates an ethics unit that investigates public corruption. On Friday, a grand jury charged Perry, a Republican, with abusing the power of his office.