Reading the extract from the Evening Standard article that Norm quoted today, I was distracted by the phrase “a self-help guide for would-be terrorists”. Huh? What’s it called? Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway? I’m OK, You’re Kuffar? Who Moved My Caliph?
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The terrorist self-help market is surprisingly large. One of the other big sellers is The Little Book of Harm.
Others are “How to Kill Infidels and Maim People” and “Getting Infidels Done: The Art of Stress-Free Terrorism”.
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The life of a modern-day terrorist is full of uncertainties and neuroses – no wonder they need self-help books: will the 72 virgins I get in paradise be fit or will they be a bunch of old mingers? how will I look in the video? are my presentation skills up to it? what if my bomb doesn’t go off … will I be left standing there holding a rucksack with wires coming out of it, facing down a carriage full of pissed off commuters? does my bomb look big in this?
Hey, The Little Book of Harm is, I am proud to say, by one of my MA students! Unless it’s coded, (and I wouldn’t put it past him) Martin Figura’s text seems to be about, er sex and things. It’s funny. And it is very little. But it could, I suppose, be easily concealed about the body. And the Harm could be considerable.