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Khalid Sheik Mohammad on American Soldiers: They play video games and kill themselves

Soldier playing video games

I’ve been sitting on this for a few weeks now. Khalid Sheik Mohammad, one of the plotters behind the 9/11 attacks wrote a manifesto covering his views on a number of things. Of particular relevance to readers of this blog is this paragraph about American soldiers:

In the same manner, hundreds of American crusader soldier men and women join the U.S. army, wear the latest military gear, eat the best food in Iraq and Afghanistan, and play with their play stations while their enemies, the poor Muslim can’t find their daily bread or jacket to protect themselves from the harsh snowstorms over Afghanistan mountains, but at the end, the American soldiers go back home and commit suicide but the poor man still with his dry bread and black tea lives with his poor wife in their humble muddy house but with happy hearts and souls.

You can read the whole thing here.

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4 thoughts on “Khalid Sheik Mohammad on American Soldiers: They play video games and kill themselves

  1. An oversimplification, sure… but his point isn’t to be missed. Possessions do not create contentment or happiness. As soldiers, we make many sacrifices, and suffer lack. Those who return home and commit suicide do so from a lack of hope. Not for lack of worldly wealth.

  2. Pingback: Operation Supply Drop: A charity that sends video games to deployed soldiers | Carrying the Gun

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