June 17, 2016

Nice Work if You can get it

An interesting comment on the Orlando shooter from Jim Geraghty[subscribe]:

How many security guards do you know who go on ten-day and eight-day overseas vacations?
Mateen's first trip to Saudi Arabia was for 10 days, and the jaunt a year later was for eight. The 2011 trip was arranged by U.S.-based Islamic travel agency Dar El Salam and was a package the company calls the "Sacred Caravan Umrah."

The package costs up to $4,000 and is generally comprised of four nights at four-star accommodations in Mecca and six nights in Medina, complete with buffet meals, sightseeing and religious studies and lectures.

Note his arsenal wasn't exactly cheap, either. How much was this guy making?

Jihad Posted by John Kranz at June 17, 2016 12:58 PM

Wait 'till he gets the bill for his seventy-two virgins.

Posted by: Keith Arnold at June 17, 2016 2:43 PM

"Actually, they're raisins, Saheeb Mateen. Don't worry, many of the Umma make that same mistranslation. You'll laugh about it in a few centuries..."

Posted by: jk at June 17, 2016 3:24 PM

I have it on good authority that his seventy-two virgins all look like they play for the Minnesota Vikings' offensive line. The bad new for him is, they think he's kinda cute.

Posted by: Keith Arnold at June 17, 2016 3:34 PM | What do you think? [3]