One of Mark Steyn’s hobbyhorses about Islamic fascism is how it uses postmodern technology and media savvy to advance a stone-age worldview.
If you needed to distill that paradox down to a single image, you could do a lot worse than this.
It’s loaded with comic potential, too. Not as much as Tony Blair getting shot in the head, perhaps, but imagine what Kubrick and Terry Southern could have done with the idea of a terrorist P.R. department.
Well, actually, Kubrick and Southern would be satirizing our side, not theirs. Trey Parker and Matt Stone, then.
Sooner or later.
I’ll help them along by giving them the punchline: terrorists don’t need P.R. departments.