Jokes on you, Osama! Koran expert says 72 raisins await martyrs in paradise

Talk about lost in translation!

Despite the long-understood promise of 72 virgins waiting in paradise for jihadi martyrs, a new translation by a Muslim scholar reveals that the actual reward is 72 raisins.


Canadian academic Irshad Manji appeared on CNN with Fareed Zakariah this Sunday. Zakariah was hosting a special called Why They Hate Us which explored hatred of the west in the Muslim world.

Manji maintained that it was dried fruit that would be enjoyed by suicide bombers:

“The word for virgin has been mistranslated. The original word that was used in the Koran was the word for raisin. Martyrs would get raisins in heaven, not virgins.”

Obviously, this is pretty amusing.

Radio talk show host Chris Plante discussed the 72 raisin reward for martyrdom this morning on WMAL in Washington DC and his analyses is, well, hilarious.

Listen to the 5 minute segment and enjoy your afternoon:


Meanwhile, out friends at Twitchy cataloged some pretty great responses on Twitter:






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John Sexton 7:00 PM on December 09, 2023