In Our Time

25 Jul

They strung up three of them. They put nooses around their necks. The crowd was in a frenzy, shouting “God is great!” The woman was covered in a black burka. They put the noose on backwards so she would die slower. The other two, the men, had their hands tied behind their backs. The woman’s feet were shackled. The crowd was going insane: “Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar.” The noose on the woman slipped out of position and a burly, bald man stepped out of the crowd and re-arranged it. Then they lifted them up by their necks and a roar went through the crowd. Some of them were spitting at the condemned, still being hoisted up like hunted animals. It was a horrible way to die. They were being asphyxiated slowly. The men moved a little, then they stopped. But the woman in the burka convulsed and struggled horribly. She kicked her legs and dangled like a fish out of water on a heavy rod. A backwards noose makes you choke slowly and you die in an excruciating way.
“Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar.”
The crowd was mostly men.
The woman in the burka stopped moving after a while.
Then they just dangled there, in the middle of the fruit market, while the crowd began to dance.
“God is Great! God is Great!”

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3 Responses to “In Our Time”

  1. Anonymous 25/07/2007 at 1:38 PM #

    “Humanity, you sick motherfucker”
    –Charles Bukowski

  2. sir jorge 25/07/2007 at 9:18 PM #

    what a post!

  3. Lx 25/07/2007 at 11:53 PM #

    sir jorge…i agree wholeheartedly with your Harry Potter post. It’s bullshit…Harry Potter books are NOT the gateway to kids reading.

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