Good Thing Celebratory Gunfire Is Banned In Saudi Arabia

More than 20 women and children have died and dozens others were injured when traditional celebratory gunfire at a Saudi wedding brought down an electric cable causing a fire to break out.  A total of 23 people – believed to be mostly women – were electrocuted when bullets caused the high-voltage power line to fall on to a metal door at the wedding in eastern Saudi Arabia.

Full Story – Dailymail

Wow, who ever would have thought something bad would come from dozens of guys firing automatic weapons into the air?  Seems perfectly safe. *eye roll*

Typical that only women and children would have died.  I hope those guys think about that every day for the rest of their lives.

Two great past examples of Saudi’s cheating death with firearms can be seen HERE and HERE.

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Jess

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James M&P November 1, 2012 at 12:24 am

Man I want to go to one of those weddings! Things always get interesting at the reception. Takbir Allahukbar!!!

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PhoenixNFA November 1, 2012 at 01:06 am

“Typical that only women and children would have died. I hope those guys think about that every day for the rest of their lives.”

doubt it. im no expert on middle-eastern culture, but i think a thin woman in a burkha looks the same. i assume the men over there think that too.

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Doug November 1, 2012 at 06:26 am

I’m not an expert either, but even though women have very few rights and are viewed as property, I’m guessing that any men that lost their wives and children in this debacle are going to notice the loss.

I also know that “aiming” isn’t exactly part of their culture either, but come on people, would it have hurt to point in the general direction away from power lines and such.

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dave w November 1, 2012 at 02:13 pm

Oh, i doubt they will notice it, its not as if any of their goats got hurt.

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nikonmikon November 1, 2012 at 07:01 am

I can imagine some liberal saying something stupid about americans and guns…. just show them these wedding videos.

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Dan November 1, 2012 at 07:05 am

What they forgot to mention is that in keeping with traditional islamic culture, the women and children were locked in a steel closet (“courtyard”)

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nikonmikon November 1, 2012 at 07:06 am

yeah that sucks. ugh.

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MrMaigo November 1, 2012 at 09:40 am

Remember kids, don’t shoot at power lines. Oh, they’re all dead, never mind.

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Doyletoo November 1, 2012 at 01:07 pm

OMG! So wrong it’s funny.

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Andrew November 1, 2012 at 08:02 pm

I laughed hard, way too hard, I was also at work…which made it even more inappropriate

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AKFTW November 1, 2012 at 11:02 am

A Dothraki wedding without at least three deaths is deemed a dull affair.

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032125 November 1, 2012 at 03:37 pm

Way to stay classy, guys.

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Church November 1, 2012 at 04:37 pm

Fucking idiots!

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Poppy November 1, 2012 at 08:33 pm

Are women and children even considered people in Saudi Arabia?

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dave w November 1, 2012 at 09:33 pm

The few christian, buddist or hindu ones would be, the rest, who cares?

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Poppy November 2, 2012 at 12:33 am

Why would the Saudi Arabian government not consider good Muslim women and children to be people but recognize infidel women and children as people?

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dave w November 2, 2012 at 11:07 am

considered by me, i should have clarified that.

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032125 November 2, 2012 at 04:32 am

Short answer; yes. Longer answer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6Sa-gaCrDk

Full answer not possible.

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Punish3r November 2, 2012 at 02:17 am

I wish more of them would do the same save the US billions.

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Saxon November 2, 2012 at 10:36 am

Derps and guns dont mix. Women and children are expendable in moose-limb culture, so the husbands who killed them wont care.

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Grayson November 2, 2012 at 04:56 pm

Science fiction writer Robert Anson Heinlein is sometimes quoted as stating (or writing), “ignorance is its own death sentence.”
I suppose we can read about Darwin awards and laugh, once in a while… but it’s impossible to have a laugh knowing that women and kids are dead because the men in this culture absolutely CANNOT behave like responsible adults.
Buddy just pointed out that the above incident is, and I quote, a “damned good reason to keep so-called muslim culture as far away from Western civilization as possible.”
I’ll be fucked if I can possibly come up with a counter-arguement.
I think I need a drink, dammit.

Stay safe, all of you.
G.

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Jim P. November 3, 2012 at 06:26 am

+1

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Tom January 15, 2013 at 11:36 pm

I remember in IRAQ when we were doing DAs, some of the guys in the rooms would hide behind their wives and/or children…using them as human shields. Thinking we were there to kill any males of military age. Fucking cowards. Who does that shit? Pieces of shit!

So, women and children don’t rank very high in their culture. Sad.

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