When your competition is North Korea, then you really have to step up your game, but fortunately the Muslim world keeps offering examples why tourism to a Muslim country is as smart as diving head-first into an alligator pit while covered head to toe in bacon grease.
Travel and Leisure Magazine has named the 10 most dangerous vacation spots in the world. The types of places you go to wake up with your kidneys in a cooler, your head on a spike and the rest of you being used as props in a video by the friendly sword-waving natives. (via Religion of Peace)
Topping the list is Pakistan which has sand, sun and suicide bombers. Next up is Sudan, whose tourist attractions include genocide and the world’s largest ball of severed limbs.
In fourth place is Lebanon which has great food, great sightseeing and even greater car bombings. In fifth place is North Korea, which has recently completed construction of a hotel made entirely of human screams. It isn’t a Muslim country for the technical reason that it is already ruled by a modern day version of Mohammed with better hygiene and grooming habits.
In sixth place is Syria, which is a lot like every other Muslim country, except this year its turn for holding a bloody civil war has come up. Seventh is Yemen, which recently took home a trophy for the country most likely to be run by Al Qaeda by the end of next year. Eight is Uzbekistan and the less you know about it, the happier you will be.
Ninth is Iran; run by an Islamic Revolution whose founder, literally, outlawed fun.
Tenth is Algeria. If you’re tired of life, visit Algeria.
Why are Muslim countries so much more dangerous than non-Muslim countries? I blame Islamophobia.