Looking for Vacation Ideas? Visit the Jihad Museum in Afghanistan


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Located in sunny Herat and financed by the private fortune of an Afghan warlord, the Jihad Museum is a G.I. Joe nightmare of giant plastic action figures murdering each other.

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Paying tribute to the war against the Russians, the museum looks like a demented version of Team America World Police that someone dedicated to take seriously.

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The exhibits run the gamut from ugly to fake. The dioramas reconstruct scenes of Afghans killing Russians and women in blue Burkas cheering their enslavement. The attackers leer savagely seeming more villainous than the Russians even in their own museum.

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The Jihad Museum tops anything you can find even in North Korean propaganda. It’s like the work of a vicious five year-old brought to life with historical battle scenes arranged to look like a kid playing with demented toy soldiers.

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Don’t let the lighting tricks fool you. Up close this is all Team America World Police.

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But it’s not all plastic toys in the Jihad Museum.

Rows of Russian rifles, clusters of grenades and an impressive collection of plastic land mines fill glass cases in the museum’s foyer. “The Afghan security forces today don’t even have this level of equipment,” Qattali joked.

The gardens of the museum display some of his most prized memorabilia: Russian helicopters, fighter jets and rocket launchers, all captured by the Mujahideen and on show, framed by well-kept rose bushes.

But Jihad is inner struggle. Isn’t it?

  • Softly Bob

    Satan is really on a roll now. He even has a museum dedicated to his own historical triumphs. Muslims everywhere are probably on a massive high, the euphoria that comes before the great depression, the pride that comes before a massive fall. They’ve already planted the flag before they’ve reached the summit. This is what happens when you count the halal chickens before they hatch.

    Enjoy your fun, Muslims. Party while it lasts. It won’t last forever. You’re probably going to get some more triumphs in the near future, but not many more. You’re on the way out. You’re about to crash and when you do it will be a massive crash. In fact it will be such a big crash that you won’t know what’s hit you. You’ll wish that you had never been born, never worshiped Islam, and never wasted your miserable little lives on your pathetic false prophet!

    Oh, how I would hate to be in your stinking little sandals.

    • Muhammad An-Nasir

      Hmm. Do you know something we do not?

      • Hass

        You’re obviously too imbecilic to comprehend the comment…he is stating the obvious.

  • JacksonPearson

    The Afghan Museum sounds like the workings of the typical deranged, over warped, barbarian, Muslim mind. Muhammed would be proud. Meanwhile, the Jews are working on their 160th laureate

  • Tim N

    Why oh why is this not a surprise to me?

  • cheechakos

    Lovely.
    Do they have a display of eyelids and body parts they hacked off Russian POW’s?

  • Biff Henderson

    Heretics. A snippet from Wiki -

    Aniconism in Islam is a proscription in Islam against the creation of images of sentient living beings. The most absolute proscription is of images of God in Islam, followed by depictions of Muhammad, and thenIslamic prophets and the relatives of Muhammad, but the depiction of all humans and animals is discouraged in the hadith and by the long tradition of Islamic authorities, especially Sunni ones.

    During its early days, aniconism in Islam was intended as a measure against idolatry, particularly against the statues worshipped by pagans. The following hadith presents Muhammad condemning pictures:

    Narrated Aisha:
    (the wife of the Prophet) I bought a cushion having on it pictures (of animals). When Allah’s Apostle saw it, he stood at the door and did not enter. I noticed the sign of disapproval on his face and said, “O Allah’s Apostle! I repent to Allah and His Apostle. What sin have I committed?’ Allah’s Apostle said. “What is this cushion?” I said, “I have bought it for you so that you may sit on it and recline on it.” Allah’s Apostle said, “The makers of these pictures will be punished on the Day of Resurrection, and it will be said to them, ‘Give life to what you have created (i.e., these pictures).’ ” The Prophet added, “The Angels of (Mercy) do not enter a house in which there are pictures (of animals).”

    —Muhammad al-Bukhari, Sahih al-Bukhari

  • Jacob Wadsworth

    This is new. I do not always see vacation ideas in the Middle East except for Dubai or Abu Dhabi I guess but after seeing this make me look at the bigger picture of things. Indeed, there is greatness in everything you see, whether it is big or small.
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