Libyan Leader Attempts to Convert Hot Italian Women to Islam

18 11 2009

Libyan Leader Muammar al-Gaddafi

Every once in a while I come across a random news story that is so absurd and hilarious and disturbing and confusing that I don’t even know what to do with it in my head, much less on paper.

This is one such story.

Apparently, Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi, leader of Libya, was in Rome this past weekend for a UN Food Summit when he decided to take advantage of his sprawling Italian villa by throwing a little party.

According to Al Arabiya news, the Colonel used an agency called “Hostessweb” to advertise his party to a very specific type of Italian woman.  The ad read:  “Seeking 500 attractive girls between 18 and 35 years old, at least 1.70 meters (5 foot, 7 inches) tall, well-dressed but not in mini-skirts or low cut dresses.”

The ad then promised the women they would receive €60 (about $90) and a “Libyan gift” for their trouble.

Intrigued by the ad and expecting a lavish party, some 200 tall, attractive Italian women showed up to the villa where al-Gaddafi was staying.  He then gathered them into a room and attempted to convert them to Islam, insisting that Christianity was a fraud (the man that died on the cross was actually a Jesus “lookalike”) and that women in the West “have often been used as pieces of furniture, changed whenever it pleases men.  And this is an injustice.”  In Islam, al-Gaddafi said, women must only do “what their physical condition allows them,” which is apparently very little.

After preaching for a while, al-Gaddafi handed each woman some money and a copy of the Koran (their promised Libyan “gift”) and sent them on their way, to convert and prosper.

I don’t even know where to begin.  I guess the two most obviously disturbing things about this article are A) that al-Gaddafi only tried to convert tall, good-looking women to Islam (what about the men? what about the short women?) and B) that 200 women actually responded to an ad for a mysterious “party” that offered them money and insisted on both their attractiveness and modest attire.  Where were their internal warning sirens on that one?

But seriously, regarding the first part, how can he claim to take his faith seriously if he is only acting as missionary to a small, attractive part of the Italian population?  Does he think that if he can manage to convert the hot women, then the men and less hot women will automatically follow suit?  Or was he simply hoping to get laid after this convert-to-Islam fest?

He said women in the West are “used as pieces of furniture,” but it looks to me as if he is the one using women as decorative props.  And what did he mean by that statement that a woman should only do what her “physical condition” allows?  Obviously, our physical condition is allowing us to do everything we are already doing, so I’m not sure I see the problem.

This is too funny and absurd to even upset me.  That man is as creepy as he is creepy-looking, and I feel sorry for all those gullible women that got suckered into sitting through his lecture.




10 responses

18 11 2009

well done LB. the levels of absurdity in this story are too intricate to even get one’s panties in a bunch over it. It is an awesomely inexplicable story that reads more like an SNL skit (see fred armisen’s fantastic mimicry here: than real life.

I love it. I am trying to figure out something appropriate to liken his face to. its like the lost city of Petra, mixed with a tired chinese lady on steroids, with a dash of Frankenstein.

18 11 2009

This just makes sense, meeting babes AND doing good works at the same time. I need to get started on my polygamous LLC religion.

No, this is the Michael Jackson syndrome. When you are incredibly powerful and wealthy, there is a good chance you will become a victim of your own ego and eccentricity because there are no checks on it. All your stupid ideas are realized and accepted by the people who want to be part of your power structure, be they members of an entourage or a totalitarian government. They don’t try to balance you out, make you social. Instead, they merely feed your ego so you will want them around. As a result, your nutty worldview seems accurate. You become egocentric and asocial. At its worst, that worldview is made reality by those seeking to please. Certainly, this is exacerbated by the sycophants who go out of there way to help you seem right. Did Kaddafi say 5’7 or his aides just guess what he would like? Anecdote:A friend who was shooting footage on the recent U2 tour said they were pretty cool, but the human satellites who make up their close-support staff were insane. I’m sure Kaddafi is nuts btw, just making the point about unbalanced social structure at the top.

So many hierarchical structures in our complex modern era facilitate this potential for tyranny and/or creepy assemblage of babes for religious conversion. We are lucky to have many checks against it in the US, but as Bros pointed out in another post, places like China have far fewer.

One of the lovely things about egalitarian hunter-gatherer societies was that any time someone got too big for their britches, they risked splitting up the band because walking away was so easy to do. No house, no car, no debt, no job, just what you carried with you. What a check on political power! That is a freedom few of us will ever know. On the other hand, we get to live indoors and eat macaroni and cheese.

18 11 2009

yes but geof, in all seriousness-you didnt find a way to describe that face of his. that FACE! its a masterpiece of faceness.

18 11 2009

hahaha his face seriously is janked. the circles under his eyes almost look like boobs. Big, saggy faceboobs.

18 11 2009

alright, i’m working on it! i thought i could hi-jack the thread.

18 11 2009

18 11 2009

Good you have money
Oh Libyan ladies’ man
Brad Pitt you are not

18 11 2009

bros has me laughing. Yes, the FACE is a masterpiece of faceness. My only addition would be there is no soul behind the faceness.

18 11 2009

beady little eyes
unequaled magnificence

petroglyph visage
a face to end all faces
clay molding of doom

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