April 4, 2010

"The Black Widow" (and other Pop Allusions)

Russian Jihad Bonnie and Clyde

If what is evident in this photo of the 17-year-old Russian suicide bomber and her 30-year-old husband, who was killed last December, is how this young Russian women become brainwashed and victimized by the older male militant, the NYT pegs the most obvious reason this picture is buzzing around Europe and Eurasia right now. Borrowing liberally from Hollywood, it’s a Russian jihadist version of Bonnie and Clyde.

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