The Guardian- The threat that Islamic State (Isis) poses to Egypt has become ever more apparent in recent weeks. Isis’s murder of 21 Egyptian Christians in Libya last month, as well as the killing of at least 30 soldiers by an Isis-affiliate in Egypt’s north Sinai desert, made the group’s once-distant terror seem much closer to home.But while fear is a common response for many, one Egyptian wanted to laugh in the face of adversity. And he decided his own wedding was the best forum in which to do so.
In an attempt to surprise his bride and their guests, Ahmed Shehata, a 25-year-old medical graduate, arranged for relatives to dress up as Isis militants and pretend to kidnap his new wife at their wedding this week.
To the soundtrack of the notorious Isis anthem, masked men entered the wedding of Shaimaa Deif, a 23-year-old medical graduate, and strong-armed her and Shehata into a cage reminiscent of the one in which a Jordanian pilot was burned alive last month.
Hey, to each their own. One of the biggest obstacles in marriage, or some I am told, is keeping it fresh. Being adventurous. Not letting the union get dull and monotonous. No one wants to watch the same old boring wedding rituals. A wedding day is a day for the bride. As long as she gets what she wants, the wedding is a success. If being kidnapped by ISIS makes her panties damp who am I to judge? Her soon to be husband would know better than anyone else. I would imagine having great sex is crucial to starting off a marriage on the right foot. A little role playing on night one never killed anyone. Sure, most people stick to a little nurse on patient action. Maybe a little cowboy and indian if you're racially insensitive. Bet this is the first wedding themed around mocking a terrorist organization. I'm not saying it's something I would do, but what do I know. I barely understand half the fetishes that exist in today's society. Just add this one to the list.
If there is a time to be offensive it is during your wedding. Everyone is going to compliment you and say how great it was regardless. You could have the worst piece of shit wedding in the world and everyone in attendance would swear it was the best time they have ever had. That's just a social contract. You accept a wedding invite and you agree to put a smile on your face for 4-5 hours, for better or worse. I don't care if ISIS really big barge through the door and hijack the wedding. You sit there, sip your drink, enjoy the festivities, and pray you don't get killed.
If we are being honest, there are times during a traditional wedding that I wish ISIS would come and kidnap me. Two people getting married that are destined for divorce. A long drawn out church ceremony. A best man trying way too hard to be funny. A maid of honor inevitably butchering her speech. There are certain moments when I would give anything to be anywhere else, that includes tied to a chair in the middle east with a knife to my throat.
P.S. When the music drops at around the 1:30 mark that looks like the most fun, I have ever had, in my entire life. I don't care if you are black, white, yellow, purple, an ISIS supporter, an ISIS surviver, if you don't want to throw back a few beers and jump directly into that cage then I don't trust you as a human being.