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Or any weddings, really, where the festivities traditionally include celebratory gunfire. As nydailynews.com reports, “A man dancing to “Gangnam Style” at a wedding party in Yemen reportedly killed three people when he tried to fire his AK-47 in celebration and accidentally sprayed the group with bullets.” [Make the jump for the auto-playing video] Maybe it’s unfair to pin the blame on the nuptials when an outbreak of random gunfire, mayhem and death in Yemen is otherwise known as Thursday night. The fact that this tragedy occurred to the dulcet tones of Psy only added insult to the injuries. And deaths.

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45 Responses to Saturday Safety Tip: Avoid Yemeni Weddings

        • For crying out loud, they were wearing western clothing and DANCING to a POP SONG in PUBLIC! I don’t think these guys were the jihad type. Anyways, this is the reason I stopped going to weddings in Yemen.

        • I agree that they are “capable” of adding to the jihadist cause, but mostly they do not anything to support that cause.

        • …. and the German people drank beer and danced to polka bands during town festivals even while that “strange but un-questioned” smell came wafting in from the “work camp” down the road.

        • They’re about as jihadist as you. Jihadists don’t listen to Psy, much less dance to his tunes. But at least they didn’t get droned.

        • It has been my experience that anyone making a statement such as this is horribly ignorant of…. well pretty much any knowledge of the Middle East, who our real enemy is or what the motivations are.

          This sort of logic was/is not only a hindrance to us on the ground but has in some cases proven dangerous.

          Men, maybe you are just trying to be “funny” on the internet, I’ll give the benefit of the doubt.

          As to the story, well stupid people will do stupid things. As all too often someone else pays for it. Granted, celebratory gun fire is not a good plan to begin with. Still seems that every month or so bad things happen because of it somewhere on the planet. Was Argentina in the last story I read.

          Good day.

  1. I almost want to ask, “Are we even the same species?”

    Then I remember – there’s nothing new under the sun. We just hear about all of the crazy sh!t sooner thanks to Facebook and YouTube.

    • But in Chicago, it would have been on a Saturday night !
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      On the other hand, since Friday is their Sabbath, Thursday there would be the same as our Saturday.
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      Strange, that.
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  2. Gangnam Style, at a Muslim wedding? What hath Mohammed wrought? What buzzing sound, a chainsaw? Have they added chainsaws to Muslim weddings when I wasn’t looking?

    They sure know how to throw a party, don’t they? And people make fun of rednecks….

  3. sorry I would avoid just about ANY Arab celebration if I could manage to. if they aren’t shooting automatic rifles into the sky, someone will surely manage to drift a brand new Mercedes sideways into the crowd.

    • I had a professor when I was studying as an undergrad who was in Yemen on an archeological trip when 9/11 happened. He’d been there several times previously. He knew, as did his translators and diggers, that it would be the last time he’d be able to step foot on the Arabian Peninsula. BTW, forget about being allowed to carry your own firearms while you’re there. If you don’t look, walk, and talk like them, you’re not entitled to exist.

      By and large, the only thing worth seeing in the Middle East anymore is Israel. The Religion of Peace™ ensures that for the next several decades, virtually no freedom-loving individual on earth will be safe there. Be wary the Islamification of the West.

  4. Actually not the first time this has happened,but ya’ll know some folks ain’t quite bright!Probably someone who just got his jihad issue AK,and hasn’t been trained on who to shoot.Be prepared and ready.Keep your powder dry.

  5. Ugh, celebratory gunfire… I have no idea why they like this so much… Flying around Afghanistan during Muslim holidays or wedding season at night always made for a good show… Tracers everywhere. When my guys were in Baghdad they thought the world was ending when Iraq made it into the World Cup… Everyman man woman and child who had a firearm fired it into the air… I know not everyone is bad… But I can’t help but keep the term “savages” out of my head… Some things will never change

    • It’s a cultural thing. And “savages” wear animal skins and don’t grasp technology, don’t drive cars. These people are not “savages”, they’re just…. different.

      • Would “dumbshits” be acceptable? No, this requires a memorable sort of marking and shaming. We could just call them “children”, but people have to be able to hear the sneering condemnation in one’s voice for that to work. “Different” just doesn’t get to the meat of the matter–the moaning, screaming, bleeding meat, lying on the dance floor.

        • “Dumbshits” seems to work, if you need a term like that to describe them. The word “libtard” actually reveals something about the user that might best be left unrevealed.

  6. I used to work in Yemen. According to custom and tradition, he was supposed to shoot into the sky. They’re not particularly accurate shooters, so this guy shot into the sky – and missed!

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