gaza strip

I can think of no better argument for atheism than the Gaza Strip: two groups of assholes killing each other based on an ancient hatred built entirely around mythology and bullshit.

The rest of the world ought to take in any refugees who choose to leave the region and then wash their hands of the whole damn thing.  Leave them to their hated and their nonsense and their “holy land” and let the rest of us get on with our lives.  Neither side is worth our time, money or attention.

ps: I’m not interested in comparing which side is the bigger asshole.  It’s irrelevant.  One side may be more talented killers than the other side, but they’re both fucking ridiculous and not worth the hassle.

PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES. Gaza Strip. Khan Yunis. July 22, 2014. Women grieve on the stairs of an apartment block, during the funeral of a young Islamic fighter, Abdalla Ismail al-Buheisi.

General News, third prize stories at the 2015 World Press Photo Contest.

Photograph: Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times