Koran’s promise of “72 virgins” a mistranslation

The Koran’s promise to Islamic jihadists of a heavenly reward of 72 virgins actually mistranslates the word for “raisins,” a Canadian scholar asserts — a startling declaration that’s fueling a twitter storm.

A CNN special that debuted Tuesday, “Why They Hate Us,” hosted by Fareed Zakaria, tries to explain the roots of radical Islam, and includes the revelation from Canadian academic Irshad Manji.
Islamic jihadis expecting 72 virgins in paradise will be surprised, according to @irshadmanji. #WhyTheyHateUs

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