It's refreshing to hear a politician who isn't afraid to profile Islamic terrorists. While the Obama admin stammers and stutters trying to find a politically correct name for terrorists, London Mayor Boris Johnson doesn't hesitate in calling them as he sees them. See Boris Slams Jihadi 'Losers' In Scathing Attack.
Citing an MI5 report into Muslim extremism, London's Mayor told The Sun newspaper: "If you look at all the psychological profiling about bombers, they typically will look at porn. They are literally w***ers. Severe onanists.
"They are tortured. They will be very badly adjusted in their relations with women, and that is a symptom of their feeling of being failures and that the world is against them.
"They are rejected by women, they are not making it with girls, and so they turn to other forms of spiritual comfort - which of course is no comfort."
The Western press doesn't say much about the 72 virgins any more. One suspects their silence on the subject is more about political correctness than the result of a deep analysis of paradise promises. But the attraction of sexual pleasures in the hereafter probably draws in a fair share of sexually repressed young men.
P.S. Cecil Adams' take on the 72 virgins is probably as good as any.