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Sexy chewing gum undermining Gaza youth

July 14, 2009

according to HAMAS.

DubbleBubbleGumHamas suspects that Israeli intelligence services are supplying its Gaza Strip stronghold with chewing gum that boosts the sex drive in order to “corrupt the young,” an official said on Tuesday.

“We have discovered two types of stimulants that were introduced into the Gaza Strip from Israeli border crossings,” Hamas police spokesman Islam Shahwan told AFP.

“The first type is presented in the form of chewing gum and the second in the form of drops,” he said.

I’ve seen this story before with similar tropes — Mossad sending aphrodisiac-enhanced chewing gum to undermine Arab youth — several years ago, in 2000’s blockbuster Discourses in Contemporary Egypt.

To be honest, if I were an Egyptian gum salesman, I’d totally spread this rumor about my competitors — it seems the public will swallow anything…

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