Virgin Supply

Virgin supply. All the calls around the Islamic world recruiting “Holy Martyrs” (such as the recent revelation of the activities in Iran) got me to thinking about Islamic martyrs and their virgin reward. My research, while admittedly not exhaustive, has not been able to turn up where all these young (presumed) lovelies (also presumed) are supposed to come from. Does Allah create them fresh from the hopper for the benefit of these self-sacrificial enthusiasts? If not, are they to be gleaned from the existing human population? If that were so, do you think it is possible, with all of the martyrs hitting Paradise since 9-11, that virgins are getting in short supply? Also, we have begun to see a new type of martyr, women. What do women Islamic martyrs get in Paradise? Inquiring martyrs need to know.