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From Mom to Martyr: For First Time, Palestinian Mother Turns Suicide Bomber for Hamas
ABCNEWS ^ | Jan. 14 | Hilary Brown

Posted on 01/14/2004 7:31:19 PM PST by jgrubbs

J E R U S A L E M, Jan. 14— A young Palestinian woman made history of sorts today in the 3-year-old Arab uprising against Israeli occupation. She killed four Israelis in a suicide bomb attack at the main border crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip.

Reem Raiyshi, 22, managed to get right inside the border security office with a bomb belt under her clothes. According to the Israeli military, she calmly told soldiers she had a metal splint in her leg that would set off their detector. As she was taken to a special room for a personal search, she blew herself up.

"I heard the explosion," said an Israeli bus driver."Then I saw body parts everywhere."

Three Israeli soldiers and a security guard were killed. The blast also injured seven other people, including some Palestinians.

In a video released by the militant group Hamas, Raiyshi said she had wanted to be a suicide bomber since she was 16 years old.

"I was hoping to be the first woman, where parts of my body can fly everywhere," she said in Arabic on the tape, smiling. "I'm taking revenge against the Jews."

Raiyshi was not the first woman to detonate herself for the Palestinian cause, but she is the first mother. She was married, from a well-to-do family, with a 3-year-old son and an 18-month-old daughter.

She is also the first woman to be used by Hamas for a suicide attack. The militant Islamic group has always said that only men should fight — until now. Now it says holy war is the duty of all Muslims, men and women..

Choosing a Cause Over Her Children

At the checkpoint where Raiyshi blew herself up, about 6,000 Palestinian workers are allowed to pass each day to work in Israeli factories. After the attack, Palestinians were quickly rounded up. Authorities said the border would re-open Thursday, but with even tougher security.

"An incident like this will not help us to be more cooperative with the Palestinians," said an Israel military commander.

Within hours of the bombing, a mourning tent went up in Gaza City to prepare for a huge funeral Thursday for Reem Raiyshi.

Relatives say they can't understand how she could abandon her children.

"I love them," Raiyshi said in her video. "Only God knows how much I love them."

But it seems she loved martyrdom more.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Israel
KEYWORDS: femalebombers; homocidebomb; israel; palestinian; suicidebomb
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To: Alouette
Since there's no evidence that any of her victims ever called on Christ, should we assume that they are in the depths of hell also?

Oh I don't know, I hear them yell for the Moshiach from the PA speakers on the drive by Hasidim cars. Seems to me they call on Christ all the time. There is just a bit of a discussion on what his name is.

I figure He knows His name and for the Messiah, that is enough. Same Messiah, because if it is not, what is Christianity? How about the ole football cheer only answer it in Hebrew...

Gimme a J!
Sound of crickets....

-grin-

51 posted on 01/15/2004 9:07:27 AM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: American in Israel
Look at the difference between the mourners at this funeral:





And this one:






52 posted on 01/15/2004 9:23:12 AM PST by Alouette (Proud parent of an IDF recruit!)
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To: MississippiMan
You might be surprised... There are many ways to look at this issue.

For one, many see Romans 10-11 as the two branches of the tree becoming one as in the Christian Church and the Jewish Faith being melded again together in the Hands of God. If so, then where is the first branch from, if there are no saved Jews, there would not be two branches.

For a second thought, Is a Mexican saved if they believe in the name of Yesus Christi? Is the name Jesus magic, or is it Faith that is seen by God as rightiousness and makes us sons of Abraham?

So what if they have faith in the Messiah, yet do not see who He is? There is a clear indication in the Bible that shows that might be enough, as Christ descended into the depths of Hades/Paradise to raise those who were in Paradise and set them free. Paradise is empty now, it is not refilling for a second resurection. The question then is, how if the Judgement Day has not happened did the souls get sorted?

Simple, those in Paradise believed in the Messiah, before he came, And before they knew his name.That leaves us on the thin ice that God changed the rules for salvation after Jesus, and makes God not the same today as He was yesterday. Hmmm...

Another part from the Bible that addresses this issue is when the sons of the Cohen used the name of Jesus to attempt to cast out the demon from the demoniac. They stated a command to the demon in the Name of Jesus that Paul preached. "And the evil spirit answered and said, "Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you?" (acts 19:15) So it was not the name that had power but the faith in the Messiah, because they had faith in the Name or they would have not have used it, but faith in the Name is not enough, it is faith in the Messiah.

So, is it enough to believe that the Messiah will make a way, and believe in trust in that Messiah? Or must they also know His name because faith in the Messiah is not enough? That indeed is thin ice, and I will not going to go there.

I have faith in the Messiah. I suspect I know His name. In english it is Jesus. But to say that a man who has spent his life in faith in God and the Messiah is not saved? I suspect the Messiah might argue with that. My guess is that God will surprise us all with His Justice in the end.

53 posted on 01/15/2004 10:04:53 AM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: jgrubbs
I guess the family won't be collecting $25,000 from Saddam.
54 posted on 01/15/2004 10:30:35 AM PST by BushisTheMan
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To: American in Israel
If a man accepts that God came to Earth in the form of man, died, and rose again, and the man accepts that sacrifice on a personal level, then I believe that man is saved.

As to the rest of your post, sorry, but you've lost me.

MM
55 posted on 01/15/2004 10:43:57 AM PST by MississippiMan
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To: Eala
I can't either unless they threaten to kill them if she didn't cooperate,..

I guess you guys have not seen the video's of how wonderful they think it is to have the honor to blow themselves up , and kill jews...even little kids dream of this ultimate reward.....

Hold them responsible for their actions, don't excuse it.

JAN
56 posted on 01/15/2004 10:58:51 AM PST by ZAKJAN
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To: Woodstock
"Islam, the religion of families in peace family pieces."

ACHMED: "Where's Mama, Abdul?"

ABDUL: "She's right here! And there...and over there...and up there...and it looks like a little of her is under there..."

Serious question: who's picked up Saddam's award plan?

57 posted on 01/15/2004 11:11:20 AM PST by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions = Very Expensive, Very SCRATCHY Toilet Paper)
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To: jgrubbs
What kind of coward takes her life and leaves her children motherless the rest of their lives ?
58 posted on 01/15/2004 11:12:35 AM PST by John Lenin ( Remember men, we're fighting for this woman's honour; which is probably more than she ever did.)
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To: John Lenin; jgrubbs
What kind of coward takes her life and leaves her children motherless the rest of their lives ?


Happy Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day!
Happy Mothers Day!
I am your mom and I've been blown away.
I had lots of crazy friends,
Always throwing stones,
I had lots of dynamite,
I won't be coming home.....


59 posted on 01/15/2004 11:40:14 AM PST by ppaul
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To: MississippiMan
Thats ok. Just an odd thought train I have been thinking over for a while. Blessings!
60 posted on 01/15/2004 12:26:24 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: ZAKJAN
I guess you guys have not seen the video's of how wonderful they think it is to have the honor to blow themselves up , and kill jews...even little kids dream of this ultimate reward.....

Hold them responsible for their actions, don't excuse it.

Who's excusing them? I'm just surmising. And the pressure might apply for the video too. Remember how murderous their culture is, even among their own -- remember the pictures of the bodies of those labeled collaborators hanging from poles and cranes?

Whether she did this under threat, under pressure, or voluntarily doesn't really matter. The message her handlers wanted to send got sent. It seems there is no level of depravity they won't sink to.

61 posted on 01/15/2004 12:27:26 PM PST by Eala (Sacrificing tagline fame for... TRAD ANGLICAN RESOURCE PAGE: http://eala.freeservers.com/anglican)
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To: jgrubbs
No condemnation from "Ask the Imam"

Is their justification in Islam for "terrorism" as pratised by groups like Hamas, where women and children are sometimes killed.

Answer 8998 2003-06-26

When a particular Muslim community experiences difficulty regarding themselves, and there is no apparent solution for their problem, they should refer their matter to their Fuqahaa (jurists) and Ubbaad (pious people) and follow their guidance.

and Allah Ta'ala Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai


62 posted on 01/15/2004 12:35:32 PM PST by Aquinasfan (Isaiah 22:22, Rev 3:7, Mat 16:19)
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To: jgrubbs
Is it haraam to commit suicide bombings?
63 posted on 01/15/2004 12:37:13 PM PST by Aquinasfan (Isaiah 22:22, Rev 3:7, Mat 16:19)
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To: jgrubbs
From Mom to Martyr: For First Time, Palestinian Mother Turns Suicide Bomber for Hamas

Well, I don't think she can do it again.

And here's a stupid question...if the male bombers are promised 72 virgins, what are the females promised??


64 posted on 01/15/2004 12:48:43 PM PST by StarCMC (God protect the 969th in Iraq and their Captain, my brother...God protect them all!)
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To: NormsRevenge
You sure thats not Marty Feldman in Drag?
65 posted on 01/15/2004 12:53:50 PM PST by enraged
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To: Eala
I understand what you are saying, but it is my feeling that these people are so indoctrinated.....and appear to do this with such....hmmmmmmm , "Grace" and pleasure..

The Mindset in my opinion is important in determining how serious and massive this type of occurance could be.....

And in my opinion, it's massive..
Freedom and Democracy will certainly take years and years to influence this brain washing.

I'm amazed that liberals don't realize this..
And i'm not speaking to you in regards to that..
Blessings all

JAN
66 posted on 01/15/2004 1:22:11 PM PST by ZAKJAN
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To: jgrubbs
Amazingly useful idiot. Had she been an American, the DU would have just lost a member.
67 posted on 01/15/2004 7:36:51 PM PST by Chu Gary (USN Intel guy 1967 - 1970)
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To: LibKill
"One way to stop this would be to take the remains of dead terrorists, grind them up, mix them with hog slop, and feed them to pigs."

During the 1940's, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, captured 4 terrorists, killed three, dumped them in a pit and threw pig carcasses and pig blood on top of them, then let the other one "escape." The terrorist activity stopped promptly.
68 posted on 01/15/2004 7:42:48 PM PST by Chu Gary (USN Intel guy 1967 - 1970)
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To: LibKill
Good idea.
69 posted on 01/15/2004 9:00:20 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: Gal.5:1
True, but try explaining that to an islamist.....
70 posted on 01/15/2004 9:01:59 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: Nateman
Maybe they could have them raised by a pair gay Jews, that ought to upset their Muslim sensibilities.
71 posted on 01/15/2004 9:04:08 PM PST by Eva
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To: Sloth
Somewhat similar to the way it was in Japan near the end of WW II. Let's hope that a similar end is comming for all this insanity in the Middle East.
72 posted on 01/16/2004 7:06:50 AM PST by NCC-1701 (DALLAS COWBOYS - "AMERICA'S TEAM")
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To: Thinkin' Gal
For this mother, it's the ticket away from the husband.

That is an amazingly insightful comment, TG. Isaac Asimov had a wonderful thought on the population explosion.

(paraphrase) The population growth problem will disappear when women are offered a source of self esteem and power equal to, or greater than that granted them for bearing children...

You're standing on the shoulders of the great, IMHO!

73 posted on 01/16/2004 11:03:21 AM PST by sleavelessinseattle (Militant Islam is a political movement NOT a religious one...What does it take to wake up the media?)
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To: Frank_2001
A martyr is not one who commits suicide and murder for their faith; but one who dies (is killed by someone else) rather than renounce their faith.
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True, but try explaining that to an islamist....
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They of course will not accept this definition in their tragically deceived minds, but the truth still remains, that these who do this are merely murderers. A martyr is killed BY OTHERS for not renouncing their faith, or for refusing to convert.
74 posted on 01/16/2004 12:51:24 PM PST by Gal.5:1
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To: Chu Gary
Sorry, Chu, that was General Pershing during the campaign in the Phillipines. It worked wonders (along with the introduction of the Colt 1911).

Found a useful translation of Islam's scriptures at a site put up by a scholar who spent years rendering them intelligible (a mighty feat). The more I read into them the more I'm convinced that the Prince of Lies could not have come up with a better cover. Too bad the Muslims depend on their imams for interpretation, for the truth is obscenely evil. Judge for youself, bookmark it and tell everyone you know.

http://www.prophetofdoom.net/

75 posted on 01/16/2004 1:23:09 PM PST by NewRomeTacitus (plans to go down fighting.)
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To: Conservababe
"She is not memtally disturbed. She was true to her faith...as she believed it. That is what makes her so dangerous."

Anyone capable of actually believing in such a "faith" is deranged to start with.

76 posted on 01/16/2004 2:41:19 PM PST by Wonder Warthog (The Hog of Steel)
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To: jgrubbs
Martyr? Martyr?

Murder and suicide, plus abandonment of children, does not make the perpetrator a martyr.

Except in the eyes of Muslims. Or of liberals in the media. As I've pointed out many times, the Muslim definition of martyrdom is VERY different from the Christian definition. Christian martyrdom does not involve murder or suicide, which are both deadly sins.

Swine.
77 posted on 01/16/2004 4:09:45 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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Washing, ironing, darning, baking cookies, getting blowed up....a woman's work is never done.
79 posted on 01/16/2004 5:09:47 PM PST by Consort
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To: jgrubbs
Today I read that the woman lawyer who blew herself up months ago was also a mother of two.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1059868/posts
80 posted on 01/17/2004 9:30:43 AM PST by ValerieUSA
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To: ValerieUSA
Apparently the Swedish was wrong - the lawyer was not a mother according to this biography

http://search.netscape.com/ns/boomframe.jsp?query=Hanadi+Jaradat&page=1&offset=0&result_url=redir%3Fsrc%3Dwebsearch%26amp%3BrequestId%3Dffd1cbbc660f9885%26amp%3BclickedItemRank%3D10%26amp%3BuserQuery%3DHanadi%2BJaradat%26amp%3BclickedItemURN%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.minfo.gov.ps%252FInt_press%252Fenglish%252F19-10-03.htm%26amp%3BinvocationType%3D-%26amp%3BfromPage%3DNSCPResults&remove_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.minfo.gov.ps%2FInt_press%2Fenglish%2F19-10-03.htm
81 posted on 01/17/2004 10:01:31 AM PST by ValerieUSA
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To: jgrubbs
From Mom to Martyr

Shouldn't this be From Mom to Bomb? Here in the U.S., we have many thousands of mothers killing their babies for a cause: their own comfort; there, we have a mother killing herself for a cause. In both cases, they're abandoning their babies and taking lives. In both cases, they're sacrificing someone else's life to promote their cause. In both cases, they're acting out of selfishness and stupidity. I imagine the same enemy is as happy over both scenarios as he was over the deeply religious folks tossing their babies into the burning arms of Molech: They've simultaneously been robbed of everything they had in an attempt to secure everything they thought they truly wanted.
82 posted on 01/17/2004 10:15:21 AM PST by aruanan
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To: jgrubbs

83 posted on 01/17/2004 1:34:14 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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