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Suicide bombers head to Iraq from Damascus
The Times ^ | 10/7/2007 | Hala Jaber and Ali Rifat

Posted on 10/07/2007 12:07:33 AM PDT by bruinbirdman

IN a small flat in Damascus, a young man in jeans and T-shirt draws frequently on a Gauloises cigarette as he describes how he dressed his brother in a suicide belt and watched him blow up some American soldiers at a drinks stall in Iraq.

The young man calls himself Ahmed. He is 23 and he has a degree in chemistry. He knows all about explosives.

Last year, he says coolly, he took 15kg of TNT, packed it into pouches with some nails and strapped the bomb to his 19-year-old brother’s waist.

There was never any doubt that it would go off. Ahmed placed detonators in both his brother’s trouser pockets and a third in a shirt pocket, just in case the others failed.

Finally, he slipped wire rings on to his brother’s fingers and attached them to a fourth detonator in the palm of his hand. The thinking was that even if his brother were shot, he would clench his fist and the TNT would still explode.

Ahmed had borrowed a drinks stall used by American convoys on the road that winds north from Baghdad past Saddam Hussein’s home town of Tikrit. His brother was instructed to grab some bottles of cola in his free hand and head for a group of soldiers taking a break from their journey.

“Go sell them some Pepsi,” Ahmed told him gently. “We will meet in heaven, you and I, and that’s a promise.”

Ahmed says his brother kissed him, turned and walked away without a moment’s hesitation.

Did he not long to call his brother back, I ask? The question brings tears to his eyes.

“He had a smile on his face,” Ahmed replies. “He knew he was crossing to a better place where he would meet his maker as a martyr.”

The emotion passes and Ahmed talks with steady self-assurance about his plans to follow his brother’s example. He, too, will take Americans with him when he dies, he says. His ambition is to blast some CIA men to smithereens.

The flat where we met was rented by a handler in Damascus, the Syrian capital, who channels aspiring “martyrs” to insurgent groups such as Ahmed’s.

Our encounter was arranged as part of a four-week Sunday Times investigation into the world’s biggest suicide bombing campaign. More than 1,300 bombers are said to have struck on foot or in vehicles since the American-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 – more than all the other suicide bombings of the past 20 years put together.

The number this year promises to be higher than ever. The bombers are estimated to have killed and injured more than 4,000 people in the first nine months. Their targets have ranged from lines of police recruits in and around Baghdad to an entire village near the Syrian border where up to 500 died.

So who are these bombers and why do they do it? How are they organised? And how much impact are they really making on a war that is sucking ever larger numbers of suicidal volunteers from across the Middle East into Iraq’s vortex of violence.

We tracked down three bombers in our search for answers. The first interviews of their kind with men passing through Syria on their way to die in Iraq, they confounded expectations.

These were no psychopathic loners from the ghetto, but articulate, middle-class men in their twenties and early thirties who had come from good homes and gone to university. One was a newly married accountant.

Yet all had reached the chilling conclusion that killing “sinners” would transport them to paradise. None had the slightest inkling that they might be exploited by Al-Qaeda and other battle-hardened groups which will probably use these fresh-faced idealists for no higher purpose than to sustain the most brutal sectarian conflict of our age.

SIPPING a Turkish coffee and smoking a hubble-bubble pipe, the middle-aged man waiting for us at a cafe in Damascus 13 days ago could have been any commercial supplier breaking his Ramadan fast after work.

But Abu Ziad’s is no ordinary business. He takes eager volunteers, inveigles them into Iraq for a fee and delivers them to insurgents who consign them to a bloody death with clinical efficiency.

His network includes the imams who drum up the volunteers and forgers who create new identities for their journey across the 390-mile border with Iraq.

Then there are the officials he bribes to turn a blind eye, and insurgent groups ranging from the pan-Arab, fundamentalist Al-Qaeda in Iraq to the Iraqi nationalist 1920 Revolution Brigade, started by former members of Saddam’s armed forces.

Abu Ziad appears to receive no help from the Syrian authorities, which have been accused by some in the West of aiding the flow of terrorists into Iraq. On the contrary, he seems to live in fear of discovery by Syria’s security apparatus.

We left the cafe in a taxi and alighted in a street crowded with late-night shoppers. There we switched to a second car. Only when Abu Ziad was satisfied that we were not being followed did he direct the driver to the flats where we met our first bomber.

We shook hands with Ahmed and sat on sofas, eyeing each other anxiously, while Abu Ziad turned up the sound of a soap opera on television to render our conversation inaudible through the thin walls.

I told Ahmed that he was looking at me with a hard expression on his face. Had I offended him in some way?

“No,” he said with a grin. But the smile vanished as quickly as it had come and did not return during our five hours together.

Ahmed is an Iraqi whose small, dark eyes reflect the horrors he has witnessed. He comes from a military family. While he studied for his degree in Baghdad, he served in the Fedayeen, or “Men of Sacrifice”, a paramili-tary group loyal to Saddam.

When Saddam was toppled in the spring of 2003, Ahmed was outraged. Although he was little more than 18 years old, his father encouraged him to gather together a group of neighbours to resist the occupation in their Sunni area of Baghdad. For their first attack, they rigged up a box of grenades to be detonated as a US troop-carrier passed by. They called their weapon the “fearsome invisible enemy” and used it again and again.

Ahmed’s tiny band of followers eventually joined forces with two other insurgent groups and extended their operations beyond the capital, but he was arrested near Tikrit.

It was in prison that Ahmed first heard about suicide bombing. His interest was stoked by clerics whose fiery sermons the Americans obligingly photocop-ied and distributed without the slightest understanding of their destructive force. Seminars followed on the making of suicide belts, the selection of targets and the timing of attacks.

By the time Ahmed emerged from jail, he had not only been radicalised but was armed with deadly new skills. Arrested a second time, he tricked his way to freedom by promising to inform on his fellow insurgents. Instead, he presented them with a proposal to carry out the group’s first suicide mission himself.

His men objected, reasoning that as their “emir”, or commander, he was too valuable to be sacrificed. The task should fall to one of their number, they insisted.

Ahmed now made his fateful decision. To show the men that he valued them as much as his own flesh and blood, he chose his brother for the attack.

As the teenager strolled casually into the group of soldiers on the Tikrit road, cola bottles in one hand and detonator in the other, Ahmed heard the Americans asking him what he wanted. This was the predetermined cue for detonation.

Ahmed and his men turned from the scene, climbed into a waiting vehicle and drove off.

He recounted the details to his father, who expressed satisfaction. But his mother was distraught: “One minute she cried at her loss and the next she ululated with joy and pride.”

The couple are soon to lose Ahmed, their only remaining son, though he has sisters aged 12 and 9. While Ahmed’s girlfriend, a university student in Mosul, knows nothing about his impending suicide mission, his father has said he will be proud if it proves “worthy” – in other words, if he kills the enemy.

The determination to kill Americans was common to the three bombers interviewed for this article, but is highly unlikely to be fulfilled by all of them.

Fewer than a quarter of suicide bombers succeed in blowing up coalition forces, who are relatively well shielded behind concrete barriers or the armour plating of their vehicles.

The bombers are much likelier to be deployed against Iraqi Shi’ites; soldiers, police, officials or even civilians. According to academics who have studied the Sunni insurgency, the main aim is not to avenge the destruction inflicted by US forces, but to broaden the sectarian divide, perpetuate the cycle of hatred and undermine confidence in the ability of the Shi’ite-led government to restore order.

And so a warm welcome awaits the volunteers streaming into Iraq from other countries to mutilate the Shi’ites. The insurgents embrace men such as Abu Ibrahim, the newly wed accountant, before giving the order to kill and die. ABU IBRAHIM, 28, our second bomber, was due to leave his native Syria last weekend for Iraq. He wanted to complete his mission by the end of Ramadan in the middle of this month. But first, he said, he would have to do something about his bride.

Speaking at his elegant, traditional home in a town we agreed not to identify, Abu Ibrahim, whose family owns two wholesale fruit businesses bringing in $500 a day, explained that he had become engaged two months ago to an educated young woman. “She loves me and I just adore her,” he said. “I am crazy about her.”

He listed the dowry items he had promised her, as perhaps only an accountant in love would do: gold jewellery to the value of $1,300, clothes worth $600, items of furniture for their home and so on.

They have undergone an Islamic wedding ceremony but Abu Ibrahim refused to consummate the marriage and intended to divorce her before he left so that she could find another husband, her honour intact.

“She begged me to let her come along so that we could carry out a joint mission,” he said proudly. “She told me that would be the best honeymoon, in heaven together.”

Instead, he was arranging to make sure that she was financially secure after he had gone.

Asked why he had married her when his suicide mission was already planned, he cited Islamic doctrine: he must carry on in life as if he would live for eternity but he must also prepare for his end as if each day were his last.

Abu Ibrahim’s radicalisation came in two stages. “I had no Islamic inclinations at the start of the war,” he said softly. But when he sat with his parents watching television as the first bombs of the Shock and Awe campaign fell on the country next to his, the strength of his reaction took him by surprise.

“I felt a tightening in my chest and a feeling of personal offence and injury, as though every Iraqi woman was my mother, wife or sister, every little boy my young brother and every old man my father,” he said. “I spent all night crying in my bed, and in the morning I left the house and applied for a passport.”

He had decided to fight in Iraq. His mother gave her blessing, saying she wished for Allah to accept him as a martyr if need be but that she would never forgive him if he became a prisoner.

His father, however, was so strongly opposed that he hid Abu Ibrahim’s passport. Abu Ibrahim stole it back and joined about 400 fellow fighters in the north of the country.

He described with bitterness how he witnessed the defeat of Saddam’s forces near Mosul and then found himself detained, just as his mother had feared.

Now came the second part of his transformation into a jihadi. In prison he met Sunni clerics from Saudi Arabia and other countries. These were followers of the Wahhabi tradition of Islam which casts Shi’ite Muslims as heretics. They were also supporters of Al-Qaeda in Iraq. They idolised Osama Bin Laden and lauded the September 11 attacks on America.

According to Mohammed Hafez, a visiting professor at the University of Missouri and author of Suicide Bombers in Iraq, the Strategy and Ideology of Martyrdom, the influence of the Saudi Wahhabis is key to any understanding of the phenomenon. His study of 139 suicide bombings found that 53 were carried out by Saudis, compared with 18 by Iraqis, seven by Syrians and four by Jordanians.

The Saudis had already fought foreign jihads in Afghanistan, Bos-nia and Chechnya, Hafez said. In Iraq they exploited the culture of martyrdom established by Palestinian suicide bombers. The targeting of so many Shi’ites has been consistent with their beliefs.

“Wahhabi tradition sees the ascendancy of Shia as [a] worse evil than occupation by infidels, because Shia are heretics and apostates,” said Hafez.

So it was that if the black-bearded Abu Ibrahim went ahead with his journey as planned last week, he was bound for Al-Qaeda in Iraq; and regardless of his determination to slaughter American soldiers, the chances were that he would end up being directed towardsa Shi’ite target instead.

He had no regrets about his impending death: “There is nothing stronger than my love for God and seeking martyrdom,” he said brightly.

As for his wife, he had already thought of his last message to her: “If Allah accepts my martyrdom, then I shall ensure that you are one of those I name to be salvaged and brought to heaven when your time comes.”

THESE, then, are the factors driving the bombers inexorably onwards. First, fury over the occupation, fuelled by images of the dead on Arab TV stations and fundamentalist websites, and fanned by radical imams who damn the “infidels” and praise Al-Qaeda to the heavens.

Second, burgeoning Wahhabism has played into the hands of Sunni extremist groups, directing their attacks increasingly at Iraq’s predominantly Shi’ite security forces.

Third, the groups know that suicide attacks are easy, cheap and effective. It is hard to defend against them. They terrify the enemy, cow the general population and cast the government as incompetents, incapable of providing security.

The controllers know they can rely on a volunteer who has come all the way to Iraq for one purpose. They can be sure he is not merely willing, but fanatical.

Take Sayeed, our third bomber, who has come to Syria from his home in Jordan. Sayeed studied engineering at university, though he dropped out after a year. Now 32, he runs his own currency exchange business.

It was the hanging of Saddam, whom he regarded as one of the greatest symbols of the Arab world, that made Sayeed resolve to become a suicide bomber. He felt the need to show that “we Arabs have not lost our dignity”.

Months of discussion followed with handlers in Amman before Sayeed, a Shi’ite, was admitted to the Sunni network that will smuggle him into Iraq. He has specified that he will have nothing to do with Al-Qaeda.

Sayeed has settled his debts and exonerated his creditors but has said nothing to his well-to-do family of lawyers and busi-nessmen. His parents will get over it, he says. A little sister died when she was only a few years old. “It was devastating at the time but with time we picked up our lives and moved on.”

His only targets will be Americans, he insists, like the others. “I’m going there to defend civilians, not to kill them.”

But here is the paradox that becomes apparent from meeting the three bombers. They are intelligent men whose decisions have entailed a good deal of thought, discussion and, in two of the cases above, study.

“These are what I call the ‘violent intellectuals’,” said Professor Bruce Hoffman, a terrorism expert at Georgetown University, Washington. “They are well educated and highly motivated, two important attributes that ensured success in their education and then business and which will also be useful in ensuring their success as suicide bombers.”

And yet they show surprisingly little insight into the big picture in Iraq. They think not of the epic struggle between Sunni and Shi’ite but of gratifying their desire for revenge or glorification on the path to the next world, where at least 70 nymphs will be waiting to give them heavenly fulfilment.

Their impact on the course of the war has nevertheless been devastating, according to Robert Baer, a former CIA officer who has presented documentaries about suicide bombing. “Thanks to the suicide bomber, there is no way the US can defeat the insurgency,” Baer said.

Ahmed, the first bomber, has seen at first hand the misery and mayhem the “martyrs” can cause. He does not see that his brother’s actions last year and his own imminent mission will achieve little more than prolonging the anguish of Iraq. His mind is made up. You can see it in the intensity of his small, dark eyes.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Philosophy
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"Bring 'em on."
1 posted on 10/07/2007 12:07:36 AM PDT by bruinbirdman
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To: bruinbirdman

And yet the ahole democrats keeping calling this war a “civil war.” How is it a civil war, when you have 30 Saudis per day pouring into Iraq to attack both Shiites and Americans, Syrian suicide bombers attacking Americans,
Iranians building IEDs, etc.


2 posted on 10/07/2007 12:18:12 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (My number one goal in life is to leave a bigger carbon footprint than Al Gore.)
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To: bruinbirdman

They could be building cities with their degrees, but no, they spent 4+ years in study to blow up civilization.


3 posted on 10/07/2007 12:31:46 AM PDT by txhurl (Yes there were WMDs)
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To: bruinbirdman
and strapped the bomb to his 19-year-old brother’s waist.

So you strapped it to your brother instead of yourself? You pu$$y.

4 posted on 10/07/2007 12:50:57 AM PDT by jdm
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To: bruinbirdman
"He felt the need to show that “we Arabs have not lost our dignity”." I can only laugh.
5 posted on 10/07/2007 12:56:06 AM PDT by Aussieteen
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To: bruinbirdman
"...the influence of the Saudi Wahhabis is key to any understanding of the phenomenon. His study of 139 suicide bombings found that 53 were carried out by Saudis, compared with 18 by Iraqis, seven by Syrians and four by Jordanians."

Hmmm...and here I thought they were spending money for full page ads in our newspapers just to remind us of how nice they (the Saudis) are. You mean, maybe they were pre-empting any backlash?

And btw, wasabe (sp?) is some kick-butt mustard from Japan. Do NOT confuse the two. One burns your mouth...
6 posted on 10/07/2007 1:13:36 AM PDT by tongue-tied (Counter-insurgency ops = armed social work)
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To: bruinbirdman
He felt the need to show that “we Arabs have not lost our dignity”.

Yes, nothing says "dignity" like a sneak attack dressed in civilian clothing. But then, what can you expect from a culture that deals with rape by killing the victim.

7 posted on 10/07/2007 3:42:58 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: bruinbirdman

I wish we’d do something about these Wahabi imams. I don’t see us making a real dent in this war until we kill the enemy at the source.


8 posted on 10/07/2007 4:23:54 AM PDT by chopperman
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To: jveritas; FARS; Ernest_at_the_Beach; knighthawk; Marine_Uncle; SandRat; Steel Wolf; CAP; ...

ping


9 posted on 10/07/2007 4:40:45 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (RUN Paul - a man proudly putting al Qaeda's interest ahead of America's.)
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To: bruinbirdman

‘...small dark eyes’....even smaller darker peabrain. If this isn’t an example of what’s wrong with Islam, I don’t know what is. Murders his own brother, but decides his mission is to train other suicide bombers. How convenient. What a hero.


10 posted on 10/07/2007 4:46:55 AM PDT by hershey
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To: bruinbirdman

Animals like ahmed are never willing to sacrifice themselves. It is more likely he will strap bombs onto thousands of babies before he sacrifices himself.


11 posted on 10/07/2007 5:01:35 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: tongue-tied

wasabe is horse radish


12 posted on 10/07/2007 5:09:34 AM PDT by robomatik
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To: bruinbirdman

These brain-washed idiots are killing people and themselves for reward not religion. If the Imams started telling them there would be no heaven for martyrs it would end. Pure selfishness.


13 posted on 10/07/2007 5:10:33 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (When the rapture comes, can I have your stuff?)
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To: bruinbirdman
Ahmed now made his fateful decision. To show the men that he valued them as much as his own flesh and blood, he chose his brother for the attack.

Pffft yeah right ...now tell me again that liberals report news and don't add absurd commentary to their stories.

14 posted on 10/07/2007 5:31:43 AM PDT by badpacifist (They say your head can be a prison Then, these are just conjugal visits.)
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To: bruinbirdman

Somebody could develope an XBOX game just for these mooselimbs, you win by dying.


15 posted on 10/07/2007 5:47:56 AM PDT by Eye of Unk
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To: bruinbirdman

Sick, twisted bastards!


16 posted on 10/07/2007 5:50:26 AM PDT by Antoninus II
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To: bruinbirdman; elhombrelibre
Last year, he says coolly, he took 15kg of TNT, packed it into pouches with some nails and strapped the bomb to his 19-year-old brother’s waist.

Normal people just don't...do things like this.

These people are seriously deranged.

17 posted on 10/07/2007 5:52:37 AM PDT by Allegra ("Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!"- Jim Robinson, Sept, 30, 2007)
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To: bruinbirdman
so how come this guy found the bombers and the CIA assignation squad cant? could it be we dont have a CIA worth a you know what?
18 posted on 10/07/2007 6:11:21 AM PDT by beebuster2000 (choice is not not peace or war, but small war now, or big war later masquerading as peace now.)
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To: beebuster2000

make that assassination not assignation. LOL


19 posted on 10/07/2007 6:11:54 AM PDT by beebuster2000 (choice is not not peace or war, but small war now, or big war later masquerading as peace now.)
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To: bruinbirdman
“Thanks to the suicide bomber, there is no way the US can defeat the insurgency,” Baer said.

Thanks to you morons blowing yourselves up and not breeding, you are doing to yourselves what America doesn't have to: kill insurgents....

Dying is easy, worshiping a cult of death easier still. Living is hard, it takes courage. Muzzies have NONE....

20 posted on 10/07/2007 6:21:23 AM PDT by dirtbiker (I'm a liberal's worst nightmare: a redneck with a pickup, a library card, and a conceal carry permit)
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To: robomatik

That’s it! Great stuff.


21 posted on 10/07/2007 6:40:02 AM PDT by tongue-tied (Counter-insurgency ops = armed social work)
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To: Allegra
Agreed. There is something exceptionally evil, nihilistic, perverted, ugly, and sociopathic about these suicide bombers and their obsession with death and killing.
22 posted on 10/07/2007 8:02:12 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (RUN Paul - a man proudly putting al Qaeda's interest ahead of America's.)
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To: elhombrelibre; All
I think the Democrats are angry that their new heath care plan for children wont pass due to the war in Iraq?


23 posted on 10/07/2007 9:26:46 AM PDT by april15Bendovr
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To: april15Bendovr

To be a Democrat, one must be angry most of the time.


24 posted on 10/07/2007 11:19:26 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (RUN Paul - a man proudly putting al Qaeda's interest ahead of America's.)
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To: elhombrelibre
The Democrat cheerleaders for failure in Iraq seem to care a whole lot about children wanting to provide them with health care plans. Unless that is of course if these youngsters just happen to be wearing suicide belts helping radical jihadists. Then its none of our business.
25 posted on 10/07/2007 1:28:03 PM PDT by april15Bendovr
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To: elhombrelibre

So many useless bastards out there it is not even funny.


26 posted on 10/07/2007 5:06:54 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Duncan Hunter for POTUS)
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To: All
ON THE 'NET...

Google - News - Search Term: "HUMAN BOMB"

MEMRI.org - Search Term: "Suicide (Martyrdom) Operations"

YAHOO! News - Photo Gallery: "Suicide Bomber"

GOOGLE - Search Term: "HOMICIDE BOMBERS"

"www.internet-haganah.com"

COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG.org: "SUICIDE BOMBS TARGET SALAHADIN AWAKENING LEADER" by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross (October 10, 2007)

LONG WAR JOURNAL - blog: "AL QAEDA SUICIDE BOMBERS TARGET THE SALAHADIN AWAKENING" by Bill Roggio (October 9, 2007)

LONG WAR JOURNAL - blog: "AL QAEDA'S RAMADAN ASSASSINATION CAMPAIGN" by Bill Roggio (October 6, 2007)

COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG.org: "SUICIDE BOMBERS CAN ONLY BE STOPPED BY ATTACKING THE NETWORKS" by Douglas Farah (October 8, 2007)

COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG.org: "SUICIDE BOMBINGS AND JIHADISTS' 'LOVE OF DEATH'" by Jeffrey Imm (October 5, 2007)

MEMRI.org - Inquiry and Analysis Series - No. 393: "HAMAS CHILDREN'S MAGAZINE AL-FATEH ENCOURAGES TERRORISM, GLORIFIES MARTYRDOM" by C. Jacob (October 5, 2007)

JPOST.com - THE JERUSALEM POST: "200 female suicide bombers are awaiting the Merkava tanks, Hamas senior Dr. Nizar Rian told the Kuweiti Al Jareeda Friday. Rian also said his organization had more than 50, 000 armed fighters, who were endowed with "courage and are able to fight in the relevant territory."") (September 28, 2007)

JIHAD WATCH.org: Lahore - "PAKISTANI GOVERNMENT WARNED OF SUICIDE ATTACKS BY 'BURQA-CLAD WOMEN' Or burqa-clad persons in general. 'Govt warned of attacks by female bombers,' by Shahnawaz Khan for the Daily Times" (September 24, 2007)

JAMESTOWN.org - TERRORISM FOCUS: "AQIM EMPLOYS MARTYRDOM OPERATIONS IN ALGERIA" by Andrew Black (September 18, 2007)

SAAG.org - Paper no. 2379: "PASHTUN SUICIDE TERRORISM -- AN UPDATE: International Terrorism Monitor--Paper No. 282" by B. Raman (September 18, 2007)

CNN.com: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - "FAILED SUICIDE BOMBER TURNS ON AL QAEDA" (September 14, 2007)

MEMRI.org - Special Dispatch Series - No. 1703 - Islamist Websites Monitor No. 134: "ISLAMIST WEBISTE HOSTED IN MINNESOTA CALLS FOR SUICIDE OPERATIONS IN DENMARK" (September 3, 2007)

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com: "THE PATH TO PARADISE" by Jamie Glazov (August 24, 2007)

BOOK: "THE PATH TO PARADISE: THE INNER WORLD OF SUICIDE BOMBERS AND THEIR DISPATCHERS" by Anat Berko

TERRORISM-INFO.org.il - INTELLIGENCE AND TERRORISM INFORMATION CENTER at the Israel Intelligence Heritage & Commemoration Center (IICC): SNIPPET: "Osama Hamdan, the Hamas representative in Lebanon, told Iranian television that suicide bombing attacks against Israel were justified, especially attacks in buses. He rejected the historical Jewish connection to the Land of Israel and stated that Hamas' avowed intention was to wipe Israel off the face of the map." (August 21, 2007)
FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com: "JIHAD INTERNATIONAL" by Jacob Laksin (August 20, 2007)

MEMRI.org - Special Dispatch Series - NO. 1682: "HAMAS REPRESENTATIVE IN LEBANON OSAMA HAMDAN JUSTIFIES SUICIDE BOMBINGS IN BUSES: Israeli Soldiers Ride Those Buses" (Note: Video Included.) (August 16, 2007)

JIHAD WATCH.org (McClatchy Newspapers): Gaza City, Gaza Strip - "HAMAS TV's CHILD STAR SAYS SHE'S READY FOR MARTYRDOM" (August 14, 2007)

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com: "WANING SUPPORT FOR SUICIDE-ATTACKS IN THE MUSLIM WORLD?" by Raymond Ibrahim (August 13, 2007)

JIHAD WATCH.org (PAKTRIBUNE.com - PAKISTAN NEWS SERVICE): "PAKISTAN NATIONAL ASSEMBLY MEMBERS: ONE BILLION MUSLIMS WILL BECOME SUICIDE BOMBERS IF MECCA, MEDINA ARE ATTACKED" (August 8, 2007) (Read More...)

ADNKRONOS.com/AKI: Karachi - "PAKISTAN: LAWMAKER SUPPORTS JIHAD AND END TO US TIES" (August 7, 2007) (Read More...)

JIHAD WATCH.org (DAILY MAIL.co.uk): "ONE IN 11 BRITISH MUSLIMS BACKS SUICIDE BOMBERS, SAYS BROWN AIDE" (August 3, 2007)

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com (PALESTINIAN MEDIA WATCH): "A WINDOW INTO THE CULTURE OF SHAHADA" by Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook (August 2, 2007)

MEMRI.org - Special Dispatch Series - No. 1672: "HAMAS LEADER KHALED MASH'AL PRAISES SHEIKH YOUSEF AL-QARADHAWI FOR HIS SUPPORT OF SUICIDE OPERATIONS AND STATES: HOLOCAUST EXAGGERATED, BEING USED TO EXTORT GERMANY, AND ZIONIST HOLOCAUST AGAINST ARABS MUCH WORSE" (August 2, 2007)

JIHAD WATCH.org (AFP): Hilla, Iraq - "SUICIDE CAR BOMB KILLS 26 AT IRAQ CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL" (July 24, 2007) (Read More...)

INTERNET-HAGANAH.com: "IGNITE THE BELIEVERS - A COLLECTION OF OPINIONS REGARDING THE LEGALITY OF 'MARTYRDOM OPERATIONS'" (July 22, 2007)

JIHAD WATCH.org (TIME via YAHOO.com): "A TALK WITH A SUICIDE BOMBER" (July 22, 2007)

BBC NEWS: "'I hoped to be a glorious martyr'" (July 19, 2007)

JAMESTOWN.org - Global Terrorism Analysis: "THE TALIBAN FEDAYEEN: THE WORLD'S WORST SUICIDE BOMBERS?" by Brian Glyn Williams (July 19, 2007)

JIHAD WATCH.org (REUTERS): Kabul: "AFGHAN PRESIDENT PARDONS FAILED SUICIDE BOMBER BOY" (July 15, 2007)

ICT.org.il: "SAUDI RELIGIOUS SCHOLARS COME OUT AGAINST AL-QAEDA'S USE OF RELIGIOUS EDICTS PERMITTING SUICIDE ATTACKS AGAINST MUSLIMS" by Dr. Asaf Maliach, ICT Researcher (July 8, 2007)

JIHAD WATCH.org (REUTERS): Islamabad - "Las Masjid cleric: 'If the government carried out an operation then we will follow the way of jihad'...our male and female students can carry out suicide attack as a last option.'" (June 30, 2007)

JIHAD WATCH.org (DEUTSCHE PRESSE AGENTUR): "PAKISTAN: MUSLIM CLERIC THREATENS TO RESIST GOVERNMENT ACTION WITH JIHAD" (April 6, 2007)

OSINT.INTERNET-HAGANAH.com (Ruthie Blum, THE JERUSALEM POST, June 28, 2007): "ONE ON ONE WITH ANAT BERKO: WHAT MAKES HUMAN BOMBS TICK?" (June 28, 2007)

GREENWOOD.com - book: "THE PATH TO PARADISE The Inner World of Suicide Bombers and Their Dispatchers" by Anat Berko

WASHINGTON TIMES.com: Islamabad, Pakistan - "WOMEN PLEDGE TO ARMY OF ISLAMIC VIGILANTES" by Philip Smucker (June 27, 2007) (Read More...)

MEMRI.org - Special Dispatch Series - No. 1631: "PALESTINIAN MP FROM HAMAS DR. YUNIS AL-ASTAL ON WOMEN'S PARTICIPATION IN JIHAD - From Islam's Beginnings to Modern Female Suicide Bombers" (Note: Video clip included) (June 22, 2007)

MEMRITV.org - Video Clips - Topic: "SUICIDE (MARTYRDOM) OPERATIONS"

JIHAD WATCH.org (AP): "35 KILLED IN KABUL SUICIDE BOMB ATTACK" (June 17, 2007)

THE MEMRI BLOG.org - "MEMRI TV CLIP: HIZBULLAH SEC-GEN's SON EXTOLS MARTYRDOM ON LEBANON NBN TV" (Posted June 14, 2007)

TERRORISM-INFO.org.il - INTELLIGENCE AND TERRORISM INFORMATION CENTER AT THE ISRAEL INTELLIGENCE HERITAGE & COMMEMORATION CENTER (IICC): "THE ISRAEL SECURITY AGENCY ARRESTED TWO FEMALE RESIDENTS OF THE GAZA STRIP WHO, GUIDED BY THE PALESTINIAN ISLAMIC JIHAD, INTENDED TO PERPETRATE A DOUBLE SUICIDE BOMBING ATTACK AT A CROWDED PLACE IN TEL-AVIV AND IN NETANYA" (June 17, 2007)

JIHAD WATCH.org (ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS): "PREGNANT MOTHER OF EIGHT PLANNED SUICIDE ATTACK" (June 13, 2007)

BBC NEWS: Tank - "RECRUITING TALEBAN 'CHILD SOLDIERS'" (Last updated June 12, 2007, 11:31 GMT, 12:31 UK)

BBC NEWS.co.uk: "WOMAN IN UK 'GROOMED' AS BOMBER" (Last updated June 11, 2007, 16:20 GMT, 17:20 UK)

MICHELLE MALKIN.com: "CHILDREN OF JIHAD vs. CHILDREN OF THE WEST" by Michelle Malkin (June 6, 2007)

JIHAD WATCH.org (INDIA DAILY): "JIHADISTS IN PAKISTAN 'LURING' CHILDREN TO BECOME SUICIDE BOMBERS" (June 6, 2007)

BBC NEWS: "IRAQI SUICIDE BOMBING 'KILLS 15'" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "In another incident, Iraqi police said they shot dead a suspected suicide bomber as she tried to detonate her bomb at a Baghdad recruitment centre. The shots triggered her explosive belt, police said. Three police recruits received minor wounds from the explosion. The woman died.") (Last updated June 5, 2007, 17:34 GMT, 18:34 UK)
Off-Topic.Internet-Haganah.com: "CELEBRATING FEMALE SUICIDE BOMBERS WHILE GROOMING THEIR REPLACEMENTS" (Note: Video included.) (June 1, 2007)

REDIFF.com: "OVER ONE LAKH SUICIDE BOMBERS IN PAK: CLERIC" (May 31, 2007, 19:31 IST)

BBC NEWS: "WIFE 'URGED MAN TO DIE A MARTYR'" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "'Maybe one day I can follow you - if I can't, I will send our son to you so he can follow his father's footsteps' Extract from letter read to court") (Last updated May 30, 2007, 19:10 GMT, 20:10 UK)

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com: "300,000 SUPPORTERS OF SUICIDE ATTACKS IN AMERICA" by Robert Spencer (May 30, 2007)

JAMESTOWN.org - Terrorism Monitor: "A REPORT FROM THE FIELD: GAUGING THE IMPACT OF TALIBAN SUICIDE BOMBING" by Brian Glyn Williams (May 24, 2007)

JIHAD WATCH.org (AP): Washington - "'ONE IN FOUR' OF U.S. MUSLIMS UNDER 30 'SAY SUICIDE BOMBINGS TO DEFEND THEIR RELIGION ARE ACCEPTABLE AT LEAST IN SOME CIRCUMSTANCES'" (May 22, 2007)

LittleGreenFootballs.com - weblog: "DEATH CULT WOMEN'S RIGHTS PRESS CONFERENCE" (May 22, 2007)

"www.memritv.org/Search.asp?ACT=S5&P1=75"

LittleGreenFootballs.com - weblog (CNN): "VIDEO: CNN INTERVIEWS SUICIDE BOMBER"

MENEWSLINE.com - MIDDLE EAST NEWSLINE: London - "IRAN CREATES WOMEN IRGC FORCE" (April 29, 2007)

TERRORISM-INFO.org.il - INTELLIGENCE AND TERRORISM INFORMATION CENTER at the Israel Intelligence Heritage & Commemoration Center (IICC): "IN AN INTERVIEW GRANTED TO AN IRANIAN TV CHANNEL, SHEIKH NAIM QASSEM, HASSAN NASRALLAH'S DEPUTY, STRESSES THAT HEZBOLLAH'S POLICY OF TERRORIST OPERATIONS AGAINST ISRAEL (INCLUDING SUICIDE BOMBINGS AND ROCKET FIRE) REQUIRE JURISPRUDENT PERMISSION OF THE IRANIAN LEADERSHIP" (April 29, 2007)

WASHINGTON TIMES.com: "'WALKING DEAD' CROSS LINE INTO AFGHANISTAN TO KILL" by Philip Smucker (April 2, 2007)

YNET NEWS.com: "IRANIAN PRESIDENT LAUDS SUICIDE BOMBERS AS INVINCIBLE Ahmadinejad praises Iran for being able to recruit thousands of suicide bombers a day" by Dudi Cohen (Published April 1, 2007)

More Links (April 1, 2007)

JIHAD WATCH.org (NBC NEWS): "HOW TWO TEENS WERE RECRUITED FOR JIHAD" (March 28, 2007)

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com: "THE SMILE OF THE SUICIDE KILLER" by Jamie Glazov (March 28, 2007)

SpecialOpsCreative.com: "SUICIDE KILLERS Paradise Is Hell" (Note: Includes Movie Trailer)

CNNmoney.com - Analysis from FORTUNE: "THE POVERTY/TERROR MYTH" by Cait Murphy, FORTUNE assistant managing editor (March 13, 2007, 11:14 AM EDT)

CBN.com: Jerusalem - "WOMEN OF TERROR: DYING TO KILL" by John Waage and Salam Eid (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Every week in Israel, authorities prevent dozens of potential suicide attacks from Palestinians. But hundreds, even thousands in the West Bank and Gaza Strip continue to volunteer to attack Israelis. And, a growing number of them are women.") (February 13, 2007)

MEMRI.org - Special Dispatch Series - No. 1455: "COLUMNIST HASSAN HAYDAR: IRAN SPREADS A 'CULTURE OF DEATH'" (February 8, 2007)

WTOP.com (AP): London - "STUDY SAYS IRAN TEXTBOOKS URGE MARTYRDOM" by Thomas Wagner, AP (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Textbooks used in Iran's schools are instilling students with hatred toward the West, especially the United States, and urging them to become "martyrs" in a global holy war against countries perceived to be enemies of Islam, a new study says. An Iranian human rights activist, Ghazal Omid, praised the findings, saying they prove hard-liners in Iran are using the books to turn children into "ticking bombs."") (February 8, 2007, 2:09 pm)
JIHAD WATCH.org (AAP): "AUSTRALIA: MUSLIM CLERIC CALLS JEWS PIGS AND URGES CHILDREN TO DIE FOR ALLAH" (January 17, 2007)

MEFORUM.org: "IRAN'S SUICIDE BRIGADES Terrorism Resurgent" by Ali Alfoneh, Middle East Quarterly (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The West sees suicide bombings as terrorism but, to Abbasi, they are a noble expression of Islam. So what is terrorism if not suicide bombing? To Abbasi, terrorism includes any speech and expression he deems insulting to Islam.") (Winter 2007)

AMERICAN THINKER.com - blog: "SEX AND THE SUICIDE BOMBER?" by James Lewis (November 27, 2006)

WorldNetDaily.com: Jenin - "'Hi, my name is Ahmed and I want to be a suicide bomber' RECRUITED ATTACKER FOR TERROR GROUP TALKS TO WND about 'serving Allah by blasting unbelievers to hell'" by Aaron Klein (November 24, 2006) (Read More...)

LittleGreenFootballs - Weblog: "IRAN'S SUICIDE BRIGADES" (November 24, 2006)

LittleGreenFootballs.com - weblog: "DEATH CULT GRANNY BLOWS UP" (November 23, 2006)

HOT AIR.com - HOT AIR TV: "SUICIDE KILLERS" (November 21, 2006)

JIHAD WATCH.org (NEW YORK DAILY NEWS): "NYPD WARNS BUSINESS OWNERS ABOUT FEMALE JIHADISTS EVADING SECURITY" (November 18, 2006)

Regarding Female Human Bombs (November 17, 2006)

YNET NEWS.com: "IRAN: 1,300 VOLUNTEER FOR SUICIDE BOMBINGS Finnish newspaper reports 1,300 Iranians sign up at suicide bombing recruitment center. Among volunteers: Doctors, lawyers and students, 30 percent are women" (Published November 5, 2006, 11:52)

MEMRI.org - Special Dispatch Series - No. 1346: "ISLAMIST WEBSITES MONITOR NO. 18 Jihad Video Encourages Suicide Bombings" (NOVEMBER 3, 2006)

WorldNetDaily.com: "SUICIDE BOMBERS FOLLOW QURAN, CONCLUDES PENTAGON BRIEFING" (September 27, 2006)

IMRA.org.il: "PMW: VIRGINS OF PARADISE - MUSIC VIDEO RETURNS TO PA TV" (September 19, 2006)

PMW.org.il - PALESTINIAN MEDIA WATCH: "VIRGINS OF PARADISE - MUSIC VIDEO RETURNS TO PA TV" by Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook (September 19, 2006)

JAMESTOWN.org - Terrorism Focus: "LONDON PLOT DRAWS ATTENTION TO POTENTIAL FEMALE SUICIDE BOMBERS" by Farhana Ali (August 22, 2006)

INTELLIGENCE-SUMMIT.blogspot.com (AKI) - Tehran: "IRAN SUICIDE BOMBERS JOINED HEZBOLLAH IN LEBANON, MILITANT SAYS" (July 21, 2006)

JIHAD WATCH.org: "IRAN'S SUICIDE BOMBERS THREATEN TO STRIKE U.S. INTERESTS" (May 26, 2006)

JIHAD WATCH.org (AKI): Tehran - "'We have brothers who are ready to sacrifice their lives for the triumph of Islam in Great Britain, France, Belgium, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and also the United States'" (May 27, 2006)

JPOST.com: "THE REGION: PALESTINIAN SUICIDE STRATEGY" by Barry Rubin (Updated July 10, 2006)

JIHAD WATCH.org (JPOST.com): "AKSA BRIGADES ANNOUNCES FEMALE SUICIDE BOMBER UNIT" (July 10, 2006)

JIHAD WATCH.org: "'PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS' IN A CULTURE OF DEATH" (July 2, 2006)

PMW.org.il - TV Archives - Video Library: "PA INDOCTRINATION OF CHILDREN TO SEEK HEROIC DEATH FOR ALLAH - SHAHADA"

MEMRI.org - Special Dispatch Series - No.1162: "ARAB INTELLECTUALS PRAISE MARTYRDOM IN DISCUSSION ON SYRIAN TV" (May 12, 2006)

MEMRITV.org - Video Clips: "INCITING CHILDREN"

MEMRITV.org - Video Clip No. 1107 - Transcript: "PALESTINIAN FOREIGN MINISTER MAHMOUD AL-ZAHAR DEFENDS 'MARTYRDOM-SEEKING OPERATIONS'" (April 6, 2006)

MEMRI.org - Special Dispatch Series - No. 1111: Palestinian Legislative Council Member 'Umm Nidal' on Saudi Iqra TV: A Muslim Mother Should Raise Her Children for Jihad Interviewer Iqra TV Director-General Critical of Arab TV Channels That Don't Support Martyrdom Operations" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The following are excerpts from an interview with Palestinian Legislative Council member "Umm Nidal" Farhat, aired on Saudi Iqra TV, on February 19, 2006. TO VIEW THIS CLIP, VISIT: http://www.memritv.org/search.asp?ACT=S9&P1=1066" (March 10, 2006)
CNS NEWS.com: "HAMAS WEBSITE ENCOURAGES KIDS TO BECOME MARTYRS" by Julie Stahl (March 8, 2006)

PMW.org.il - TV Archives - Video Library: "PA INDOCTRINATION OF CHILDREN TO SEEK HEROIC DEATH FOR ALLAH - SHAHADA"

PMW.org.il: "'ASK FOR DEATH!' The Indoctrination of Palestinian Children to Seek Death for Allah - Shahada" by Itamar Marcus, Director, Palestinian Media Watch

PMW.org.il: "A SELF-PORTRAIT OF SUICIDE TERRORISTS" by Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook (March 2, 2006)

JIHAD WATCH.org (YNETNEWS): "THE DIRECTOR OF 'PARADISE NOW' WOULD BE A SUICIDE BOMBER" (March 3, 2006)

JIHAD WATCH.org (JTA): "SUICIDE BOMBING ENDORSED IN KIDS BOOK RECOMMENDED BY CANADIAN LIBRARIES" (March 3, 2006)

JAMESTOWN.org - Terrorism Focus: "THE FOREIGN MAKEUP OF AFGHAN SUICIDE BOMBERS" by Omid Marzban (February 21, 2006) (Read More...)

MEMRI.org - Special Dispatch Series No. 1076: "RARE FOOTAGE OF SAUDI COMEDIAN & AL-MAJD TV EMPLOYEE-TURNED-SUICIDE BOMBER MUHAMMAD SHAZZAF AL-SHEHRI" (January 24, 2006)

"www.memritv.org/search.asp?ACT=S9&P1=1004"

THE COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG: "FATHER OF SUICIDE BOMBING VICTIM: GOLDEN GLOBE TO 'PARADISE LOST' LEGITIMIZES TERRORISM" (January 23, 2006)

A Discussion on FREEREPUBLIC.com regarding a REUTERS article: "SUICIDE BOMBER FILM WINS HONOUR AT GOLDEN GLOBES" (January 16, 2006)

JIHAD WATCH.org (SUNDAY MIRROR): "AL-QAEDA'S PLOT TO INFECT TROOPS WITH AIDS VIRUS" (January 9, 2006)

stepping back in time...NEW SCIENTIST.com:"SUICIDE BOMBERS MAY SPREAD DISEASE" (July 24, 2002)

EMS RESPONDER.com: "RECOGNIZING IMMINENT DANGER: CHARACTERISTICS OF A SUICIDE BOMBER" (Updated October 31, 2005)

JIHAD WATCH.org (GulfNews): "'THEY PROMISED US PARADISE THROUGH MARTYRDOM'" (December 22, 2005)

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com: "SUICIDE KILLERS" by Jamie Glazov (December 12, 2005)

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com: "CONVERTS TO TERROR" by Daniel Pipes (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Islamist terror organizations particularly prize converts. They know the local culture and blend in.") (December 6, 2005)
MEMRI.org - Special Dispatch Series No. 1032: "REFORMIST SAUDI AUTHOR: RELIGIOUS CASSETTES ADVOCATED JIHAD BY EMPHASIZING MARTYR'S SEXUAL REWARDS" (November 23, 2005)
FrontPageMagazine.com: "WHAT PARADISE?" by Pierre Rehov (November 16, 2005)

INTERNET-HAGANAH.US: "MR. SHAEED HAS A BAD DAY AT THE OFFICE" (November 1, 2005)

A discussion on FreeRepublic.com regarding The Jewish Journal article by Marc Ballon: "WHAT MAKES BOMBERS TICK IN 'PARADISE'?" (October 28, 2005)

JIHAD WATCH.org (AFP): "RESEARCHERS PROBE MOTIVES OF SUICIDE BOMBERS" (October 4, 2005)

MEMRI.org - Special Dispatch Series - No. 983: "COMMANDER OF HAMAS MILITARY WING WOMEN'S UNIT: 'Our Members Yearn for Martyrdom'" (September 9, 2005)
CORRIERE.IT/english: Turin - "TURIN IMAM DEPORTED -- "HE'S DANGEROUS" Accused of praising Bin Laden. Como-based Tunisian activist also expelled." (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The ten children taking part in the ring-o'-roses protest beneath the market clock in Porta Palazzo were all wearing suicide bomber belts. The year was 1997, and that was the first time Bouriqi Bouchta, whose idea it was, attracted Italy’s attention.") (September 7, 2005)
MEMRITV.org/Transcript - Video Clip No. 838 - 8/31/2005: " 8/31/2005 Clip No. 838: "Sheik of Al-Azhar Muhammad Tantawi Explains on Al-Hurra TV When a Suicide Bomber Becomes a Martyr and When He Is Not" (TRANSCRIPT SNIPPET: "Following are excerpts from an interview with Sheik of Al-Azhar Muhammad Sayyed Tantawi, which aired on Al-Hurra TV on August 31, 2005")
MEMRI TV.org - Clip No. 843 - Transcript: "SAUDI IQRA TV RAISES MONEY FOR PALESTINIAN INTIFADA" (TRANSCRIPT SNIPPET: "Caption: The Saudi committee for support of the Al-Quds Intifada. Account number 98, a joint account in all Saudi banks.") (August 29, 2005)
FrontPageMagazine.com: "SYMPOSIUM: THROUGH THE EYES OF A SUICIDE BOMBER" by Jamie Glazov (August 12, 2005)

COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG: "INTERVIEW WITH PIERRE REHOV, DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER, ON PSYCHOLOGY BEHIND SUICIDE BOMBINGS" (July 27, 2005)

MEMRI.org - Special Dispatch Series - No. 909: "BAHRAINI AUTHOR AND JOURNALIST: THE PROPONENTS OF THE SUICIDE IDEOLOGY HAVE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "In an article that appeared in the Saudi daily Al-Yawm, titled "The Globalization of Islamic Suicide" author and journalist Sawsan Al-Sha'er wrote that the extremist Islamist groups are taking advantage of global communications to recruit suicide bombers, and predicted the spread of the suicide bomber phenomenon to Britain as well.") (May 17, 2005)
JIHAD WATCH.org (DAWN): "MAJORITY OF SUICIDE BOMBERS ARE EDUCATED" (January 13, 2005)

FOX NEWS.com: "TICKET TO HELL" by David Asman (December 9, 2004)

MEMRI.org - MIDDLE EAST MEDIA RESEARCH INSTITUTE Special Report - No.32: "MEMRI TV Project Special Report: Arab and Iranian TV Clips in Support of Suicide Bombing" (September 1, 2004)

JIHAD WATCH.org: "RATIONAL, EDUCATED AND PROSPEROUS: JUST YOUR AVERAGE SUICIDE BOMBER" (May 15, 2004)

SAAG.org - SOUTH ASIA ANALYSIS GROUP: "SUICIDE & SUICIDAL TERRORISM" by B. Raman (March 12, 2004)

JIHAD WATCH.org (HAARETZ): "10 SUICIDE BOMBINGS FOILED OVER PASSOVER HOLIDAY" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "One of two Tanzim activists caught at the end of March told interrogators the group that sent them had planned a series of other attacks, including one with a device to which blood infected with AIDS would be attached.") (April 13, 2004)
FrontPageMagazine.com: "AFFLUENT GENOCIDE" by Robert Spencer (October 14, 2003)

WorldNetDaily.com: "HAMAS LAUNCHES WEBZINE FOR KIDS Journal praises martyrs, encourages children to follow example" by Jon Dougherty (November 5, 2002)

NEW SCIENTIST.com: "SUICIDE BOMBERS MAY SPREAD DISEASE" (July 24, 2002)

WTVT.com - FOX13 Investigative: "JIHAD FOR KIDS" (February 4, 2002)


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