Thursday, 14 July 2005 - 14:09 BSTName: Joanna
I saw a documentary re. suicide bombers which showed that families of suicide bombers get a big payout from some terrorist organization. Also, the families do know in advance and do encourage this behavior as it supposedly ushers the bomber directly into a paradise of 72 virgins per bomber and a bunch of other benefits. What was not shown was an interview with the bombers' mothers and wives. Maybe the men in their families believe that brother did a good thing, but you have to wonder if the women feel that way, too. To have your son/husband splatter himself all over the landscape and kill a lot of other people in the process, this would have to harrow a woman's feelings.