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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

The Suicide bombing expert

This article is very very very disturbing. "Daddy, I want to be a martyr. Can you get me an explosive belt?" When Abu Qaqa al-Tamimi's 9-year-old son asked for his help in becoming a suicide bomber, he was, to say the least, taken aback. "This is not what you expect to hear from a little boy," says al-Tamimi, an Iraqi man in his late 40s with close-cropped hair and a thin beard lining a round face. "I didn't know what to say." The son had even come up with a proposed target. "There was an American checkpoint near his school, and he said, 'They won't suspect me because I'm a kid, so I can walk right up to them and explode the belt.'" Like other Iraqi parents, al-Tamimi frets about the emotional toll on his child caused by the daily onslaught of suicide bombings. But al-Tamimi bears a personal responsibility for his son's bizarre ambitions. For the past 13 months, al-Tamimi has played a crucial, and murderous, role in the Iraqi insurgency: he is one of a small number of operatives who provide would-be suicide bombers with everything from safe houses to target information and explosives. Al-Tamimi says he also acts as a guardian, religious guide and all-around father figure in the final days of a bomber's life. "Once a volunteer is placed in my care," he says, "I am responsible for everything in his life until the time comes for him to end it." Al-Tamimi is often the last person bombers talk to before their deadly mission. He is so proficient at facilitating suicide bombings that he says his own brother and sister have asked to be considered for "martyrdom operations." He gave them some basic training but advised them to find other, less drastic ways of serving the insurgency. "A suicide bombing should be the last resort," he says. "It should not be a shortcut to paradise." Ya, like you are likely to ever see it you psycho bastard. Read the whole thing. It's eye-opening.


At 10/19/2005 02:13:00 AM, Blogger NBS said...

the thing that i find most fucked up, is how he knows that the groups jihads or whatever have different long term goals and want to turn iraq into something that he openly says he doesnt want, so he wants a better iraq, a safer iraq, yet he is blowing up buildings, police stations, all things that are vital to the future of his country, just to serve the purpose of getting the amercians out, doesnt he realise that the more they blow shit up the longer the amercians will stay, these people are so brainwashed its not funny, i feel sorry for them yet on the other hand i feel that they are total fucking morons!
surely instead of help sucide bombers in their last moments, he could go out and join the police, or go help in rebuilding, wouldnt that be more productive in the future of his great country, go build a fucking school for your kids mate, instead of teaching them how to build bombs. fucking idiots

At 10/19/2005 03:39:00 AM, Blogger ritzy said...

Ups! Seems like I beat you to this one with a good 24 hours! Keep it up babe! / ritzy

At 10/19/2005 05:01:00 AM, Blogger programmer craig said...

Shhh... hw was working, Ritzy!

As if that ever stopped him blogging before...

At 10/19/2005 06:41:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those fanatic jihadists dont care about infrastructure or human lives, all they see is their goals & nothing else. Thinking it's a short way to heaven.
I am pessimistic for the future, i think this glorification of blowing up oneself only served hatred inside ignorant humans which will backfire terribly soon.
Started by palestinians & now has become the trend of many religious zealots. The consequences we shall see lie in the future with much abominations still to unfold.

At 10/19/2005 06:53:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The root cause is Islam and what mo "the perfect prophet" taught them in their holy books. Kill the kafirs, strike off their heads, fight for the cause of allah, go to paradise and immerse in a celestial sex orgy with 72 virgins, etc. People without religion don't tend to embrace this kind of violence but with a fervent religious indoctrination, look out.



At 10/19/2005 02:41:00 PM, Blogger programmer craig said...

I don't think Islam is the root cause, Jonas... there are PLNETY of very violent religions in world history. I'm not sure anybody knows what the "cause" of this insanity is. Maybe it's just that - insanity. Do they even have insane asylums in the middle east, or some other method of dealing with the criminally insane?

No. It's not Islam. The part that really fucking bugs me though is not the terrorists, but the families, friends, associates, aquantances, etc of terrorists who condone terrorsim.

WTF is wrong with those people? And when the terrorism eventually brings the death and destruction to their own lives, they'll be the first whining and complaining about how they have been victimized and humiliated. You know it!

At 10/19/2005 05:15:00 PM, Blogger freefalla said...

Yeah, what a crazy bastard, and the madness seems to be seeping into those closest to him as well... As far as root causes go. Someone once told me if you ask 100 questions, the answer to 99 of them will be money. So I'm wondering what this al-tammimi's cut of the action is? What is the going rate for sheltering explosive psycho's these days anyway? How about planning attacks on civilians? The cowardly nature of these attacks is only compounded by the detestable nature of their motivation. Maybe that is the key to Islam's true role in this whole mess, the guilty twist its meaning to salve their own conscience.

At 10/19/2005 09:12:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think Islam is the root cause, Jonas... there are PLenTY of very violent religions in world history.

You can say evil is the root cause, Craig. Evil was in mohammed's heart when he said and did all those horrendous things. What else could it be? Divine inspiration to murder and rape? (Sorry, Muslim readers; you know that's what the holy books said he did, so don't take offense at this fact.) Eventually, everything he said and did were written down into holy books so his followers could imitate him because he is the perfect prophet who could do no wrong, and Islam was birth as a result.

Yes, there have been plenty of violent religions in world history, but in the here and now, Islam takes the center stage because the problem we are dealing with is terrorism. Terrorists, like the ones mentioned in the article, get their inspiration from the Koran. He treated women like crap, so many Muslims today do the same. Secular societies do have this problem, too, but because Muslims read it in the Koran, they now have legitimacy, because after all, the Koran is the unedited, uncorrupted word of allah so it has to be right. Mohammed killed the infidels, so today's terrorists find divine justification in blowing innocent people to pieces as is documented in the news story above. What do those foreign suicide bombers want? Paradise and the rewards of fighting for Allah. Where did they find this lie? In the Koran.

Now, imagine if Islam was Buddhism. Would we be fighting the war on terror today? Would we have buddhists trying to commit mass genocide in the name of buddha? What's the difference between the two religions? Could the difference be that one promotes a life of sexual abstinence and selflessness, while the other uses sexual fantasies and the reward of the afterlife to get their followers to fight for their deity?


At 10/20/2005 04:30:00 AM, Blogger NBS said...

Could the difference be that one promotes a life of sexual abstinence and selflessness, while the other uses sexual fantasies and the reward of the afterlife to get their followers to fight for their deity?

Nail on the head there mate.
mo-hum-ad was an evil monster, who sucks in innocent people with the promise of sexual fullfillment in heaven if they follow his words of death, torture and sadistic ideas. and because it is in some crappy fucked up book, it must be true, shit mate, i gotta start writing me own book and then claim to be god and in a few hundred years all these nutter people will do everything i ever dreamed about, just because it is in a book, so it must be true. talk about sheep, people with no brain following something that they dont understand nor can they even interupt.

SHAME on your sheep muslims, and hopefully one day this evil book will be burned in a pile of shit like it so deserves. i wont be bringing any child into a world that is filled with such evil people, and god help us if this shit speads to every cornear of the globe, hilter is a saint compared to mo-hum-ad

At 10/20/2005 07:19:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just for the record: I don't have anything against Muslims. They're all human beings just like the rest of us. I want people of all nationalities to live in peace and harmony. My beef is with Mohammed and the things he taught or permitted, and with terrorists who kill in the name of God.

Any Muslim who feels offended by anything I said should take a good look at their holy books. Challenge it's doctrines. Then if they believe I am wrong, tell me. What good is a mind if we don't use it.


At 10/25/2005 12:00:00 PM, Blogger NBS said...

jonas, no no, in the nice peaceful quran, its says that anyone who goes agianst his words will suffer the ring of fire and will burn in hell, and will suffer terrible pain on earth, but its ok, cos it will only get worse once they go to hell. nice book that one hey :):)


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