The Mind of a Teenage Suicide Bomber


Here's an interesting account of Hussam Abdo, a a 16-year-old would-be suicide bomber. A snippet:

Hussam Abdo, 16, told the Israeli newspaper Yediot Ahronot, he had learned about paradise in school.

?A river of honey, a river of wine and 72 virgins. Since I have been studying Koran I know about the sweet life that waits there,? he said.

He was caught yesterday with a suicide bomb vest strapped to his body at a crowded checkpoint, setting off a tense encounter with soldiers the army said he had been sent to kill.