Clearly many Muslims around the world agree with Egyptian cleric Hashem Islam Ali Islam, who said recently: "I say to people who object to martyrdom operations that martyrdom operations are among the deeds most pleasing to Allah."
"Car suicide bomber kills 8 in northeast Nigeria," from Associated Press, August 5 (thanks to Kenneth):
DAMATURU, Nigeria – Police in northeastern Nigeria say a suicide bomber has killed six soldiers and two civilians in a city wracked by violence.
Yobe state police chief Patrick Egbuniwe said a suspected member of the radical Islamist sect Boko Haram on Sunday set off explosives in a car after being surrounded by military patrol vehicles in the city of Damaturu.
Egbuniwe said six soldiers were killed, and nine others were hospitalized....
Boko Haram is held responsible for more than 650 deaths this year alone according to an Associated Press count.