“Boy ready for martyrdom,” from the San Francisco Chronicle, with thanks to Charles at LGF, who notes: “notice how this SF Chronicle story uses the language of the monsters themselves to describe their crimes: ‘Boy Ready for Martyrdom,’ instead of the more accurate ‘Boy Ready to Commit Mass Murder.'”
Fifteen-year-old Abdel Kareem Mohammed Abu Habel sits in an Israeli prison after he tried and failed to martyr himself last year. Would he do it again? Without a doubt, he says.
Abdel Kareem Mohammed Abu Habel agrees with Israeli critics who say that next week’s disengagement from the Gaza Strip and parts of the West Bank will do nothing to stop Palestinian terrorist attacks against Israel.
Sitting in his jail cell in the Sharon Detention Center in central Israel, he also said he would never accept peace with the Jewish state, even if Israel eventually pulled back to its pre-1967 borders, behind the so-called Green Line. He doesn’t even know what the Green Line is.
The only peace he wants “is to get back all our lands,” meaning the entire state of Israel.
“We don’t want the Jews on this world,” he said.
Abdel is 15. He has a baby face that sharply contrasts with the cigarette sticking out of his broken teeth. He sits in a cell, approximately 10 feet by 10 feet, the light from a bright blue sky filtering through an iron grate ceiling in the courtyard outside.
He is in prison for strapping a bomb to his belly in the spring of 2004 and trying to kill Israelis by killing himself.
If he were released today, he said, it would not be long before he tried again.
“One month,” he estimated. “I would want to see my family first.”