That is, Islamic martyrdom, which involves killing and being killed in the service of Allah (cf. Qur’an 9:111). The-Americans-Love-Pepsi-Cola-We-Love-Death Alert from AP, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
ZACARIAS Moussaoui, who has pleaded guilty to conspiracy in the September11, 2001 terror attacks in the United States, craves martyrdom and would be disappointed not to be sentenced to death, said a British imam acquainted with him.
In court in Alexandria, Virginia, US, however, Moussaoui has expressed a belief that US president George Bush will release him from prison….
“It is my personal belief that the reason he is doing this is that he wants that martyr status,” Abdul Haq Baker, chairperson of the Brixton mosque in south London, said yesterday.
“If he receives the death penalty, he believes in the eyes of the Muslim community he will be seen as a martyr,” Baker said in an interview with BBC radio.
“If that is discredited in any way by questions of his sanity, then he will just be locked up in prison for a long time, and that will not give him any credibility at all.”…
“He wanted a sense of belonging, and there was frustration at what was being seen as atrocities being committed in the Muslim world,” Baker said.
“He was actively seeking a reason for jihad.
“We had conversations about that.
“He asked me “˜Where is the next jihad?” and do I know where jihad is, and I said “˜No, I don’t.”
“He got very frustrated, because he believed I was withholding information from him.
“He was actively seeking a battlefield.”