Ibrahim Hooper, I think you should call this Ahmadinejad fellow. He and many others in Iran seem to have the crazy idea that Allah promises Paradise to those who “kill and are killed” for him (cf. Qur’an 9:111).
“Iran to launch a new suicide bombers garrison on Thursday,” from IranFocus, with thanks to Mackie:
Tehran, Iran, May 24 — Iran will launch a new suicide-bombers garrison on Thursday, according to the head of a group affiliated to the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps.
Mohammad-Ali Samadi, spokesman for the Headquarters to Commemorate the Martyrs of the Global Islamic Movement, a government-orchestrated campaign to recruit suicide bombers, told the state-run news agency Mehr on Tuesday that the group planned to officially announce the existence of the new garrison in a ceremony in Tehran’s largest cemetery on Thursday afternoon.
The new garrison will be named after Nader Mahdavi, an IRGC naval commander who died in a suicide attack on an American naval vessel in 1987, Samadi said.
The report said that more that 55,000 “volunteers for martyrdom-seeking operations” had been registered so far by the organisation, which also calls itself “Estesh”hadioun”, or martyrdom-seekers.
In February, the group launched a new recruitment drive for suicide bombers in Tehran to fight against “Global Blasphemy”.
The group was set up by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards in 2004. Those who join have three choices: To carry out suicide attacks against “the infidels occupying Iraq”, against Israel, or against Salman Rushdie.