Gee, Mr. Hooper, can you please explain to me how someone could die in an inner spiritual struggle?
By Paul Mulvey for AAP, :
ONE of nine suspects in Australia’s largest alleged terrorist conspiracy told his mother he was about to enter paradise, a Sydney court was told today.
The committal hearing for the nine Sydney men was told that Mazen Touma had told his mother “Allah’s satisfaction is more important than yours”.
Crown prosecutor Wendy Abraham QC told Penrith Local Court that Mr Touma had allegedly told a friend his mother had disapproved of his plan to die in a jihad.
“He said jihad was an obligation for every Muslim and that he did not need her permission,” Ms Abraham told the court.
“It is alleged he said his mother should be patient because tomorrow her children would be in paradise.
“He spoke of Allah giving him a paradise for martyrdom.”
Qur’an 9:111 guarantees Paradise to those who “kill and are killed” for Allah.