Jihad Watch reader Nicolei, who kindly sent this in, comments: “The Iraqi Christians are just as poor if not worse off than the Iraqi Muslims. Yet the Christians don’t resort to suicide bombings. Have the Muslims ever wondered why the ‘evil Zionists and Americans’ had not or could not recruit any of the poor Christian widows and children whose husbands and fathers were killed by the Muslims to be suicide bombers to exact revenge against the Muslims?”
“Iraq: ‘Hardship’ behind women and child suicide bombers,” from AKI, June 23 (thanks to Nicolei):
Baghdad, 23 June (AKI) – Poverty, social deprivation and widespread unemployment are making women and children across Iraq vulnerable for recruitment as suicide bombers, according to a report released on Monday.
As recently as Sunday, a female suicide bomber killed at least 15 people and wounded some 30 others in the central city of Baquba, north of Baghdad, local police were quoted as saying.
Baquba is the capital of the volatile al-Qaeda stronghold of Diyala province.
“There around a million widows and hundreds of thousands of marginalised divorcees. This is made difficult by onerous procedures to receive social welfare, which is inadequate for the large numbers of impoverished women,” said the report.
The report was published by Iraq’s Rights and Constitutional Freedoms Observatory, which describes itself as an independent research institute.
“Furthermore, the grave economic and social crisis coupled with unemployment has led to the breakdown of traditional family structures, placing upon many women the economic burden of keeping their families,” the report said.
Extremists can lure women embittered by the loss of their husbands and children in acts of violence, according to the report….