Probably this suicide bomber misunderstood the passage in the Qur’an that guarantees Paradise to those who “kill and are killed” for Allah (9:111) to mean — now, I know this is crazy — that Paradise is guaranteed to those who “kill and are killed” for Allah. Everybody knows, of course, that if you only understood Arabic, you’d know that the passage really means that Paradise is guaranteed to those who “hug and are hugged” for Allah, but Misunderstanding of Islam is sadly rampant among the devoutest believers.
“Suicide bomb kills 16 at market in north-west Pakistan,” from the BBC, December 9 (thanks to Twostellas):
A bomb has gone off in a market in north-western Pakistan, killing at least 16 people, police say.
The explosion took place at a bus terminal in the main bazaar in the town of Kohat, close to Pakistan’s border regions with Afghanistan.
Police say a suicide bomber carried out the attack.
The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for two blasts at a government compound in the border area on Monday which killed 40 people….