We are constantly told that suicide attacks like this one are political, not religious in nature, and have nothing to do with Islam. Yet one wonders how many of these kinds of attacks we would still see if the bombers ceased to believe that they would be guaranteed Paradise for killing and being killed for Allah (cf. Qur’an 9:111). The religious inducement for such people is paramount and must be studied, without equivocation or apology.
“Five die in Somalia suicide blast,” from the UKPA, February 21:
At least five people were killed when a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden car at a police station in the Somali capital Mogadishu, a police officer said.
Mohamed Abdi said thick smoke rose into the sky after the powerful blast on Monday morning.
No group has yet said it was behind the attack, but Islamist insurgent groups have used suicide bombers in the past in an attempt to bring down the fragile government, which is supported by 8,000 African peacekeepers….