Paradise is guaranteed in the Qur’an to those who “kill and are killed” for Allah (9:111), so can any “moderate Muslim” explain how the Taliban is misinterpreting the Book of Peace in this regard?
“Revelations of a failed teenager suicide bomber,” from Radio Australia News, April 20:
A teenage would-be suicide bomber who survived his failed attack has spoken about his experience.
The 14-year-old gave unprecedented insight into the motivations of suicide bombers, who tend to be young males.
The boy was seriously injured after his suicide vest failed to properly explode outside a shrine in Pakistan’s Punjab province.
He says he was recruited by the Taliban, which promised him paradise after he died.
“Taliban used to stop us as we went to school and told us there was no point studying,” he said.
“They said nothing’s better than paradise and you can earn that by killing non-believers.”
“They prayed all the time and read the Koran so I thought they were good people.”
“My heart told me to go and train with them.”