Pakistani Teenager Tells Of Failed Suicide Bomb Mission

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Coat of Arms of the Taliban regime (1996-2001). Photo: Falerístico (CC)

With the increasing number of suicide bombing, it is often asked, what were they thinking? Why did they do this? After 14-year-old Umar Fidai’s explosive vest failed to detonate, he discusses how the Taliban trained him and his regret towards his actions. BBC News reports:

In early April a suicide blast ripped though a Pakistani shrine packed with thousands of devotees, leaving scores dead. Both attackers were schoolboys in their early teens. But one survived and told the BBC’s Aleem Maqbool what made him want to take his life and the lives of others.

“All I was thinking was that I had to detonate myself near as many people as possible. When I decided it was the right time, it was a moment of happiness for me,” said 14-year-old Umar Fidai.

“I thought that there would be a little bit of pain, but then I would be in heaven.”

Umar did not make it to paradise. Instead, we find him in custody.

[Continues at BBC News with video of interview]

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  • MrPINKi

    Go Umar it’s ur birthday not really your in prison, dumbass! How does one look forward to blowing themselves up and why would they think that by destroying something that God gave you (your life) would be a first class ticket to heaven and with virgins no less?

  • MrPINKi

    Go Umar it’s ur birthday not really your in prison, dumbass! How does one look forward to blowing themselves up and why would they think that by destroying something that God gave you (your life) would be a first class ticket to heaven and with virgins no less?

    • Dave_Plankton

      Because religious people told them that was the right thing to do. Once you get a young and impressionable mind and warp it with God and religion you can get them to do anything- even keep quiet about you raping them if you’re a catholic priest.

      • Tchoutoye

        Religious people…. or intelligence agencies posing as religious people, using drugs and mind control to create Manchurian candidates.

  • Hadrian999

    if it’s any consolation, he probably wont be a virgin for long

  • Hadrian999

    if it’s any consolation, he probably wont be a virgin for long

  • Anonymous

    Because religious people told them that was the right thing to do. Once you get a young and impressionable mind and warp it with God and religion you can get them to do anything- even keep quiet about you raping them if you’re a catholic priest.

  • http://strictlyapathy.comoj.com SoulArbiter

    The only one who awaits you now, friend, is big ol’ Bubba.

  • http://strictlyapathy.comoj.com/ SoulArbiter

    The only one who awaits you now, friend, is big ol’ Bubba.

  • Anonymous

    Religious people…. or intelligence agencies posing as religious people, using drugs and mind control to create Manchurian candidates.

  • Synapse

    Don’t worry, they’ll set him free, release him back into his home community, be further brainwashed, and he’ll be back to try again at the perfectly rational age of 18.

  • Synapse

    Don’t worry, they’ll set him free, release him back into his home community, be further brainwashed, and he’ll be back to try again at the perfectly rational age of 18.

  • http://newdruidexpress.blogspot.com Symbollocks The Druid

    This does not seem remarkable. I am waiting to hear an insider recount a successful suicide mission.

  • http://newdruidexpress.blogspot.com Symbollocks The Druid

    This does not seem remarkable. I am waiting to hear an insider recount a successful suicide mission.

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