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Submitted by A.A (United States), Dec 11, 2003 at 14:23

When an islamist kills an un-believer in a suicide attack, he believes that he is achieving the following:

-He is pleasing Allah by following what is prescribed for him in Quran and guaranteeing himself a place in heaven ,which Allah has promised in lieu of sacrificing his life (Q:9.111).

-He is by-passing the wait till judgement day inside his grave which all other pious muslims have to go through (but martyrs are exempted and head to heaven right away according to Quran).

For a true believer in Quran, the two above attractions are better than any worldly attraction, whether he is rich or poor. No wonder that there is no shortage of volunteers for suicide attacks. The terrorist bosses, whether they themselves believe in it or not, make sure that their young followers believe in it. The 8000 madrassas of Pakistan are churning out thousands of potential suicide bombers which are creating a havoc in Kashmir , Afghanistan and other countries.
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