Friday, November 24, 2006

Grandma Muhammed

Fatma A-Najar, 57, becomes first grandmother suicide bomber

Until 57-year-old Fatma Omar A-Najar blew herself up near Israel Defense Forces troops in the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday, most female suicide bombers had been single. There had also been a few married women - but the 57-year-old Najar was the first grandmother suicide bomber.

Najar, a resident of Jabalya, had nine children and over 40 grandchildren. On Thursday morning, she called her children and asked to see them. She visited those who did not come to see her, without explaining the urgency of the meeting. Her family did not know where she was going when she left her home at roughly 12:00 PM.

Her family tried to explain that there is nothing wrong with a woman, no matter how old she is, carrying out a suicide bombing. Following the suicide attack at the Erez crossing by Rim A-Riashi, who was married with two children, Hamas spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin issued a religious ruling permitting female suicide bombers.

Najar's son Jihad told Haaretz that "a martyr's death is permitted for all, women and men." He said his father, Yusuf, died roughly one year ago but that his mother had been very politically involved prior to his death.

That was Haaretz.

Here's Arutz 7 and notice that foremost is the health of our soldiers:-

Three Givati Brigade soldiers were wounded shortly after 5:00 p.m. in an attempted suicide attack by 57-year-old Fatma Omar An-Najar, who detonated the black explosives belt that was strapped to her body when her attempt to reach the soldiers failed.

The troops blocked the attack by throwing a stun grenade at the Hamas terrorist, a mother of nine and grandmother of more than 25. The soldiers were injured by the flying shrapnel from the explosion.

And think about this statement:-

Explaining the suicide bomber’s action, Fathiya al-Najar, her oldest daughter, said that her son had been killed by Israelis, that her mother’s house had been destroyed, and that another grandson was in a wheelchair with an amputated leg. “She and I went to the mosque,” she told reporters. “We were looking for martyrdom.”

Come to think of it, and only if you insist, martyrdom can solve a demographic problem.

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