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3 2 A suicide attack is an attack intended to kill others and inflict widespread damage, in which the attacker expects or intends to die in the process.

4 The Bible Book of Judges recounts the story of the Jewish hero Samson and how he killed himself by bringing down the temple of the Philistines in order to kill three thousand Philistines. In the 18th century John Paul Jones wrote about Ottoman sailors setting their own ships on fire and ramming the ships of their enemies, although they knew this meant certain death for them. 3 SUCIDE BOMBING AND ISLAM

5 Islam (Submission) condemns suicide as much as it condemns brutality and aggression against others. (2:195) “you shall spend in the cause of GOD, do not throw yourselves with your own hands into destruction. You shall be charitable: GOD loves the charitable” 4 SUCIDE BOMBING AND ISLAM

6 In order to escape the problems of lives. They are guaranteed a financial support for family. Unbearable levels of oppression. Land Confiscations Mass Impressments Denial of basic necessities, such as; food, clothing, shelter, schools. 5 SUCIDE BOMBING AND ISLAM

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8 LAST YEAR PAKISTAN OCTOBER 2009

9 A man stands near the scene of an explosion in Peshawar, Pakistan on Wednesday Oct. 28, 2009. A car bomb has torn through a busy marketplace in north western Pakistan, collapsing several buildings, setting fires and killing at least 93 people including 60 women and children, mere hours after U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived in the country on an official visit.

10 Fire fighters extinguish fire at the site of a car bomb explosion in Peshawar located in Pakistan's restive North West Frontier Province October 28, 2009.

11 Pakistani volunteers rush an injured child to a hospital after an explosion from a car bomb in Peshawar, Pakistan on Wednesday Oct. 28, 2009

12 People make way for ambulance to collect injured people at the site of a car bomb explosion in Peshawar, Pakistan on Wednesday Oct. 28, 2009. Over 93 people have been killed, 200 injured in the blast

13 Members of a Pakistani private tribal militia, known locally as a Lashkar, chant slogans to vow to fight against militants at a rally on October 23, 2009 in Khar, the main town of Pakistani tribal region Bajur. Local militia members are encouraged by Pakistani security forces to fight against the militants in the violence ridden region of north western along Afghan border.

14 Young Pakistanis light candles around peace signs during a demonstration against terrorism, demanding peace in the country, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009 in Islamabad, Pakistan.

15 A relative holds a photo of deceased soldier Asif Ali during his funeral ceremony in Karachi, Pakistan on October 27, 2009. Lance Naik Asif Ali was killed on Sunday during military operation in South Waziristan, military officials said.

16 Children play a traditional game called Kabaddi, at an Afghan colony in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009

17 A policeman beats men for jumping a queue while waiting with hundreds of others at a food distribution point for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Dera Ismail Khan, in Pakistan's restive North West Frontier Province, October 27, 2009. The men had fled a military offensive in South Waziristan

18 Soldiers take their positions outside the main gate of the Pakistan army headquarters after an attack by armed men in Rawalpindi, on the outskirts of Islamabad, October 10, 2009. Suspected militants dressed in army uniforms attacked Pakistan's army headquarters on Saturday, killing four guards and triggering a battle in which four gunmen were killed, military officials said

19 Pakistan's new Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud, centre, operates light machine gun with his comrades in Sararogha in Pakistani tribal area of South Waziristan along the Afghanistan border on October 4, 2009

20 Residents fleeing a military offensive against the Pakistani Taliban in South Waziristan October 19, 2009

21 SUCIDE BOMBING AND ISLAM 20 Jihad means to strive or struggle. Jihad is applied in various ways: there is jihad of the hand, which means the struggle to put faith into action by doing good deeds; jihad of the heart, which is the struggle to make the faith real as a spiritual force; jihad of the tongue, the struggle to speak about the faith with others; and jihad of the sword, the struggle to defend the faith when it is under attack. Suicide is haram in Islam. It's prohibited, like a mortal sin. And murder is haram. And to kill civilians is murder. The taking of one's own life, not to mention the taking of the lives of innocents, is forbidden Islam teaches that the person who takes his/her own life will be condemned to hell War, in Islam, can only be fought in self-defense and has limits and boundaries

22 Violates every tenet of Islam. Now we Muslims are recognized as the ‘Muslim Suicide Bombers’ in the media. Men, women and children are now afraid of the fact that they will become victims of these attacks if they CONVERT. 21 SUCIDE BOMBING AND ISLAM

23 22 Wafa Idrees was the first female Shaheeda. “ Martyrdom is a privilege she said softly. We shall be like stars; like the sun. Then in the instant when she rose up it was as if everybody awoke, it became clear to them all that she really meant business, she was going through with it all the way she was holding in her hand the wire that connected all the pins of all the grenades beneath her gown…she pulled the wire anyway…”

24 SUCIDE BOMBING AND ISLAM 23 On January 27 2002, 27-year old Wafa Idris, a Fatah activist from the al-Amari refugee camp near Ramallah, carried a bomb that detonated in central Jerusalem, killing an 81-year old Israeli and injuring over a hundred.

25 In the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Palestinian militant groups have recruited minors to attack Israeli targets, both military and civilian, especially during the Second Intifada. In some cases these attacks have been suicidal in nature. This deliberate involvement of children in armed conflict has been condemned by international organizations and certain Palestinian groups. SUCIDE BOMBING AND ISLAM 24

26 SUCIDE BOMBING AND ISLAM 25 An injured Afghan boy in hospital following a suicide attack in Kunduz on Saturday.

27 SUCIDE BOMBING AND ISLAM 26 An Iraq man takes a picture with his cellular phone of a little girl killed when a suicide truck bomber firing a machine gun blew up his vehicle near a police centre, in Iraq's northern oil city of Kirkuk.

28 SUCIDE BOMBING AND ISLAM 27 Relatives and Iraqi medics put bandage on a person injured in a suicide car bomb attack, in Kirkuk, Iraq, Sunday Sept. 17, 2006.

29 SUCIDE BOMBING AND ISLAM 28 Injured Iraqi girl Tabarq Yasin, 9, recovers in a hospital, in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday Sept. 16, 2006. Yasin was injured on Thursday when she was caught in the crossfire of U.S. soldiers and Iraq resistance in western Baghdad her father said. Daily attacks by US troops take place in Iraq cities.

30 SUCIDE BOMBING AND ISLAM 29 Peshawar: With the latest suicide attack on a Federal Minister Ameer Muqam's house in Hayatabad, Peshawar, the number of suicide attacks in Pakistan reached to 62 which has killed a total of around 800 people. The first suicide attack was occurred in the country's capital Islamabad in 1995 when the bomber rammed his explosives-laden truck into the embassy of Egypt which killed 14 people. The bomber was Egyptian. The second bomber was Pakistani who attacked French engineers outside of Karachi's Sheraton Hotel in May 2002. 14 people including 11 French engineers were killed in this attack. On 14 June, 2002, another suicide bomber detonated his explosives- laden truck outside of American embassy in Karachi which killed 12 persons.

31 A Pakistani bomb disposal squad member removes an explosive suicide jacket from the body of an attacker at the premises of Federal Investigation Agency after gunmen attacked in Lahore on October 15, 2009. Five people including three police officers were killed in the attack on October 15 at the police building in the eastern city of Lahore, a police official said.

32 Pakistani musician Mohammad Akbar sits in a queue to register with authorities in Dera Ismail Khan, as he flees from military operations against Taliban militants in South Waziristan on October 20, 2009. Akbar says he prays every day for the Pakistan army to crush the Taliban so he can make sweet music once more without fearing for his life. The 39-year-old was speaking in the dusty town of Dera Ismail Khan where he fled with his wife and seven children to escape a major offensive by the army against the Tehreek-e-Taliban in neighbouring South Waziristan

33 SUCIDE BOMBING AND ISLAM 32 Only one suicide attack was taken place in 2003 which targeted President Gen. Pervez Musharraf in Rawalpindi, near capital Islamabad. Five people were killed in this attack. The next year Pakistan experienced five suicide attacks including the one in Attock on the country's Prime Minister. The other four attacks had sectarian base. A total of 57 people were killed in these attacks. 2005 saw only two suicide attacks, both sectarian, which killed 31 people. The number of suicide attacks in 2006 again rose to six, including two sectarian, which killed around 140 people. American embassy and Pakistani security forces were targeted in the four suicide attacks on this year.

34 SUCIDE BOMBING AND ISLAM 33 The number of suicide attacks in 2007 has rose to the highest level. A total of 47 suicide attacks have been occurred till the recent one in Hayatabad, Peshawar. 538 people are killed in these suicide attacks. A former Prime Minister and two Federal Ministers were targeted in these suicide attacks. The country's cosmopolitan city Karachi has seen nine suicide attacks so far which killed a total of 230 people. Eleven suicide attacks were occurred in Punjab which killed 90 people. Five of theses suicide attacks were in Rawalpindi, near Islamabad, where numerous military bases are located. Two suicide incidents have taken place in Baluchistan that killed 47 people. Most of the suicide attacks, 35, have taken place in the Northern Western Frontier Province that which killed around 370 people.

35 People help victims of a suicide attack in Peshawar, Pakistan on Friday, Oct. 16, 2009. A suicide attacker detonated a car bomb at a mosque next to a police station in the northwest Pakistani city of Peshawar on Friday, killing more than 10 people

36 SUCIDE BOMBING AND ISLAM 35 The capital, Islamabad, has also seen five suicide attacks that killed 69 people. Most of these suicide attacks have been happened in settle areas which means that the security situation is very miserable in the country.


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