““I am very proud of what she did. Allahu Akbar (God is greatest),” one of her sons, Fuad, 31, told Reuters.On a video released by Hamas, the woman read out a statement saying said she wanted to dedicate her death to Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails and to Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas.
“I offer myself as a sacrifice to God and to the homeland,” she said.”
There is no doubt that what the Palestinians go through is awful. There is no doubt that some Israeli policy causes psychological impacts that assist in the creation of suicide bombers. Stress and trauma of this conflict coupled with economic despair is fertilizer for these bombs, there is no doubt about that, but it is not the sole reason these bombs explode. There needs to be a detonator.
No, these acts are not acts that are tolerated by Islam, yet they are acts that are tolerated by Muslims. How is it that these same people that will five times a day face the same kaba as I will also name a street after a suicide bomber? How is it that these families of these suicide bombers will be given payment each month for the “honorable” loss of their loved one?
Moreso, why is it that I feel like I can’t do anything about this?