A talk with a young failed suicide bomberMikey 14 comments
Time magazine have talked with a failed suicide bomber, a 17 year old boy who intended to assassinate the governor of Nangahar Province.
What's most interesting and somehow not surprising is his limited view of the world around him, and it became clear he had been indoctrined by the Taliban just like many others his own age. From the article:
"Only 17, he was terrified. Not only because of an uncertain fate, but perhaps more so because the world was not as the Taliban had described it. The Taliban indoctrinated him well, convincing him the Americans were stealing the faith of Afghan Muslims. Turning them into kafirs. I asked him if he hated the governor. No, it was simply that in working with the Americans he'd fallen away from Islam. He deserved to die."
It is a good read. See the complete article here.