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Subject: ALL AMERICANS SHOULD READ THIS
ALL AMERICANS SHOULD READ THIS
The psychology behind suicide bombings.
By – Pierre Rehov, documentary filmmaker
On July 15, MSNBC’s “Connected” program discussed the July 7th London
One of the guests was Pierre Rehov, a French filmmaker who has filmed six
documentaries on the intifada by going undercover in the Palestinian areas. Pierre’s
upcoming film, “Suicide Killers,” is based on interviews that he conducted with the
families of suicidebombers and would-be bombers in an attempt to find out why they do
it. Pierre agreed to a request for a Q&A interview here about his work on the new
Q – What inspired you to produce “Suicide Killers,” your seventh film?
A – I started working with victims of suicide attacks to make a film
on PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) when I becameÂ fascinated with the
personalities of those who had committed those crimes, as they were described again and
again by their victims.
Especially the fact that suicide bombers are all smiling one second before they blow
Q – Why is this film especially important?
A – People don’t understand the devastating culture behind this unbelievable
My film is not politically correct because it addresses the real problem,showing the
real face of Islam. It points the finger against a culture of hatred in which the
uneducatedare brainwashed to a level where their only solution in life becomes to kill
themselves and killothers in the name of a God whose word, as transmitted by other men,
has become their only certitude.
Q – What insights did you gain from making this film? What do you
know that other experts do not know?
A – I came to the conclusion that we are facing a neurosis at thelevel of an entire
civilization. Most neuroses have in common a dramatic event, generally linked to
an unacceptable sexual behavior. In this case, we are talking of kids living all their
lives inpure frustration, with no opportunity to experience sex, love, tenderness or
even understandingfrom the opposite sex. The separation between men and women in Islam
is absolute. So is contempt towardwomen, who are totally dominated by men. This leads
to a situation of pure anxiety, in which normal behavior is not possible. It is no
coincidence that suicide killers are mostly young mendominated subconsciously by an
overwhelming libido that they not only cannot satisfy butare afraid of, as if it is the
work of the devil.
Since Islam describes heaven as a place where everything on Earth will finally be
allowed, and promises 72 virgins to those frustrated kids, killing others and killing
themselves to reach this redemption becomes their only solution.
Q – What was it like to interview would-be suicide bombers, their families and
survivors of suicide bombings?
A – It was a fascinating and a terrifying experience. You are dealing with seemingly
normal people with very nice manners who have their own logic, which to a certain
extent can make sense since they are so convinced that what they say is true. It is
like dealing with pure craziness, like interviewing people in an asylum, since what
they say, is for them, the absolute truth. I hear a mother saying “Thank God, my son
is dead.” Her son had became a shaheed, a martyr, which for her was a greater source of
pride than if he had became an engineer, a doctor or a winner of the Nobel Prize.
This system of values works completely backwards since theirinterpretation of Islam
worships death much more than life. You are facing people whose only dream, only
achievement goal is to fulfill what they believe to be their destiny, namely to be a
Shaheed or the family of a shaheed.
They don’t see the innocent being killed, they only see the impurethat they have to
Q – You say suicide bombers experience a moment of absolute power,
beyond punishment. Is death the ultimate power?
A – Not death as an end, but death as a door opener to the after life.
They are seeking the reward that God has promised them. They work for God, the
ultimate authority, above all human laws. They therefore experience this single
delusional second of absolute power,where nothing bad can ever happen to them, since
they become God’s sword.
Q – Is there a suicide bomber personality profile? Describe the
A – Generally kids between 15 and 25 bearing a lot of complexes,
generally inferiority complexes. They must have been fed with religion. They usually
have a lack ofdeveloped personality. Usually they are impressionable idealists. In the
western world they wouldeasily have become drug addicts, but not criminals.
Interestingly, they are not criminals since they don’t see good and evil the same way
that we do. If they had been raised in an Occidental culture, they would have hated
violence. But they constantly battle against their own death anxiety. The only
solution to this deep-seated pathology is to be willing to die and be rewarded in the
afterlife in Paradise.
Q – Are suicide bombers principally motivated by religious conviction?
A – Yes, it is their only conviction. They don’t act to gain a territory or to find
freedom or even dignity. They only follow Allah, the supreme judge, and what He
tells them to do.
Q – Do all Muslims interpret jihad and martyrdom in the same way?
A – All Muslim believers believe that, ultimately, Islam will prevail
on earth. They believe this is the only true religion and there is no room, in their
mind, for interpretation. The main difference between moderate Muslims and extremists
is that moderate Muslims don’t think they will see the absolute victory of Islam during
their lifetime, therefore they respect other beliefs. The extremists believe that the
fulfillment of the Prophecy of Islam and ruling the entire world as described in the
Koran, is for today. Each victory of Bin Laden convinces 20 million moderate Muslims to
Q – Describe the culture that manufactures suicide bombers.
A – Oppression, lack of freedom, brain washing, organized poverty,
placing God in charge of daily life, total separation between men and women, forbidding
sex, giving women no power whatsoever, and placing men in charge of family honor, which
is mainly connected to their women’s behavior.
Q – What socio-economic forces support the perpetuation of suicide bombings?
A – Muslim charity is usually a cover for supporting terrorist organizations. But one
has also to look at countries like Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Iran, which are also
supporting the same organizations through different networks. The ironic thing in the
case of Palestinian suicide bombers is that most of the money comes through financial
support from theOccidental world, donated to a culture that utterly hates and rejects
the West (mainly symbolized by Israel).
Q – Is there a financial support network for the families of the
suicide bombers? If so, who is paying them and how does that affect the decision?
A – There used to be a financial incentive in the days of Saddam
Hussein ($25,000 per family) and Yasser Arafat (smaller amounts), but these
days are gone. It is a mistake to believe that these families would sacrifice their
children for money. Although, the children themselves who are very attached to their
families, might find in this financial support another reason to become suicide
bombers. It is like buying a life insurance policy and then committing suicide.
Q – Why are so many suicide bombers young men?
A – As discussed above, libido is paramount. Also ego, because this is a sure way to
become a hero. The shaheed are the cowboys or the firemen of Islam. Shaheed is a
positively reinforced value in this culture. And what kid has never dreamed of becoming
a cowboy or a fireman?
Q – What role does the U.N. play in the terrorist equation?
A – The U.N. is in the hands of Arab countries and third world or
ex-communist countries. Their hands are tied. The U.N. has condemned Israel more than
any other country in the world, including the regime of Castro, Idi Amin or Kaddahfi.
By behaving this way, theU.N. leaves a door open by not openly condemning terrorist
organizations. In addition, through UNRWA, the U.N. is directly tied to terror
organizations such as Hamas, representing 65 percent of their apparatus in
the so-called Palestinian refugee camps. As a support to Arab countries, the
U.N. has maintained Palestinians in camps with the hope to “return” into Israel for
more than 50 years, therefore making it impossible to settle those populations, which
still live in deplorable conditions. Four hundred million dollars are spent every year,
mainly financed by U.S. taxes, to support 23,000 employees of UNRWA, many of whom
belong to terrorist organizations (see Congressman Eric Cantor on this subject,
and in my film “Hostages of Hatred”).
Q – You say that a suicide bomber is a ‘stupid bomb and a smart bomb’
simultaneously. Explain what you mean.
A – Unlike an electronic device, a suicide killer has until the last
second the capacity to change his mind. In reality, he is nothing but a platform
representing interests which are not his, but he doesn’t know it.
Q – How can we put an end to the madness of suicide bombings and
terrorism in general?
A – Stop being politically correct and stop believing that this
culture is a victim of ours. Radical Islamism today is nothing but a new form of
Nazism. Nobody was trying to justify or excuse Hitler in the 1930s. We had to defeat
him in order to make peace one day with the German people.
Q – Are these men traveling outside their native areas in large numbers? Based on
your research, would you predict that we are beginning to see a new wave of suicide
bombings outside the Middle East?
A – Every successful terror attack is considered a victory by the radical Islamists.
Everywhere Islam expands there is regional conflict. Right now, there are thousands of
candidates for martyrdom lining up in training camps in Bosnia, Afghanistan and
Pakistan. Inside Europe, hundreds of illegal mosques are preparing the next step of
brain washing to lost young men who cannot find a satisfying identity in the Occidental
world. Israel is much more prepared for this than the rest of the world will ever be.
Yes, there will be more suicide killings in Europe and the U.S.A. Sadly, this is only the beginning.
This interview appears to point out what so many have said for so long. This cultural clash will inevitably end in bloodshed that the world has never witnessed before.