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Were Saudi suicide bombers high on heroin?

A Saudi official says the results of laboratory tests on the remains of suicide bombers who blew themselves up in terrorist attacks there show they had enough heroin in them to keep them from feeling pain when they blew themselves up.

Saudi Arabia’s al-Watan newspaper quoted the Saudi security advisor, Dr. Yusuf Rumaih, saying that the Kingdom sent the samples of remains of terrorists to three foreign countries, where the results showed the presence of heroin in their bodies.

He did not specify which suicide bombers were tested or the incidents in which they blew themselves up.

“This indicated that the drug led them to commit suicide with indifference as they were promised paradise with virgins,” reported Abdul Nabi Shaheen on the al-Nisr website GulfNews.

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Not Surprised

posted September 26, 2011 at 6:30 am

Not surprised! Cowards only want others to feel pain. They don’t want to feel it themselves. And their “leaders”, they only want to send others to do the dirty deed. They do not do it themselves or send their own children.

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posted September 28, 2011 at 8:04 am

and we all thought it was for Allah what a joke it was for dope and sex

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posted September 28, 2011 at 5:42 pm

The ‘base’ is more basic than the tower.

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posted September 28, 2011 at 5:44 pm

The faith that they professed could not have been very great. But what a curious paradox. It was great enough to induce them to the cause of martyrdom for the sake of Allah, but not great enough to induce them to love Him enough as to be able to trust Him to the full. If they needed and used a chemical buffer against the anticipated pain of their act of love on His behalf, then quite apparently, for them, a spiritual buffer was out of the question. They couldn’t trust Him to protect them from the pain. Their hate was strong, but their faith was weak. I wonder if they got into Paradise. Scilicet Ab Ambagibus.

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