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Wednesday, January 28, 2004


January 28, 2004
SHEIKH FAYSAL MAWLAWI, THE DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL FOR FATWA AND RESEARCH, RESPONDED TO A QUESTION ABOUT WHETHER SUICIDE BOMBINGS WERE ILLEGAL: 'MARTYR OPERATIONS ARE TOTALLY DIFFERENT FROM THE FORBIDDEN SUICIDE... SO WHOEVER IS KILLED IN SUCH MISSIONS AS A MARTYR, MAY ALLAH BLESS HIM... I CALL ON EVERY PALESTINIAN NOT TO HESITATE IN CARRYING OUT SUCH OPERATIONS...' (ISLAMONLINE.NET, 1/27/04)


Jan. 27, 2004 TERRORIST AND CHILD Suicide bomber Reem Al-Rayashi, 22, holds an AK-47 assault rifle in one hand and her daughter Doha in the other. Doha, 2, is holding a rocket-propelled grenade. The picture - published for the first time - was taken on January 9, five days before Rayashi blew herself up at the Erez crossing, murdering four Israelis. From her clothing and the background, it appears the photo was taken at the same time she recorded her farewell video. Photo: Khaled Abu Toameh