|A soldier stands at the site of a suicide attack in Irbil, capital of the semi-|
autonomous Kurdish region in northern Iraq that took place near the city's
historic citadel on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014
Saudi militants in ISIL are using nepotism to ensure friends and family members get bumped to the top of suicide bombing wait lists, according to a frustrated Chechen militant.
In a recent post on a website believed to be linked to a Chechen ISIL battalion, Kamil Abu Sultan ad-Daghestani complained that Chechens are being robbed of their hard-earned chance to blow themselves up because of the Saudis.
Abu Sultan noted that connections are the only way to skip the line to become a suicide bomber. This non-merit based process, according to Abu Sultan, has resulted in ISIL fighters issuing complaints to their leaders.
Abu Sultan wrote that one of these fighters told his leader, “Those Saudis have got things sewn up. They won’t let anyone in. They are letting their relatives go to the front of the line using blat (connections).”
A recent ISIL guidebook explicitly mentioned the high supply of suicide bombers, telling potential “martyrs” to be patient after their training period, as they’d have to deal with a waiting list.
Abu Sultan said the lengthy waiting list, which can reach up to several months, leads to some ISIL fighters dying before getting the chance to kill themselves.
So, apparently, there will never be any shortage of suicide bombers in Islam. Those of us who had been hoping they might run out one day can forget that dream. The propaganda of the demonic leaders of ISIL is so easily and completely accepted by a hapless, deluded people, that suicide bombers will be with us until Jesus comes, literally.
One of the great ironies of Muslim suicide bombers is that they believe they are martyrs, when in fact, they will wake up in Hell, and the people they just murdered will be the real martyrs.
Another irony is that one way of countering suicide bombing is to tell the poor fools the truth (see preceding sentence). However, that can't happen without insulting Islam. No government in the world is prepared to insult Islam by stating the obvious -
Some of these militants have become so desperate to get to the top of the list that they’ve travelled to different areas of the battlefield in hopes of speeding up the process, according to Abu Sultan, who was told one of these stories by the head leader of Chechen ISIL militants, Abu Omar al-Shishani.
“Amir (leader) al-Shishani told me about a young lad who went to Iraq for a suicide mission, and he went there because in Sham (Syria) there is a very long queue (of several thousand people).”
The fighter, Kabir Ahmed, was in Syria during the time of the interview, and told the BBC that he was trying to “get his name pushed up the list.”
Ahmed’s efforts were successful after a move to Iraq, where he killed himself and a senior police official during a suicide-bombing mission in November.
A death by suicide bombing is in high demand for tactical reasons, not theological ones, according to Thomas Pierret of the University of Edinburgh.
Pierret says that while death on the battlefield or by suicide bombing are both perceived to be martyrdom operations by ISIL fighters, suicide bombings are preferred due to the amount of damage they can inflict.
“In my view, the tactical advantage of suicide VBIEDs [vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices] largely outweighs their symbolic or propaganda value, hence (ISIL)’s heavy reliance on them,” Pierret said in an interview with Radio Free Europe.
VBIED’s played a role in ISIL’s recent takeover of Ramadi.