‘Now, before you press that button, let’s sit down with a cup of tea and talk this over. What’s your name? What does your mother think about this? What if there is no heaven? Would you like a biscuit? Why do you want to kill? Who is your favourite super-hero? Do you want to have children? How can this do any good? Fancy a game of cards?’
An Israeli study of the psychological profiles of suicide bombers concludes:
“They usually were very timid people, introverted, their problem was always communication…They are not violent at all."
Quotes from a suicide bomber in the moments leading up to pressing the button (which failed to operate).
"I never felt so calm in my life,"
"It was the will of God.”
“I was very happy…waiting for the time to come."