Athena at Terrorism Unveiled catches a the story of the Hilla, Iraq suicide bomber.
A Jordanian family celebrates the martyrdom of their terrorist son who perpetrated the bloodiest single car suicidal attack on February 28 in the town of Hilla south of Baghdad killing and injuring more than 300 Iraqi civilians. The family (named as, Albanna) joyfully announced to the public in Jordan on Friday March 11, 2005 that they are accepting “congrats” and invited people to join their celebration for the “martyrdom” of their son.
The Jordanian newspaper Al-Ghad reveals that the terrorist, Raed Mansoor Albanna, was born in Jordan in 1973 where he practiced law since 2002 and before that he used to work in the California (United States) at the time of the 9/11 terrorist attack in 2001.
As the picture above seems to indicate, the reasons for Albanna’s murderous act didn’t have anything to do with economic conditions; he was a well educated, rich kid. Surely his actions were the result of years of indoctrination into some form of radical Islam. What’s most chilling is the possibility he learned it in the United States…