A Generation of Martyrs

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September 03, 2006

What do you call young people who strap on explosive vests and detonate them in a crowded marketplace? President Bush says they're fascist terrorists. The Western press labels them suicide bombers. But to a Muslim, particularly one who's sympathetic to their political ideology, these people are martyrs. In this hour, To the Best of Our Knowledge takes a look at suicide bombers — why there are so many in this generation, how their families feel, and what, if anything we can do about them.

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September 03, 2006
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