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Suicide bomber CDs woo martyrs to Iraq

THEY look like ordinary discs, familiar to any computer user, music lover or film buff. Yet the unmarked CDs circulating among Islamic militants across the Arab world make grim viewing. They show suicide bombers preparing for their missions and carrying them out. “Give away the martyr to his second home in heaven, give away the martyr with his wounds, blood and clothes,” sings a group of masked men in one CD obtained by The Sunday Times. Moments later a smiling young suicide bomber waves goodbye to his friends and drives off to explode a car bomb next to a US convoy in Mosul, northern Iraq. Compiled as both memorials and recruitment tools, the CDs capture the numbing conviction of the suicide bombers that they are working for God and will be rewarded in heaven. They form part of an expanding high-tech terrorist network that is trying to turn the bombers into heroes. Full Story

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