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Suicide Killers (DVD Review)

29 Apr, 2007 By: Benny Lopez

Suicide Killers

Street 5/1/07
Box Office $0.02 million
$24.95 DVD
Not rated.

They kill for “honor” and God. Or so they say. Politics and hatred also figure prominently into the actions of these psychopaths.

In this chilling documentary, filmmaker Pierre Rehov examines the mindset and psychology of suicide bombers. Members of the terrorist group Hamas are among the killers profiled.

Rehov, who has produced six previous documentaries centered on conflict in the Middle East, provides the platform for these killers to tell tales behind the murder of innocent men, women and children in clashes between Palestinian militants and Jewish citizens.

The killers attempt to justify why their actions are acts of God. Even their families believe their actions are honorable, which might explain some of the faulty reasoning — as insane as it is — of why families of the bombers are given deity status after these brutal actions are carried out.

Also disturbing, though on a much lesser scale, are the militants' indifference and chauvinistic views toward women. Some of these beliefs have been traditional ones in the Middle East.

Most of the disturbing comments come from jailed members of Hamas, which includes three females. “Thank God I've never been with a girl,” says one of the youngest jailed terrorists, a 16-year-old boy.

In a baffling contradiction, these terrorists, including the boy, speak highly of their desire to reach “Paradise” — their version of the afterlife — where their strongest urge is to be surrounded by 72 virgins.

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