Article courtesy of Palestinian Media Watch
The romanticized view of suicide terrorists in the Oscar-nominated Palestinian film Paradise Now bears little resemblance to the real world of suicide bombers, whose actual farewell videos include the following vows:
"We are a nation that drinks blood, and we know that there is no blood better than the blood of Jews."
"My dear mother... wipe your tears... Don't let me see you sad on my wedding day with the Maidens of Paradise."
"Escort our souls to Heaven after we fulfill this duty of crushing the descendents of monkeys and pigs."
"I hoped that the shredded limbs of my body would be shrapnel, tearing the Zionists to pieces, knocking on Heavens door with the skulls of Zionists... My blood shall be my path to march to Heaven."
The following is a selection of videos prepared by Hamas and Fatah suicide terrorists prior to their attacks. They give a glimpse into the hatred and dreams of an afterlife that motivate these killers. These self-portraits, not the fantasy world of film fiction, show the authentic suicide bomber. The terrorist videos include calls for Israel's destruction, the belief that killing Israelis will guarantee entrance into Paradise and the belief that as reward for their terror, the men will marry Maidens of Paradise.
"My message to the loathed Jews is that there is no god but Allah [and] we will chase you everywhere! We are a nation that drinks blood, and we know that there is no blood better than the blood of Jews.
"We will not leave you alone until we have quenched our thirst with your blood, and our children's thirst with your blood. We will not leave until you leave the Muslim countries..."
"I hoped that the shredded limbs of my body would be shrapnel, tearing the Zionists to pieces, knocking on Heaven's door with the skulls of Zionists...
"How often I spoke to my soul, 'O soul, if you loathe the Zionists, enemies of my religion, my blood shall be my path to march to Heaven. Since eighth grade I have striven, seeking people daily to guide, listen and help me...
"How often I dreamed, how often I desired to carry out a Shahada-seeking [suicide] operation inside Israel, and by perseverance, and with Allah's grace, my wish was fulfilled as I wanted."
"In the name of Allah, we will destroy you, blow you up, take revenge against you, purify the land of you, pigs that have defiled our country... This operation is revenge against the sons of monkeys and pigs...
"I dedicate this wedding [i.e. death for Allah] to all of those who have chosen Allah as their goal, the Quran as their constitution and the Prophet [Muhammad] as their role model. Jihad is the only way to liberate Palestine -- all of Palestine -- from the impurity of the Jews...
"My dear mother, you who have cared for me, today I sacrifice my life to be your intercessor [on Judgment Day]. O my love and soul, wipe your tears, don't be saddened. In the name of Allah, I've achieve all that I've aspired. Don't let me see you sad on my wedding day with the Maidens of Paradise. So be happy and not sad, because in the name of Allah, after death is merciful Allah's paradise."
"Angels of mercy, escort our souls to Heaven after we fulfill this duty of crushing the descendents of monkeys and pigs. Dear father and mother, blessings of honor and respect to you, while you escort me to the Maidens of Paradise as a martyr."
"My brothers, youth of this nation, march on the way of Jihad and martyrdom-seeking. Carry the Quran in your right hand and your weapon in your left and go in the way of the Chosen [i.e. Muhammad]. Ask for death -- the life will be given to you."