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The Tamil Tigers Taught Me To Be A Suicide Bomber. Then I Got My O-Levels And...
Dail Mail (UK) ^ | May 02nd 2009

Posted on 05/02/2009 6:25:20 PM PDT by Steelfish

The Tamil Tigers taught me to be a suicide bomber. Then I got my O-levels and decided I didn't want to die

By NEIL ARMSTRONG 02nd May 2009

A former Tamil Tiger child soldier has given a shocking insight into the abuses perpetrated by separatist rebels, revealing how he was taken by Tamil fighters to a terror training camp at the age of 12, forced to undergo a gruelling daily 17-hour training regime and brainwashed into becoming a suicide bomber.

In an extraordinary and unprecedented interview with Mail on Sunday special correspondent Edna Fernandes, Thayalan, now 17, admitted: ‘I was ready to kill by the time training was finished.’

And it was only when he got his O-level results – including six As and two Bs – that he decided to do something positive with his life and defected from the suicide squad.

Another chance: Journalist Edna Fernandes with three former child soldiers at a Sri Lankan Government rehabilitation camp

Thayalan’s revelations shed light on the tactics of the rebel group that pioneered the use of the suicide bomb, a technique copied by Islamic terrorists.

When his parents were killed in an army bombing raid, Thayalan was taken into a Tamil Tiger orphanage.

‘We lived with the cause from the beginning,’ he said. ‘I learned about the struggle for a Tamil homeland. They told us that armed struggle was the way to achieve liberation.’

At 12 he was sent to a military training camp in the jungle, where 120 children spent their school holidays undergoing weapons training from 4am to 9pm each day.

At 16, he chose to become a suicide bomber and was trained by the Black Tiger suicide squad.

But as he waited for his mission, he got his O-level results.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: globaljihad; ltte; suicidebombers; tamiltigers

1 posted on 05/02/2009 6:25:21 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish
*snort* I'm sorry, but every time I hear the name 'Tamil Tigers', I keep thinking it's a soccer team in Mumbai. LOL

2 posted on 05/02/2009 6:29:18 PM PDT by Viking2002 (This tagline for rent.)
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To: Steelfish; allmendream; Tailgunner Joe; Thunder90; RobRoy; familyop; dennisw; SJackson

A Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization training children to be suicide bombers with no promise of could that be???

3 posted on 05/02/2009 6:32:32 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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To: atlaw

Almost forgot to ping you to reply #3

4 posted on 05/02/2009 6:35:00 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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To: GodGunsGuts

Interesting that the group learned this from the Islamists.

5 posted on 05/02/2009 6:43:04 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The McCain/Palin ticket was like a Kangaroo, stronger on the bottom than at the top)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Actually, the Islamists got it from the Tigers.

Until recently Muslims believed suicide was verboten under all circumstances.

6 posted on 05/02/2009 7:08:32 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Everyone has a right to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.)
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To: Sherman Logan

Finally a voice of reason with a sense of history!

7 posted on 05/02/2009 8:19:27 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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