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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
Thayalans 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.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
A Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization training children to be suicide bombers with no promise of paradise...how could that be???
Almost forgot to ping you to reply #3
Interesting that the group learned this from the Islamists.
Actually, the Islamists got it from the Tigers.
Until recently Muslims believed suicide was verboten under all circumstances.
Finally a voice of reason with a sense of history!
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