Psychotic Death Cult Photo Album
Hamas member and aspiring suicide terrorist Taher Al-Ja'ara,
posing with his mother, superimposed on a background of "paradise".
Al-Ja'ara was elevated into martyrdom by Israeli forces on April 22, 2002.
He was apparently responsible for the bombing of a bus at Emmanuel in December
2001 that killed 10.
The Al-Qassam Brigade, the military wing of Hamas which has murdered and crippled hundreds of innocent people, has a website, at www.kataebq.com. [Note: The website was once at qassam.net, which has been offline for several weeks. It has since been found at kataebq.com -- Sept. 12, 2002] Each of the group's "martyr"s has a one page biography and a one page "album" of photographs. Every Al-Qassam member who is killed in the line of duty is considered a martyr. This includes suicide bombers as well as those who are dispatched into martyrdom by Israeli forces before they kill anybody else.
The photo albums are grisly stuff, they are solely about death: the "martyr" posing with guns; a final portrait before a planned suicide operation; bleeding victims of their terror attacks; the "martyr"'s bullet-riddled corpse; the "martyr"'s funeral; proud grieving family members.
Take a look at the pictures on this organization's own website and see for yourself how this group chooses to honor itself. The Al-Qassam Brigade is about killing, being killed, and the celebration of killing. None of this killing seems to serve any strategic plan, except as blind revenge, an expression of religious hysteria, and as a placeholder for a viable program for creating a Palestinian state. In short, the Al-Qassam Brigade can best be described as a psychotic death cult.
The site is entirely in Arabic. Here are a few suggestions for some things to look at:
This page contains an index of all the "martyrs" since 1990, organized by year of death. Click on the year to see a full rogues gallery.
See this collection of heroic martyr posters, such as this one of Jerusalem bus bomber, Muhammad al-Ghoul:
A page with more final testament videos is here
Last updated Sept.12, 2002