Such acts of violence and martyrdom are fully sanctioned by Islam, the Taliban says, and should be repeated.
“We will not stop until we obtain victory or martyrdom,” Nafis was recorded saying, according to the complaint.
He told the news channel he awaits death with joy and that martyrdom is the greatest reward.
When images of children at Rabaa dressed in martyrdom shawls later made the rounds, they caused a media sensation in Egypt.
If he is dead, al Qaeda will doubtless release this last testament with his martyrdom memorial.
The martyrdom of St Edmund in the next spandrel is a most realistic picture.
It accounts for the readiness to commit suicide and for the indifference to martyrdom.
He sets his gendarmes of the future on religion and thereby gives it a longer lease of life by martyrdom.
I go to martyrdom: to fulfil what appears to be the solemn vocation of the Ouvertures.
We are left, however, for the most part, without authentic record of the tragic scenes of Christian martyrdom.