In 2006, an award-winning 56-minute video documentary entitled “The Making of a Martyr”, was released. It is a film made by Canadian directors Brooke Goldstein and Alistair Leyland.
The storyline, cribbed mostly from Wikipedia, goes like this:
On March 25, 2004, sixteen-year-old Hussam Abdo, was apprehended at an Israeli border checkpoint with live explosives strapped around his waist. Yet, he was noticed running towards the checkpoint and ordered to stop by Israeli soldiers. Instead of detonating the bomb Hussam surrendered and after the removal of his suicide belt, was sent for serving time in the juvenile ward of an Israeli prison for attempted murder.
Since the start of the “Palestinian” Intifada in 2000, an alarming number of suicide bombers have been children aged under eighteen. To explore this troubling phenomenon, filmmakers Brooke Goldstein and Alistair Leyland risked their lives and traveled to the “Palestinian” towns of Jenin, Ramallah, Tulkarem and Nablus, seeking out and meeting with leaders of terrorist organizations responsible for recruiting children for suicide attacks.
The directors gained unprecedented access to Hussam’s home in Nablus, with his mother, father and sister; to the Israeli prison where he is held; to Zacharia Zubeidi, commander of the al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades in Jenin; to “Palestinian Television” headquarters in Ramallah; to the Islamic Jihad Summer Academy in Tulkarem, and more.
Their interviews are a window into the causes behind the phenomenon of child suicide bombers, and why and how “Palestinian” children are being recruited to violently kill themselves and others for the sake of “Jihad.”
Although some would have us believe that Islam is a “religion of peace,” human experience over many decades into the present time has taught us otherwise, and this film gives some great insights into the mindset of Islamic terrorists who do not hesitate to recruit children to do their evil deeds.
Islamic terrorists glorify and worship death, while Judeo-Christian ethics worship life.
You can watch here. It is highly recommended and very scary!