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Suicide Killers
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on March 6, 2007
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I am a consultant for security and counter terrorism issues. I watched "Suicide Killers" during the September 2006 International Counter Terrorism Conference. This is a very important documentary movie and I intend to use it as relevant training material within my professional security circles.

I recommend also to those who would like to try and comprehend with the suicide bombers phenomenon. It is a MUST!

Omer Laviv
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on March 6, 2007
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Kudos to Pierre Rehov on such an outstanding movie! This is the story that the media has refused to tell us about suicide bombing. It is shocking to see what lies radical Islam teaches its folllowers about the west, about women and about Jews. Even more shocking was their prohibition against sex to young potential candidates for suicide bombing. It is amazing to see the way this prohibition is worked into motivate the followers to commit acts of terror. This film is a must see for any citizen of the free world who has a conscience.
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on March 7, 2007
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For anyone who wonders what motivates the people behind suicide - or homicide - bombings, this film provides a look at the psychopathology of these men and women. In their own words, would-be bombers give riveting explanations into what drives them to sacrifice their lives and lives of countless innocent victims. Their answers will surprise you.

An important and timely look behind the all-too-frequent headlines, "Suicide Killers" is not to be missed.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on March 6, 2007
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This film needs to be seen by as many people as possible and soon as possible...
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on May 15, 2007
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This is a very intimate account of aims and motivations of suicide bombers in their own words. Overall, the producer manages to fade into the background and let the interviewed prisoners express their own belief that lead them to what they do. Still, some freudian nonsense and postmodernist narrative manages to creep in through the opinions of "experts": their guns are the phallic expression of their sexual frustration, the moment of suicide is the orgasmic passage to afterlife, women blow themselves up as a way of feminist revolt. Again and again I kept saying, "Cut the crap and let them talk!".

Also, I noticed some omissions in the English subtitles over Arabic interviews. For examples, one particularly young prisoner talks about his expectation of meeting the past prophets, saints and marrying 70+ virgins after he becomes a martyr. The subtitle omits the prophets and saints. There seems to be many other incorrect translations. One still gets the message, though.
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on March 9, 2007
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For years now, sympathic voices have been explaining to the media, and the world, why troubled souls resort to killing themselves because they have no other means to further their cause.

Finally, Pierre Rehov goes into the prisons and interviews the suicide bombers who were apprehended before they were able to complete their mission. Finally, the world can hear first hand the motives behind the suicide bombings. But the world will only hear if they care enough to listen.

Once the world listens, it will know how to act... if it is not too late.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on May 16, 2007
Format: DVD
This was an amazing film that just left me breathless at the end. It gets into the minds of a lot of people who are in one way or another associated with suicide bombing missions, from the actual men and women who have attempted suicide bombing missions and those in training, to their victims, their families, their trainers, even children training for such missions. It is a must see for anyone interested in world politics, regardless of their politics.

For me, the most powerful parts of the film were the interviews with families who were proud of the "martyrs" in their family. To me, it demonstrated the insanity of the idea of suicide missions (not that I really needed that to be reinforced) while also showing the very real human suffering experienced by many of these people.

I'm sure many people will come away from this film with the feeling that we need to redouble our efforts to kill all Muslims before they can become terrorists and, in a way, I can see how they might feel that way, though I strongly and vehemently disagree. The people in this film are very determined and absolutely convinced that what they are doing is good and justified and convincing them otherwise is a very daunting task. However, we need to remember that the majority of Muslims do not think this way (regardless of what many people would lead us to believe) and, indeed, several Muslims and Palestinians interviewed for the film condemn the practice of suicide bombing. For me, the film just reaffirmed for me that we absolutely need to find a better way to address the rift between Muslim cultures and western civilization other than an endless, continuous cycle of violence. As difficult (indeed, seemingly impossible) as it will undoubtedly will be, we need to find a way, as human beings, to create some kind of understanding between our cultures. Otherwise, we will just see more and more violence and it will never end until we cause our own extinction.

Anyway, great film. Go see it or buy it, watch it, share it and discuss it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 24, 2011
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Saw the documentary after having visited high security prisons in Israel and I spoke with some of the terrorists who are also depicted in the documentary. The video pulls no punches and it highlights what appears to be an intractable problem with religious indoctrination driving most of the violence, though the politically correct media and high profile politicians dance around the possibility that Islam has a problem and that it is not an isolated one.
One of the Palestinians interviewed in the video gives all kinds of excuses about their youth lacking a father figure and blaming Israel for it, but that is pure bull. Various factions i.e. Al Fatah and Hamas have even tried to kill each other..nice father figure conflict...of course in everything Israel is at fault. The reality shown in the video is pretty clear. Israel is a democracy with the level of freedom that is despised by those in power across the border. It also does a good job showing how women fare in the Palestinian areas when compared to Israel.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on May 4, 2007
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A 'window' into the thoughts of those who kill indiscriminately in the name of their god, this is a well produced expose. The acts of violence are less portrayed while the convoluted reasoning of those who "do" these acts (or tried to) are on display in their myriad forms. This will give pause to any who believe you can reason with the hardcore members of Islamic terror groups. Their addiction to a twisted logic is so evident that one wonders how they will be stopped and perhaps they will only cease when all are dead or martyred. A must see for anyone who does not believe these extremists make up the worst threat to civilization since Hitler!
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on January 2, 2008
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I have been to the region both before and after suicide bombers appeared. I have seen a region that was in peace and growing in prosperity turn to political extremism and economic ruin. I have also witnessed the fear caused by these people and seen the responses by the public that are its intended targets.

So having seen it from the victims view, I was curious to see what it was like from the other side the suicide bomber. What did they think? How did they behave? How is that, that so few have done so much damage?

Luckily some have failed and were captured. From these several were available for interviews. I partly expected what I heard that they are clever people, I was surprised to see that they are friendly, witty and warm too. You don't think of a mass murder are a nice person but obviously they can be.

Overall the film is right. The Palestinians are a proud people. They are humiliated. We are dealing with here is a society which by its own standards has failed. Rather then move on what many take a gun or a bomb and try to kill someone. This is no solution but the alternative is to face reality. The alternative is as one Arab said in the movie that the two people have to live together. This is clearly what the suicide bombers does not want.

These people are the soldiers who do their leaders bidding. They are being trained from birth so some will do it. It was clear that none of the big shoots actually do any suicide bombing themselves. They are a tool, a weapon.

Here you will find some interesting interviews where you hear the suicide bombers ideals and hopes discussed. One thing is for sure some of these people should never be released from jail.
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