Darwin Award Of The Day: Explodation 101 Edition

I’ve heard about teachers who lose their students, but this is ridiculous.

suicide_bomb_beltsIf there were such a thing, it would probably be rule No. 1 in the teaching manual for instructors of aspiring suicide bombers: Don’t give lessons with live explosives.

In what represented a cautionary tale for terrorist teachers, and a cause of dark humor for ordinary Iraqis, a commander at a secluded terrorist training camp north of Baghdad unwittingly used a belt packed with explosives while conducting a demonstration early Monday for a group of militants, killing himself and 21 other members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, army and police officials said.

Iraqi citizens have long been accustomed to daily attacks on public markets, mosques, funerals and even children’s soccer games, so they saw the story of the fumbling militants as a dark — and delicious — kind of poetic justice, especially coming amid a protracted surge of violence led by the terrorist group, including a rise in suicide bombings.

Just last week a suicide bomber struck a popular falafel shop near the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here, killing several people. On Monday evening Raad Hashim, working the counter at a liquor store near the site of the attack, burst out laughing when he heard the news.

“This is so funny,” Mr. Hashim said. “It shows how stupid they are, those dogs and sons of dogs.”

As a teacher, he was da bomb.

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  • rusty_armor

    … another one plus 21 candidates for the Darwin Award. May this just be a drop in the bucket of jihadi stupidity …

  • Shy Guy .
  • Beer

    Jihadi version of Janusz Korczak

    • Fliss Blanch

      Except Janusz Korczak was a wonderful man who chose to die with the children in his care because he didn’t want them to be alone.

  • asb

    It took me a long time to find a job in my field after my studies. These students fulfilled their aspirations while still in school. I think it’s heartwarming.

  • jhertzli

    In a related story, in the article “Build Your Own A-Bomb And Wake Up The Neighborhood” by George W. Harper (in the April 1979 issue of Analog), we find:

    Terrorists who blow up only themselves are merely amusing and not at all terrible.

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