It's getting tougher to have people blow themselves up in Iraq. Hope tends to do that to people.
But never to be defeated, Islamic terrorists in Iraq have come up with a two-for-one solution:
1. Use women as the suicide bombers, since they don't tend to be searched.
2. To get past that whole hope thing, don't tell the women you are about to blow them up.
2a. Extra bonus if they are retarded, so they won't understand what's going on anyway.
From the Right Truth blog, here is a picture of one 15 year old (or 13 year old according to some reports) girl having the suicide vest cut off of her after she asked police for help:
See that blog for more pictures related to this. And here is video of this situation unfolding:
The Times Online (which has another interesting, non-embeddable, video of this), emphasis mine:
The teenage girl, handcuffed to an iron railing, hangs her head as an Iraqi explosives expert cuts the trigger cords on a suicide vest strapped to her body. Gunshots echo in the distance as the white vest, carrying about 30lb (15kg) of explosives, is peeled off the 15-year-old, leaving her standing in the street in a sleeveless, orange frock...
When The Times met her in a police interrogation cell this week with her mother and grandmother, she claimed that she had been drugged and had no intention of killing herself or of becoming the 16th teenage girl bomber said to have struck in the past year.
That one had a happy ending, but then there is there is this case, in which two women with Down's syndrome were used as suicide bombers:
HT Dr. Sanity, who also gets into the psychology of using children for political purposes...