The Terrorist mind...
The Independent in the UK provides a good look into the mind of a terrorist.
The man they called Mohamed the Egyptian was in his room in Milan, watching a video on his computer. By his side and glued to the screen was Yahia Ragheh, the young Egyptian he was grooming for kamikaze martyrdom.Read the whole thing...
Playing on the computer was a video of the decapitation of Nick Berg, the American hostage in Iraq.
On the video, the abductors announce their sentence of "execution", and as Berg screams in agony as the knife bites into his neck, Mohamed the Egyptian yells: "Go to hell, enemy of God! Kill him! Kill him! Yes, like that! Cut his throat properly, cut his head off! If I had been there I would have burnt him, to make him already feel what hell is like. Cut off his head! God is great! God is great!"
The discomfort of Yahia Ragheh is palpable. "Isn't it a sin?" he asks. Ahmed says: "Who said that? It is never a sin. We hope even their parents will come to the same end. Dogs, all of them, all of them. You simply need to be convinced when you make the decision."
Mohamed's real name is Rabei Osman Sayed Ahmed. Today he is in jail in Milan, and in January he goes on trial accused of international terrorism. But transcripts of his conversations with his young protege give a chilling insight into what makes a professional Islamist terrorist tick.