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Hamid Karzai Pardon’s 14-Year-Old Suicide Bomber Rafiqullah

by | 15th, July 2007

TEACHING children to kill:

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has pardoned a 14-year-old boy caught wearing a suicide vest on his way to assassinate a provincial governor.

Rafiqullah had crossed the border from Pakistan and intended to kill Arsala Jamal, governor of Khost province.

Mr Karzai said Rafiqullah had been deceived by the “enemy of Islam” while attending a religious school.

Pardoning him at the presidential palace, Mr Karzai said: “I forgive him and I wish him the best of luck.”

The president said: “Today we are faced with a fearful and terrifying truth, and that truth is the sending of a Muslim child to carry out a suicide attack.

“[His parents] sent him to study at a madrassa (religious school). The enemy of Islam deceived him.”

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