Suicide bomb DVD targets children

19 December 2007 - From the UK A children’s DVD which appears to glorify suicide bombing was being investigated by police today after being found on sale.

The disc, filled with haunting images and dramatic music, features a young girl proclaiming that she will follow in the footsteps of her suicide bomber mother. The DVD, which was purchased in Bradford, West Yorkshire, is set to music sung by children in Arabic with English subtitles.

West Yorkshire was home to three of the suicide bombers responsible for the July 7 London bombings - Mohammad Sidique Khan, from Dewsbury, and Hasib Mir Hussain and Shehzad Tanweer, both from Beeston in Leeds.

The first video shows an Arab woman playing with her two children before leaving her home with dynamite tucked into her dress.

She is approached by uniformed soldiers and the camera pauses on her thoughtful expression before a large explosion blazes across the screen.

After finding out about the suicide on television, her small daughter finds a stick of dynamite in her mother’s wardrobe and turns to the camera with the subtitles: “My love will not be by words. I will follow my mother’s steps.”

The head of Leeds counter terrorism unit (CTU), Detective Chief Superintendent John Parkinson, said: “We can confirm a DVD has been passed to the CTU for further investigation.