A documentary called “Suicide Killers” by French-Jewish filmmaker Pierre Rehov will be in theatres early next year.
The movie’s subtitle, “Paradise is Hell,” is a deliberate allusion and counterpoint to last year’s Oscarnominated Palestinian drama Paradise Now, which some critics charged “humanized” and even glorified its two suicide bombers.
The prison interviews of Suicide Killers will leave most viewers shaken, not because of the ferocity of the would-be terrorists, but because of their calmness and the certitude of their convictions.
This is what we are up against for atleast another generation unless we do something about it now. These poor children are taught evil evil things. And it’s just going to make this war last even longer and longer. The childredn are the future, there’s no doubt about that. It’s very sad indeed.
Know your enemy.
The filmmaker dismissed the argument that Islamic moderates will eventually rein in extremists if given proper support by the West.“All Muslims, even in countries like Egypt and Tunisia, believe that Islam will prevail worldwide in the end, because that’s the word of God,” he said. “Moderates believe that this will happen sometime in the future. The extremists think that it will happen in their lifetimes, and they want to be part of the victory. It’s just a difference in the timing, not in the ultimate outcome.”