Among Muslims, the title of Mother of Martyrs is much sought after by Jihadist mothers
The narrative of the "American" who didn't know much about Islam and fell in with a bad crowd is slowly falling apart. First we learned that it was Tamerlan Tsarnaev's mother who "radicalized" him by getting him interested in Islam again, though even this is an overstatement considering that his wife had undergone an Islamic conversion and begun wearing a Hijab.
Now we learn that Zubeidat Tsarnaeva was on the terror watch list along with her son, which means that she was involved in terrorist activities. To the extent that Tamerlan was recruited, it would appear that the mother recruited her own son.
This may sound shocking to Americans, but among Muslims, the title of Mother of Martyrs is much sought after by Jihadist mothers. Take Mariam Farhat, (though the devil already did.)
Umm Nidal (“mother of the struggle”: real name Maryam Farhat), who died three days ago at the age of 64, is a hero to Palestinians. That’s because three of her six sons were “martyrs”.
After Muhammed died (taking with him five Israeli students and wounding 23), she thanked Allah and handed out boxes of chocolates and halvah. She was later elected to the Palestinian parliament.
Nidal’s funeral was attended by thousands of Palestinians and many dignitaries, including the Palestinian prime minister.
On the eve of Obama’s visit, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas paid homage to Nidal and gave her a special award, the “Order of Sacrifice.
You can see the Islamic ethos of human sacrifice embodied here as Farhat speaks about offering her son up to Allah for forgiveness and proclaims that what we want is the rule of Islam.
That is the sort of mindset we are dealing with in Zubeidat Tsarnaeva. Farhat sacrificed three sons to Allah for the murderous rampages demanded by the Muslim deity. Zubeidat Tsarnaeva has sacrificed two and assumes that Allah is pleased with her for all the carnage her sons wrought.