posted on Sep, 3 2012 @ 06:22 AM
if i was a supposed leader of a terrorist group , i would have my loved ones as far away from me as possible. the man was either extremley stupid or
Or possibly his priorities were other than what yours may be. Or possibly his choices were limited. He doesn't have to be stupid, just because we
didn't like him and (apparently) killed him.
Many of these people honestly believe that they are in jihad - holy war, a God-sanctioned (even God-commanded) war. Many of these people are
sincerely devoted to their religion, to the point where they would consider it a great honor to suffer and die for it. Dying during jihad is among
the holiest acts you can perform. You are assured of heaven (I'm not sure how accurate the virgin thing is, but still...).
As for his family - well, his male relatives would be included in the merit of dying during jihad. I don't know what the story is with the females.
But keeping the family close may not be so dumb, if you're a devout Muslim.
Also, many of those folks are tribal, and simply have nowhere to park their families. They can't leave park them at a Motel 6 and hope for the best.
Keeping them nearby may not have been a choice.