Middle East

June 3, 2009

How a suicide bomber was recruited — then changed his mind

"Ahmad", who asked that his real name not be used for fear of retribution, was born in a small town in Pakistan's Punjab Province. He came from a large but poor family. Pakistan's notoriously poor education system meant that good schools were out of reach, and so instead he went to a madrassa, an Islamic school, in his home village.

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