An Iraqi instructor in suicide bombing set off his own explosives during a class on Monday, accidentally killing himself and a class of 21 would-be suicide bombers. The instructor was leading a class in the Sunni region of Iraq north of Baghdad. The class was part of a group formerly linked to al-Qaeda.
As reported by The Christian Post, suicide bombers have made themselves an ever-present menace in Iraqi civilian life, relentlessly targeting markets, mosques, sporting events and funerals. Locals expressed relief over the death of the 22 men, who they insist would have ended the lives of dozens of innocent Iraqis and Syrians.
“What happened today was not death, but it was life to us,” liquor store owner Raad Hashim told The New York Times about the incident. He said the accident was a sample of “God showing justice.”
“This is God sending a message to the bad people and the criminals in the world, to tell them to stop the injustice and to bring peace. Evil will not win in the end. It’s always life that wins over death,” he said.