March 24, 2014
Syria: Suicide Bombing A Family Affair
The suicide bomber was videotaped with his mother and father next to an armored personnel carrier (APC), which had been loaded with barrels full of explosives weighing several tons. His mother, wearing a niqab with only a slit for her eyes to peek through, expressed support for her son's suicide mission. She said that she had come to accompany him to his upcoming wedding with the black-eyed virgins who await him in paradise. She recommended to other mothers to follow her path.
The father said that the suicide mission is in fact, a wedding, and an act of obedience to the word of Allah, which makes the person performing it eligible for meeting Allah. He expressed hope that Allah would recognize their sacrifice and forgive them. The father recommended to all fathers, not to prevent their sons from embarking on jihad, and reminded them that a Muslim who dies in the path of Allah will get the right to defend 70 of his relatives before Allah, so that they too may enter paradise. (Source)
The bold is one of the reasons so many Muslim parents are willing to raise their children to become suicide bombers. It is for their own selfish end - to have a loved one intercede on their behalf so they can gain entry to paradise.