Ayatollah Mohammad Taghi Mesbah is the spiritual mentor to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and he is not exactly a kid person. After telling the faithful that suicide bombings are required for Muslims in fighting Israel, he declined to make an exception for children.
The cleric was asked if there is a difference between “martyr’s death” and “suicide.” Mesbah challenged the man and said that even asking the question shows that he had fallen victim to “propaganda of the enemies of Islam.” He then made it clear that Allah wants people to blow themselves up: “When protecting Islam, the Muslim people depend on martyrdom operations. It not only is allowed, but even is an obligation.”
When the questioner then asked “about the Israeli children killed in such attacks?”, Mesbah declined to make an exception for children. Instead he said killing such children is entirely permissible when “they are used as human shield and fighting the aggressors depends on attacking those civilians.” Nice.
Something tells me that a school located between Mesbah and Jerusalem would be viewed as a case of a human shield to be eliminated by his faithfully murderous followers.
Source: YNET News