You can help suicide bombers

Friday, May 3rd, 2002 - 9:24 pm PDT

After a suicide bomber blows himself up, there is little that anyone can do to help him. But a recent study suggests that most suicide bombers give signs of their impending action before taking it. If someone you know is talking — even joking — about becoming a suicide bomber, take them seriously and try to get them to see a qualified counselor. It is estimated that for every successful suicide bombing reported in the news, there are ten unsuccessful suicide bombing attempts. One in five US adults has considered becoming a suicide bomber at some point in their lives.