A while ago I posted commenting on some research that suggested a correlation between religious zealotry and low intelligence. I recently came across a news article that is a perfect illustration.
A would be assassin, an islamic fundamentalist, got close to his intended victim by hiding a quantity of explosives in his rectum and detonating them. The idiot got partly what he wanted, a martyrs death, but his own body took almost all the force of the explosion and the target escaped with a minor hand injury.
The intended victim is quoted as saying, “He surprised me by blowing himself up”