On this date, November 9, 2005, Suicide bombers attacked three hotels in Amman, Jordan, killing at least 60 people. I will post information about the female suicide bomber who survived the bombing from Wikipedia before giving my thoughts.
Iraqi Sajida Mubarak al-Rishawi, 35, displayed her explosive belt during her televised confession.
Sajida Mubarak Atrous al-Rishawi (born 1970) is an alleged attempted suicide bomber, who is believed to have taken part in the 2005 Amman bombings in Jordan but survived when her explosive belt failed to detonate. She was the wife of Ali Hussein Ali al-Shamari, who killed 38 people during a wedding party in the bombings at the Amman Radisson hotel, and is reportedly the sister of a former close aide of deceased al-Qaida in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
She was later captured by Jordanian authorities and confessed on national TV. She was shown making a videotaped confession with an apparent suicide bomb device around her and a detonator in hand showing that the device failed to explode, but later retracted her confession.
She was sentenced to death by hanging by a Jordanian military court on September 21, 2006. She appealed against this conviction but her appeal was dismissed in January 2007. As of October 4, 2010, she was in the process of appeal of her sentence.
I feel that the death sentence was just in this case. Although she survived when the bombs failed to activate, she should be charged for an attempted murder. What if she had succeed? One might said, “She is dead already!”
True but she would have caused more lives too. She got what she deserve, please put her at the end of the rope.