Does the word ‘martyrdom’ nowadays mean just extreme suffering?
I was confused by this quote
“This is a plot that involved martyrdom and explosives” and focused on the “tubes that connect Jersey and lower Manhattan,” said FBI Assistant Director Mark J. Mershon.
This came from http://www.thetandd.com/articles/2006/07/08/ap/headlines/d8inkk7o0.txt
about the NYC terrorist plot.
I thought when he said that he was implying that suicide bombers were martyrs. Maybe he was talking about extreme suffering.