Understanding and addressing suicide attacks: the faith and politics of martyrdom operations

Historical and Islamic roots of suicide attacks-martyrdom operations -- Shi'ites pioneer the military use of suicide attacks -- Are suicide operations the weapon of the disadvantaged? -- Self-sacrifice against the "Great Satan": Al-Qa'ida and martyrdom operations -- Spreading mar...

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Main Author: Cook, David
Contributors: Allison, Olivia (Author); Djerejian, Edward P. (Other)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Westport, Conn. [u.a.] Praeger Security International 2007
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Summary:Historical and Islamic roots of suicide attacks-martyrdom operations -- Shi'ites pioneer the military use of suicide attacks -- Are suicide operations the weapon of the disadvantaged? -- Self-sacrifice against the "Great Satan": Al-Qa'ida and martyrdom operations -- Spreading martyrdom operations; purifying the Muslim community -- Are suicide attacks "catching"? Militant media organs' publicity efforts -- Success of terrorist messages in the American media -- Correcting the suicide-bombing discourse -- Fighting suicide bombing and the culture of martyrdom
Item Description:Historical and Islamic roots of suicide attacks-martyrdom operations -- Shi'ites pioneer the military use of suicide attacks -- Are suicide operations the weapon of the disadvantaged? -- Self-sacrifice against the "Great Satan": Al-Qa'ida and martyrdom operations -- Spreading martyrdom operations; purifying the Muslim community -- Are suicide attacks "catching"? Militant media organs' publicity efforts -- Success of terrorist messages in the American media -- Correcting the suicide-bombing discourse -- Fighting suicide bombing and the culture of martyrdom. - Includes bibliographical references (p. [179]-192) and index. - Formerly CIP
Physical Description:XV, 202 S. 25cm
ISBN:0275992608
9780275992606