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Understanding and addressing suicide attacks [electronic resource] : the faith and politics of martyrdom operations / David Cook and Olivia Allison ; foreword by Edward P. Djerejian.

By: Cook, David, 1966-.
Contributor(s): Allison, Olivia, 1981-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger Security International, 2007Description: 1 online resource (xv, 202 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780313086250 (electronic bk.); 0313086257 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Suicide -- Religious aspects -- Islam | Suicide bombers | Martyrdom -- Islam | Violence -- Religious aspects -- Islam | Islam and politics | Islamic fundamentalism | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- TerrorismGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Understanding and addressing suicide attacks.DDC classification: 363.325/11 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
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.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [179]-192) and index.

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.

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