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

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For Cook (religious studies, Rice U.) and Allison (a former research assistant on media and terrorism, Rice U.), the religious justifications that are deployed in support of Islamic suicide terrorism are both a key causal factor and perhaps the tactic's single greatest weakness. The urge policy makers to focus more on the religious angle and encourage Islamic political and religious leaders to condemn suicide attacks as a comprehensive genre as well as to engage in sustained religio-ideological discussion about the justness of suicide attacks. They also provide an examination of how groups that employ suicide bombing engage in media operations and consider types of counter-operations. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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table_of_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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title Understanding and addressing suicide attacks the faith and politics of martyrdom operations
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title_full Understanding and addressing suicide attacks [electronic resource] : the faith and politics of martyrdom operations / David Cook and Olivia Allison ; foreword by Edward P. Djerejian
title_short Understanding and addressing suicide attacks
title_sort understanding and addressing suicide attacks the faith and politics of martyrdom operations
title_sub the faith and politics of martyrdom operations