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Q: Suicide Bombing and Terrorism in the Middle East ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: Suicide Bombing and Terrorism in the Middle East
Category: Reference, Education and News > Current Events
Asked by: allifine86-ga
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Posted: 05 Jan 2005 16:51 PST
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Question ID: 452668
I'm looking for some information on terrorism - specifically suicide bombers. 
If possible I would like:
-recent articles
-editorials (from multiple perspectives)
-quotes from political leaders
-if possible a graph, chart, or map
I realize that there is not a lot of information on suicide bombers
(ok I wasn't able to find information)so if you are having trouble
please feel free to expand the topic to terrorism. I can't thank you
enough. I look forward to your response.

Clarification of Question by allifine86-ga on 05 Jan 2005 17:02 PST
I?m new at this whole ?Google Answers? thing and I realize that $15.50
may not be the appropriate price for my multi-part question so please
just give me as much information you think is necessary. I considered
raising the price, but I am currently on a budget. Thank you very
Subject: Re: Suicide Bombing and Terrorism in the Middle East
Answered By: kriswrite-ga on 06 Jan 2005 08:59 PST
Hello allifine86 ~

Thank you for your interesting question. Because you wanted a basic
overview, and because the topic is a massive one, I?ve included a
variety of links, which you can explore fully at your own convenience:

?Suicide Bombers: Why do they do it, and what does Islam say about
their actions?? at  This
article specifically looks at suicide bombers and what motivates them
and whether or not their actions coincide with the Koran.

?What Makes Suicide Bombers Tick?? at Israel Insider:
probes the typical suicide bomber.

?Female Suicide Bombers: Dying to Kill? at National Geographic:
looks at a topic rarely discussed: female terrorists.

Related is ?Girl Suicide Bombers? at MSN:  

For a look at specific attacks by women bombers, see ?Female Suicide
Bombers: An Update:? , which
includes a timeline of female attacks.

For a brief timeline and a historical look at suicide bombers, check
out ?Suicide Bombers? at PBS:

For a more recent timeline (2000 to 2004), see Harper?s:

?Who are Suicide Bombers? at BBC:
is also worth looking at.

For an unusual look at what may drive suicide bombers, see ?The Myth
of the Suicide Bomber? at NRO:

The Jewish Virtual Library also has a series of articles on suicide

For a look at how other Muslims (who are not bombers) may be helping,
see ?The Ugly Truth About Suicide Bombers? at AlterNet:

For a more sympathetic view of bombers, see ?How Israel Creates
Suicide Bombers? at Green Left:  and ?Why We Have
Become Suicide Bombers? at Mission Islam: , in addition to
?Understanding the Suicide Bombers? at Thorn Walker:

For an Islamist apologetics on bombers, see ?Islamic Suicide Bombers?
at Apologetics Index:

For a brief look at how bombers are trained at a young age, see
?School Trains Suicide Bombers? at BBC:

For a good article on teen bombers, see ?Teenage Suicide Bombers? at
the Crime Library:

And another look at young bombers at ?As Life Looks Bleaker, Suicide
Bombers Get Younger? at The Christian Science Monitor:

If you?d like to see a government brief on bombers, see: ,
which covers the ?typical? profile, what the threat really is, and
what preventatives their may be.

Finally, an opinion about the longevity of bombers, ?They Can Run and
They Can Hide: Suicide Bombers are Here to Stay? from The Independent:

I hope these links provide you with a clearer understanding of who
suicide bombers are, and why they may feel the need to bomb.

Kind regards,

?suicide bombers?
Subject: Re: Suicide Bombing and Terrorism in the Middle East
From: ofer_pa-ga on 06 Jan 2005 02:52 PST
Actually, there is a lot of info in the web, though most of it is Hebrew... 

The following article quote a research done on the background of
suicide bombers, done by IDF (Israely Defense Force), on 8
Conclusion: most of them came from a reasonable economical background.
The motivations were either religion/national or personal

The following news article reports of the "Suicide Bombers Bible"
found in a house in the Gaza strip. CD of ~7000 pages, dealing with
targers, advices etc.
According to this Cyclopedia, the Jihad person should start it's
activity at a young age, so that he will start his mission 10 years
before the Jihad (the Islamic act of war). It also specifies targets
of preference (such as the Eiffel tower, train stations, ports etc.),2506,L-1272389,00.html

Some English links, nevertheless:

The IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) site (where you can find some charts):

Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

The "suicide bombers" phenomenon:

Hope you find this helpful


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