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Suicide Terror

(see also Terrorism, Iraq: US Occupation, Israel since 1968, & Palestine since 1968)

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Suicide Bombing (Wikipedia).

On the Web: Articles

Who Are the Suicide Bombers? Pakistan's Answer. Owais Tohid, Christian Science Monitor (6/17/05).

Suicide Bombers: Does Suicide Terrorism Present a Unique Threat to Freedom?. PBS "Wide Angle" program (6/04). Considerabe background.

The Suicide Bombers. Avishai Margalit, NY Review (1/16/03).

There Are Many Reasons Why: Suicide Bombers & Martyrs in Palestine. Lori Allen, Middle East Report [Palestinian American Research Center] (sum 02).

Tooth Fairies & Suicide Bombers. Carol A. Valentine (5/02). "Suicide bombing" an invention of Israeli propaganda!

Suicide Bombing: No Warning, & No Total Solution. John Daly, Jane's Terrorism & Security Monitor (9/17/01).

What Makes Suicide Bombers Tick?. Ellis Shuman, Israel Insider (6/4/01).

On the Web: Specialized Sites

In the Library: Articles

Hoffman, Bruce. "The logic of suicide terrorism," Atlantic Monthly (6/03):40-47. Lessons from the Israeli experience.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Bloom, Mia. Dying to Kill: The Allure of Suicide Terror (NY: Columbia, 2005).

Cormack, Margaret. Sacrificing the Self (NY: Oxford, 2002).

Gambetta, Diego (ed.) Making Sense of Suicide Missions (NY: Oxford, 2002).

Khosrokhavar, Farhad. Suicide Bombers: Allah's New Martyrs (London: Pluto, 2005).

Ohnuki-Tierney, Emiko. Kamikaze Diaries: Reflections of Japanese Student Soldiers (Chicago: U. of Chicago, 2006). Drawn from World War II pilots' letters & diaries.

Reuter, Christoph. My Life is a Weapon: A Modern History of Suicide Bombing (trans. Helena Ragg-Kirkby; Princeton NJ: Princeton, 2004).

In the Library: Fiction

In the Library: For Young Readers

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Human Weapon" [2002], dir. Ilan Ziv, 55m. From First Run/Icarus. Examines new tactic of "suicide bombing" in conflicts in Iran, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Israel, Palestine, Europe & the US.


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