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Is suicide terrorism religion-driven?

Is suicide terrorism religion-driven?

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POLS 4382 – Politics of Terrorism


Is suicide terrorism religion-driven?



Week 8 Notes

Suicide Terrorism 

∙ Suicide terrorism is NOT a new phenomenon

∙ It is not a strictly religiously­motivated activity – Not only  ISLAM

∙  It is however, more common among religious terrorists  and extremists than non­religious groups 

∙  Suicide Terrorism is on the rise

∙  While religious motives matter, they are NOT the only ones ∙  Tamil Tigers = seen as being the world leader in suicide  terrorism (motivated by separatism)  Don't forget about the age old question of When was the farmers alliance organized?

∙  Suicide bombers: No real profile

o Tend to be male, 18­23, single. BUT can be any race,  color, sex, can be females, bombers often alter their  appearance to blend in


What is the general profile of suicide bombers?



∙  Robert Pape wrote an article about why suicide terrorism  happens

o Pape’s article concluded that suicide terrorism  happens because (1) it works & (2) it is more likely to  happen against democracies or partial democracies  Why in democracies or partial democracies?

 B/C democracies have freedom of the press and  the news media won’t cover your attack – so why even attack in a country that isn’t free?

∙  Pape was wrong. Turns out democracy doesn’t matter –  also Muslim states experience more suicide terrorism that  others – so it’s not a religious tool against the west

∙  Suicide Terrorism is a strategy – not just a single tactice ∙  Designed to coerce modern governments to make  concessions


In what way is suicide terrorism deemed a strategy?



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∙  Containing suicide terrorism may require reducing terrorist  confidence that they will be successful

∙  Targets vary

∙  How to prevent? Be more attentive!

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