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ERIC Number: EJ1089738
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
From Kamikaze to Jihadist: What Are Its Causes?
Msellemu, Sengulo Albert
Journal of Education and Practice, v7 n2 p143-149 2016
From Kamikaze to Suicide Bomber, to Islamist, to Jihadist and others all are known by deferent names but the use of suicide bombing as the prime tactical weapon in pursuing their political goals is crucial. Since 1983 when the first suicide attack took place until today the number of suicide attacks has been increasing annually. Planning is very crucial in any terrorist acts weather long or short term but planning must be there. So they are not doing it alone there must be organization or institution for preparation. So what forces them to become suicide bombers? Many analysts believe that death of those who commit the suicide bombing acts and following reprisals do not stop them and "more people are, willing to become suicide bombers now than in the past."(2) The purpose can be different but the goal is. One i.e. to kill ostensibly to get rid of injustices, Muslim world, jihad speaks of individual dignity and communal power. It is suggested that heterogeneous factors identified as "personal causes" of suicidal terrorism. The various "ideological reasons" assumed to justify it (e.g. liberation from foreign occupation, defense of one's nation or religion), and the "social pressures" brought upon candidates for suicidal terrorism. A bibliography is included.
Descriptors: Etiology, Ideology, Terrorism, Suicide, Islam, Muslims, Religious Discrimination, International Relations, Justice, Freedom, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Israel; United States