Understanding suicide bombers

On The American Prospect Magazine – Ezra Klein Blog, ‘Mr AQI and US’, March 24, 2008

One thing that frequently strikes me is poor knowledge of history when experts discuss suicide bombers. If they are to be believed, people who are prepared to die as they launch attacks are ‘weird’, even ‘deranged’. For us in western countries, it does seem strange that anybody would want to blow themselves up to kill others. Al-Qaeda tactics are seen as new by terrorism pundits of today. More


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