The Resource My life is a weapon : a modern history of suicide bombing, Christoph Reuter ; translated by Helena Ragg-Kirkby

My life is a weapon : a modern history of suicide bombing, Christoph Reuter ; translated by Helena Ragg-Kirkby

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My life is a weapon : a modern history of suicide bombing
Title
My life is a weapon
Title remainder
a modern history of suicide bombing
Statement of responsibility
Christoph Reuter ; translated by Helena Ragg-Kirkby
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"What kind of people are suicide bombers? How do they justify their actions? In this meticulously researched and sensitively written book, journalist Christoph Reuter argues that popular views of these young men and women - as crazed fanatics or brainwashed automatons - fall short of the mark. In many cases these modern-day martyrs are well-educated young adults who turn themselves into human bombs willingly and eagerly - to exact revenge on a more powerful enemy, perceived as both unjust and oppressive. Suicide assassins are determined to make a difference, for once in their lives, no matter what the cost. As Reuter's many interviews with would-be martyrs, their trainers, friends, and relatives reveal, the bombers are motivated more by how they expect to be remembered - as heroic figures - than by religion-infused visions of a blissful life to come."--BOOK JACKET
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Reuter, Christoph
Dewey number
303.6/25
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the German
LC call number
BP190.5.V56
LC item number
R4813 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Violence
  • Suicide bombers
  • Martyrdom
  • Islam and politics
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Violence
  • Kamikazes (Attentats-suicides)
  • Martyre
  • Islamisme
  • Conflit israélo-arabe
  • Zelfmoordaanslagen
  • Martelaren
  • Islam
  • Arabisch-Israëlisch conflict
  • Histoire
  • Islam
  • Martyr
  • Kamikaze (Attentat-suicide)
  • Terrorisme
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My life is a weapon : a modern history of suicide bombing, Christoph Reuter ; translated by Helena Ragg-Kirkby
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [181]-193) and index
Contents
Introduction : the power of the powerless, the powerlessness of the powerful -- Chap. 1. The original assassins : a history of faith and power in the Islamic world -- Chap. 2. A key to paradise around their necks : Iran's suicide battalions -- Chap. 3. The marketing strategies of martyrdom : Hezbollah in Lebanon -- Chap. 4. Israel and Palestine : the culture of death -- Chap. 5. Suicide or martyrdom? : modern Islam and the feud of the Fatwas -- Chap. 6. Bushido replaces Allahu akbar : the Japanese Kamikaze -- Chap. 7. The parasites of anger : al-Qaeda and the Islamist Internationale -- Chap. 8. Separatist movements and female suicide bombers : the cases of Sri Lanka and Kurdistan -- Chap. 9. After martyrdom : recent developments in Iran -- Notes -- Index
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 200 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036737608
Label
My life is a weapon : a modern history of suicide bombing, Christoph Reuter ; translated by Helena Ragg-Kirkby
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [181]-193) and index
Contents
Introduction : the power of the powerless, the powerlessness of the powerful -- Chap. 1. The original assassins : a history of faith and power in the Islamic world -- Chap. 2. A key to paradise around their necks : Iran's suicide battalions -- Chap. 3. The marketing strategies of martyrdom : Hezbollah in Lebanon -- Chap. 4. Israel and Palestine : the culture of death -- Chap. 5. Suicide or martyrdom? : modern Islam and the feud of the Fatwas -- Chap. 6. Bushido replaces Allahu akbar : the Japanese Kamikaze -- Chap. 7. The parasites of anger : al-Qaeda and the Islamist Internationale -- Chap. 8. Separatist movements and female suicide bombers : the cases of Sri Lanka and Kurdistan -- Chap. 9. After martyrdom : recent developments in Iran -- Notes -- Index
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 200 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036737608

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