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Chicago Project on Suicide Terrorism

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Suicide terrorism is not so much committed by religious fanatics looking for a quick trip to paradise as it is by a variety of secular and religious individuals who fear that their societies will be unalterably transformed by a religiously motivated occupier,” says Robert Pape, Professor of Political Science, The University of Chicago.

The “presumed connection” between suicide terrorism and Islamic fundamentalism has fueled the U.S. foreign policy project of transforming Muslim societies into secular democracies, sometimes militarily, Pape notes. But “the sustained presence of heavy American combat forces in Muslim countries” he warns in the “Dying to Win: The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism” book, “is likely to increase the odds of the next 9/11.”

An easy to read Research Report (No. Not a theory or big report) on Chicago Project on Suicide Terrorism which lists Suicide Terrorist Campaigns, Motivation and Targets, Ideology of Suicide Attackers, Secular vs Religious Suicide Attackers etc

Also, please see Suicide Terrorism and Democracy: What We’ve Learned Since 9/11 (CATO Institute)

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Written by S Ibrahim

Feb 20, 2009 at 12:54 am

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