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Author Hafez, Mohammed M., 1970-

Title Suicide bombers in Iraq : the strategy and ideology of martyrdom / Mohammed M. Hafez.

Published Washington, D.C. : U.S. Institute of Peace Press, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  956.70443 HAFE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xviii, 285 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : suicide bombers in historical and theoretical perspective -- Pt. I. Insurgents and their strategies -- 1. Nationalists and Baathists -- 2. The Jihadi Salafis -- 3. Suicide terrorism in the Iraqi Insurgency -- Pt. II. The alchemy of martyrdom : ideology, theology, and mythology of suicide terrorism -- 4. The ideology and theology of martyrdom -- 5. Martyrdom mythology in Iraq -- Pt. III. Martyrs without borders : transnational networks and volunteerism in Iraq -- 6. Arab fighters in Iraq -- 7. European Muslims in Iraq -- 8. Implications for theory and policy -- App. 1. List of Sunni insurgent groups in Iraq, 2003-2006 -- App. 2. Names and nationalities of known suicide bombers in Iraq -- App. 3. Zarqawi's men -- App. 4. Al Qaeda's evolution in Iraq.
Summary "This book: draws extensively on open-source intelligence and papers of record, primary sources from insurgent groups, including online documents and videos, and interviews with U.S. service members who have served in Iraq; examines the history of suicide bombing in Iraq and many other countries, theoretical perspectives on suicide bombing, and the varies factions that compromise the insurgency; and explores the ideology and theology of martyrdom supporting suicide bombers, their national origins and characteristics, and the prospects for a "third generation" of transnational jihadists forged in the crucible of Iraq."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author United States Institute of Peace.
Subject Suicide bombers -- Iraq.
Suicide bombings -- Iraq.
Terrorism -- Iraq.
Insurgency -- Iraq.
Martyrdom -- Islam.
ISBN 9781601270047 (paperback: alk. paper)
1601270046 (paperback: alk. paper)