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Zjawisko islamskiego terroryzmu samobójczego kobiet
The phenomenon of female suicide islamic terrorism

Author(s): Mateusz Zulczyk
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Social Sciences, Gender Studies, Sociology, Theology and Religion, Islam studies, Security and defense, Politics and religion, Studies in violence and power
Published by: Uniwersytet Przyrodniczo-Humanistyczny w Siedlcach
Keywords: terrorism;terrorism and Islam;woman;suicide terror attack;islam

Summary/Abstract: The direct objective of the suicide bomber is not only to bring their own death, but to cause the largest possible number of casualties among the community of potential adversary. The death of the executive intensifies the feeling of fear, because it shows complete intransigence of bomber and his willingness to submit biggest sacrifice in the form of his life. When planning terrorist attacks, the terrorists are counting primarily on the psychological effect, and it is much greater when made by woman, in many traditional environments identified as vulnerable, fragile, unable to harm. Article aims to describe the phenomenon of female suicide Islamic terrorism, on selected examples that clearly show similarities and differences among female suicide bombers in the various communities.

  • Issue Year: 1/2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 151-168
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Polish