SUICIDE BOMBING ON THE NATIONAL FRONT
Suicide bombing in Pakistan started after 9/11. Today Pakistan is the biggest victim of terrorism. After 9/11 incident, Pakistan supported the war on terror in Afghanistan. That war effected Pakistan very much. As border was not sealed so most of the Talibans ran away from Afghanistan to Pakistan. They were given shelter by the people of tribal areas of Pakistan because of their tradition of hospitality and clan bonding. As already Afghans were in refugee camps in Pakistan, so it was difficult to differentiate Talibans and Afghan refugees. Pakistan became a target as we found friends in Taliban’s enemy. Suicide bombing started in Pakistan. Initially, only the security forces were targeted but now even the common public is not spared. The war has spread to every nook and corner of Pakistan.
First suicide attack in Pakistan was done in Islamabad in 1995. A truck full of explosives entered the Egyptian embassy and 14 people were killed. After investigation it was found out that bomber was Egyptian. Second suicide bombing was in Karachi. French engineers were attacked outside Sheraton Hotel in May 2002. In this attack 14 people were killed in which 11 were French engineers. Another attack in June 2002 was done outside American embassy.
In 2003 President General Musharraf was targeted. In 2004 there were five suicide attacks including one attack on Prime Minister. In 2005 only 2 suicide attacks occurred. In 2006 suicide bombing again started to increase as there were 6 suicide attacks in which American embassy and Pakistan security forces were also targeted. In2007 these attacks were increased and total suicide attacks were done. In these attacks was on Former Prime Minister on Benazir Bhutto. In 2008 59 suicide attacks were done. In year 2009 till November 19, 70 suicide attacks were done.
During Afghan jihad against Russia, America and Pakistan joined hands to...
Alexandra C. Zuñiga
Mr. Scott Thompson
There is a wide variation of terror tactics used today in modern-day terrorism and throughout history. Suicidebombings are one of the most common terror tactics used today. There are so many suicidebombings that take place throughout the world. For example, a suicide bomber killed 31 people at an army base near Baghdad in 2012. Another suicide bomber killed 19 people in Eastern Afghanistan when he attacked the Joint Patrol in 2012. Elsewhere, another suicide bomber killed 8 people, but wounded 100 people in a Nigerian church in 2012. Sometimes suicidebombings are executed successfully and become a tragedy to the nation where it takes place; other times they are poorly executed and turned out to be failed attempts to make a statement in terrorism that causes the world to live in fear today. There are so many reasons why people resort to suicidebombings as a terror tactics; however, there are precautions and safety measures that could be taken to prevent such attacks.
SuicideBombingsSuicidebombings are terror tactics used a great deal in terrorism throughout the world. A suicide...
History has revealed that terrorists are capable of carrying out bold and destructive acts that at first glance appear to be unexplainable. What kind of person would sacrifice his or her own life in order to kill innocent people? What could possibly motivate a young person to become a suicide bomber?
In the wake of many tragic events, it can be difficult to analyze objectively the causes and processes leading up to them. For many, understanding the motives behind suicidebombing comes dangerously close to excusing or approving it. It may seem easier just to assume that the people involved are "evildoers" or "callous fanatics delighting in the carnage they have created."  Any extreme measures taken against them will be regarded, not simply as appropriate and justified, but as obligatory. However, terrorism is not a simple phenomenon with easy explanations. Although many people cite "evil" as a prime motivator, there seems to be no single, complete theory about what brings about such behavior. Usually a wide variety of motives and causal factors are involved.
Unsurprisingly, many people have attempted to understand suicidebombing in terms of the abnormality of the individuals responsible. However, if only those with some kind of psychopathology could be terrorists, terrorism would not be the large problem that it is. Research shows no...
3 February 2013
A Martyr or A Murder?
Ever since the year 1983, the number of suicidebombing acts has risen significantly. Shockingly, most suicides are performed by people who are not “conformed to the typical profile of the suicidal personality… none of them [are] uneducated, desperately poor, simple-minded, or depressed,” according to author David Brooks (352). Suicide bombers give their own lives as a way to show loyalty and to be seen as martyrs to their people. Many families urge their children to go through bomber training and recruitment, claiming that they will be happy if their children die while successfully killing “enemies.” Suicide should not be praised, urged, or seen as an act of martyrdom by families unless it is a disastrous and uncontrollable situation.
In Palestinian areas, suicidebombing has become an act of choice, and is a highly spreading enterprise ( Brooks 352). In their society, suicide bombers go through recruitment and training. Organizations praise their bombers and reward them by using several tactics. Bombers are trained spiritually and told about the rewards they can receive in their afterlife, as well as bribed by being told that their family will be guaranteed a place with god. Families of the bomber are satisfied with the idea that they will go to god, and this also...
...Poor National Integration In Pakistan, Causes, Effects, Remedies.
There is a crisis of national integration in Pakistan since its birth. It is the victim of poor national integration. Lack of integration in Pakistan is fundamental problem and it has been subjected to comment by intellectuals in the country. This has been hitting the head lines of the newspaper. Due to lack of national integration in the country,Pakistan has been pushed to a vicious circle. It has made Pakistan a sorry state of affairs, and a pivot of terrorist's activities. That has deepened the state of instability and vulnerability to a total break down of state apparatus. This was not the case at first. This nation was the consequence of unity and integrity and its basis Islam. The Quid-i-Azam the father of nation gave the motto to All Indian Muslim League running on in the terms of faith, unity and discipline it has been rather unfortunate that after the death of Quid-i-Azam, the country was left desolate. The national integration was thrown out of the national dictionary. At this rate, income inequalities, social injustice, political clouts and other evils raised their heads. All of that made national integration fragile. Moreover the present condition of the country is not better as well as it should be. It can be considered as a slip floating on the waves and being tossed directionless. There is...
The Verstehen Approach |
Mildred Ploss |
March 23, 2011
SuicideBombing, the Verstehen Approach
This paper will explore suicidebombing through the verstehen approach, a look at the bomber from his point of view, by stepping into his shoes. We will look into Durkheim’s view ofsuicide and attempt to relate Durkheimian thought to the bombings in the Middle East. In addition to Durkheim’s view a glimpse will be taken into the conditions that might prompt suicidebombings and how they are excusable under Islamic religion.
To begin, one must define Durkheim’s view of suicide. According to his theory, there are two major causes of suicide: (1) Social integration, individuals voluntarily attaching themselves to a group or society of which they are members and (2) social regulation which involves individuals being restrained, constrained, or controlled by a group or society of which they are members. Individuals with too little or too much social integration or with too little or too much social regulation tend to be more likely to kill themselves. Durkheim sees too little social integration leading to egoistic suicide and too much leading to altruistic...
SuicideBombing (also known as suicide attack, homicide bombing, or "kamikaze") is an attack intended to kill others and inflict widespread damage, in which the attacker expects or intends to die in the process.
Suicide attacks began occurring in Pakistan from 2002 onward and their frequency went up significantly after 2007, the year when the military operation was carried out against Jamia Hafsa in Islamabad and the Chief Justice of Pakistan was sacked by the then military ruler. It’s commonly believed that this upsurge in suicide attacks was a direct result of the operation against Lal Masjid and there is some truth in this claim as well. Out of 49 suicide attacks took place after 4 July 2007 and Lal Masjid operation was started on July 3, 2007.
With the state machinery so weakened, it became easy for the non-state actors to use suicide attacks as a strategy to create scare among the people and the state machinery to such a level where they are left with no options other than to compromise or face the deadly consequences
Who are behind these attacks?
Some people think and says that blackwater is behind this..some say Al-Qaeda is behind this..osama bin laden…tehreek e Taliban etcc nobody knows actually nd we don’t knw what they want….
What motivates suicide...
... CAUSES OF CORRUPTION AND ITS REMEDIES
Gangster "I'm thinking of getting back into crime, Luigi, - legitimate business is too corrupt"
An act done with intent to give some advantage inconsistent with official duty and the rights of others. It includes bribery, but is more comprehensive; because an act may be corruptly done, though the advantage to be derived from it be not offered by another. Sometimes corruption is understood as something against law; such as, a contract by which the borrower agreed to pay the lender usurious interest. It is said, in such case, that it was corruptly agreed, etc.
CAUSES OF CORRUPTION:
The causes of corruption are many and complex. Following are some of the causes of corruption.
µ Emergence of political elite who believe in interest-oriented rather than nation-oriented programmes and policies.
µ Artificial scarcity created by the people with malevolent intentions wrecks the fabric of the economy.
µ Corruption is caused as well as increased because of the change in the value system and ethical qualities of men who administer. The old ideals of morality, service and honesty are regarded as an achronistic.
µ Tolerance of people towards corruption, complete lack of intense public outcry against corruption and the absence of strong public forum to oppose corruption allow corruption to reign over people.
µ Vast size of population...
(Reasons of suicidebombing and does Islam motivate it)
University of Management and Technology
Suicide terrorism is not mainly the product of Islamic fundamentalism or any other evil ideology independent of circumstance. The world leader in suicide terrorism is the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka - they're a Marxist group, a secular group, a Hindu group. The Tamil Tigers have committed more suicide terrorist attacks than Hamas or Islamic Jihad. Instead, what more than 95 percent of all suicide terrorist attacks since 1980 have in common are not religion, but a specific secular goal: to compel modern democracies to withdraw military forces from the territory the terrorists view as their homeland. From Lebanon to Chechnya to Kashmir to Sri Lanka to the West Bank, every suicide terrorist campaign since 1980 has had as its main objective to compel a democratic state to withdraw combat forces from territory that the terrorists prize. Mostly are organizational motivated and fanaticism and religiously motivation are two different angles of same picture. Religious rhetoric may help persuade attackers that their cause is either necessary or noble, and that glorifies or renames suicide as martyrdom, but it does not explain why suicide attackers choose that particular tactic. These...