Alexandra C. Zuñiga
Mr. Scott Thompson
There is a wide variation of terror tactics used today in modern-day terrorism and throughout history. Suicide bombings are one of the most common terror tactics used today. There are so many suicide bombings 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 suicide bombings 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 suicide bombings as a terror tactics; however, there are precautions and safety measures that could be taken to prevent such attacks.
Suicide bombings are terror tactics used a great deal in terrorism throughout the world. A suicide bombing is a bombing carried out by a terrorist who knows and in most cases hopes he/she will not survive the attack. As in religious terror, suicide bombers believe they are working for a higher power and their afterlife will be so great that they are willing to sacrifice their own lives for the cause at hand. Suicide bombings are, in some cases, one of the best terror tactics utilized today. A suicide bomber can easily conceal a weapon of mass destruction on his person and get close to a specific target. They can also get close to a heavily populated area; in most cases, this is main objective for suicide bombers. They wish to take as many civilian or non-civilian lives as possible. Suicide bombers can attack for many reasons; they might be trying to make a political statement or it could be for revenge. Army Base Suicide Bombing
On Tuesday, November 6, 2012, all of the major news headlines raved about a suicide bombing near an army base near Baghdad. The suicide bomber “rammed” his vehicle that was filled with explosives into crowds of troops and recruits that were outside of the base. The base was 20 kilometers north of the Iraqi capital, in Taji. ““There were army trainees leaving the base and small buses were waiting for them when the explosion took place, “said Ahmed Khalef, a policeman working nearby. “We immediately started to rescue the wounded. You could smell of charred bodies,” “(Markey, 2012). There were body parts and burned vehicles scattered in the streets surrounding the base. There were 31 people killed, most of whom were soldiers, and around 50 more were wounded by the explosion. It was one of the worst attacks of 2012 on the country’s military. Suicide Bomber on Foot Kills 19
On October 1, 2012, a suicide bomber on foot attacked a joint patrol of American-led coalition and Afghan forces. This was the fourth suicide bombing to take place in Khost Province of Afghanistan in a five month period. The attack took place in broad daylight in a busy section of the city’s shopping district (Kenny, 2012). 19 people were killed in this attack including three international service members and 16 Afghan police officers; roughly another 59 Afghans were wounded by the explosion. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack (Rubin, Jan Mangal, 2012). ““A foreign and Afghan force joint convoy was targeted this morning around 9 a.m. in the vicinity of the Khost’s governor’s office, while the soldiers were dismounted in the area,” the Taliban said in a statement to the news media. “The attack was carried out with a suicide vest worn by one of our hero mujahid named Schoiab Kunduzi,”” (Kenny, 2012). Nigerian Church Suicide Bombing
On Sunday, October 28, 2012, a suicide bomber drove a jeep containing explosives into a...
(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 can be...
...Why Do Suicide Bombers Exist?
Suicidebombing is believed to be one of the ultimate acts of terrorism. It is horrific in its results, and the act of bombing itself does not choose who it kills. It kills all, adults, man and woman, children, and the saddest thing is that it kills the innocent.
The propagation of suicidebombing nowadays has been increasing, especially in the Arab world where it seems that peace will not reign there for years or so. That area of the world has been a battleground of ideas, arms, and ideologies alike. Yet, suicidebombing is closely connected with Islamic extremist willing to give up there lives by blowing themselves up for a cause they only can relate to. As the clash between ideologies expands, the war continually expands also. More fighters are recruited on both sides of the campaign, and suicide bombers as well.
We pose the question “why do suicide bombers exist?” This paper aims to answer this question that has perplexed thousands of individuals around the world asking, “Why do they do that? What makes them tick?” Part of the answer can be linked to what the Islamic world calls the “Jihad” or the holy war. People give up their lives by killing another in order to gain entry into eternal life. To some, this idea may seem to be twisted, but to them, it is their key to heaven. However, the fact...
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 bombers?
The Logic of Suicide Terrorism
Why did they kill themselves? This is the question that seems to be in everybody’s mind when one person dies in the process or when an act of terrorism suicide takes place which not only takes out the person doing it but many others around him or her. One thing is true in both cases that we will never know, why they did it and what is going through their mind right before they did it.
Medical definition on suicide: Suicide is defined as the intentional taking of one's own life. Prior to the late nineteenth century, suicide was legally defined as a criminal act in most Western countries. In the social climate of the early 2000s, however, suicidal behavior is most commonly regarded and responded to as a psychiatric emergency (Farlex 2012).
Since the medical definition of suicide is the act of taking your own life, and this issue happens in many different countries and cultures but it is due to relationship, money and the hopelessness that people feel within their current life style and their state of mind, how did it evolved from those main know circumstances to I will kill myself to prove a point and in the process I will take as many other people as possible, it doesn’t really make sense because if they are doing it in order to see their problems solved then how are they going to see it fixed if they are no longer here.
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 indication that...
The natural end of every human life is death. Some people, for reasons that
have never been fully understood, choose to end their own lives. This is called
suicide, which means literally "self-killing."
According to Dryden-Edwards (2013), Suicide is the process of purposely ending one's own life. The way societies view suicide varies widely according to culture and religion. For example, many Western cultures, as well as mainstream Judaism, Islam, and Christianity tend to view killing oneself as quite negative. One myth about suicide that may be the result of this view is considering suicide to always be the result of a mental illness. Some societies also treat a suicide attempt as if it were a crime. However, suicides are sometimes seen as understandable or even honorable in certain circumstances, such as in protest to persecution (for example, hunger strike), as part of battle or resistance (for example, suicide pilots of World War II; suicide bombers) or as a way of preserving the honor of a dishonored person (for example, killing oneself to preserve the honor or safety of family members).
Microsoft Encarta 2009 stipulates that; Suicide is intentional, self-inflicted death. It is a uniquely human act. Suicide occurs in all cultures. People who attempt or complete suicide,...
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Turpin's girlfriend and their 2-year-old daughter, Anje, are also featured.
"We are deeply saddened to learn of his death and our thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family," Marks said yesterday.
All of the episodes for the boxing reality series have been filmed except for the live finale, set for May.
Turpin's death isn't the first time television has found itself grappling with true reality. In the Swedish version of Survivor, a member of the cast committed suicide after he was the first person voted off the island. Update, Sept. 6: Bruce Goldfarb, a spokesman for the state medical examiner's office, confirmed on Friday morning that the manner of Josh Burdette's death was suicide.
Concert venues are about the live music experience, but then again, they're not. We were reminded of this on Monday when 9:30 Club spokeswoman Audrey Fix Schaefer confirmed the Washington venue's manager and "face of the Club" Josh Burdette had died on Sunday. He was 36.
Judging from the immediate and emotional outpouring on social media, the death of Burdette -- the affable manager/head of security with the large ear plugs and heavily inked forearms who had been a 9:30 fixture since 1997 -- is a substantial loss for the club, the East Coast music scene and beyond.
As news of Burdette's...
Suicide is an act of intentionally ending one’s own life committed out of despair, mental disorders and stress. The Filipinos committing suicide is a mind-boggling act and this paper would serve as an awareness to people that some interactions with the community: family, friends, peers, school, and network can affect even a teenage Filipino to give in to suicidal thoughts . . . which is rare given the fact that a Filipino at heart is considered as one of the happiest people on earth. The paper also aims to understand the mind of a teenager with beyond raging hormones on why would they commit such act despite of being called the happiest. Further research and interviews will lead this project to a series of paintings inter-connected with each other that will interpret the student artist’s understanding the a teenage Filipino commit suicidal ideation.
Keywords: suicidal ideation, community, teenage, Filipino, understand
Literature Review and Related Works
Suicide is a multi-faceted issue, sometimes an act of heroism, sometimes an act of selfishness, sometimes a brave choice in the face of pain, and sometimes an act of love.
According to experts Michelle Moskos, Jennifer Achilles, and Doug Gray, causes of suicidal distress can be caused by psychological, environmental and social factors. Mental illness is the leading risk factor for suicide. The risk for suicide frequently...