Female Suicide Terrorism

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Female Suicide Terrorism

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This article examines the phenomenon of female suicide terrorism. Women involvement in terrorism and political violent acts is not a recent phenomenon but the ever growing number of women involved and the universal belief of the nonviolent character of women, constitute sufficient reasons to analyze this gender shifting in terrorism.

Introduction

Women involvement in terrorism and political violent acts is not a recent phenomenon but the ever growing number of women involved and the universal belief of the nonviolent character of women, constitute sufficient reasons to analyze this gender shifting in terrorism. The purpose of this analysis is to attempt an explanatory view of the fundamental of female suicide terrorism in Islam. This study will focus on the study of Palestinian female suicide terrorism as the Palestinian example seems to constitute an appropriate pars pro toto. Indeed, as stated by Corocan-Nantes in her article “Unnatural beings: Gender and terrorism,” “in most of the major works on the study of terrorism there is no mention of gender despite the fact that in the last decade there has been a noticeable increase in the study of 'female terrorism.'” The common belief being to associate terrorist acts to men.
Counter-Terrorism Strategy The Female suicide terrorism is real security threat that requires our full attention. A comprehensive counterterrorism plan should recognize the increasing potential for use of suicide bombers, including females. The underestimation of female terrorism is dangerous and next strategies must account for the earlier lack of focus on this neglected issue. Although there is an urgency in countering this issue, it can be a very daunting process. In the fight against terrorism, the United States must continue to lead the way. The United States has the capabilities (diplomatic,…...

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