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The Path to Paradise: The Inner World of Suicide Bombers and Their Dispatchers

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***Named Among the Top 50 Books on Terrorism and Counterterrorism, Perspectives on Terrorism www.terrorismanalysts.com, Volume II, Issue 11*** Suicide bombers are often compared to smart bombs. From their dispatchers point of view, they are highly effective, inexpensive weapons, and there is no need to invest in their technological development. Suicide bombers are in fact smarter than smart bombs because they can choose their own targets and can react to circumstances on the ground, changing their target or their timing in an instant to ensure the maximum damage, destruction, and death. Of course, unlike smart bombs, suicide bombers think and feel. They have histories, stories, beliefs, and desires. In short, they have an inner world. Exploring the inner world of suicide bombers has been the focus of Anat Berkos research for years. What are their thought processes? Do male bombers really believe that death will transport them to a paradise inhabited by virgins? What are female bombers promised in the hereafter? Berko also explores the world of those who “drop the smart bomb”— the dispatchers. Who are the people who persuade others to go calmly to their horrific deaths? To learn about the inner world of suicide bombers and their dispatchers, Berko entered Israels most heavily secured prison cells and conducted intensive and extensive interviews with male and female suicide bombers who had failed their missions, as well as with their dispatchers—including former Hamas spiritual and operative leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin (later assassinated by Israeli Defense Forces). With a foreword by Moshe Addad.

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Offers a rare glimpse into the inner world of suicide bombers and those who dispatch them, and provides the most personal encounter a reader can have with a suicide bomber.

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ISBN:
9781597973649
Author:
Berko, Anat
Publisher:
Potomac Books
Translator:
Yuval, Elizabeth
Foreword by:
Addad, Moshe
Foreword:
Addad, Moshe
Subject:
Terrorism
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Middle East - Israel
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Terrorism
Subject:
Suicide
Subject:
Palestinian arabs
Subject:
Arab-Israeli conflict -- 1993-
Subject:
Islamic Studies
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
Israel
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
196
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 0.69 lb

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