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Bombshell: Women and Terrorism

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Between 1985 and 2008, female suicide bombers committed more than 230 attacks--about a quarter of all such acts. Women have become the ideal stealth weapon for terrorist groups. They are less likely to be suspected or searched and as a result have been used to strike at the heart of coalition troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. This alarming tactic has been highly effective, g ...more
Hardcover, 308 pages
Published September 6th 2011 by University of Pennsylvania Press
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Hali
Aug 22, 2012 Hali rated it liked it
Mia Bloom was able to compile information about how women are involved in terrorism and the different ways that they participate. It was rather enlightening. I would have like a bit longer section on how to go about educating women in order to stop the willing participation within terrorism but all-in-all a good and educational read.
Ali
Feb 26, 2013 Ali rated it liked it
Very interesting look at six different groups with a large number of female terrorists. Bloom looks at why the joined the terrorist groups and, especially, why many female terrorists become suicide bombers.

Required reading for my Terrorism Studies class
meredith ann
Oct 15, 2012 meredith ann rated it really liked it
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a well researched insight into the lives of female terrorists, both those willing & able to give themselves for the cause and those forced into terrorism.
Monica
Jan 19, 2012 Monica added it
Shelves: didn-t-finish
I only read the IRA section, so I can't really review the whole book.
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