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My Life Is a Weapon: A Modern History of Suicide Bombing

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What kind of people are suicide bombers? How do they justify their actions? In this meticulously researched and sensitively written book, journalist Christoph Reuter argues that popular views of these young men and women--as crazed fanatics or brainwashed automatons--fall short of the mark. In many cases these modern-day martyrs are well-educated young adults who turn them ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published March 1st 2006 by Princeton University Press (first published 2004)
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ideopreneur
Jul 29, 2011 ideopreneur rated it it was amazing
The power of the powerless and the powerlessness of the powerful, My Life is a weapon, traces the history of suicide bombing. A very interesting read.
david-baptiste
Jul 02, 2007 david-baptiste rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: everyone
this is an excellent book and filled with many suprises for anyone who would like to understand the realities and motivations of suicide bombers--quite different from the way they are presented in the west--not the usual stereotypes of people brainwashed with ideas of going stairght to Paradise at all--
one thing to ask yourself in thinking about a suicide bomber is--what kind of situation must a person be in in the first place to even consider such an option?
rather than demonizing the suicide bo
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Jan 11, 2015 Maarten rated it liked it
Interesting general narrative. Unfortunately marred by factual errors as well as some interpretations where the author is on shaky ground.
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