Genesis of Suicide Terrorism
Science Mar 7 2003: 1534-1539
Contemporary suicide terrorists from the Middle East are publicly deemed crazed
cowards bent on senseless destruction who thrive in poverty and ignorance.
Recent research indicates they have no appreciable psychopathology and are as
educated and economically well-off as surrounding populations. A first line of
defense is to get the communities from which suicide attackers stem to stop the
attacks by learning how to minimize the receptivity of mostly ordinary people
to recruiting organizations.
CNRS-Institut Jean Nicod, 1 bis Avenue Lowendal, 75007 Paris, France, and
Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
48106-1248, USA. E-mail: [log in to unmask]
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