What is going inside shooters mind– that people are easily broken and sometimes they are breakable for the reason which is also clear to them . This is low–slung idea about about their ideology or religious belief leads towards becomes suicide bombers. Sometimes a group like ISIS or others radicalized groups want to use suicide bombers then they architect/built their ideology to justify and encourage them. But still there is no clear psychological or social criteria by which normal person ideology change to become suicide bombers.
In 2003 university of Chicago political scientists ROBERT A PAPE argued in his paper What 95 percent of all suicide attacks have in common, since 1980, is not religion, but a specific strategic motivation to respond to a military intervention, often specifically a military occupation, of territory that the terrorists view as their homeland or prize greatly. From Lebanon and the West Bank in the 80s and 90s, to Iraq and Afghanistan, and up through the Paris suicide attacks we’ve just experienced in the last days, military intervention—and specifically when the military intervention is occupying territory—that’s what prompts suicide terrorism more than anything else.
Terrorist groups like ISIS and Al Qaeda are widely seen as being motivated by their radical theology. But according to Robert Pape, a political scientist at the University of Chicago and founder of the Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism, this view is too simplistic. Pape knows his subject; he and his colleagues have studied every suicide attack in the world since 1980, evaluating over 4,600 in all.
He says that religious fervor is not a motive unto itself. Rather, it serves as a tool for recruitment and a potent means of getting people to overcome their fear of death and natural aversion to killing innocents. “Very often, suicide attackers realize they have instincts for self-preservation that they have to overcome,” and religious beliefs are often part of that process, said Pape in an appearance on radio show, Politics and Reality Radio. But, Pape adds, there have been “many hundreds of secular suicide attackers,” which suggests that radical theology alone doesn’t explain terrorist attacks. From 1980 until about 2003, the “world leader” in suicide attacks was the Tamil Tigers, a secular Marxist nationalist group in Sri Lanka, they blew Indian prime minister also.
ISIS can be reduced to “a religious group with carefully considered beliefs.
” It’s a group whose public expressions of religious motives to serve its secular objectives of controlling resources (oil, opium) and territory. Virtually all of the group’s leaders were once high-ranking officers in Iraq’s secular military.
For ISIS terrorism is a marketing tool for recruiting or raise money. It has own banks, print their own currency.
As University of Michigan historian Juan Cole put it after the Charlie Hebdo attacks, “The problem for a terrorist group like Al Qaeda is that its recruitment pool is Muslims, but most Muslims are not interested in terrorism. Most Muslims are not even interested in politics, much less political Islam.
ISIS is now desperate, and is shifting its pattern of behavior. In October, ISIS launched only eight suicide attacks in Iraq and Syria, when they normally do 30 to 35 per month, and that’s the same month that they shifted to suicide attacks in Ankara, Turkey, on October 10. Then they downed the Russian plane on October 31st, and now the Paris attacks on November 13th. As ISIS’ territory has shrunk in Iraq and Syria, it is now clearly shifting its suicide attack resources out of Iraq and Syria, and into Turkey, into killing Russian civilians, and now also into Paris.
why this attack happens. This is not based on religious faith or belief. As I studied articles of max fisher, Robert a pape .
I m still not much clear what going inside in the minds of whether they are shooters or suicide bombers.
Whether attackers their either their acts are their own or central mean support by others, the motives is to get some attention and seek to encourage backlash.
There may be few points – whether suicide bombers are crazy, insane or lunatic. I have done research they are not crazy. They are stable person like you and me . They are not mentally ill they sacrifice themselves for altruistic reasons.
Second aspect– brutal & barbaric or backwardness. Like people belong from Africa, or Middle East. But what about salman abedi U.K. Born become suicide bomber. I have given answered this point in the next paragraph.
As explained by British philosopher Jonathan Glover has noted, there is the power of society. Society gives us language, a worldview, an identity, a set of rules and rituals to live by Society, in this sense, is God. You are created in your society’s image. Once society settles on a set of values and the accepted ways of obtaining them, individuals within the society, any society, are compelled to follow the path. Suicide bombing, in this context, is but the latest twisted incarnation in a long tradition of socially-sanctioned brutal rituals enacted in different societies throughout history–from foot binding and witch hunting to duals, lynching, and systematic war rape.
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is the man behind the forming al-Tawhid wal-Jihad , ISIL originated as Jama’at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad in 1999, which pledged allegiance to al-Qaeda and participated in the Iraqi insurgency following the 2003 invasion of Iraq by Western forces. The group proclaimed itself a worldwide caliphate. Sources said he is solid in his belief and ideology .
About Zarqawi is reported as having been a high school dropout and a petty criminal in his youth, including, allegedly, a procurer of prostitutes. You can read The Short, Violent Life of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi .
Somehow, our God stories–what they say about heaven, how will go the heaven. That’s all illusion to penetrate others mind.
Importance of social psychology, requires the ‘normality’ as we all are and we found absence of individual (mental stability ) of the suicide bombers. Physiatrist found evidence of suicidal tendencies, depressive tendencies, and complexity.
David Lester found that many female suicide bombers seem driven, at least in part, by post-traumatic stress disorder, hopelessness and bipolardisorder, depression, and substance abuse,
In the Islamic religion, there are powerful prohibitions against conventional suicide, and shooting oneself in the head—would be considered an unforgivable crime against god. Suicide bombers usually were very skittish people, introverted, their problem was always communication.
So in conclusion they are not mentally ill, there radical ideology or how they become suicide bombers are their own views. One thing is sure money (greediness) is not convincing point. These people need love , parents support, education, try to communicate more will better help to understand. We found mostly are introvert, bipolar disorder, complexed, shy, brutal, barbaric background , military intervention.
As horrible attack happens on London bridge. In this incident 7 people dead, 48 injured.
Officials said a vehicle barreled into pedestrians on London Bridge, and then three attackers embarked on a stabbing rampage at nearby Borough Market.
In the wake of the attack, British Prime Minister Theresa May said “things must change” when it comes to counter-terrorism policies. “We cannot and must not pretend that things can continue as they are,” she told reporters outside her official residence on Sunday. “There is — to be frank — far too much tolerance of extremism in our country.”
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