The History of Suicide Terrorism

The History of Suicide Terrorism - The History of Suicide...

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The History of Suicide Terrorism I. Suicide bomber in Vietnam War? A. Yes but not obvious and not well documented – won’t be focusing on these instances in this course – only the well documented cases II. The Assassins A. A sect that was established in the 11 th century by the Nazari state B. In an attempt to bring down the Sunni rule in the Middle East an elite group of young rural boys was trained and ordered to assassinate prominent officials in the Sunni establishment with a dagger C. Assassins did not care about their own survival and took pride in dying with their victims D. Not offered any escape route – ordered to do it until they are brought down E. Smoked pot before the attacks F. Arabic – Hashish = English Assassin G. Once they were high it was easier to perpetrate attacks because they were now fearless H. Very successful in their attacks on certain regime – caused change regime III. The Sulu Tribes A. Minority Moslem population in the Sulu archipelago in the Philippines B. In the 16 th century, after the Spanish invasion, they used suicide tactics against the attempts of the new Catholic colonialist rule to convert them C. Volunteers charged into enemy troops with wild abandon, until they were mowed down D. Volunteers entered Christian settlements armed with spears, attacking everything they encountered
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