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Fighting suicide bombing : a worldwide campaign for life /
I.W. Charny.
imprint
Westport, Conn. : Praeger Security International, 2007.
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xxix, 283 p.
ISBN
0275993361 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Westport, Conn. : Praeger Security International, 2007.
isbn
0275993361 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
6086354
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"Suicide bombing, argues Charny, is a product of an Islamic fundamentalist Culture of Death that is at war with a Judeo-Christian Culture of Life. Proceeding from this basic premise, he explores the psychology of suicide bombing and tends to what he thinks are its implications. Thus suicide bombers become a pathological aspect of Islam that needs to be confronted with a spiritual battle over values (which includes limiting the speech of those Muslims thought to be promoting the Culture of Death), as well as police-military force." - Reference and Research Book News
"Suicide bombing, argues Charny, is a product of an Islamic fundamentalist Culture of Death that is at war with a Judeo-Christian Culture of Life. Proceeding from this basic premise, he explores the psychology of suicide bombing and tends to what he thinks are its implications. Thus suicide bombers become a pathological aspect of Islam that needs to be confronted with a spiritual battle over values (which includes limiting the speech of those Muslims thought to be promoting the Culture of Death), as well as police-military force." - Reference & Research Book News
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How does one effectively fight suicide bombers? What threat do they hold for Western society? How do people who love peace reconcile the need for war? Noted genocide expert Israel W. Charny addresses these questions in this highly personal description of suicide bombings and terror as the opening salvos of a Third World War. Charny first seeks to understand the psychology of suicide bombers, as well as the culture from which they emerge. Taking this understanding of what he calls human evil, he then proposes a hawkish campaign that ultimately emphasizes peace rather than irrational fear. By deeming suicide bombing and terrorism as necessary subjects in the study of psychology, Charny presents yet another weapon in the war against terrorism-a war that he believes will only escalate without drastic action. Ultimately, he calls for a "worldwide campaign for life" led by religious and secular leaders across the globe. He concludes the book with a vignette from Islamic culture that speaks nobly to furthering peace and life.
Long Description
How does one effectively fight suicide bombers? What threat do they hold for Western society? How do people who love peace reconcile the need for war? Noted genocide expert Israel W. Charny addresses these questions in this highly personal description of suicide bombings and terror as the opening salvos of a Third World War. Charny first seeks to understand what makes suicide bombers tick, as well as the culture from which they emerge. Taking this understanding of what he calls human evil, he then proposes a hawkish campaign that ultimately emphasizes peace rather than irrational fear. By deeming suicide bombing and terrorism as necessary subjects in the study of psychology, Charny presents yet another weapon in the war against terrorism-a war that he believes will only escalate without drastic action. Ultimately, he calls for a worldwide campaign for life led by religious and secular leaders across the globe. He concludes the book with a vignette from Islamic culture that speaks nobly to furthering peace and life.
Table of Contents
Selected worldwide case incidentsp. ix
Preface: This may be a politically incorrect books, but it is unshakable in supporting life for all peoplep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xxvii
How can they do it?p. 1
Suicide bombing and its growing place in the world todayp. 11
Contradictory image meanings of suicide bombingsp. 26
Are suicide bombers a proper subject of psychology?p. 55
The ultimate existential meaning of suicide bombings: The killing of human lifep. 79
Facing the dangerous future of civilization honestlyp. 100
Is it right to fear and condemn all Muslims? (Of course not!)p. 127
Promoting a new worldwide constituency for human life and making suicide bombing unattractive and unacceptablep. 148
A Proposal for a "Worldwide Campaign for Life" by the leaders of many religions and other world leaders and heroesp. 166
Afterword: Inshallahp. 190
Representative Suicide Bombings around the World and a Conclusion: Suicide Bombing Is a Redefinition of the Legitimacy of Virtually All Killingp. 193
Notesp. 215
Bibliographyp. 257
Indexp. 269
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