Fighting Suicide Bombing: A Worldwide Campaign for Life (Google eBook)

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2007 - Political Science - 283 pages
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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 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.

  

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Contents

2 Suicide bombing and its growing place in the world today
11
3 Contradictory image meanings of suicide bombings
26
4 Are suicide bombers a proper subject of psychology?
55
The killing of human life
79
6 Facing the dangerous future of civilization honestly
100
7 Is it right to fear and condemn all Muslims? Of course not
127
8 Promoting a new worldwide constituency for human life and making suicide bombing unattractive and unacceptable
148
9 A Proposal for a Worldwide Campaign for Life by the leaders of many religions and other world leaders and heroes
166
Inshallah
190
Suicide Bombing Is a Redefinition of the Legitimacy of Virtually All Killing
193
Notes
215
Bibliography
257
Index
269
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I. W. Charny is the executive director of the Institute of the Holocaust and Genocide in Jerusalem, and Professor of Psychology and Family Therapy at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

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