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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Lecture On Suicide Terrorism

Psychiatrist Andy Thomson gives an engaging lecture that provides an overview of the history and characteristics of suicide terrorism.

However I feel that there are some flaws in his ideas. In particular, I think that the situation of asymmetrical warfare is far more important in triggering suicide attacks than religion. This is addressed during the Q&A session.

Here is part 1 (of 3) of his talk entitled We Few, We Happy Few, We Band of Brothers:

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Part 2: Differences between male and female suicide terrorists

Part 3: Question and answer session

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