Depicting Female Suicide Terrorism: Understanding the Radicalization Process

Depicting Female Suicide Terrorism: Understanding the Radicalization Process


Depicting Female Suicide Bombers: Understanding the Radicalization Process

May 1, 2017 – Imagine sitting next to a woman who is strapped with ten pounds of C4 explosive in a full-body suicide suit. To put this into perspective, 1.5 pounds of C4 can destroy a retail store or an average home.  Imagine the extensive damage ten pounds can do.  Now, just picture ten women carrying three ounces of sarin in liquid form filled in vials that hold cosmetics, successfully passing the security checkpoints at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. Simultaneously, the women board the same plane. As the plane takes off, the women release gas and the passengers drop like flies, resulting in death.

The al Qaeda manual reads: “The young came to prepare themselves for Jihad [holy war], commanded by the majestic Allah’s order in the holy Koran. [Koranic verse:] Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies of Allah and your enemies, and others besides whom ye may not know, but whom Allah doth know.”

Tamil Tigers, Hamas, Hezbollah, and Al Qaeda have established a path for ISIS’ success in using women as weapons of war.  With literature taken from the origins of Arabic that excluded diacritical marks and included linguistic errors, terrorist organizations have manipulated the peaceful religious scriptures of Islam to recruit the forbidden fruit, women, to execute their missions. In this book, the author presents the why and how women have proven to be the Achilles’ heel to any terrorist suicide mission.

To understand the success of female suicide missions, the author, Dr. Bina Patel, navigates her readers through a deep path of exploration, encompassing the origins of Islam, socio-religious and cultural biases, stigmas, and norms that result in a never-ending continuous dark oppressive cyclone; coalesced with fanatical literature that is engrained by neurocognitive processes through chanting and body movements simultaneous in vulnerable women, who have experienced some form of postpartum psychosis, depression and rejection in society.

As diverse as these narratives are of the women who are perceived as pioneers of suicide terrorism today, they all have something in common: their stories of stepping into unknown territories-and how what you read, will open your eyes into their world, taking us into moments of terror, transformation and profound emotional agony. The author lifts the veil and unravels the truth behind the women’s allegiance to their personal missions. Death is their peace.

Publisher: Common Ground Publishing

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