The moral logic and growth of suicide terrorism

@article{Atran2006TheML,
  title={The moral logic and growth of suicide terrorism},
  author={Scott Atran},
  journal={The Washington Quarterly},
  year={2006},
  volume={29},
  pages={127 - 147}
}
  • S. Atran
  • Published 1 March 2006
  • Psychology
  • The Washington Quarterly
Despite common misconceptions, suicide terrorists today are not motivated primarily by foreign occupation, are not directed by a central organization, and are not nihilistic. Better understanding the phenomenon can help devise better solutions on at least three different levels. 
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