Cedar Falls, IA (PRWEB) March 7, 2006
Rosemarie Skaine's Female Suicide Bombers, McFarland Publishers, has been published. "The recent involvement of a women in the suicide bomber attack in Amman, Jordan was but one of the latest in a growing list of female suicide bombers," Skaine says, "Today, female suicide bombers are frequently the 'weapon of choice' in an increasing number of conflicts."
Female Suicide Bombers profiles female suicide bombers and explains the roles of female bombers as freedom fighters and terrorists. Celebrated as liberators and martyrs by those who support their cause, denounced as terrorists by their opponents, suicide bombers have become all too common in violent conflicts worldwide. The female suicide bomber is a relative newcomer to the landscapes of war, but more and more women are being recruited for self-sacrifice. "Rarely do suicide bombers work on their own," Skaine says, "They are part of a larger cause."
Skaine's book examines the use of female suicide bombers by Hezbollah during the Lebanese civil war, the Kurds in Turkey, the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka, the Chechen rebels against Russia, and the Palestinians against Israeli.
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