Black Spirituality Religion : ISLAM ABSOLVED...U.S. Author Explains Suicide Attacks

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    Pape Says 'Suicide Attacks' Are Not related To Islam

    A surge in "suicide attacks" in Iraq and elsewhere around the world is a response to territorial occupation and has no direct link with "Islamic fundamentalism," a political science professor has said. Robert Pape, associate professor of political science at the University of Chicago, has spent 25 years creating a database of such attacks and has chronicled them in his new book, Dying to Win: The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism.

    According to the author, most suicide terrorists were well-integrated and productive members of their communities from working-class or middle-class backgrounds. "Technicians, waitresses, security guards, ambulance drivers, paramedics...few are criminals. Most are volunteers whose first act of violence is their very own suicide attack," Pape said. A broad misunderstanding of the issue, he said, is taking the U.S.-led war on terrorism in the wrong direction and could in fact be fueling an increase in what he calls suicide terrorism.

    Pape has created what he calls the first comprehensive database on every suicide terrorist attack in the world since 1980, using Arabic, Hebrew, Tamil and Russian-language sources. The U.S. Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, as well as the UN Secretary-General's office were looking at the information, he said. Not "Islamic fundamentalism"

    "Islamic fundamentalism is not the primary driver of suicide terrorism," Pape said. "Nearly all suicide terrorist attacks are committed for a secular strategic goal - to compel modern democracies to withdraw military forces from territory the terrorists view as their homeland." Attacks in Iraq are a response to foreign occupation."Yes, it's true we're killing terrorists day by day, but the real measure of suicide terrorism is simply the number of attacks," said Pape. "The problem with suicide terrorism is that it's not supply limited, it's demand-driven."

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    Brother Aqil ... please review our forum rules ... specifically rule #2, as it relates to adding the property of others to this site, without their permission ... which you've done above.

    Basically i need you to at least include a link to the owner's site ... and don't include their whole property without their permission. Include a couple / few paragraphs ... but not the whole thing, please.

    This link, #2 specifically, explains it all.

    Please edit the post accordingly, or i will.

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    Thank You Brother Aqil ... i love and miss you !!!! :love:

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    It's commonly known through out the Islamic world that the vast majority of suicide bombings and other acts of so-called terrorism aren't done for religous purposes but for political purposes to fight what is commonly believed as imperialism.

    That's why so many Muslims can rarely unite on a single enemy, because each individual community has a different fight stemming from a different cause.

    The enemy of the Bosnian Muslims are Serbs.

    The enemy of the Muslims in Russia were the anti-religious Communists.

    The enemy of many of the Muslims in America are drug dealers and criminals in the neighborhood...as was the case with Jamil Al-Amin.

    Maybe because so many Muslims are much more involved with their religion in the first place and usually involve God in everything they do whether opening up a speech in the name of God or shooting at an enemy in the name of God....outsiders assume that they are somehow being DRIVEN to these actions by their religion.
     
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