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Why women become suicide bombers

October 10, 2018
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From 2003 to 2006, the rate of female suicide bombers in Iraq was low–five attacks in three years. In 2007, the increase was exponential, and by the end of 2008, there will likely be at least 50 attacks conducted by women mujahidaat in Iraq. What’s behind the increase? (MSNBC — 31 July, 2008)
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Four female suicide bombers strike at a Shi’ite pilgrimage inBaghdad and a Kurdish protest rally in northern Iraq, killing atleast 57 people and wounding nearly 300 in one of this year’sdeadliest attacks, police say. (Sydney Morning Herald — 29 July, 2008)
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There is precious little evidence of uniquely feminine motivations driving womens suicide attacks. (New York Times — 16 minutes ago)
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