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Martyrs : Innocence, Vengeance and Despair in the Middle East - Joyce M. Davis


Innocence, Vengeance and Despair in the Middle East

Paperback Published: 13th November 2004
ISBN: 9781403966810
Number Of Pages: 240

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Martyrs offers compelling and chilling interviews with terrorist trainers, with the families of suicide bombers, fighters and fanatics, and with Muslim scholars offering differing opinions on the legitimacy of violence in Islam. Through the voices of those who plan and those who grieve, Martyrs provides provocative and troubling insights into the zealotry that leads to the targeting of innocents, the endless cycle of revenge, and the despair that besets the Middle East. From Iran to Lebanon and the Palestinian territories, Joyce Davis reports on the rage that drives tragedies and at the despondency of the mothers of those who die and kill. Unsettling as the perspectives presented here may be, they are crucial to understanding, though not accepting, the fury at and resentment of the US.

Industry Reviews

"'From the author of Between Jihad and Salaam (1997) comes this insightful, balanced discussion of a hot-button subject.' - David Pitt, Library Journal; '...an evenhanded...investigation of martyrdom.' - Stephen J. Lyons, USA Today; '...timely, informative and well-written book...a 'must read' book for those seeking to understand.' - L. O. Imade, Choice"

Acknowledgementsp. ix
A Minister's Question: What Have We Done That They Hate Us So?p. 1
The Innocents: Mohammed al Dirrah and Avraham Yitzak Schijveschuurderp. 27
The Child as Soldier-Martyr: Iran's Mohammad Hosein Fahmidehp. 45
The Woman as Soldier-Martyr and Suicide Bomber: Loula Abboudp. 67
Suicide Bombers and September 11: Muhammad Atta and Izzidene al Masrip. 85
The Mothers of Martyrs: Munabrahim Daoud and Um Iyadp. 121
The Trainers: Abu Muhammad and Munir al Makdahp. 135
Can They Be Stopped?p. 163
The Hatred and the Hopep. 191
Epiloguep. 203
Notesp. 219
Indexp. 225
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ISBN: 9781403966810
ISBN-10: 1403966818
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 13th November 2004
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition