Saturday, December 19, 2009

Of all the world’s countries, the one in which Richard Dawkins' website achieves its highest rank, for numbers of visits, is Iraq!


  1. Very interesting.  

    Check this out: 

    '<span style="">Suicide bombing attacks have become a weapon of choice among terrorist groups because of their lethality and ability to cause mayhem and fear. Though depressing, the almost daily news reports of deaths caused by suicide attacks rarely explain what motivates the attackers. Between 1981 and 2006, 1200 suicide attacks constituted 4 percent of all terrorist attacks in the world and killed 14,599 people or 32 percent of all terrorism related deaths. The question is why?</span>
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    <p>At last, now we have some concrete data to begin addressing the question. The Suicide Terrorism Database in Flinders University in Australia, the most comprehensive in the world, holds information on suicide bombings in Iraq, Palestine-Israel, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, which together accounted for 90 per cent of all suicide attacks between 1981 and 2006. Analysis of the information contained therein yields some interesting clues: It is politics more than religious fanaticism that has led terrorists to blow themselves up.'

  2. oops, the above link is to my comment on that study.  The link to the study:

  3. <span><span>: It is politics more than religious fanaticism that has led terrorists to blow themselves up.'  </span></span>
    Mojo, 3 years ago I heard an Australian professor who researched the question talking about it and affirmed that the motives, mostly, are not religious. I even commented on this over here, I remember..
    The thing is that sometimes the two motives, religious and political are interwoven and cannot be definetiley determined for being one or the other..