chapter  6
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Islamikaze and their Significance

Since the Hizbullah in Lebanon, and then the Hamas in the West Bank and Gaza, began launching human-bomb attacks against Israelis and others, the world has been stunned by this seemingly new pattern of terrorism where both the perpetrator and his victims lose their lives. The most current terminology in the Western media and in popular parlance for this kind of horrifying act has been'suicide attack', due to the fact that, almost invariably, those who engage in this sort of operation know beforehand that they will die, and often prepare themselves for self-immolation in the process.