chapter  8
Self-Sacrifice and Martyrdom in Terrorism: Political and Religious Motives
ByFRANCESCO MARONE
Pages 15

Suicide attacks have become one of the most important and emblematic forms of violence of today, particularly since 11 September 2001. These acts of self-sacrifice are often constructed as forms of religious martyrdom, and they therefore require an investigation in terms of the role of religion in world politics and, especially, in terrorism.