Principles of Terrorism
Female Suicide Bombers
Watch this YouTube video on female suicide bomber Kahira Saadi:
Kahira Saadi, a mother of four, was found guilty of a suicide attack where three people died (one pregnant woman was among the dead; she had just returned from an ultrasound appointment) and 80 were injured. Kahira was given three life sentences and another 80 years for the crime. When asked if she was sorry she said she was not sorry because she believed her people are at war.
Based on this week’s discussion of suicide terrorism, what is the justification for the use of women specifically (over men)?
Does the use of a female attacker differ from the use of a male? If so, how? If not, why or why not?
Submit your findings in 2-3 paragraphs (no formatting is required)