Martyrs: Innocence, Vengeance and Despair in the Middle East

Martyrs: Innocence, Vengeance and Despair in the Middle East

by Joyce M. Davis, Joyce M. Davis


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312296162
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 05/02/2003
Edition description: REV
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.46(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

Joyce M. Davis is deputy foreign editor at Knight Ridder newspapers.

Table of Contents

A Minister's Question: What Have We Done that they Hate Us So? The Innocents: Mohammed al Dirrah and Avraham Yitzak Schiijveschuurder The Child as Soldier-Martyr: Iran's Hussein Fahmideh The Woman as Soldier-Martyr and Suicide Bomber Loula Abboud Suicide Bombers and Sept. 11: Muhammad Atta and Izzidene al Masri The Mothers of Martyrs: Munabrahim Daoud and Um Iyad The Trainers: Abu Muhammad and Munir al Makdah Can they be Stopped? The Hate and the Hope

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