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Women in Terrorism. The impact of terrorism on women. Their Options and Their Futures.
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Women in terrorism

Women in terrorism | Women and Terrorism. | Scoop.it
The place of women in terrorism and the extensive media coverage received by attacks involving women have been on the agenda of discussions of global terrorism.

 

Thus on the one hand, the Palestinian national struggle encourages women to express their objections to the occupation and political oppression (even Hamas, which won the Palestinian Legislative Council elections in January 2006, announced that it reserved 20% of its seats for women), but on the other, Palestinian society continues to stress the importance of the place of women in the family and the need to preserve the traditional social construct of femininity

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Women Terrorists - World Report - World - Dalje.com

Women Terrorists - World Report - World - Dalje.com | Women and Terrorism. | Scoop.it
Much is discussed of terrorism, but not of women who are members or leaders of such organisations.
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American Women and Terrorism: A Growing Trend

American Women and Terrorism: A Growing Trend | Women and Terrorism. | Scoop.it
The number of American women charged for their involvement in terrorism activity has doubled within the past year.

 

Other women have similarly planned terrorist attacks against American and Western interests both in the U.S. and abroad. Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani woman who has received degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Brandeis University, was convicted in February 2010 for attempting to kill U.S. security personnel in Afghanistan. After her arrest, Afghan police found in Siddiqui's possession documents on making explosives and descriptions of New York City landmarks, including the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge.

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Learning from Hamas: How to Occupy Uses Human Shields–Veterans, Women, the Young, the Old, the Disabled - Big Government

Learning from Hamas: How to Occupy Uses Human Shields–Veterans, Women, the Young, the Old, the Disabled - Big Government | Women and Terrorism. | Scoop.it

scattered activists

 

The outrage is sincere–but so is the jubilation.
Clashes with the police affirm the activistsʼ fantasy–that they are the leading a revolution, that the truths they speak are so potent that the “1 percent” must use force to suppress them.
The clashes also assuage the jealousy–what Harvard literature professor Philip Fisher once called “nightmare envy”– western radicals feel when watching the Arab Spring, where the struggles are deadly real.

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FRD -- The Sociology and Psychology of Terrorism

FRD -- The Sociology and Psychology of Terrorism | Women and Terrorism. | Scoop.it

SASFOR Note’s: Backgrounder. [Sep 1999]

 

The purpose of this study is to focus attention on the types of individuals and groups that are prone to terrorism (see Glossary) in an effort to help improve U.S. counterterrorist methods and policies.

The emergence of amorphous and largely unknown terrorist individuals and groups operating independently (freelancers) and the new recruitment patterns of some groups, such as recruiting suicide commandos, female and child terrorists, and scientists capable of developing weapons of mass destruction, provide a measure of urgency to increasing our understanding of the psychological and sociological dynamics of terrorist groups and individuals. The approach used in this study is twofold. First, the study examines the relevant literature and assesses the current knowledge of the subject. Second, the study seeks to develop psychological and sociological profiles of foreign terrorist individuals and selected groups to use as case studies in assessing trends, motivations, likely behavior, and actions that might deter such behavior, as well as reveal vulnerabilities that would aid in combating terrorist groups and individuals.

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Hizb ut-Tahrir recruiting young women Women who follow extremists often do so on the sly

Hizb ut-Tahrir recruiting young women Women who follow extremists often do so on the sly | Women and Terrorism. | Scoop.it
Authorities say growing numbers of women in southern Kyrgyzstan are susceptible to recruitment by extremist groups, particularly Hizb ut-Tahrir, because they are being led astray by poorly trained imams and male relatives.

At Shohid-Tepa Mosque, for example, Ubaidullo I., a 29-year-old Osh resident, said, “The new mullah interprets the Koranic suras incorrectly, distorts the ideas and frequently makes mistakes when reading the Friday prayer.”

The problem is that some clerics lack a proper religious education, Ubaidullo said.

In co-operation with the Spiritual Directorate of the Muslims of Kyrgyzstan (DUMK), the Kyrgyz government began inspecting mosques, including Shohid-Tepa, and verifying mullahs’ credentials earlier this year.uit ...

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Women Terrorists - World Report - World - Dalje.com

Women Terrorists - World Report - World - Dalje.com | Women and Terrorism. | Scoop.it
Much is discussed of terrorism, but not of women who are members or leaders of such organisations.
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Women Terrorists on the Rise in India - NAM

Women Terrorists on the Rise in India - NAM | Women and Terrorism. | Scoop.it
New America Media is a nationwide association of over 700
ethnic media organizations representing the development of a more inclusive journalism.

 

In India, women terrorists do seem to take up the cudgels on behalf of their men. Security officials say that the phenomenon is linked to recent success of large-scale crackdowns on male terror operatives like Dawood and terrorist outfits such as the Lashkar-e-Toiba and Hizbul Mujahideen.

 

SASFOR Note’s: Special Reference India

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Encouraging Woman Terrorists

Encouraging Woman Terrorists | Women and Terrorism. | Scoop.it
Articles from World Press on Arab Israeli Conflict - Encouraging Woman Terrorists.

 

Study. Good Backgrounder

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The faithless side of suicide bombing

The faithless side of suicide bombing | Women and Terrorism. | Scoop.it
Terrorist groups bend the rules of 'true' Islam to justify the use of female suicide bombers, according to Margaret Gonzalez-Perez from Southeastern Louisiana University in the US.
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Rising importance of women in terrorism and the need to reform counterterrorism strategy. :: School of Advanced Military Studies Monographs

Rising importance of women in terrorism and the need to reform counterterrorism strategy. :: School of Advanced Military Studies Monographs | Women and Terrorism. | Scoop.it

United States Army Command and General Staff College


Advanced Military Studies Program
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Female Terrorism- A very good "backgrounder" on Women Terrorists

Female Terrorism- A very good "backgrounder" on Women Terrorists | Women and Terrorism. | Scoop.it

One hypothesis claims that terrorism is somehow liberating for women. This is probably not true. In point of fact, only three terrorist groups (the German RAF, the Red Brigades in Italy and the Shining Path in Peru) were strongly committed to the cause of women's liberation and/or gender equality. Two women in particular, Ulrike Meinhof of the German RAF and August La Torre Guzman of the Shining Path, are identified by Griset & Mahon (2003) as being instrumental in developing group ideologies that included women. On the other hand, Islamist groups aren't known for their sensitivity to women's liberation, and in fact, Bloom (2005) reports that Islamic women who join terrorist groups because the "enemy" raped someone they know stand a good chance of being raped by their fellow terrorists, along with being used as "cannon fodder." It may be that female terrorists are standing up for their gender in some way, while simultaneously making a statement in other ways, but the reality is much more likely to involve patriarchal exploitation than female liberation. One reason why terrorists seek to use women martyrs is to shame more men into joining the cause. It always seems to be that male purposes dominate. For these reasons, and many more, it may well be that terrorism will always remain a ...............

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Terrorism in Africa: The role of women in terrorist groups

Terrorism in Africa: The role of women in terrorist groups | Women and Terrorism. | Scoop.it

According to Graham, gendered lenses have been used to ignore active female terrorist involvement because, like other security issues, it is seen as the preserve of men. The roles that women play within terrorist groups are largely determined by how that group perceives gender relations.(7) Cragin and Daly(8) agree that terrorism by women is often disturbing because women are stereotypically perceived as nurturers, not as beings capable of instilling terror. This understanding of women is what has made them effective terrorists.(9) “…when female fighters participate in fighting forces, they, as well as male fighters, commit these acts of terror against civilians. Female fighters in different conflicts have been described by both other fighters and civilians as even fiercer or more cruel and cold-blooded than male combatants.”(10)

 

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Stealing Muslim women from terrorists -notmytribe.com

Stealing Muslim women from terrorists -notmytribe.com | Women and Terrorism. | Scoop.it
Greg Mortenson, author of THREE CUPS OF TEA, thinks that building secular schools for girls in Afghanistan and Pakistan will not upset their Islamic communities and not incite further religious war and terrorism.

The West may think it offers salvation to the women of Islam, but is it true? Are the middle class advocates of women’s rights prepared to take in their rescuees? A Muslim wife’s life is at the mercy of Muslim males, and we’ve been treated to horrific accounts. How do they compare to what capitalism has to offer? Those liberated from the Koran can look forward to the certainty of exploitation by globalization bosses be they man or woman, regulated by amoral corporations and corrupt officials, now without the comfort of leading lives of spiritual purpose.

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DHS Singles Out "Pregnant Women" As Likely Terrorists

DHS Singles Out "Pregnant Women" As Likely Terrorists | Women and Terrorism. | Scoop.it
Visit BBC News for up-to-the-minute news, breaking news, video, audio and feature stories. BBC News provides trusted World and UK news as well as local and regional perspectives. Also entertainment, business, science, technology and health news.

 

SASFOR Note’s: Backgrounder.[February 12th, 2008]

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Iratxe Sorzabal Diaz: why do women become ETA terrorists? - Telegraph

Iratxe Sorzabal Diaz: why do women become ETA terrorists? - Telegraph | Women and Terrorism. | Scoop.it
It is no surprise Iratxe Sorzabal Diaz may be the new leader of ETA, writes
Carrie Hamilton, as the number of female terrorists charged with fatal
action increases.

But Iratxe Sorzabal Diaz is not the first woman to come to public attention as a member of ETA, founded by a group of young men 50 years, during Spain’s Franco dictatorship. Although men dominated the leadership of the organisation throughout its first decade, during the 1960s a small number of women joined, some taking up arms. Indeed, three women were tried at the notorious Burgos military trial against ETA in 1970, and by the end of that decade ‘Yoyes’, Dolores Gonzalez Katarain, had joined the leadership. She was exceptional: most women in ETA were collaborators. But over the past thirty years women have increasingly been charged alongside men with fatal actions. Only in July of this year, Spanish police blamed a ‘comando’ of two women and two men for planting the car bomb that killed two Civil Guard officers in Mallorca.

 

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Muhammad, Islam, and Terrorism

Muhammad, Islam, and Terrorism | Women and Terrorism. | Scoop.it

Editor SASFOR: We are not convinced [no doubt about it, this content is  well written and very detailed]. Due to considerations of impartiality and a respect for good research we "scoopit".

 

Authors notes, NOTES

1. My comments or source references will be in [ ] brackets. Other writers comments will be in the ( ) parentheses.

2. When I talk about terrorist actions, I am talking about motive and action. Crime exists in every society, and I am not including all crimes as examples of terrorism. I am focusing on the violent actions Muslims carry out in Islam's name. For example, in Egypt some years ago, a Muslim man murdered an American women. He killed her then robbed her. His motive was greed and not the furtherance of Islam. I would not call that an Islamic terrorist action. On the other hand, Muslims who carry out bombings, like the ones in Kenya and Tanzania - in which hundreds of innocents died, do so because they feel they are attacking Islamic enemies and have Allah's sanction to do so. That is an Islamic terrorist action.

Additionally, there are many kinds of terrorists who engage in violence. There are political terrorists operating in South America, there are terrorists who murder doctors who perform abortion. There are Communist terrorists, capitalist terrorists, right wing terrorists, left wing terrorists, etc. In America, there are gangs that operate like terrorists in the streets. However, in this writing, I am focusing on terrorism based upon what Muhammad taught and did. I am focusing on Muslims, who for the sake of Islam, commit violent acts of terrorism. However, I want all my readers to know that I am fully aware there are many non-Muslim terrorists operating in the world. Some of these other terrorists are every bit as vicious as Muslim terrorists.

3. A "terrorist" is defined as "one who engages in acts of terrorism". "Terrorism" is defined as "the unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or gover

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If homo lovers are liberal, then mullah lovers are conservative?

If homo lovers are liberal, then mullah lovers are conservative? | Women and Terrorism. | Scoop.it
Classical Values...

 

We were told putting women into combat areas is progressive and enlightened.
We were told pornography is liberating, and that anyone who objects is a narrow-minded Puritan who needs therapy. We have been flooded with porn imagery on mainstream television and in magazine ads. Where did those soldiers get the idea to engage in sadomasochistic activity and to videotape it in voyeuristic fashion? Easy. It's found on thousands of Internet porn sites and in the pages of "gay" publications, where S&M events are advertised alongside ads for Subarus, liquor and drugs to treat HIV and hepatitis.
We were told homosexuality is harmless and normal, and the military should live with a "don't ask, don't tell" policy that allows homosexuals to stay in the barracks. We were told that men "marrying" men and women "marrying" women is inevitable - not only for America, but for the world. Imagine how those images of men kissing men outside San Francisco City Hall after being "married" play in the Muslim world. We couldn't offer the mullahs a more perfect picture of American decadence. This puts Americans at risk all over the world, especially Christian missionaries who are trying to bring the Gospel to people trapped in darkness for millennia.

 

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Female Terrorist Malika el Aroud - Paul Cruickshank Reporting on Malika el Aroud

Female Terrorist Malika el Aroud - Paul Cruickshank Reporting on Malika el Aroud | Women and Terrorism. | Scoop.it
Malika el Aroud was a single mom; he was divorced and searching. Together they kindled an epic passion for each other - and jihad.

 

SASFOR Note’s: Backgrounder.

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Women terrorists

SASFOR Note’s: Academic Reference.

 

"The table, based on biographies of 44 SR terrorist women, gives a more comprehensive picture of their background. It shows that approximately half of the women came from more privileged classes (gentry, merchant, clergy raznochintsy) while the other half were from the meshcha[n]stvo or peasantry. Their occupational and educational levels indicate that several of those with lower class origins had gained secondary or higher education and could be classified as intelligentki. A. Bitsenko for example, who killed General Sakharov in 1905, was born into a peasant family but was educated to be a teacher. The highest proportion of intelligentki suggests that these were highly motivated, self-assertive young women, who may have turned to terror out of a sense of isolation and frustration nurtured in a society that offered them so little opportunity to employ their intellectual talents usefully. In the areas where they were able to find employment - as teachers, midwives and nurses - they often came face to face areas with the poverty and injustice of tsarist society and were led to bitter disillusionment.

SR Female Terrorists"

 

SOURCE: Politicheskaia katorga i ssylka: Biograficheskii spravochnik chlenov obshchestva politkatorzhan i ssyl'no-poselentsev (Moscow, 1934) for 34 biographies; information on the twelve other women was taken from various sources.

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Palestinian women terrorists glorified as heroines and role models - Likud of Holland

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By Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook, Palestinian Media Watch Report, December 14, 2006.
The recent suicide terror attacks by two Palestinian women, including 57-year-old grandmother Fatima Najar, has brought the subject of women terrorists to the forefront of Palestinian consciousness. This is part of a longstanding pattern in which PA society routinely turns terrorists into heroes and role models, naming schools, sporting events, streets and even poetry collections for terrorists.

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Pregnant Women Are Being Sent to U.S. to Have Terrorist Babies, Congressman Says

Pregnant Women Are Being Sent to U.S. to Have Terrorist Babies, Congressman Says | Women and Terrorism. | Scoop.it
A Texas congressman is warning that terror cells are cooking up a patient, complex plot to literally breed future terrorists inside the United States.

 

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Studying female terrorists: 7-22-11 (Bill's 'Faith Matters' Blog)

Studying female terrorists: 7-22-11 (Bill's 'Faith Matters' Blog) | Women and Terrorism. | Scoop.it
We've all noticed the sad reality in recent years that a growing number of suicide bombers are women, and we've wondered what in the world drives them to this outrage. A scholar from Southeastern Louisiana University has been studying this...
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Recruiting women terrorists via the internet

Recruiting women terrorists via the internet | Women and Terrorism. | Scoop.it
  News are gradually trickling out that terror organizations recruit their agents through the internet because it gives a certain degree of anonymity.
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US Tries Women Accused of Funding Somali Terror Group

US Tries Women Accused of Funding Somali Terror Group | Women and Terrorism. | Scoop.it
The trial has begun for two American women charged with raising money and recruiting fighters for the Somali militant group al-Shabab.Jury selection began Monday in the U.S.
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