Write An Argumentative Essay On Suicide Bomberss

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Over 40% of suicide bombers are female and come from all over the world (Pape). The most common areas where suicide bombers are present are Russia, the Middle East, and parts of Africa. That isn’t to say that bombers aren’t in other places because they certainly are. These are just the most common areas. Suicide bombers can be anywhere for any reason. Since suicide bombers are no longer living they can’t be asked as to what their motives were. However, countless people speculate as to what is going on inside the minds of these individuals who commit such devastating acts. To do everything possible to stop the mass murder that can be caused, one must understand what is known to drive these actions, whether they be forced or not. Though …show more content…
This is most common in the Middle East. Militant groups in the Middle East recruit mostly 18 and 19 year old males (Razzaque). This is when they are the most vulnerable from their childhood wounds (Razzaque). Groups often target kids with low self esteem (Razzaque). Since they are so vulnerable. The kids feel like their life does not have a purpose and becoming a bomber would give them purpose. Sometimes children who are even younger can be recruited. Children are brainwashed with videos to make the behavior look justified (West). This way the kids will always grow up thinking that blowing themselves up is normal and just what happens when they reach a certain age. The young children are separated by sex, making for frequent rape among the boys to show their authority (West). This is often how the militant groups will choose who to detonate. The most aggressive boys are chosen first (West). Scores of names are on the volunteer list (Ghosh). This gives militant groups many options when picking who will be the most likely to actually carry through and detonate …show more content…
Most female bombers come from villages where women have no rights (Rubin). By losing her husband she has lost any chance of having a good life on her own. Since women can not be educated or work or own land she would see no choice but to kill herself. Since these women live in small villages the areas of overlap with male and female bombers is extremely small (West). The only overlap comes from women used by militant groups. In the Middle East women are seen as more expendable than men. Even if she did not want to become a suicide bomber, a militant group could force her. A majority of the women who have been forced do not detonate themselves (Rubin). A militant group will hook them to a bomb vest and remote control detonate for them (Rubin). This gives her no choice as to whether or not she personally wanted to go through with it. Not detonating themselves is not a common theme among

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