Suicide Terrorism has been the means of striking fear into the American people. After many different incidents that have occurred in the United States, Americans consider these terrorists as crazy, unethical, radical and terrible human beings. It seems that these terrorists have no reasoning behind their attack except for having a weird religion, crazy beliefs, or being totally radical but if we take a step back from this situation we can find out the truth about these suicide terrorists.
Robert Pape, an expert in suicide terrorism, came up with some conclusion after looking at 315 attack/18 campaigns of data from suicide terrorists:
1.There was little connection between suicide terrorism and Islamic fundamentalism or any of the world’s religions
2. Nearly all attacks share a specific and strategic goal – To compel modern democracies to withdraw military forces from territory that terrorists consider to be their homelands.
If we look at the dominant information we can see that the terrorists are only trying to “protect” their own homeland by doing what is necessary in their minds. While it might at first seem like these terrorists are not logical, it is our own decision making and silos that keep us from understanding these suicide terrorists.