Year: 2004 Source: Archives of Suicide Research, v.8, no.1, (2004), p.29-36 SIEC No: 20041272

The authors ask the question: What’s wrong with suicide bombing? They argue that scientific theories of suicide – biological, psychological, & sociological – do not contribute to an understanding, nor does the claim that it is amoral, the product of psychopathology or mental illness. They argue that the central moral core of the issue of suicide bombing rests, rather, on the violation of a tacit assumption of equality in combat: “they” have a weapon “we” don’t. (4 refs)