The importance of cultural variables for explaining suicide terrorism
Lankford criticizes the notion that suicide terrorists are normal and argues that they are suicidal. We have two misgivings about this. First, he puts sole focus on the personal side of suicidality and ignores the individual's context. Second, he fails to elaborate on the intent to harm others, which must also include the cultural, political, religious/ideological, and social-organizational factors of suicide terrorism. © 2014 Cambridge University Press.
Behavioral and Brain Sciences
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Güss, & Tuason, M. T. (2014). The importance of cultural variables for explaining suicide terrorism. The Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 37(4), 370–371. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X13003415