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  • June 01, 2010|Benjamin T. AcostaMiddle East Quarterly

    The Suicide Bomber as Sunni-Shi'i Hybrid

    Beginning with the 1979 Shi'i Iranian revolution and the subsequent success of the Sunni mujahideen's resistance to the Soviets in the 1980s, acts of violence committed in the name of Islam have risen sharply. Increasingly, the role of martyrdom has