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Suicide Bombers Made, Not Born, Study Suggests

Suicide bombers are not born to kill and die for their causes, but are instead manipulated by trainers who know how to trigger basic drives and emotions, a U.S. anthropologist said on Thursday. He said the United States is “barking up the wrong tree” with its war on terrorism and in making threats against Iraq, and will in the end only make things worse. Scott Atran of CNRS-Institut Jean Nicod in Paris, France and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor said groups such as al-Qaeda use sophisticated techniques to create suicide bombers such as the 19 men who killed nearly 3,000 people in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks against New York and Washington. Writing in the journal Science, he said suicide bombers are not “crazed,” but have been indoctrinated. Full Story

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