By K.N. Pandit
A new dimension of contemporary Islamic terror surfaced in its full force with 9/11 event. In Palestine, suicide bombers have been in action for a long time but observers did not bring them under special focus. For a long time, it seemed unbelievable that somebody would blow himself up for blowing up a large number of innocent people while standing amidst them.
Indians met with the first shock of a suicide bomber in operation when Rajiv Gandhi was blown up by a woman who had tied a bomb to her body. LTTE frequently used suicide bombing as a war weapon against Sri Lankan security forces.
With terror unleashed by Islamic Theo-fascists, suicide bombing has become a regular feature of destroying innocent lives in various parts of the world especially in such regions as are alleged to be in a state of conflict and crisis (daru’l harb). Other purpose of the perpetrators of terror is to destabilize governments and paralyze civil institutions as the process of replacing all existing faiths and their institutions by Islamic faith and sharia.