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The cult of a suicide bomber II by Toolis, Kevin
In this vital film by director Kevin Toolis, CIA veteran and author Robert Baer discovers how the phenomenon of suicide bombing has spread and changed the role of women in the Middle East, and crucially tells us how this threat can be defeated. Caution needed, the film contains shocking footage of actual suicide bombings and interviews with failed the female suicide bombers. The film is a sequel of the first film The cult of the suicide bomber, where director uncovered the history and evolution of suicide bombing as a weapon of radical Islam.
This second documentary film is focusing on the even more remarkable martyrs: women. For the past years the amount of suicide attacks seems to increase, especially at instable, high tension locations such as Israel and Palestine. For example on July 7, 2005 the 29 year old female lawyer Hanadi Jaradat destroys the lives of customers and herself with a bomb in an Israeli restaurant. Twenty year CIA veteran Robert Baer ventures across borders and cultures to examine the psychology and motivation of each individual bomber. Subsequently, Baer succeeds to capture the opinions of the recruiters and family members of the female martyrs.
About Robert Baer
Robert Baer is a former CIA on-the-ground field officer working in the Middle East leading operations against terrorist organizations. Currently, he is an author and intelligence columnist for TIME.com and he has written multiple books on the subject of espionage and terrorism in the Middle East. His memoire See no Evil was a bestseller. Next to books, he has also worked a writer and actor on multiple films, such as documentary films The cult of the suicide bomber part I, II, III, Car Bomb and Syriana.