Author Archives: Peter Henne

Peter S. Henne is a doctoral candidate in the Georgetown University Department of Government and a Fellow at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center. His dissertation is on the effects of religion on US-Muslim counter-terrorism cooperation, and his scholarly research has been published in the Journal of Peace Research:, Terrorism and Political Violence: and Politics and Religion (forthcoming): He also blogs at The Huffington Post: Further information on his research can be found on his website:

How does religion affect the severity of suicide bombings?

On 22 November 2012, a suicide bomber attacked a Shia religious procession in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, killing 23 and wounding over 60. The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan — a religious terrorist group often referred to as “the Pakistani Taliban” — claimed responsibility for the attack. The bombing was, unfortunately, not a fluke, as attacks by religious terrorists against […]

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