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: http://jpr.sagepub.com/content/49/6/753.short, Terrorism and Political Violence: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09546553.2011.608817 and Politics and Religion (forthcoming): http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=rap. He also blogs at The Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/peter-henne. Further information on his research can be found on his website: http://www12.georgetown.edu/students/psh22/Welcome.html.

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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