A Critique of the Use of Suicide Bombings in Islamic Jihad

1.0. Introduction

In recent times, there has been a rise in insurgent activities by some Muslims in various parts of the world such acts being justified as part of an Islamic jihad. Muslims living in crisis ridden areas such as Palestine and Iraq refer to their fight as jihad and have taken to employing tactics not previously known to Islam in their fights. One of such is the use of suicide bombings. As a phenomenon which is becoming frighteningly synonymous with Islam, an attempt will be made to analyze the legality or otherwise of suicide bombing as a tactic in Islamic jihad and its place in the future of Islam.