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"Suicide terrorism is not in our culture. Women occupy a special place in our society.

They are mothers, keepers of the household, peacemakers.

There are actually cases of women stopping wars in Chechnya.

Only when a woman's family is threatened, when all of the men are dead, can she take up arms. But only then."
Jabrail Gakayev
Institute of Ethnology
and Anthropology,
Russian Academy of Sciences


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Four Generations of Bosnian Widows