During the Belgian Revolution , when the Dutch Lt. Jan van Speijk detonated his own ship in the harbor of Antwerp to prevent being captured by Belgians.
In World War II , kamikaze pilots acted as "human missiles" by flying their planes, heavily loaded with explosives, directly into enemy warships.
Following World War II, Viet Minh "death volunteers" were used against the French colonial army. The Viet Minh was formed by Ho Ngoc Lam and Nguyen Hai Than in 1941 to seek independence for Vietnam from France.
In the Middle East, during the last few decades, Palestinian suicide bombers have attempted to kill Israelis . Palestinians often consider this to be a war of national liberation against foreign occupation, whereas Israelis consider it to be a terrorist campaign.
After the U.S. -led invasion of Iraq in 2003 , waves of suicide bombings were carried out. The suicide bombers attacked United States military targets, although many civilian targets were also attacked:
“ Those who believe (in the Qur'an), and those who follow the Jewish (scriptures), and the Christians and the Sabians, - any who believe in God Almighty and the Last Day, and work righteousness, shall have their reward with their Lord; on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve (2:62)”
“Say: -O people of the Book! Come to common terms as between us and you: that we worship none but God; That we associate no partners with Him; That we erect not, from among ourselves, lords and patrons other than God”
The aims of the Quran are to provide a barrier against the appetites of man thus encouraging him to engage in higher pursuits, giving satisfaction to his higher aspirations and directing him towards the achievements of human perfection.”
(Beziuzzaman Said Nursi)
Osama Bin Laden's Terror on One Side, Quran’s Love, Dialogue, and Understanding on the Other?
Osama Bin Laden's Terror on One Side, Quran’s Love, Dialogue, and Understanding on the Other?-2 “Kill polytheists wherever you see them” “to punish those who have accepted you and become part of you, and who have then rebelled and betrayed the nation in hostility.” Every State protects itself from such treachery, and punishes the traitors. This verse is followed by, “if they return, say their daily prayers, fast during Ramadan, and find their original paths, release them.” The interpretations of Bin Laden and others like him come out if the arguments are based upon one single word that is taken out of context. Historical Roots: Colonialism, resistance and revivalists movements Social Situation: Lack of Education, Poverty, Fragmentation