He will die to promote the faction's terrorist objectives. In return, the faction agrees to affirm the volunteer's identity in the community as a warrior martyr
The remaining problem is one of credibility: how may such contract be enforced when one party.... dead? The mechanism that solves this problem is promotion of "living martyr". The bomber records final statement of joy at becoming a martyr in photographs, videos and letters to relatives and from then on is considered to be gloriously dead, only temporarily among the living.
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Mark Harrison, Warwick University