Day in Washington- The Disability Policy Podcast explores and discusses various aspects of disability policy. Each episode will cover a specific issue within disability, and/or a disability-related news article. These 5-10 minute podcasts offer an easy to understand introduction to disability policy and resources for those interested in further study. You can find the text of each podcast in the comments. If you have difficulty downloading the podcast, please right-click and save it to your computer for playback.
In May 2007, I blogged about an interesting article about suicide bombers with disabilities. In July, I turned it into a podcast discussing the assertion by an Afghani doctor that 90% of suicide bombers have a disability. NPR covered this issue in October and just this month, it made front page news again when two women with disabilities blew up a market in Iraq. Is this some terrible trend and what does this mean for people with disabilities in Iraq and Afghanistan?
– Introduction, Date of Podcast
– 90% of suicide bombers have a disability
– The targeting of vulnerable populations
– How the recent examples of suicide bombers differ
– Motivations of suicide bombers with disabilities
– The government’s response
– Closing and Contact information
NPR story on Suicide Bombers with Disabilities (October 2007)
CNN Article on Suicide Attacks by 2 Women with Disabilities (February 2, 2008)
Huffington Post – Mental Hospital Administrator Held (February 13, 2008)
Reuters – New suicide bombing by man in wheelchair (February 25, 2008)
Bombing for God. Special report: Israel and the Middle East. Guardian Newspapers Limited. – Source for Faisal Bodi quote. (2001)