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Extremism

Author: Laurie Willis
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2011.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses religious extremism and its impact on world events, including Islamic extremism and its relation to terrorism, religious extremism in the United States, and how it can be countered and prevented.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurie Willis
ISBN: 9780737749649 0737749644 9780737749656 0737749652
OCLC Number: 650505742
Description: 203 pages : charts ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. What is the relationship between religion and extremist acts? --
Terrorism is an inherent aspect of Islamic extremism / Neil J. Kressel --
Terrorism is not an inherent aspect of Islamic extremism / Fareed Zakaria --
Terrorism is practiced by non-Muslims / Mehdi Hasan --
The Christian right is extremist / Jan G. Linn --
The Christian right is not extremist / Sarah Pulliam. pt. 2. What motivates Islamic extremists? --
Islamic extremists are motivated by moral disgust / Azeem Ibrahim --
Islamic extremists are motivated by social and psychological needs / Jessica Stern --
Islamic jihad requires killing the enemy / Bill Musk --
Suicide bombers are motivated by social rather than religious injustice / Nichole Argo. pt. 3. How can extremism be countered? --
Extremists can be persuaded to change / Ed Husain --
Extremists cannot be persuaded to change / Carol Sarler --
Fundamentalist Islamic schools teach extremism / Samir Khalil Samir --
Islamic schools can counter extremism / Jay Tolson. pt. 4. How is extremism apparent in the United States? --
Extremist animal rights activists are terrorists / P. Michael Conn and James V. Parker --
Extremist animal rights activists are not terrorists / Ben (Roger Panaman) --
Extremist pro-life groups are responsible for the murder of George Tiller / Jill Filipovic --
Extremist pro-life groups are not responsible for the murder of George Tiller / James Kirchick --
Pro-life extremists are characterized by a fanatical commitment / Jon A. Shields.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Laurie Willis, book editor.

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Discusses religious extremism and its impact on world events, including Islamic extremism and its relation to terrorism, religious extremism in the United States, and how it can be countered and prevented.

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