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Extremist groups : opposing viewpoints

Author: Karen Balkin
Publisher: Detroit : Thomson/Gale, 2005.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
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This timely look at extremist groups focuses on the intense and often violent clashes that occur when these organizations push the limits of the law and societal tolerance.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Balkin
ISBN: 0737722320 9780737722321 0737722339 9780737722338 0737735945 9780737735949 0737735953 9780737735956
OCLC Number: 56334156
Description: 202 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: ch. 1. Are some religious groups harmful? --
1. Religion is easily exploited by extremist groups / Matthew C. Ogilvie --
2. Religion can counter violent extremism / David Ostendorf --
3. Islamic fundamentalists in the United States pose a serious threat / David Horowitz --
4. Most followers of Islam in the United States reject terrorism / Shibley Telhami --
5. The religious right has a harmful agenda / Frederick Clarkson --
6. The religious right has a beneficial agenda / Norman Podhoretz --
7. The Jewish Defense League is justified / Jewish Defense League --
8. The Jewish Defense League promotes hate and violence / Angela Valkyrie --
ch. 2. Do some liberal groups benefit society? --
1. Radical animal rights groups harm society / Frederick K. Goodwin, Adrian R. Morrison --
2. Radical animal activism is justified / Noel Molland --
3. Socialists encourage violent extremism / Brian Paterson --
4. Socialism would benefit society / John Fisher --
5. Radical environmentalists are terrorists / Brad Knickerbocker --
6. Ecoterrorism is justified / Emily Kumpel --
ch. 3. Do white supremacist groups promote hate and violence? --
1. White supremacist groups promote hate and violence / Carl Rowan --
2. The danger from white supremacist groups is exaggerated / Adrian H. Krieg --
3. Racial hatred is necessary to save the white race / Matthew Hale --
4. Racial hatred is immoral / Doug Anstaett --
ch. 4. What extremist groups pose a threat worldwide? --
1. Al Qaeda is a worldwide terrorist threat / Daniel Pipes, Steven Emerson --
2. The threat of al Qaeda is exaggerated / John L. Scherer --
3. The Palestine Liberation Organization promotes violence and terrorism / Paul Eidelberg --
4. The Palestine Liberation Organization condemns violence and terrorism / Yasir Arafat --
5. Basque separatists promote terrorism / Paul Sussman --
6. Basque separatists promote nonviolent political change / Euskadi Ta Askatasuna.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Karen F. Balkin, book editor.

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This timely look at extremist groups focuses on the intense and often violent clashes that occur when these organizations push the limits of the law and societal tolerance.

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