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The making of a homegrown terrorist : brainwashing rebels in search of a cause

Author: Peter Alan Olsson
Publisher: Santa Barbara : Praeger, An imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Religious zeal and passionate dogma can be powerful motivators for homegrown recruits of terrorist organizations. In this book, Peter A. Olsson, MD, applies his years of work with disordered personalities to the psychological understanding of why seemingly ordinary Americans turn into murderers of their countrymen. He identifies the psychodynamic patterns of the lives of those who become 'homegrown terrorists' and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Alan Olsson
ISBN: 9781440831010 1440831017
OCLC Number: 860943816
Awards: Winner of 2015 New Non-Fiction Winner 2015 (United States)
Description: x, 198 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
The vulnerable in-betweeners and the children of terror --
Basic techniques of terrorists' brainwashing and indoctrination --
In-betweener countries and communities --
The personal pathway model of terrorist development --
Adam Gadahn : a television voice of al Qaeda --
John Walker Lindh : the American Taliban --
Nidal Malik Hasan, MD : Fort Hood's jihadi doctor of death --
Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo : an explosive conscientious objector --
Jose Padilla, Bryant Neal Vinas, and Sharif Mobley --
Richard Reid and Umar Farouck Abdulmutallab : UK and Nigeria's homegrowns --
Omar Hammami of Alabama : the jihadi next door --
Aafia Siddiqui and Colleen LaRose : female homegrown terrorists : --
Right wing ideology and its violent fringe : [Timothy McVeigh and Ted Kaczynski] --
A left wing homegrown terrorist : Bill Ayers --
The Boston Marathon bombers, Chechnya's history, and spiritual heirs of Osama bin Laden and Anwar al-Awlaki --
Decisions, actions, and responsibility of homegrown terrorists --
Afterword: what we all can do to help prevent homegrown terrorism --
Appendix I: Timeline of homegrown terrorist actions --
Appendix II: Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act --
Appendix III: Recommended reading list --
Glossary --
References and works consulted --
Index.
Responsibility: Peter A. Olsson, MD.

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