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Terror in the name of God : why religious militants kill

Author: Jessica Stern
Publisher: New York : Ecco, New York : Harper Perennial, 2004. 2004. ©2003
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Ecco trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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For four years, the author interviewed extremist members of three religions around the world: Christians, Jews, and Muslims. Traveling extensively to refugee camps in Lebanon, to religious schools in Pakistan, to prisons in Amman, Asqelon, and Pensacola, she discovered that the Islamic jihadi in the mountains of Pakistan and the Christian fundamentalist bomber in Oklahoma have much in common. Based on her vast  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica Stern
ISBN: 0060505338 9780060505332
OCLC Number: 56525789
Description: xxxi, 368 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Part 1. Grievances that give rise to holy war. Alienation ; Humiliation ; Demographics ; History ; Territory --
Part 2. Holy war organizations. Inspirational leaders and their followers ; Lone-wolf avengers ; Commanders and their cadres ; The ultimate organization : networks, franchises, and freelancers ; Conclusion/policy recommendations.
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An in-depth study based on the author's interviews with extremists from the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim religions identifies the components of terrorist organizations and the characteristics of  Read more...

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"A significant addition to a growing shelf of timely books on terrorism." -- Christian Science Monitor "Stern's firsthand encounters bring a valuable and much-needed perspective to the problem of Read more...

 
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