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Radical Islam rising : Muslim extremism in the West

"This book represents one of the first systematic attempts to explain why thousands of Westerners heed international calls to "jihad" and join radical Islamic groups. Drawing on his unprecedented access to a radical Islamic group, Quintan Wiktorowicz details the subtle process that can turn seemingly unreligious people into supporters of religious violence. The author's fieldwork forms the basis of a detailed case study of al-Muhajiroun, a transnational movement based in London that supports bin Laden and other Islamic terrorists. Through its empirical detail, the case study explains the larger question of why ordinary people join extremist movements."--Cover
Print Book, English, ©2005
Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, Md., ©2005