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The Resource Terror in the name of God : why religious militants kill, Jessica Stern

Terror in the name of God : why religious militants kill, Jessica Stern

Label
Terror in the name of God : why religious militants kill
Title
Terror in the name of God
Title remainder
why religious militants kill
Statement of responsibility
Jessica Stern
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 research, she lucidly explains how terrorist organizations are formed by opportunistic leaders who, using religion as both motivation and justification, recruit the disenfranchised. She depicts how moral fervor is transformed into sophisticated organizations that strive for money, power, and attention. Her extensive interaction with the faces behind the terror provide unprecedented insight into acts of inexplicable horror, and enable her to suggest how terrorism can most effectively be countered
Cataloging source
FVC
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1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stern, Jessica
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Terrorism
  • Violence
Label
Terror in the name of God : why religious militants kill, Jessica Stern
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-359) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Ecco trade paperback edition
Extent
xxxi, 368 pages
Isbn
9780060505332
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)56525789
  • (OCoLC)ocm56525789
  • 880563
Label
Terror in the name of God : why religious militants kill, Jessica Stern
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-359) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Ecco trade paperback edition
Extent
xxxi, 368 pages
Isbn
9780060505332
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)56525789
  • (OCoLC)ocm56525789
  • 880563

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