From the Terrorists Point of View


Author: Fathali M. Moghaddam

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313055621

Category: Islam and politics

Page: 173

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Presenting a picture of the world giving rise to Islamic terrorism, From the Terrorists' Point of View argues that terrorism arises from a deep and pervasive identity crisis in Islamic societies. The account presented in these 10 chapters is shaped by the author's first-hand experiences of life in the Islamic world, as well as his more than quarter-century of research on the psychology of conflict and radicalism. Moghaddam shows us why individuals who are recruited into terrorist organizations are convinced it is the only viable alternative. They believe there are no effective legal means of expressing their grievances and participating in decision making, so they become socialized to see terrorist organizations as legitimate ... Lo oking at the perspective of the terrorist groups themselves, Moghaddam explains why current U.S. policy, focusing almost exclusively on individual terrorists and their eradication, will achieve only short-term gains. He argues that the more effective long-term policy against terrorism is prevention. That, he writes, requires cultivation and nourishment of contextualized democracy through culturally appropriate avenues.

Beating the terrorists?

interrogation at Omagh, Gough, and Castlereagh


Author: Peter Taylor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780140523379

Category: Political Science

Page: 347

View: 9830

Who Are the Terrorists?


Author: Dipak K. Gupta,William Lee Eubank

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438107226

Category: Political Science

Page: 125

View: 1967

The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States brought the issue of terrorism to the forefront of American attention and controversy. To determine how to prevent further destruction, it is necessary to understand the shadowy phenomenon that causes it. Who are the terrorists? What are their motives? What are the roots of this form of violence, and will it come to an end? What exactly is terrorism?

The War Against the Terrorists

How to Win It


Author: Gayle Rivers

Publisher: Ace Books

ISBN: 9780441871872

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 3664

Filled with case studies, this survey of counterterrorist tactics emphasizes prevention rather than retaliation and advances a concrete program for stopping terrorist activity

Outsmarting the Terrorists


Author: R.V.G. Clarke,Graeme R. Newman

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313086373

Category: Political Science

Page: 303

View: 9574

Given that the war on terror is currently being fought the way crime typically is-after the fact-this country cannot protect its citizens from future terrorist events solely in this way. Instead, measures must be taken to actually stop terrorists before they can attack. Here, the authors argue that government anti-terrorism policy must pay much more attention to reducing opportunities for terrorist attacks by protecting vulnerable targets, controlling the tools and weapons used by terrorists, and by removing the conditions of everyday life that make these attacks possible. While some of this work is done on an ad hoc basis, there are no recognized methods to guide the work, there is limited experience on which to draw, and the government has no trained professionals to oversee the work. In this book, the authors address these deficiencies, and lay out a systematic approach for reducing opportunities for terrorism. The current "take-them-out mindset" may be the main reason why

The Media

The Terrorists' Battlefield


Author: N.A

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 1586037307

Category: Political Science

Page: 159

View: 5411

"As the title suggests, the book commences on the premise that in contemporary conflict, - war amongst the people - the objective is public opinion. Conventional warfare between clearly identifiable armies is no more: now armies are sent to neutralize insurgents, armed militias and terrorists amongst a civilian population, preferably with the latters consent. A states actors in combating terrorism - the military, the police or the security services - may achieve tactical successes against the terrorists, but strategic success cannot be achieved unless the government and its agencies can both maintain the consent of its population and discredit the goals of the terrorists they face. The media have a vital role to play in both these criteria of success: they must challenge the methods used by governments to ensure the legitimacy of the latters counter terrorist policy and practice, and they must find a balance between reporting incidents of terrorism and serving the terrorists interests."

The terrorists


Author: Lauran Paine

Publisher: Robert Hale & Company


Category: Political Science

Page: 176

View: 6256

The Terrorists

A Martin Beck Police Mystery (10)


Author: Maj Sjowall,Per Wahloo

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

ISBN: 9780307744333

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 8086

The final novel in the Martin Beck mystery series by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö is a masterful, all consuming tale that rushes toward a thrilling, unexpected climax. With a new introduction by Dennis Lehane: "Tension so thick the reader could crack a tooth." An American senator is visiting Stockholm and Martin Beck must lead a team to protect him from an international gang of terrorists. However, in the midst of the fervor created by the diplomatic visit, a young, peace-loving woman is accused of robbing a bank. Beck is determined to prove her innocence, but gets trapped in the maze of police bureaucracy. To complicate matters a millionaire pornographer has been bludgeoned to death in his own bathtub. Filled with the twists and turns and the pulse pounding excitement that are the hallmarks of the Martin Beck novels, The Terrorists is the stunning conclusion to the incredible series that changed crime fiction forever.

The Terrorists of Iraq

Inside the Strategy and Tactics of the Iraq Insurgency 2003-2014, Second Edition


Author: Malcolm W. Nance

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498706916

Category: Computers

Page: 404

View: 590

The Terrorists of Iraq: Inside the Strategy and Tactics of the Iraq Insurgency 2003-2014, Second Edition is a highly detailed and exhaustive history and analysis of terror groups that both formed the Iraq insurgency and led to the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). It places heavy emphasis on the history, organization, and personal