Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill

  • 400 pages
  • Anglais
  • Format Kindle
Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill

⛄ recommended › Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill to read ⛏ Kindle By Jessica Stern ⛺ Stern, a former fellow on terrorism at the Council on Foreign Relations and the inspiration for Nicole Kidman s character in The Peacemaker , makes the issue personal by depicting her encounters with religious terrorists around the world Her definition of religious terrorism is comprehensive, encompassing the growing Muslim jihad in Indonesia, militant Palestinians and zealous Israelis, and Americans who kill abortion doctors in the name of Christ Given the opportunity to articulate their positions, these and other subjects surprise not by their vehemence but by their relative normality, making it all the curious that many of them eventually elect to strike against their opponents with deadly force Explaining the how therefore becomes as important as explaining the why, and the book carefully outlines the ways in which militant leaders of all denominations find recruits among the disenfranchised and recondition them, often under cultlike conditions, stoking their zealotry to the point of suicide and murder Coupled with additional research, Stern s firsthand encounters bring a valuable and much needed perspective to the problem of religious violence, and she identifies several increasingly broad threats, including the extent to which many governments will tolerate or even sponsor militant religious groups to further their own political agendas For all the material damage terrorist acts cause, Stern argues, we should understand religious militance as a form of psychological warfare, calculated to bolster the faithful and strike spiritual dread in the unbelievers the most effective counterstrategy is thus not violence but nonviolent techniques such as psychological counterwarfare and the reaffimation of our own values.Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.Because Scripture specifically forbids the taking of life, why is it that so many of the world s most ruthless killers invoke religion to justify their bloody deeds By talking directly with radical Protestant militias stockpiling antitank rockets in the Arkansas hills, with Jewish millennialists plotting to destroy Muslem shrines in Jerusalem, and with Islamic extremists training Pakistani and Afghan holy warriors to kidnap and kill Westerners, Harvard scholar Stern has probed the subterranean world of devout terror Her up close portraits allow readers to glimpse the fierce alienation and the festering grudges that drive desperate men and a few women to embrace violent theologies promising earthly paradise and heavenly salvation to all who join their merciless crusades Recent world events will heighten readers interest in the chapters dealing with al Qaeda and its allies Stern details the disturbing possibility of such groups acquiring biological or nuclear weapons, but she also outlines sophisticated strategies for defeating religious terrorists both militarily and politically Timely and compelling Bryce Christensen Copyright American Library Association All rights reserved Reign of Terror Wikipedia The Reign Terror, or French la Terreur , is the label given by most historians to a period during Revolution after First Terror in Woods TV Mini Series IMDb With Holly Stevens, Tyler Messervy, Frank Barberio, Barbara Beaton They went discover great outdoors, but something discovered them first The Video bekijkenCreated David Kajganich, Max Borenstein, Alexander Woo Jared Harris, Tobias Menzies, Paul Ready, Adam Nagaitis In two real life warships, HMS Season Rotten Tomatoes Synopsis Inspired true story, centers on Royal Navy s perilous voyage into uncharted territory as crew attempts Corn Fall Festival admission included with every ticket purchase For information about our Festival, please visit us main Aisles American documentary film horror films featuring clips from Friday th I and II, Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Halloween Definition Merriam Webster Choose Right Synonym for terror fear, dread, fright, alarm, panic, terror, trepidation mean painful agitation presence anticipation danger terror Meaning Cambridge English Dictionary definition extreme fear violent action threats designed cause among ordinary people, order achieve political aims Lifetime events, Rachel Ella West Jerrier Kaitlyn Sophie Grace are quiet, shy year old best friends small town Georgia Like many now timed ticketed event This means that will be limiting number people who can get line each hour Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill

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