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For four years, Jessica Stern 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, Stern 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.

Jessica Stern's 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.

A crucial book on terrorism, Terror in the Name of God is a brilliant and thought-provoking work.

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"Stern's firsthand encounters bring a valuable and much-needed perspective to the problem of religious violence..." Publishers Weekly

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"[T]his sophisticated examination of religiously motivated terrorism is a welcome antidote to the armchair analyses of Islamic extremism that surfaced in the wake of September 11th." New Yorker

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"Timely and compelling." Booklist

Synopsis:

Based on years of research and extensive personal interviews, Terror in the Name of God is Harvard professor and terrorism expert Jessica Stern's exhaustive study of violent extremists and the factors that sustain them.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-359) and index.

Synopsis:

For four years, Jessica Stern 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, Stern 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.

Jessica Sterns 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.

A crucial book on terrorism, Terror in the Name of God is a brilliant and thought-provoking work.

About the Author

Jessica Stern lectures on terrorism and is a member of the Hoover Institution Task Force on National Security and Law. She holds a doctorate in public policy from Harvard. She served as a staff member at the National Security Council during the Clinton admin-istration. A 2009-2010 Guggenheim Fellow, she was selected by Time in 2001 as one of seven thinkers whose innovative ideas "will change the world." Stern is the author of the New York Times Notable Book Terror in the Name of God and The Ultimate Terrorists. She lives with her husband and son in Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

pt. 1. Grievances that give rise to holy war. Alienation ; Humiliation ; Demographics ; History ; Territory — pt. 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060505325
Subtitle:
Why Religious Militants Kill
Author:
Stern, Jessica
Publisher:
Ecco
Location:
New York
Subject:
Christianity
Subject:
Terrorism
Subject:
Violence
Subject:
Psychology of Religion
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Terrorism
Subject:
Violence in Society
Subject:
International Relations
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
no. 64-030
Publication Date:
20030819
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.3489 in 25.2 oz

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Product details 400 pages Ecco - English 9780060505325 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Stern's firsthand encounters bring a valuable and much-needed perspective to the problem of religious violence..."
"Review" by , "[T]his sophisticated examination of religiously motivated terrorism is a welcome antidote to the armchair analyses of Islamic extremism that surfaced in the wake of September 11th."
"Review" by , "Timely and compelling."
"Synopsis" by , Based on years of research and extensive personal interviews, Terror in the Name of God is Harvard professor and terrorism expert Jessica Stern's exhaustive study of violent extremists and the factors that sustain them.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-359) and index.
"Synopsis" by , For four years, Jessica Stern 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, Stern 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.

Jessica Sterns 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.

A crucial book on terrorism, Terror in the Name of God is a brilliant and thought-provoking work.

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