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003    OCoLC 
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008    030327s2003    nyu      b    001 0 eng   
010    2003048508 
020    006050532X (alk. paper) 
020    9780060505325 (alk. paper) 
035    (OCoLC)52030499 
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049    TTNM 
050 00 BL65.T47|bS74 2003 
100 1  Stern, Jessica,|d1958- 
245 10 Terror in the name of God :|bwhy religious militants kill 
       /|cJessica Stern. 
250    1st ed. 
260    New York :|bEcco,|cc2003. 
300    xxxi, 368 p. ;|c24 cm. 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0  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. 
520    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. 
650  0 Terrorism|xReligious aspects. 
650  0 Violence|xReligious aspects. 
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