Terror in the Name of God

Terror in the Name of God

Why Religious Militants Kill

Book - 2003
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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.

Publisher: New York : Ecco, c2003.
ISBN: 9780060505325
Characteristics: xxxi, 368 p. ;,24 cm.


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Jul 06, 2015

Deep Dark and definitely creeps the hell outta ya that what some will do to obtain the rapture the bless and/or kiss of a God(s) Theology that will absolve them from sin or whatever perceived ills they have how ingrained into the lore of cultures the predatory nature of spiritual leaders and commanders looking perhaps to deify themselves rather than the higher beings they espouse and the younger the convert the better she went in with the stupidity of a Journalist and came out with the wisdom of a writer nice job J.S.

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