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Blood That Cries Out From the Earth: The Psychology of Religious Terrorism

James Jones

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195335972
eISBN:
9780199868957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335972.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Religiously motivated terrorism is a religious phenomenon; thus the psychology of religiously motivated terrorism is the psychology of religion. For many decades the author of this book has been ... More


The Fundamentalist Mindset: Psychological Perspectives on Religion, Violence, and History

Charles B. Strozier, David M. Terman, James W. Jones, and Katherine A. Boyd

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195379655
eISBN:
9780199777334
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379655.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book sheds light on the psychology of fundamentalism, with a particular focus on those who become extremists and fanatics. What accounts for the violence that emerges among some fundamentalist ... More


JIHADISM IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE: Psychological Themes in Religiously Motivated Terrorism

Jones James W

in Blood That Cries Out From the Earth: The Psychology of Religious Terrorism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195335972
eISBN:
9780199868957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335972.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

“Jihadism in Comparative Perspective: Psychological Themes in Religiously Motivated Terrorism.” This chapter has two goals: first, to describe salient psychological-religious themes found in the ... More


Exclusionary Institutional Preference: The Logic of Jihad

Masooda Bano

in The Rational Believer: Choices and Decisions in the Madrasas of Pakistan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450440
eISBN:
9780801463860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450440.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines the incentives that can lead individuals to sacrifice their lives for a collective end. It examines the motives and strategies of jihadists, illustrating the incentives that ... More


The Turkish Dimension

Guido W. Steinberg

in German Jihad: On the Internationalization of Islamist Terrorism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159920
eISBN:
9780231500531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159920.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter gives an overview of the situation in Turkey, the role of Turks in Bosnia, Chechnya, and Afghanistan, and their connections to Germany. Turkey is the most important way station and ... More


“Leaving Kuffaristan”: Radicalization and Recruitment in Germany

Guido W. Steinberg

in German Jihad: On the Internationalization of Islamist Terrorism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159920
eISBN:
9780231500531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159920.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter focuses on modes of radicalization and recruitment in Germany and looks at why increasing numbers of jihadists are leaving the country to go to Pakistan. Following the Sauerland ... More


The German Taliban Mujahideen

Guido W. Steinberg

in German Jihad: On the Internationalization of Islamist Terrorism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159920
eISBN:
9780231500531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159920.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter deals with the first exclusively German jihadist group, formed in Pakistan in 2009 as a result of the influx of German recruits in Pakistan. The German Taliban Mujahideen emerged out of ... More


Germans in the Taliban Stalingrad: Fighting the kunduz Insurgency

Guido W. Steinberg

in German Jihad: On the Internationalization of Islamist Terrorism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159920
eISBN:
9780231500531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159920.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter discusses the effects of the internationalization process discussed in the previous chapter, which became most palpable in the German area of operations in northern Afghanistan, where ... More


‘Arm the rebels!’ Backing the armed opposition

Christopher Phillips

in The Battle for Syria: International Rivalry in the New Middle East

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300217179
eISBN:
9780300222173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217179.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter explores the other side of the anti-Assad states' support, given to the different fighting opposition groups within Syria, with a pronounced profile of Qatar's role. The failures of ... More


Europe's Angry Muslims: The Revolt of The Second Generation

Robert Leiken

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780195328974
eISBN:
9780190252748
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195328974.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Bombings in London, riots in Paris, terrorists in Germany, fury over mosques, veils and cartoons—such headlines underscore the tensions between Muslims and their European hosts. Did too much ... More


The Syrian Muslim Brotherhood’s Alawi Conundrum

Raphaël Lefèvre

in The Alawis of Syria: War, Faith and Politics in the Levant

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190458119
eISBN:
9780190618520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190458119.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter explains the complex relationship between the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood and the Alawi community. First, by analysing the historical relationship between the two groups, it examines the ... More


The Growing Rift

Fawaz A. Gerges

in The Rise and Fall of Al-Qaeda

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199790654
eISBN:
9780190252540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199790654.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter describes the growing rift between domestic and transnational jihadis who sought to internationalize jihad. Al-Qaeda's transnational jihad was embraced by a tiny minority within the ... More


Decline and Fall

Fawaz A. Gerges

in The Rise and Fall of Al-Qaeda

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199790654
eISBN:
9780190252540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199790654.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter assesses the factors contributing to the decline of al-Qaeda. These include the rounding up of bin Laden's men in various countries; bin Laden's relationship with Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, ... More


Legacies and Aftershocks

Fawaz A. Gerges

in The Rise and Fall of Al-Qaeda

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199790654
eISBN:
9780190252540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199790654.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter assesses the present state of the al-Qaeda organization. Al-Qaeda now consists of a collection of roving bands on the run, concentrated mainly on the Pakistan-Afghan border, its top ... More


Germany’s Hot Summer

Robert S. Leiken

in Europe's Angry Muslims: The Revolt of The Second Generation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780195328974
eISBN:
9780190252748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195328974.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the terrorist threats to Germany posed by native Germans trained in Pakistan and Afghanistan and the reaction in Germany to those threats. It considers the role of German ... More


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