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Radical Sheik

Charles Kurzman

in The Missing Martyrs: Why There Are So Few Muslim Terrorists

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199766871
eISBN:
9780199897414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766871.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Yasmin, in Cairo, heard about the attacks of 9/11 and felt fleeting satisfaction at the idea of America receiving its comeuppance. Zuhra, in Islamabad, considered Bin Laden larger than life. Murat, ... More


Radical Sheik

Charles Kurzman

in The Missing Martyrs: Why Are There So Few Muslim Terrorists?

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190907976
eISBN:
9780190908003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190907976.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Islam

In 1970, the American author Tom Wolfe coined a phrase to describe nonrevolutionary people who claim to support revolutionary causes: “radical chic.” This chapter applies the pun “radical sheik” to ... More


The Missing Martyrs: Why Are There So Few Muslim Terrorists?

Charles Kurzman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190907976
eISBN:
9780190908003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190907976.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Islam

Why are there so few Muslim terrorists? With more than a billion Muslims in the world—many of whom supposedly hate the West and ardently desire martyrdom—why don’t we see terrorist attacks every day? ... More


Why There Are So Few Muslim Terrorists

Charles Kurzman

in The Missing Martyrs: Why Are There So Few Muslim Terrorists? 2nd edition, updated for the age of ISIS

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190907976
eISBN:
9780190908003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190907976.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Islam

On a warm winter day in early 2006, a young man drove through a plaza at the University of North Carolina, trying to kill as many people as possible in the name of Islamic revolution. Terrorism is as ... More


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