God's War on Terror

God's War on Terror
Islam Prophecy and the Bible

by Walid Shoebat,Joel Richardson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 516
  • ISBN : 9780977102181
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Proposes that the Middle East and the Islamic faith--rather than Europe and Christianity--will initiate the End of Times, discussing the connections between the Bible, current world events, the Koran, and the Antichrist.

The War on Terrorism and the Terror of God

The War on Terrorism and the Terror of God
A Book

by Lee Griffith

  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 399
  • ISBN : 9780802828606
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Uniquely relevant to a world shaken by recent acts of terror, this provocative analysis of our culture of violence calls people of faith back to the way of peace that has always been the proper Christian response to aggression. With the newspaper in one hand and the Bible in the other, Lee Griffith takes a frank look at the historical events and modern forces that contribute to terrorism. This is not a book about small guerrilla bands of terrorists nor about so-called "Islamic terrorists" -- it is a cogent, open-eyed analysis of a "worldwide epidemic of violence. In a discussion that will no doubt be controversial, Griffith argues that terrorism and counter-terrorism are identical phenomena when viewed at the spiritual level. To oppose terrorism with violence acknowledges the terrorist assumption that meaningful change is only possible through suffering and fear. Likewise, terrorism and counter-terrorism both employ similar God language to justify horrendous acts of violence. This is true not only of "rogue states" but also of Western leaders who use religious language on the eve of battle. In response to today's culture of terror, Griffith points the way to a theology of peace. He first looks at specific current events that contribute to terrorism. Next, he mines the history of the church to see how the tradition has responded to violence in the past. Finally, he probes the biblical texts for meaningful answers. The result is a stirring message for our day: rather than serving as an incitement to violence, the biblical concept of "the terror of God" stands as a renunciation of all violence -- and of death itself. Posing a radical faith for radical times, "The War onTerrorism and the Terror of God is sure to generate discussion from every quarter.

Terror in the Mind of God

Terror in the Mind of God
The Global Rise of Religious Violence

by Mark Juergensmeyer,Professor of Global and International Studies Sociology and Religious Studies Mark Juergensmeyer

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2003-09
  • Pages : 319
  • ISBN : 9780520240117
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Completely revised and updated, this new edition incorporates the events of September 11, 2001 into Mark Juergensmeyer's landmark study of religious terrorism.

Terror in the Name of God

Terror in the Name of God
Why Religious Militants Kill

by Jessica Stern

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2009-10-13
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780061755392
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Just War Against Terror

Just War Against Terror
The Burden Of American Power In A Violent World

by Jean Elshtain

  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release : 2008-08-04
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0786723599
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Jean Bethke Elshtain advocates "just war" in times of crisis and mounts a reasoned attack against the anti-war contingent in American intellectual life. Advocating an ethic of responsibility, Elshtain forces us to ask tough questions not only about the nature of terrorism, but about ourselves. This paperback edition features a new introduction by the author, addressing the Iraq war and other events in the Middle East.

The Real War on Terror

The Real War on Terror
Waging Holy War in the Peaceful Kingdom

by Derek Kubilus,Jonathan Priebe

  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2007-06-15
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN : 1498275958
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Do you ever find yourself confused about the war and violence that pervade our post-9/11 world? On the one hand, the Bible and Christ speak of loving enemies and self-sacrifice. On the other hand, the world around us teaches, and most Christians seem to simply accept, that violence is necessary in a world wrecked with sin. Are Christians a people of peace? Does that peace have to be won through war? Should we fight for our convictions? Or die for them? Jonathan and Derek invite you to come along with them as they explore the biblical teachings on war and violence and attempt to construct a solidly biblical and uniquely Christian view of war and violence.

Holy War, Martyrdom, and Terror

Holy War, Martyrdom, and Terror
Christianity, Violence, and the West

by Philippe Buc

  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release : 2015-02-24
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN : 0812290976
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Holy War, Martyrdom, and Terror examines the ways that Christian theology has shaped centuries of conflict from the Jewish-Roman War of late antiquity through the First Crusade, the French Revolution, and up to the Iraq War. By isolating one factor among the many forces that converge in war—the essential tenets of Christian theology—Philippe Buc locates continuities in major episodes of violence perpetrated over the course of two millennia. Even in secularized or explicitly non-Christian societies, such as the Soviet Union of the Stalinist purges, social and political projects are tied to religious violence, and religious conceptual structures have influenced the ways violence is imagined, inhibited, perceived, and perpetrated. The patterns that emerge from this sweeping history upend commonplace assumptions about historical violence, while contextualizing and explaining some of its peculiarities. Buc addresses the culturally sanctioned logic that might lead a sane person to kill or die on principle, traces the circuitous reasoning that permits contradictory political actions, such as coercing freedom or pardoning war atrocities, and locates religious faith at the backbone of nationalist conflict. He reflects on the contemporary American ideology of war—one that wages violence in the name of abstract notions such as liberty and world peace and that he reveals to be deeply rooted in biblical notions. A work of extraordinary breadth, Holy War, Martyrdom, and Terror connects the ancient past to the troubled present, showing how religious ideals of sacrifice and purification made violence meaningful throughout history.

Fresh Perspectives on the 'War on Terror'

Fresh Perspectives on the 'War on Terror'
A Book

by Miriam Gani,Penelope Mathew

  • Publisher : ANU E Press
  • Release : 2008-07-01
  • Pages : 419
  • ISBN : 1921313749
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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On 20 September 2001, in an address to a Joint Session of Congress and the American people, President George W Bush declared a 'war on terror'. The concept of the 'war on terror' has proven to be both an attractive and a potent rhetorical device. It has been adopted and elaborated upon by political leaders around the world, particularly in the context of military action in Afghanistan and Iraq. But use of the rhetoric has not been confined to the military context. The 'war on terror' is a domestic one, also, and the phrase has been used to account for broad criminal legislation, sweeping agency powers and potential human rights abuses throughout much of the world. This collection seeks both to draw on and to engage critically with the metaphor of war in the context of terrorism. It brings together a group of experts from Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, France and Germany who write about terrorism from a variety of disciplinary perspectives including international law and international relations, public and constitutional law, criminal law and criminology, legal theory, and psychology and law.

Power, Terror, Peace, and War

Power, Terror, Peace, and War
America's Grand Strategy in a World at Risk

by Walter Russell Mead

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2007-12-18
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0307427315
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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International affairs expert and award-winning author of Special Providence Walter Russell Mead here offers a remarkably clear-eyed account of American foreign policy and the challenges it faces post—September 11.Starting with what America represents to the world community, Mead argues that throughout its history it has been guided by a coherent set of foreign policy objectives. He places the record of the Bush administration in the context of America’s historical relations with its allies and foes. And he takes a hard look at the international scene–from despair and decay in the Arab world to tumult in Africa and Asia–and lays out a brilliant framework for tailoring America’s grand strategy to our current and future threats. Balanced, persuasive, and eminently sensible, Power, Terror, Peace, and War is a work of extraordinary significance on the role of the United States in the world today. From the Trade Paperback edition.

In the Reign of Terror

In the Reign of Terror
The Adventures of a Westminster Boy

by George Alfred Henty

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1890
  • Pages : 351
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Leaderless Jihad

Leaderless Jihad
Terror Networks in the Twenty-First Century

by Marc Sageman

  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release : 2011-09-28
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0812206789
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the post-September 11 world, Al Qaeda is no longer the central organizing force that aids or authorizes terrorist attacks or recruits terrorists. It is now more a source of inspiration for terrorist acts carried out by independent local groups that have branded themselves with the Al Qaeda name. Building on his previous groundbreaking work on the Al Qaeda network, forensic psychiatrist Marc Sageman has greatly expanded his research to explain how Islamic terrorism emerges and operates in the twenty-first century. In Leaderless Jihad, Sageman rejects the views that place responsibility for terrorism on society or a flawed, predisposed individual. Instead, he argues, the individual, outside influence, and group dynamics come together in a four-step process through which Muslim youth become radicalized. First, traumatic events either experienced personally or learned about indirectly spark moral outrage. Individuals interpret this outrage through a specific ideology, more felt and understood than based on doctrine. Usually in a chat room or other Internet-based venues, adherents share this moral outrage, which resonates with the personal experiences of others. The outrage is acted on by a group, either online or offline. Leaderless Jihad offers a ray of hope. Drawing on historical analogies, Sageman argues that the zeal of jihadism is self-terminating; eventually its followers will turn away from violence as a means of expressing their discontent. The book concludes with Sageman's recommendations for the application of his research to counterterrorism law enforcement efforts.

Knowing the Enemy

Knowing the Enemy
Jihadist Ideology and the War on Terror

by Mary R. Habeck

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 243
  • ISBN : 9780300122572
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A penetrating look into the inner logic of al-Qa'ida and like-minded extremist groups by which they justify September 11 and other terrorist attacks includes specific ideologies of jihadism, a new movement that allows members to call for the destruction of democracy and to murder innocent men, women, and children.

The Holy Terror

The Holy Terror
A Book

by H.G. Wells

  • Publisher : Gateway
  • Release : 2017-04-30
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1473217008
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When Cook's newborn baby entered the world, he had nothing but hope for its future. However, it was immediately clear that this was no ordinary child - it's murderous screams seemed a dark portent. As it grew, things only got worse, and the child's mother began to despair. The new parents hoped their child would grow out of it, but soon came to realise that its inauspicious beginnings were only a sign of things to come.

Understanding the War on Terror

Understanding the War on Terror
A Book

by James F. Hoge,Gideon Rose,Council on Foreign Relations

  • Publisher : Council on Foreign Relations
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 435
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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On the morning of September 11, 2001, the United States awoke to find itself at war. If that much was clear, however, many other things were notincluding the identity and nature of the enemy, the location of the battleground, and the strategy and tactics necessary for victory. In this collection, the editors of Foreign Affairs have brought together, from a variety of sources, the most authoritative contributions to the debate over the nation's most important security challenge. Contributors include: The 9/11 Commission, Richard Betts, Max Boot, Ladan Boroumand, Roya Boroumand, George W. Bush, Grenville Byford, Thomas Carothers, Stephen Cohen, Alan Cullison, Paula J. Dobriansky, Michael Doran, James Fallows, Stephen Flynn, F. Gregory Gause, Barton Gellman, Reuel Marc Gerecht, John Gershman, Michael Howard, Walter Laqueur, Dafna Linzer, Michael O'Hanlon, Paul Pillar, Kenneth Roth, Jessica Stern, Ruth Wedgwood, and Fareed Zakaria.

Hezbollah

Hezbollah
The Global Footprint of Lebanon's Party of God

by Matthew Levitt

  • Publisher : Georgetown University Press
  • Release : 2015-04-29
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN : 1626162026
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon's Party of God is the first thorough examination of Hezbollah’s covert activities beyond Lebanon’s borders, including its financial and logistical support networks and its criminal and terrorist operations worldwide. Hezbollah—Lebanon’s "Party of God"—is a multifaceted organization: It is a powerful political party in Lebanon, a Shia Islam religious and social movement, Lebanon’s largest militia, a close ally of Iran, and a terrorist organization. Drawing on a wide range of sources, including recently declassified government documents, court records, and personal interviews with intelligence and law enforcement officials around the world, Matthew Levitt examines Hezbollah’s beginnings, its first violent forays in Lebanon, and then its terrorist activities and criminal enterprises abroad in Europe, the Middle East, South America, Southeast Asia, Africa, and finally in North America. Levitt also describes Hezbollah’s unit dedicated to supporting Palestinian militant groups and Hezbollah’s involvement in training and supporting insurgents who fought US troops in post-Saddam Iraq. The book concludes with a look at Hezbollah’s integral, ongoing role in Iran’s shadow war with Israel and the West, including plots targeting civilians around the world. Levitt shows convincingly that Hezbollah’s willingness to use violence at home and abroad, its global reach, and its proxy-patron relationship with the Iranian regime should be of serious concern. Hezbollah is an important book for scholars, policymakers, students, and the general public interested in international security, terrorism, international criminal organizations, and Middle East studies.

States of Terror

States of Terror
History, Theory, Literature

by David Simpson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019-03-08
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 022660022X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How have we come to depend so greatly on the words terror and terrorism to describe broad categories of violence? David Simpson offers here a philology of terror, tracking the concept's long, complicated history across literature, philosophy, political science, and theology--from Plato to NATO. Introducing the concept of the "fear-terror cluster," Simpson is able to capture the wide range of terms that we have used to express extreme emotional states over the centuries--from anxiety, awe, and concern to dread, fear, and horror. He shows that the choices we make among such words to describe shades of feeling have seriously shaped the attribution of motives, causes, and effects of the word "terror" today, particularly when violence is deployed by or against the state. At a time when terror-talk is widely and damagingly exploited by politicians and the media, this book unpacks the slippery rhetoric of terror and will prove a vital resource across humanistic and social sciences disciplines.

The Great Terror

The Great Terror
A Reassessment

by Robert Conquest

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 574
  • ISBN : 9780195316995
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The definitive work on Stalin's purges, the author's The Great Terror was universally acclaimed when it first appeared in 1968. It was "hailed as the only scrupulous, nonpartisan, and adequate book on the subject". And in recent years it has received equally high praise in the Soviet Union, where it is now considered the authority on the period, and has been serialized in Neva, one of their leading periodicals. Of course, when the author wrote the original volume two decades ago, he relied heavily on unofficial sources. Now, with the advent of glasnost, an avalanche of new material is available, and he has mined this enormous cache to write a substantially new edition of his classic work. It is remarkable how many of the most disturbing conclusions have born up under the light of fresh evidence. But the author has added enormously to the detail, including hitherto secret information on the three great "Moscow Trials," on the fate of the executed generals, on the methods of obtaining confessions, on the purge of writers and other members of the intelligentsia, on life in the labor camps, and many other key matters. Both a leading Sovietologist and a highly respected poet, the author blends research with prose, providing not only an authoritative account of Stalin's purges, but also a compelling chronicle of one of this century's most tragic events. A timely revision of a book long out of print, this is the updated version of the author's original work.

Against All Enemies

Against All Enemies
Inside America's War on Terror

by Richard A. Clarke

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2008-12-09
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 184737588X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Richard Clarke has been one of America's foremost experts on counterterrorism measures for more than two decades. He has served under four presidents from both parties, beginning in Ronald Reagan's State Department becoming America's first Counter-terrorism Czar under Bill Clinton and remaining for the first two years of George W. Bush's administration. He has seen every piece of intelligence on Al-Qaeda from the beginning; he was in the Situation Room on September 11th and he knows exactly what has taken place under the United State's new Department of Homeland Security. Through gripping, thriller-like scenes, he tells the full story for the first time and explains what the Bush Administration are doing.

Globalisation, Citizenship and the War on Terror

Globalisation, Citizenship and the War on Terror
A Book

by Maurice Mullard,Bankole Cole

  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Contains papers, which explore the link between globalisation, citizenship and the war on terror. This work incorporates ideas from sociology, criminology, political science and development studies into the contributors' examination of the nature of globalisation and the war on terror.

The Odyssey of Homer

The Odyssey of Homer
A Book

by Homer

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1806
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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