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Title Terrorism revisited : Islamism, political violence and state-sponsorship / Paulo Casaca, Siegfried O. Wolf, editors.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2017]

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Series Contemporary South Asian studies, 2509-4173
Contemporary South Asian studies.
Subject Terrorism -- South Asia.
Islamic fundamentalism -- South Asia.
Political violence -- South Asia.
State-sponsored terrorism -- South Asia.
Alt Name Casaca, José Paulo Martins,
Wolf, Siegfried O.,
Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Summary This book develops a conceptual approach to understanding the face of contemporary terrorism as manifested in the recent attacks in Mumbai and Paris. By analyzing the historical evolution of terrorism and by offering case studies on different forms of terrorism in South Asia and elsewhere, the authors shed new light on the political strategies behind terrorist attacks, as well as on the motivations of terrorists. The case studies explore the redefinition of terrorism by the Iranian Islamic revolution, the spread of terrorism in Sunni Islam, the national jihadism in Pakistan, anti-Semitism as a main factor behind fanatical terrorist ideologies, and the case of the Tamil Tigers. "Redefining terrorism is a dynamic story that provides readers with intrigue and clarity to the ever-evolving threats that we face as a nation and as a global community. The authors masterfully navigate through the intricate maze of global terrorism bringing an overwhelming dose of reality through his usage of real life, gripping experiences. Through this book military and intelligence analysts and policy makers alike will gain first-hand knowledge about not only what the world looks like today but a glimpse into the future." US Congressman Pete Sessions.
Contents Preface; Redefining Terrorism; Contents; About the Editors; Part I: Reassessing Terrorism; The Conceptual Discussion on Terrorism; 1 Terrorism, What Terrorism?; 2 Terrorism, Crime and Other Sorts of Violence; 3 The Psychology of the Bomb; 4 Terrorism: The Pure One or the One that Matters?; 5 Does Terrorism Necessarily Target Civilians?; 6 The Semantics of Terrorism; 7 Countless Shades of Horror; 8 Appease the Devil and Shoot the Innocent?; 9 Terrorism Revisited; References; New Terrorism; 1 The Perception of New Terrorism; 2 The Transcendental Perspective.
3 Perspectives on Suicide Terrorism4 New Terrorism or New World?; 5 The Drawbacks of the Framework of Counterterrorism; References; Part II: Case Studies; The Evolution and Ascension of Irans Terror Apparatus; 1 Introduction; 2 Fadaiyan-e Islam: Devotees of Islam; 3 Khomeini During the Pre-Revolution Era; 4 Guardians of the Islamic Revolution; 5 Khomeinis Culture of Martyrdom-Seeking Ushered Terrorism into a New Era; 6 Khomeinis Islamic Republic Is the Leading State Sponsor of Terrorism; 7 The Iran-Al-Qaeda Connection; 8 Conclusion; References.
3 The Unholy Triangular Nexus: Islamization and the Principal-Agent Relations Between Military and Terrorists4 The Concept of State-Sponsored Terrorism; 4.1 Indicators for State Terrorism; 4.2 Forms of State Terrorism; 5 Pakistan and State-Sponsored Terrorism; 5.1 Case Study 1: East Pakistan (Bangladesh); 5.1.1 The Context and Initial Conditions; 5.1.2 Indicators; Intentional Target Killings of Civilians; Systematically Organized; Political Motive; On Behalf of or in Conjunction with the State; Secrecy; Ethnic Cleansing by the State.
Build-Up and Support/Sponsorship of Non-state Terrorist Groups (Death Squads)Massacres and Genocide; Extraordinary Brutality and Spreading Fear; 5.2 Case Study 2: Afghanistan; 5.2.1 The Context and Initial Conditions; 5.2.2 Indicators of State-Sponsored Terrorism; On Behalf of or in Conjunction with the State; Creating and Using Fear; Political Motives; Secrecy; Systematically; Extraordinary Brutality; Intentional Targeting of Civilians; Diplomacy and Protection for Terror Groups; 5.3 Case Study 3: India; 5.3.1 The Context and Initial Conditions; Jammu and Kashmir (JandK).
Evolution and Rise of Contemporary Jihadism: From the Muslim Brotherhood to IS1 Introduction; 2 Jihad: From Anti-Imperialism to Anti-Semitism; 3 After Al-Banna: The Development of Takfir; 4 The Islamic Revival; 5 The Causes and Legacy of the Great Mosque Siege; 6 Afghanistan and the Afghan Arabs; 7 The Gulf War and the Jihad Against America; 8 The Destruction of Iraq and the Rise of Zarqawi; 9 The Betrayal of the Sunni Awakening; 10 Conclusion; References; Pakistan and State-Sponsored Terrorism in South Asia; 1 Introduction; 2 A Praetorian State: The Role of the Military in Pakistan Politics.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed July 11, 2017).
ISBN 9783319556901 (electronic bk.)
3319556908 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9783319556895
OCLC # 992409972
Additional Format Print version: Terrorism revisited. Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2017] 9783319556895 3319556894 (OCoLC)973920158

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