A Strategy for Fighting International Islamist Terrorists

  title={A Strategy for Fighting International Islamist Terrorists},
  author={M. Sageman},
  journal={The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  pages={223 - 231}
  • M. Sageman
  • Published 2008
  • Political Science
  • The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
The U.S. strategy for combating international Islamist terrorists must be based on an understanding of the terrorists' behavior and the process of radicalization to violence. This process includes four dimensions: a sense of moral outrage, interpreted in a specific way, which resonates with one's personal experiences, and is channeled through group dynamics, both face-to-face and online. The threat has evolved over the past decade. The process of radicalization continues in a hostile physical… Expand
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