Fear and Trembling: Terrorism in Three Religious Traditions

  title={Fear and Trembling: Terrorism in Three Religious Traditions},
  author={David C. Rapoport},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
As the first comparative study of religious terror groups, the article provides detailed analyses of the different doctrines and methods of the three best-known groups: the Thugs, Assassins, and Zealots-Sicarii. Despite a primitive technology, each developed much more durable and destructive organizations than has any modern secular group.The differences among the groups reflect the distinguishing characteristics of their respective originating religious communities: Hinduism, Islam, and… Expand
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