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At the Heart of Terror: Islam, Jihadists, and America's War on Terrorism

Monte Palmer and Princess Palmer
Format
Book
Published
Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c2004.
Language
English
ISBN
0742536025 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Table of contents
Contents
  • Who is attacking America?
  • Islam, Muslim extremism, and anti-Americanism
  • Muslim relations with Christians and Jews
  • Unity and turmoil within Islam
  • The evolution of Islamic extremism
  • The sources of Muslim discontent
  • Gauging popular support for Muslim extremists
  • Levels of Islamic religiosity
  • Separating Islamic extremism from anti-Americanism
  • The Muslim Brotherhood and Hizbullah : radical moderates
  • The Muslim Brotherhood
  • Hizbullah : a tale of three countries
  • Can the Muslim Brotherhood and Hizbullah serve as a counterweight to the jihadists?
  • The jihadist movement and how it evolved
  • Egypt and the origins of modern jihadism
  • The Islamic revolution
  • Pakistan : the jihadist gateway to the Far East and Central Asia
  • Afghanistan and the making of a Muslim hero
  • The Sudan : an international terrorist network takes shape
  • The battle for Algeria
  • The Palestinian jihadists : Hamas and holy jihad
  • The jihadist war comes to America
  • From Turabi to Bin Laden
  • The continuing evolution of the jihadist movement
  • The jihadist war plan
  • Jihadist strategy : the psychology of terror
  • The components of terror
  • Terror and the propaganda war
  • The jihadist war plan of the future : compelling logic for attacking America
  • War plan or several?
  • The jihadist war machine
  • Organizing the jihadists : the pyramid of terror
  • Leadership in jihadist organizations
  • The jihadist soldiers : who are they, what motivates them, and how
  • Good are they?
  • The physical plant
  • The allies of the jihadists : those who make terror possible
  • Holy alliances : struggle for the control of Islam
  • Unholy allies : drug lords, mafioso, and other kindred souls
  • Governments as allies of terror
  • How Israel and its Middle Eastern neighbors fight terror
  • The Israeli experience in fighting terror
  • Israeli anti-terrorist strategy measures (what and why)
  • The struggle against jihadist terror in the Islamic world
  • Relevance of the experience of Israel and the Islamic world to America's war on terror
  • The future : winning the war on terror
  • US anti-terrorist strategy
  • Assessment : how well is America doing?
  • Why the glitches?
  • Defeating the jihadists.
Description
vii, 293 p. : 1 map ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-286) and index.
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