Martyrdom: Radicalisation and Terrorist Violence Among British Muslims

Jon Cole, Benjamin Cole

Martyrdom: Radicalisation and Terrorist Violence Among British Muslims

A psychological and systematic analysis of violent radicalisation within the Islamic communities of the UK... Psychologist Dr Jon Cole and international affairs analyst Dr Benjamin Cole examine the phenomenon of jihadism, and how the Islamic fundamentalist call to arms has recruited footsoldiers among the ostensibly westernised young Muslims of the UK. 2.5 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
Martyrdom: Radicalisation and Terrorist Violence Among British Muslims

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Classification Non-fiction
Genre Society, Politics & Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality
Format Paperback
Pages 336
RRP £9.99
Date of Publication April 2009
ISBN 978-1906015206
Publisher Pennant Books
 

A psychological and systematic analysis of violent radicalisation within the Islamic communities of the UK... Psychologist Dr Jon Cole and international affairs analyst Dr Benjamin Cole examine the phenomenon of jihadism, and how the Islamic fundamentalist call to arms has recruited footsoldiers among the ostensibly westernised young Muslims of the UK.

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The Daily Telegraph

Nicholas Shakespeare

...essentially an inconclusive cuttings job... the version of Islamism peddled by bin Laden was, according to the authors of Martyrdom, “a natural way of transcending this cultural dislocation because it offered a new social identity that transcended both nationality and ethnicity”. Central to this global jihadism was a) the internet and b) martyrdom – a package that includes, supposedly: immediate admission to Heaven, marriage to 72 heavenly maidens and permission to bring along to Paradise 70 family members.

18/06/2009

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