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Political Science 3314E Chapter Notes -Al-Qaeda, Mao Zedong, Sabr


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Political Science
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Political Science 3314E
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Radoslav Dimitrov

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NATURE OF RELIGIOUS TERRORISM READINGS
INTRO
Religious terrorism sometimes called sacred terrorism
Religion defines several important aspects of al-Qaeda: its ultimate aim, the
constituency to which it seeks to appeal and the well-known religious concepts which it
uses to motivate its operatives
THE FOURTH WAVE
First wave was distinguished by assassination, the second by military targeting and the
third by hostage-taking
Fourth is distinguished by suicide bombing
TERRORISM AND POLITICAL EVENTS
The conventional wisdom is that Islam has always been pre-eminently dedicated to
delivering a moral message aimed at transforming social existence in this world
The idea that politics and religion are inseparable in Islam
The immediate objectives of the Soviet Union, ultimately differed little in kind from
those of most other states
AL-QEDA’S OBJECTIVES
Nature of al-Qaeda as an activist rather than a theoretical group
Al-Qaeda even the least strategically skilled Arabs realized than an attack on America
was not a wise move
The propaganda of the deed
Al-Qaeda was guided by a strategy that has been well known in certain circles for over a
century, and that the primary objective of the deed of 9/11 was not its direct impact on
America but rather its indirect propaganda impact on al-Qaeda potential supporters
PROVOCATION OR IRREGULAR WARFARE
Propaganda of the deed the act of provocation
The consequence of the anarchists of this and similar disappointments was not the
abandonment of the idea of the propaganda of the deed
Violence used would exceed all conventions and transgress all boundaries
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