A very serious and terrifying aspect of contemporary society is the ever-present threat of terrorist activity. Understanding this ominous kind of threat is the best way to prepare for it, and this book provides rich insight into: the definitions and classifications of terrorism; the impact of international events on terrorism in the United States; trends in domestic terrorism; infiltration by foreign terrorist groups; media and terrorism; reducing the risk and deterrents; and current trends and projects for the future.
Terrorism, Hate Crime, and Antigovernment Violence: A Review of the Research
Throughout history, wild hatred has driven people to extremes of violence—against others because of their race, ethnicity, religion, lifestyle, physical disability, or political beliefs. From the Nordic Vikings of the Middle Ages, to the Ku Klux Klan of the American Civil War era, to Hitler's storm troopers of 20th-century Germany, political fanatics have committed atrocities that defy the imagination. Unfortunately, they continue to this day in the ravages of “ethnic cleansing” and mass rapes in Bosnia and in Skinhead attacks against foreigners, Jews, persons with disabilities, and leftists across [Page 60]the European continent. Such crimes are routinely carried out on a north-south axis ...