Book Dark ideas : how neo-Nazi and violent jihadi ideologues shaped modern terrorism / Travis Morris.
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Call Number HN90.R3 M65 2017
Media class: Book
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739191040 0739191047 1498548725 9781498548724 9780739191057 0739191055
Extent: xx, 149 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Dark Ideas : How Neo-Nazi and Violent Jihadi Ideologues Shaped Modern Terrorism is the first book of its kind to show ideas have transformed violent extremism over the past six decades. Certain violent jihadi and neo-Nazi innovations have now become accepted practices by groups and individuals, yet they are rarely examined from this perspective. Travis Morris comparatively examines some of these strategic and tactical ideas in context. Innovations such as how to weaponize thoughts, create new forms of violence, or shift targets advance terrorism studies into the realm of violent extremist doctrine. Each chapter examines the most influential violent jihadi or neo-Nazi ideologue behind an innovation, the context from which it originated, and how it transitioned from idea to action. The author concludes with some recommendations for policymakers and experts in the field" -- Back cover.
Introduction -- Manufacturing divine traitors : Sayyid Qutb and Ben Klassen -- The need to weaponize ideas : Anwar al-Awlaki and William Pierce -- Strategizing new violence : Abdullah Azzam and Louis Beam -- Shifting the targeting paradigm : Osama bin Laden and George Lincoln Rockwell -- The need to create soft extremism : Mohammed Maqdisi and David Duke -- The way forward : focus on the source, not just the symptoms.