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The Missing Martyrs: Why There Are So Few Muslim Terrorists

Charles Kurzman

Abstract

Why are there so few Muslim terrorists? With more than a billion Muslims in the world—many of whom supposedly hate the West and ardently desire martyrdom—why don't we see terrorist attacks every day? Where are the missing martyrs? This counterintuitive book demonstrates that terrorist groups are thoroughly marginal in the Muslim world. Drawing on government sources, public opinion surveys, election results, and in-depth interviews with Muslims in the Middle East and around the world, the book finds that young Muslims are indeed angry with what they see as imperialism—and especially at Western ... More

Keywords: Islam, Islamic, Islamist, Muslim, terror, terrorism, terrorist, al-Qaida, Taliban, September 11

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199766871
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766871.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles Kurzman, author
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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