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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (267 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jessica Stern Narrator: Jessica Ster Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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For five years, Jessica Stern interviewed extremist members of three religions around the world: Christians, Jews, and Muslims. She traveled extensively (to refugee camps in Lebanon, religious schools in Pakistan, prisons in Amman, Ashqelon, and Pensacola) and discovered that the Islamic jihadi in the mountains of Pakistan and the Christian fundamentalist bomber in Oklahoma have much in common.

Based on her vast research, Stern lucidly explains how terrorist organizations are formed by opportunistic leaders who, using religion as both motivation and justification, recruit the disenfranchised. She depicts how moral fervor is transformed into sophisticated organizations that strive for money, power, or attention and suggests how terrorism might most effectively be countered.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Crystal | 1/27/2014

    " Interesting book of interviews a brave young girl had with religious militants. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ben | 12/29/2013

    " Very academic look at religious terrorism, including extensive interviews with current and former terrorists around the world. Very interesting, and yes, I am a big geek. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kristi Sparta | 10/28/2013

    " Amazing read! Read the book while writing master thesis on religion and violence. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Paul Callister | 6/5/2013

    " The best thing I've read in understanding the causes of terrorism and fanaticism. "

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About the Author
Author Jessica Stern

Jessica Stern lectures on terrorism and is a member of the Hoover Institution Task Force on National Security and Law. She holds a doctorate in public policy from Harvard and served as a staff member at the National Security Council during the Clinton administration. A 2009–2010 Guggenheim Fellow, she was selected by Time in 2001 as one of seven thinkers whose innovative ideas will change the world. Stern is the author of the New York Times Notable Book Terror in the Name of God and The Ultimate Terrorists. She lives with her husband and son in Massachusetts.