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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 Stern Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2004 ISBN:
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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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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 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 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 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 Paul Callister | 6/5/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellis | 4/11/2012

    " An interesting read. Fairly unbiased approach to religious terrorism of all faiths. I learned a lot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Larry | 8/30/2011

    " Superbly written work looking at extremism at home and abroad. Freightening but true. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 6/12/2011

    " Good analysis of terrorism, including American anti-abortion terrorists. Interestingly, terrorists find rewards enough in the activity that they will find a reason to continue their actions even if the original reason for the terror has gone away. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karson | 3/27/2011

    " The whole book wasn't super awesome but religiously motivated violence is an interesting topic to me. It gets cool when Stern gets the "terrorists" to open up, and sees into their lives. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 10/16/2010

    " I bought this book the day it hit the shelves, way back when. Anyone who has an opinion or thought on what really goes on in the rest of the world should consider the perspectives presented in this book. Great research. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt Motyl | 8/21/2010

    " In this tome, Stern describes the process and findings from a courageous project she undertook in visiting with many terrorists around the world. She collected narratives from the different groups and examined them for common motifs to derive her theory of the motivations of terrorists. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 12/13/2009

    " I read this for a class and it was very interesting, perspective on how religion can go awry in many cultures. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Crystal | 10/16/2009

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 5/4/2009

    " I read this for a class and it was very interesting, perspective on how religion can go awry in many cultures. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 3/7/2009

    " Good analysis of terrorism, including American anti-abortion terrorists. Interestingly, terrorists find rewards enough in the activity that they will find a reason to continue their actions even if the original reason for the terror has gone away. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Larry | 10/24/2008

    " Superbly written work looking at extremism at home and abroad. Freightening but true. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bob | 3/6/2008

    " Good journalism. Lousy scholarship.

    The book reads likes the semi-autobiogaphical works that good journalists produce, but it's too heavy on anecdotes and her own personal expereinces for my taste. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 2/28/2008

    " I bought this book the day it hit the shelves, way back when. Anyone who has an opinion or thought on what really goes on in the rest of the world should consider the perspectives presented in this book. Great research. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristi | 1/16/2008

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

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