By Cindy C Combs
The continued conflicts within the heart East and the bombings in a foreign country have proven that - regardless of the struggle on Terror - terrorism remains to be greatly part of lifestyle for plenty of contributors. completely up-to-date and improved by means of terrorism specialists, Encyclopedia of Terrorism, Revised variation presents scholars, researchers, reporters, and policymakers with an entire survey of what seems an intractable challenge. greater than 350 entries geared up in an simply available, A-to-Z structure supply complete remedies of the occasions, humans, corporations, and areas that experience performed a massive function in foreign terrorism. every one access is put inside of its applicable ancient context to assist readers comprehend the wide-ranging motivations in the back of terrorist activities. additionally incorporated during this well timed quantity is a chronology of terrorist occasions that experience happened from 1945 to the current. New and up to date entries comprise: military of God; Osama bin encumbered; Cyberterrorism; Darfur; Hamas; Saddam Hussein; Militias within the usa; The Sept. 11 fee record; Oklahoma urban bombing; Al-Qaeda; united states Patriot Act; and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
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Almost every state has at least one such group, and most have several. These groups share motivations that span a broad spectrum, including antifederalism, sedition, racial hatred, and religious hatred. Most have masked these unpleasant-sounding motives under a rather transparent veneer of religious precepts. Literature from these groups indicate that they are bound together by a number of factors. S. government (or the Zionist Occupation government, as some of them call it). Vilification of Jews and nonwhites as children of Satan is coupled with an obsession with achieving the religious and racial purification of the United States and a belief in a conspiracy theory of powerful Jewish interests controlling the government, banks, and the media.
By coincidence, April 19 was also the date of a 1992 shoot-out between federal authorities and Randall Weaver on Ruby Ridge. A year later on April 19, after a 51-day siege by the FBI and the ATF, a fire broke out at Mount Carmel where David Koresh and his followers had stockpiled a large supply of illegal weapons. All of these events have provided the militia movement with inspiration and martyrs. The militias firmly believe that the federal government is an aggressive force intent on undermining liberty in the United States and that they are only preparing to defend themselves against unconstitutional authority.
Most have masked these unpleasant-sounding motives under a rather transparent veneer of religious precepts. Literature from these groups indicate that they are bound together by a number of factors. S. government (or the Zionist Occupation government, as some of them call it). Vilification of Jews and nonwhites as children of Satan is coupled with an obsession with achieving the religious and racial purification of the United States and a belief in a conspiracy theory of powerful Jewish interests controlling the government, banks, and the media.