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Is religion the cause of terrorism?

#Politics #Terrorism #Religion

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 6 months 1 week ago

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Is religion the cause of terrorism?

#Politics #Terrorism #Religion

Jolie
 Jolie
 6 months 1 week ago

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Terrorism is a relatively modern form of warfare which we've seen increasing globally. Some of the most publicised attacks such as 9/11 and the 7/7 London terror bombings have been directly linked to religiously motivated terrorist groups like al-Qaeda. Terrorism is a problem experienced world-wide and committed by various groups and individuals. While links are often made between terrorism and religion, is religion actually the common factor which leads to each attack?

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    •  issy_c_s  6 months ago

      Not all religious people are terrorists and when taken out of context this line of argumentation can come politically charged and dangerous. However, religion and terrorism are linked in ways that cannot be denied, and understanding religious motivations and reducing the scope and control of religion around the world is an important step in seeking to implement effective counter-terrorism strategies. 

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    •  Jolie  6 months 1 week ago

      Adylini, E. & Ozcan, N. A. (2011). The Conflict Resolution and Counterterrorism Dilemma: Turkey Faces its Kurdish Question. Terrorism and Political Violence, 23(3), 438-457. DOI: 10.1080/09546553.2011.557328

      Hafez, M. & Mullins, C. (2015). The radicalization puzzle: A theoretical synthesis of empirical approaches to homegrown extremism. Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 38(11), 958–975. DOI: 10.1080/1057610X.2015.1051375

      Horgan, J. G. (2005). The Psychology of Terrorism. London, United Kingdom: Routledge.

      Horgan, J. G. (2017). Psychology of Terrorism: Introduction to the Special Issue. American Psychologist, 72(3), 199-204. DOI: 10.1037/amp0000148

      Kanat, K. B. & Üstün, K., (2015). Turkey’s Syrian Refugees : Toward Integration. Prepared for the SETA Foundation Washington DC. Retrieved from http://setadc.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Turkeys-Syrian-Refugees.pdf

      McCauley, C. & Moskalenko, S. (2017). Understanding Political Radicalization: The Two-Pyramids Model. American Psychologist, 72(3), 205-216. DOI: 10.1037/amp0000062

      Bastug, M., & Evlek, U. (2015). Individual Disengagement and Deradicalization Pilot Program in Turkey: Methods and Outcomes. Journal for Deradicalisation, (8), 25-45. Retrieved from Directory of Open Access Journals.

      Council of Europe. (2013). Committee of Experts on Terrorism (CODEXTER): Profiles on Counter-Terrorist Capacity Turkey. Retrieved from https://www.legislationline.org/documents/id/7625

      Moghaddam, F. M. (2005). The staircase to terrorism: A psychological exploration. American Psychologist, 60(2), 161-169. Retrieved from Ovid.

       Noah Greenstone  5 months 3 weeks ago

      It's difficult to comment for or against on this motion because it is an open ended question and doesn't take a position. 

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