ISIS: The State of Terror

The Islamic State known as ISIS exploded into the public eye in with startling speed and shocking brutality It has captured the imagination of the global jihadist movement attracting recruits in unprecedented numbers and wreaking bloody destruction with a sadistic glee that has alienated even the hardcore terrorists of its parent organization al Qaeda br br Jessica Stern and J M Berger two of America s leading experts on terrorism dissect the new model for violent extremism that ISIS has leveraged into an empire of death in Iraq and Syria and an international network that is rapidly expanding in the Middle East North Africa and around the world br br ISIS The State of Terror traces the ideological innovations that the group deploys to recruit unprecedented numbers of Westerners the composition of its infamous snuff videos and the technological tools it exploits on social media to broadcast its atrocities and its recruiting pitch to the world including its success at attracting thousands of Western adherents The authors examine ISIS s predatory abuse of women and children and its use of horror to manipulate world leaders and its own adherents as it builds its twisted society The authors offer a much needed perspective on how world leaders should prioritize and respond to ISIS s deliberate and insidious provocations

Denial: A Memoir of Terror

Alone in an unlocked house in a safe neighborhood in the suburban town of Concord MA two obedient good girls Jessica Stern and her sister were raped on the night of October When they reported the crime the police were skeptical Their father away on business did not return for three more days br br Following the example of her family Stern who lost her mother at the age of three denied her pain and kept striving to achieve But while her career took off her success hinged on her symptoms After her ordeal she could not feel fear in normally frightening situations Stern thought she d disassociated from the trauma altogether until a request took her back to that night more than years earlier br br The world class social scientist and expert on terrorism and post traumatic stress disorder began her own investigation with the help of a devoted police lieutenant to find the truth about her rapist the town of Concord her own family and her own mind The result is Denial a candid and deeply intimate look at a life a trauma and its aftermath

Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill

For four years Jessica Stern interviewed extremist members of three religions around the world Christians Jews and Muslims Traveling extensively to refugee camps in Lebanon to religious schools in Pakistan to prisons in Amman Asqelon and Pensacola she discovered that the Islamic jihadi in the mountains of Pakistan and the Christian fundamentalist bomber in Oklahoma have much in common br br 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 and attention br br Jessica Stern s extensive interaction with the faces behind the terror provide unprecedented insight into acts of inexplicable horror and enable her to suggest how terrorism can most effectively be countered br br A crucial book on terrorism em Terror in the Name of God em is a brilliant and thought provoking work

The Ultimate Terrorists

As bad as they are why aren t terrorists worse With biological chemical and nuclear weapons at hand they easily could be And as this chilling book suggests they soon may well be A former member of the National Security Council staff Jessica Stern guides us expertly through a post Cold War world in which the threat of all out nuclear war devastating but highly unlikely is being replaced by the less costly but much more imminent threat of terrorist attacks with weapons of mass destruction br br According to SternThe Ultimate Terrorists depicts a not very distant future in which both independent and state sponsored terrorism using weapons of mass destruction could actually occur But Stern also holds out hope for new technologies that might combat this trend and for legal and political remedies that would improve public safety without compromising basic constitutional rights

Undercover Jihadi: Inside the Toronto 18 - Al Qaeda Inspired, Homegrown Terrorism in the West

Mubin Shaikh was born and raised in Toronto Canada amidst twenty first century Western values He attended public school But at night his parents insisted he also attend Islamic madrasa Mubin joined the Canadian Army Cadets used drugs had sex and partied just like the other kids He fit right in until he didn t Going through an acute identity crisis at age nineteen Mubin recommitted himself to Islam But a chance encounter with the Taliban in Pakistan and then exposure to Canadian extremists took him down the militant jihadi path Mubin initially celebrated the attacks although he found the killing of innocent civilians in the name of Islam disturbing prompted him to travel again to Syria to become involved in the great jihad the Muslim version of the final apocalypse in the land of Sham and the Two Rivers There he learned the truth of his religion and faced a fork in the road Mubin went back in but this time working undercover with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Ultimately joining the Toronto Mubin walked a tightrope between Western culture and Islamic jihad Risking everything he gathered inside information about the group s plans for catastrophic terror attacks to detonate truck bombs around the city of Toronto behead the Prime Minister and storm the Parliament Building in retaliation for Western intervention in Muslim lands Their cadres included Americans who had similar ideas for Washington D C Mubin Shaikh is one of the very few people in the world to have actually been undercover in a homegrown terror cell His is a story of growing up Muslim in an age where militant jihad is glorified of being caught between two identities and finally emerging victorious

These everyday humiliations

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Changing Course

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The National Interest (May/June 2011)

The National Interest is the premier venue for debate on international affairs Covering topics as varied as terrorism nuclear proliferation energy security and international trade TNI is regularly read by government officials and members of Congress key members of the foreign policy establishment and prominent academics A more sophisticated foreign policy starts here br br Culling the right minds on the right topics The National Interest delivers in depth and cutting edge analysis of politics matters of national security and economics More than just news TNI is the source for what readers truly need to know to master the issues of the day br br Since the thinker s guide to foreign policy br br The Kindle Edition of The National Interest includes all essays and book reviews found in the print edition br

LexisNexis Practice Guide: Georgia Criminal Law, 2016 Edition

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