Chapter 7: Violence in the Name of the Faith: Religious Terrorism

Baumgartner et al. argue that American public opinion on foreign policy is significantly affected by religious beliefs. Carson and Suppenbach examine the question of whether the global jihadist movement ideology is more deadly than other ideologies. Selecting Egypt as a case study, Nugent, Masoud, and Jamal report research testing the hypothesis that Islamist responses to Western hegemony are only one of a menu of available options. Mariya Omelicheva examines the intersection of religious and ethnic identities within the context of Jihadist extremism in Central Asia. The psychology and motivations of violent Islamist radicals are examined by Andrew Silke. Pnina Werbner discusses the impact of Islamist tendencies on Muslim emigrants to the United Kingdom.

Journal Article 7.1: Baumgartner, Jody C., Peter L. Francia, and Jonathan S. Morris. “A Clash of Civilizations? The Influence of Religion on Public Opinion of U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East.” Political Research Quarterly 61 (June 2008).

Journal Article 7.2: Carson, Jennifer Varriale and Matthew Suppenback. “The Global Jihadist Movement: The Most Lethal Ideology?” Homicide Studies 22:1 (2018).

Journal Article 7.3: Nugent, Elizabet, Tarek Masoud, and Amaney A. Jamal. “Western Hegemony: Experimental Evidence from Egypt.” Journal of Conflict Resolution 62:2 (2018).

Journal Article 7.4: Omelicheva, Mariya Y. “The Ethnic Dimension of Religious Extremism and Terrorism in Central Asia.” International Political Science Review 31:2 (2010): 167-186.

Journal Article 7.5: Silke, Andrew. “Holy Warriors: Exploring the Psychological Processes of Jihadi Radicalization.” European Journal of Criminology 5 (January 2008).

Journal Article 7.6: Werbner, Pnina. “The Predicament of Diaspora and Millennial Islam: Reflections on September 11, 2001.” Ethnicities 4:4 (2004).