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).