publication . Article . 2014

Defining and Distinguishing Traditional and Religious Terrorism

Gregg, Heather S.;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
The article of record may be found at: thus offering few if any policy options for counterterrorism measures. This assumption about religious terrorism stems from two challenges in the literature: disproportionate attention to apocalyptic terrorism, and a lack of distinction between religious terrorism and its secular counterpart. This article, therefore, aims to do four things: define and differentiate religiously motivated terrorism from traditional terrorism; investigate three goals of religious terrorism (fomenting the apocalypse, creating a religious government, and establishing a religiously pure state); cons...
free text keywords: Religion, apocalyptic, counterterrorism
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