Sunday, October 30, 2005

Study: Motivations for global terrorism over the past 25 years

This is not so much about Islam vs. Christianity (although I think a lot of wacky Christians are making this case still) Courtesy of Bruce Schneier.

An absolutely fascinating interview with Robert Pape, a University of Chicago professor who has studied every suicide terrorist attack since 1980. "The central fact is that overwhelmingly suicide-terrorist attacks are not driven by religion as much as they are by a clear strategic objective: to compel modern democracies to withdraw military forces from the territory that the terrorists view as their homeland."

His book:

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