TITLE

Courage in Dark Places: Reflections on Terrorist Psychology

AUTHOR(S)
Silke, Andrew
PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
Social Research;Spring2004, Vol. 71 Issue 1, p177
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents several arguments concerning the psychology of terrorists. In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, controversy erupted when some commentators argued that the Al Qaeda hijackers displayed courage in their actions. The comments provoked fierce and overwhelming criticism. It examines the elements to judging whether an individual is displaying courage. It also presents statements given by several terrorists regarding their feelings before terrorism attacks. Moreover, it provides an analysis of why people become involved in terrorism.
ACCESSION #
12922921

 

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