Words matter in terrorism research. Not only do they describe reality, but they actively take part in the construction of the world as we see, talk, hear, imagine and ultimately react to it. "The Tabloid Terrorist" introduces a constructivist approach to the study of terrorism by examining the discursive constitution of the terrorist in tabloid newspapers. It shows how language in the media affects our perceptions of "terrorists" and how particular constructions of the "terrorist" automatically make certain counter-terrorism policies possible, logical and seemingly appropriate.
This book provides the first empirical analysis of lone-actor terrorist behaviour.
Based upon a unique dataset of 111 lone actors that catalogues the life span of the individual's development, the book contains important insights into what an analysis of their behaviours might imply for practical interventions aimed at disrupting or even preventing attacks. It adopts insights and methodologies from criminology and forensic psychology to provide a holistic analysis of the behavioural underpinnings of lone-actor terrorism.
By focusing upon the behavioural aspects of each offender and by analysing a variety of case studies, including Anders Breivik, Ted Kaczynski, Timothy McVeigh and David Copeland, this work marks a pointed departure from previous research in the field. It seeks to answer the following key questions:
This book will be of much interest to students of terrorism/counter-terrorism studies, political violence, criminology, forensic psychology and security studies in general.
Do we have terrorists today? Yes we do. Can we identify them? Yes we can. Are there political and religious terrorists today? Yes there are. Where can we find them today? Over the world, and in every nation. Do we have terrorists on the mission field? Yes we do. What are some of their actions so we may identify them? They burn churches and homes of Christians, they kill whole congregations, and they behead children going to and from school. They kill and imprison pastors and Christian leaders. What recourse do the Christians have? Until now they have been told to endure for God will avenge. But I say no, you have the power to stop this foolishness in its tracks. They can receive and believe the word, so that these terrorists become Christians just as Saul became Paul and the Syrian army became friendly with Israel. This is a "believing God thing." Not a man thing.
In some nations of the world like in central Asia there are over 4 billion lost souls. The percentage of evangelical Christians among all of them is less than 5%. Jesus as we all know is coming soon, how are we to reach these before he comes?
"God's Answer to 21st Century Terrorists" is a memorable account of a fresh historical perspective with unforgettable characters and with a touch of the supernatural. The apostle Paul was a First Century terrorist, killing and imprisoning Christians. The Lord Jesus Christ, Head of the Church, gave us an object lesson on how to win the terrorist. We need to use His plan today. Too many Christians are being slaughtered; their churches burned and whole congregations are threatened with violence.
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