Islamic terror [electronic resource] : conscious and unconscious motives / Avner Falk.
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- Westport, Conn. : Praeger Security International, 2008.
1 online resource (280 p.)
- Terrorism -- Psychological aspects.
Islam -- Psychology.
Terrorism -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
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- Independent scholar Falk analyzes the genesis of Islamic terror from many standpoints, including religious, cultural, historical, political, social, economic and, above all, psychological. Drawing on his training as a clinical psychologist, Falk's writings specialize in psychohistory and political psychology. Here, he examines topics including infantile experience and adult terrorism, the meaning of terror, terrorists and their mothers, narcissistic rage and Islamic terror, and whether terrorists are normal people, as some scholars claim. He also describes the infantile development of terroris
- Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Infantile Terror and Adult Terrorism; The Meaning of Terror; The Psychology of Religion; Religious Terror and Academic Disciplines; Terrorists and Their Mothers; The Nature of Islamic Terror; Historical and Sociological Explanations; Narcissistic Rage and Islamic Terror; The Narcissistic and Borderline Personality Disorders; Are Terrorists Normal?; The Infantile Development of Terrorist Pathology; Non-Psychoanalytic Theories of Terrorism; Globalization and Islamic Terrorism; The World Trade Center Tragedy; The Muslim Brotherhood and Al-Qaïda
A State of DenialThe Futile and Tragic "Global War on Terror"; The Irrationalities of Islamic Terror; Terror, Love, and Hate; The Psychological Role of the Mass Communication Media; Terrorism and Anxiety; Self-Knowledge and Understanding Others; A Clash of Civilizations?; Amir Taheri and Iran's Humiliation; The Emotional Structure of Muslim Families; The Structure of Muslim Society; The "Arab Mind"?; The Muslim Child's Ambivalence Toward Its Parents; Terror, Basic Mistrust, and the Lack of Object Constancy; The Abuse of Women and Children in Muslim Society; Biased Views of Islamic Terrorism
Religious Extremism, Psychic Regression, and TerrorFantasies of Rebirth through Violent Death; History's First Islamic Terrorists?; Suicide Murder as Unconscious Fusion with the Mother; The Roots of Muslim Rage; Muslim Love, Hate, and Rage, from the Family to the Political; Case Studies; Bibliography; Index
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -250) and index.
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