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Islamist Terrorism in Europe: A History

Petter Nesser


The book provides a comprehensive account of Islamist terrorism in Europe from 1994 until 2015, and a detailed background for understanding the current and future threat. In contrast to existing research, which has emphasized social explanations, failed immigration and home-grown radicalization, the book highlights transnational factors. It shows how jihadi terrorism in Europe is intrinsically linked to, and reflects the ideological agendas of, armed organizations in conflict zones such as Al Qaida and IS, and how entrepreneurial jihad-veterans facilitate the transnationalization of militancy.

Keywords: Europe, Islamist terrorism, Jihadism, Radicalization, Terrorism, Transnationalization, Al Qaida, ISIS, IS

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190264024
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264024.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Petter Nesser, author
Norwegian Defense Research Establishment