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The Missing MartyrsWhy There Are So Few Muslim Terrorists$
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Charles Kurzman

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199766871

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766871.001.0001

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Why There Are So Few Muslim Terrorists

Why There Are So Few Muslim Terrorists

(p.3) Chapter 1 Why There Are So Few Muslim Terrorists
The Missing Martyrs

Charles Kurzman

Oxford University Press

In March 2006, Mohammad Taheri-Azar drove through campus at the University of North Carolina, trying to run over students with a rented SUV. His motive, he said, was to terrorize the American people in retaliation for U.S. interventions in the Middle East. If terrorism is as easy as this, why don't we see more of it? This chapter examines figures such as the rate of terrorist fatalities (fewer than 100 out of 150,000 deaths each day worldwide) and reviews complaints by Islamist revolutionaries about their recruitment difficulties. Small numbers of terrorists can have an inordinate impact on world history, but Americans and others should set aside their panic and put terrorist violence in perspective.

Keywords:   Taheri-Azar, North Carolina, terror, terrorist, terrorism, violence, Islam, Islamic, Islamist, Muslim

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