The Missing Martyrs

Why Are There So Few Muslim Terrorists?
Author: Charles Kurzman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190907983
Category: Religion
Page: 288
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Why are there so few Muslim terrorists? With more than a billion Muslims in the world-many of whom supposedly hate the West and ardently desire martyrdom-why don't we see terrorist attacks every day? Where are the missing martyrs? These questions may seem counterintuitive, in light of the death and devastation that terrorists have wrought around the world. But the scale of violence, outside of civil war zones, has been far lower than the waves of attacks that the world feared in the wake of 9/11. Terrorists' own publications complain about Muslims' failure to join their cause. The Missing Martyrs draws on government sources and revolutionary publications, public opinion surveys and election results, historical documents and in-depth interviews with Muslims in the Middle East and around the world to examine barriers to terrorist recruitment, including liberal Islam, revolutionary rivalries, and an inelastic demand for U.S. foreign policy. This revised edition, updated to include the self-proclaimed "Islamic State," concludes that fear of terrorism should be brought into alignment with the actual level of threat, and that government policies and public opinion should be based on evidence rather than alarmist hyperbole.

The Missing Martyrs:Why There Are So Few Muslim Terrorists

Why There Are So Few Muslim Terrorists
Author: Charles Kurzman
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199766878
Category: Religion
Page: 256
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Why are there so few Muslim terrorists? With more than a billion Muslims in the world--many of whom supposedly hate the West and ardently desire martyrdom--why don't we see terrorist attacks every day? Where are the missing martyrs?In this startlingly counterintuitive book, a leading authority on Islamic movements demonstrates that terrorist groups are thoroughly marginal in the Muslim world. Charles Kurzman draws on government sources, public opinion surveys, election results, and in-depth interviews with Muslims in the Middle East and around the world. He finds that young Muslims are indeed angry with what they see as imperialism--and especially at Western support for local dictatorships. But revolutionary Islamists have failed to reach them, as can be seen from the terrorists' own websites and publications, which constantly bemoan the dearth of willing recruits.Kurzman notes that it takes only a small cadre of committed killers to wreak unspeakable havoc. But that very fact underscores his point. As easy as terrorism is to commit, few Muslims turn to violence. Out of 140,000 murders in the United States since 9/11, Islamist terrorists have killed at most three dozen people. Of the 150,000 people who die each day, worldwide, Islamist militants account for fewer than fifty fatalities--and only ten per day outside of the hotspots of Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan. The real bulwark against Islamist violence, Kurzman finds, is Muslims themselves, who reject both the goals of the terrorists and their bloody means. With each bombing, the terrorists lose support among Muslims.Incisive and authoritative, The Missing Martyrs provides much-needed corrective to deep-seated and destructive misconceptions about Muslims and the Islamic world. The threat of Islamist terrorism is real, Kurzman shows, but its dimensions are, so far, tightly confined.

Deutsches Archiv für Erforschung des Mittelalters


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Civilization, Medieval
Page: N.A
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Die lateinischen Patriarchen von Jerusalem

von der Eroberung der Heiligen Stadt durch die Kreuzfahrer 1099 bis zum Ende der Kreuzfahrerstaaten 1291
Author: Klaus-Peter Kirstein
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783428099641
Category: Patriarchs and patriarchate
Page: 683
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Vita religiosa im Mittelalter


Author: Kaspar Elm,Franz J. Felten,Nikolas Jaspert
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783428099658
Category: 600-1500
Page: 985
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Wissenschaft und Weisheit


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: N.A
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"Zeitschrift für augustinisch-franziskanische Theologie und Philosophie in der Gegenwart." (varies).

The Bishop and the Missing L Train

A Bishop Blackie Ryan Novel
Author: Andrew M. Greeley
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 9781429912228
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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Millions of Blackie Ryan fans will be thrilled with his return in this exciting novel of mystery and suspense. Bestselling novelist Andrew M. Greeley has captured the imagination of the mystery reading public with the improbable Bishop Blackie Ryan, who works for the aristocratic, haughty, sometimes arrogant but often slyly good humored Sean Cardinal Cronin, the Archbishop of Chicago. The Vatican has just assigned auxiliary Bishop Gus Quill to the Archdiocese of Chicago over the violent protests of Archbishop Sean Cronin, and the not so silent protests of Bishop Blackie. Bishop Quill is under the illusion, one might say delusion, that he has been sent from Rome to replace the good Cardinal when in fact Rome was dying to get rid of him because of his incompetence. Immediately on arriving in Chicago, he manages to disappear while riding the L Train and it is up to Blackie to find him. As the Cardinal says, "The Vatican does not like to lose bishops, even auxiliaries." And thus begins the search for the missing bishop who no one really wants to find. Of course, none of this is too much for the intrepid little Bishop Ryan. He faces these problems squarely and, with the kind of deductive mind reminiscent of G.K Chesterton's Father Brown, manages to find solutions to some of the most baffling mysteries he has ever encountered. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Bodies of Evidence

Burial, Memory and the Recovery of Missing Persons in Cyprus
Author: Paul Sant Cassia
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781571816467
Category: History
Page: 246
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Over 2,000 people went missing in Cyprus between 1963 & 1974. This work examines how both communities face the need to mourn without a body, nor even any certain knowledge of what has happened to their loved ones.

The Missing Gospels

Unearthing the Truth Behind Alternative Christianities
Author: Darrell L. Bock
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 141857810X
Category: Religion
Page: 260
View: 9520
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IS JESUS WHO YOU THINK HE IS? Perhaps you've heard the recent buzz about "alternative Christianities" and "new gospels." Speculations have shown up in magazines, documentaries, popular fiction, and even on the big screen. Much of the controversy stems from a library of ancient texts found at Nag Hammadi, Egypt. Now revolutionary questions about the Christian faith are being raised as a result of these findings: Is Jesus truly a divine Savior or just a teacher of wisdom? Is orthodoxy a by-product of third-century or fourth-century theologians? Did Judas betray Jesus because of evil intent or a request by Jesus? Does salvation include the physical body or just the soul? Darrell L. Bock takes you on a tour of the new claims as well as the controversial writings, examining their origins and comparing them with traditional sources. With discussion questions for group or individual study at the end of each chapter, The Missing Gospels will help you understand the messages of all of these writings so you can form your own opinion. This provocative work could even change what you believe!

'Rigor iustitiae'

Herrschaft, Recht und Terror im normannisch-staufischen Süden (1050-1250)
Author: Theo Broekmann
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783534180608
Category: Germany
Page: 437
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Politische Rituale zielen meist auf Friedenswahrung und Konfliktbeilegung. Der Süden des staufischen Reiches aber entwickelte eine ganz eigene Ritualtradition, die im rigor iustitiae, in ungewöhnlicher Strenge, ja Grausamkeit ihren Ausdruck fand. Den Gründen für diesen Sonderweg geht Theo Broekmann in seiner Untersuchung nach.

Stupor mundi?

Kaiser Friedrich II. und die mittelalterliche Geschichtsschreibung
Author: Andrea Sommerlechner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Germany
Page: 660
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Viterbo in Conflict

The Orsini, Power and Territory, 1277-1307
Author: Andrea Frances Hood
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 456
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Unburied Memories: The Politics of Bodies of Sacred Defense Martyrs in Iran


Author: Pedram Khosronejad
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135711674
Category: Social Science
Page: 174
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Today, almost a generation has passed since the Iran–Iraq war and the memory of it is set to diminish with each passing generation. The following questions emerge. Can we say that the gradual disappearance of war’s memory means that, increasingly, Iranians will see the Iran–Iraq war solely as an historical event? How can we defend or reject this idea? Today, with which elements and values should we look at the Iran–Iraq war memorials and ceremonies? To what extent will war museums and materials culture be influenced by these new values? In the period during and immediately after the Iran–Iraq war (1980-88), national bereavement and commemoration of martyrs was neither apparent in common state policy nor a social need. Even at the turn of the 21st century, anyone walking through Iranian cities, many of which had been the main scene of the bloody massacre and direct targets of the Iraqi Republican Guard, will have found traces of the terrible, almost unimaginable, human losses. However, today’s Iranians can see modern war memorials and monuments in many parts of the urban and rural landscape. Yet, at the same time, the changing landscape has separated Iranians from such remnants of the violence. It can be argued that many people, in their wish to look forward to a more hopeful future, do not wish to be reminded of this period in Iranian history. This book was originally published as a special issue of Visual Anthropology.

The Tolpuddle Martyrs

Injustice Within the Law
Author: Herbert Vere Evatt
Publisher: Sydney University Press
ISBN: 1920899499
Category: Agricultural laborers
Page: 104
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The legend of the six rural labourers who were transported to Australia in 1834 for swearing an oath of solidarity is celebrated as the foundation of the modern trade union movement. In his introduction to this new edition of Herbert ('Doc') Evatt's brilliant account, Geoffrey Robertson points out that the case stood for something different, and something very frightening: that oppression and cruelty do not always fail. Indeed, they sometimes succeed beyond the hopes of the oppressors.The labourers suffered no violence 'save the extreme and horrible violence of the law itself'. The true lesson from the story demonstrates that societies need guarantees to prevent 'injustice within the law'. The Tolpuddle Martyrs inspired Doc Evatt's support for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. Robertson argues that it should inspire the Rudd Labor government to legislate for a bill of rights in Australia today.

Persia, the Land of the Magi Or the Home of the Wise Men

A Description of Persia, Its People, Their Manners, Customs, Matrimony and Home Life Including Religion, Education and Literature, the King, His Court, and Forms of Punishment, Etc.
Author: Samuel Kasha Nweeya
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Zoroastrians
Page: 141
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Persia by a Persian

Being Personal Experiences of Manners, Customs, Habits, Religious and Social Life in Persia
Author: Isaac Adams
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Islam
Page: 536
View: 8073
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Persia

The Land of the Magi
Author: S. K. Nweeya
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 426
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Lives and Legends of the Great Hermits and Fathers of the Church, with Other Contemporary Saints


Author: N. D'Anvers
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Christian art and symbolism
Page: 322
View: 459
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Modern Persia


Author: Mooshie Daniel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Iran
Page: 223
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Tragedy in the Church

The Missing Gifts
Author: A. W. Tozer
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 1600663559
Category: Religion
Page: 160
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In this collection of 12 profound sermons, A. W. Tozer points out why so many Christians and churches today are weak. But he doesn't leave us without hope. He uplifts our spirits and helps us recognize what God wants to do in and through each and every one of us. These sermons deal directly with the subjects of the Christian church and the spiritual basis for its varied and continuing ministries. They display A. W. Tozer's love, appreciation, and concern for the church, which motivated him to so consistently issue caution. Tozer always yearned to reveal to the Christina and Missionary Alliance a desire for each church member to reach their full potential for honoring the Lord Jesus Christ, and this book represents that yearning well.