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Genesis of Terrorism

Genesis of Terrorists and Terrorist Organizations


This modules explores the genesis of terrorists and terrorist organizations. The various factors that prompt the indivual to move from social-political activist to forming or jointing a terrorist organization are discussed.

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Focus Questions

  1. What makes a person become a terrorist?
  2. How do religious beliefs sometimes seem to aid terrorist organizations?
  3. What psychological principles are applicable for recruiting/making a terrorist?
  4. What would it take for you to become a "terrorist?"