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Psychology of Terrorism. Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. --- Voltaire. Scope of Psychology of Terrorism.

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psychology of terrorism

Psychology of Terrorism

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.--- Voltaire

scope of psychology of terrorism
Scope of Psychology of Terrorism.
  • “There is a broad spectrum of terrorist groups and organizations, each of which has a different psychology, motivation and decision making structure. Indeed, one should not speak of terrorist psychology in the singular, but rather of terrorist psychologies” (Post, 20012).
early origins of terrorism
Early Origins of Terrorism
  • Reign of Terror, The Terror (French: la Terreur) -France
little did you know
Little Did You Know!
  • Not just narcissism, hostility toward parents.
  • Mental illness not a critical factor-most not “psychopaths.”
  • No terrorist profile.
  • Not all promote violence.
  • Not much research on recruitment.
ira the provisional irish republican army irish glaigh na h ireann
IRA-The Provisional Irish Republican Army (Irish: Óglaigh na hÉireann)
  • 1969-The Troubles
  • Force of Arms, Political Persuasion
  • All-Island Ireland State. (Socialist)
  • 2005-End of Force of Arms
  • 1991-Fall of the Iron Curtain
  • Different groups with political, economic and/or ideological motivations.
zapatista army of national liberation
Zapatista Army of National Liberation
  • indigenous peoples and some urban
  • 1994-Declared War against the Mexican State.
  • Violent and Nonviolent-Internet Propaganda.
african national congress
African National Congress
  • 1912, 2004
  • Bring all Africans together as one people to defend their rights and freedoms.
  • Religious and Cultural Motivations.
  • Nelson Mandela-Noble Peace Prize
the weatherman you don t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows
The Weatherman-”You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.”
  • 1969
  • Destruction of imperial government-classless world-communism
  • Bombings, jailbreaks, riots.
  • Disbanded 1973, end of Vietnam War.
the london train bombings 7 7
The London Train Bombings 7/7
  • July 7, 2005.
  • Suicide Bombers, Al-Qaeda.
  • 52 Victims, More victims than any IRA attack, not that many deaths since bombings in WWII.
the following men are stated to have carried out the attacks
The following men are stated to have carried out the attacks:
  • The bombers caught on CCTV at Luton railway station at 07:21 a.m. on 7 July. From left to right, Hasib Hussain, Germaine Lindsay, Mohammad Sidique Khan, and Shehzad Tanweer.[20] (Image: Crown copyright)
  • Mohammad Sidique Khan (30) - Edgware Road Tube 8.50 a.m. Lived in Dewsbury with his heavily pregnant wife and young child. (Hasina Patel miscarried August 2005).
  • Shehzad Tanweer (22) - Aldgate Tube 8.50 a.m. Lived in Leeds with his mother and father working in a fish and chip shop.
  • Germaine Lindsay (19) - Russell Square 8.50 a.m. Lived in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire with his pregnant wife.
  • Hasib Hussain (18) - Tavistock Square 9.47 a.m. Lived in Leeds with his brother Imran and sister-in-law Shazia.