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Lang Matl
Author Ensalaco, Mark.

Title Middle Eastern terrorism : from Black September to September 11 / Mark Ensalaco.

Imprint Philadelphia, Pa. : University of Pennsylvania Press, c2008.


Location Call No. Status
 CCQ - Lusail Male Library  HV6433.M5 E57 2008    Available
 CCQ - Lusail Female Library  HV6433.M5 E57 2008    Available
Description 318 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [301]-305) and index.
Contents Introduction -- 1. No one heard our screams or our suffering -- 2. Revolutionary violence is a political act, terrorism is not -- 3. Much blood will flow, not all of it ours -- 4. Peace would be the end of all our hopes -- 5. We accept to live with you in permanent peace -- 6. We will get slaughtered down there -- 7. America will never make concessions to terrorists -- 8. The real enemy is America -- 9. Kill them on the land, the sea, and in the air -- 10. Today, our nation saw evil -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- Acknowledgments.
Summary Since the first airplane hijacking, Middle Eastern terrorists have sacrificed innocent human lives in the name of ideology, and terrorism has emerged as the most important security concern of our time. Ensalaco has written a thoroughly researched narrative account of the origins of Middle Eastern terrorism, addressing when and why terrorists started targeting Americans and American interests and what led to the September 11 attacks. The author reveals the changing motivations from secular Palestinian nationalism to militant Islam and demonstrates how competition among terrorists for resources and notoriety has driven them to increasingly extreme tactics. As he argues, terrorist attacks grew from spectacle to atrocity. Although the face of terrorism has changed, its nature has not. Acts of terror are war crimes, and terrorism is a crime against humanity.
Subject Terrorism -- Middle East.
Terrorism -- Middle East -- History.
Terrorism -- United States.
Terrorism -- United States -- History.
Middle East -- Foreign relations -- United States.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Middle East.
ISBN 9780812240467 (hbk.)
0812240464 (hbk.)
9780812221350 (pbk.)
0812221354 (pbk.)