Domestic Terrorism (Roots of Terrorism) by John Levin, Jack Levin

By John Levin, Jack Levin

Family Terrorism: it can be tempting to consider terrorism as a international phenomenon, whatever which may by no means occur within the usa. yet terrorism perpetrated through americans inside of U.S. borders is particularly actual. family Terrorism chronicles the position of terrorism in American background, analyzing left-wing, right-wing, and single-issue terrorism. This publication analyzes significant American terrorist teams akin to the Ku Klux Klan, the elements Underground, ELF, and the Symbionese Liberation military. it is also a bit on how one can confront household terrorism. This finished identify is an invaluable software for college kids who are looking to comprehend the heritage of yankee terrorism and its roots inside of present-day society.

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Many people took these warnings seriously enough to stockpile food and water, purchase wood-burning stoves, and even build shelters. 27 By 2002, the number of groups in the Patriot movement had dropped to only 143. According to the SPLC, many Patriot groups simply disappeared. 28 Others who might have joined a militia instead became members of a white supremacist group, whose members hated Jews and people of color, but also hated the federal government. 29 Although this lack of structure possibly limits the ability of right-wing groups to amass resources, it also restricts the effectiveness of any surveillance efforts on the part of federal security forces in their efforts to track political extremists.

Its members claim to practice a religion, 49 50 Domestic Terrorism according to which Christian whites are regarded as superior to other groups. Jews and nonwhites are, by contrast, treated as subhuman “mud races” and therefore natural enemies of the white race. The church preaches that there is no heaven or hell. S. District Judge Joan Lefkow in Chicago. While leading World Church of the Creator, Hale, who is a lawyer, was rebuffed, on ethical grounds, in his attempt to obtain a license to practice law in the state of Illinois.

Hiding in the hills of North Carolina, Rudolph was able to avoid capture for five years. He was finally apprehended in 2003 while rummaging through a dumpster behind a restaurant to find food. Though Rudolph fit the profile for a typical lone-wolf terrorist, who operates alone for the most part, the 33 34 Domestic Terrorism Eric Rudolph is led to a police car after a hearing at a federal courthouse in Alabama. Rudolph was convicted of carrying out a bombing at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, as well as bombings at a lesbian nightclub and a women’s heath clinic.

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