Accession Number:

ADA416014

Title:

Islam and Terrorism

Descriptive Note:

Strategic research project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-04-24

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

This paper examines Islamic terrorism and explains why Americans are targets of their aggression. Americans have been targets of terrorist acts of violence for decades, but on 11 September 2001 the gravity of this situation pierced American consciousness. The resulting mass casualties made Americans realize that the American homeland is not impervious to terrorists attacks. Theres no magic shield around its borders that protect it from terrorism. Because of Americas open door policy for immigrants and tourists and because terrorists are not readily identifiable at a glance, they cannot easily be restricted from entering the United States. The only super power in the world today with the greatest military in existence cannot totally prevent terrorism from striking in the heartland of America. This SRP explains why these new adversaries hate the United States and are willing to sacrifice their own lives to destroy U.S. property, institutions, and people. Knowing the source of their animosity may assist in rendering them less effective in their destructive endeavors.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Sociology and Law
  • Civil Defense

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE