Terro. Wk 7
This course is Principles of Terrorism. The idea of this course, as you can see in the syllabus and organizer, to have one week for a question for the discussion board and one week for a case a so on . – I will start with the course description (taken from the syllabus of this course I’ve already sent you): – DMM 627 Principles of Terrorism (3-0-3) – The types of terrorism, along with the social, political and psychological motivations and ramifications of terrorism are the focus of this course. Terrorism threat risk assessment and prevention strategies are also components.
– The required Textbooks for this course (please see the syllabus) : Giduck, John, When Terror Returns: The History and Future of Terrorist Mass-Hostage Sieges, Archangel Group Ltd. (2011) (ISBN: 0-9767753-5-5) o Gunaratna, Roham, Inside Al Qaeda, Columbia University Press (2002) (ISBN: 978-0231126922 o Lewis, Bernard, The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror, Random House (2004) (ISBN: 0-8129-6785-2) o Reich, Walter, Origins of Terrorism, Woodrow Wilson Center Press (1998) ISBN: 978-0943875897 Additional assigned readings will be provided in Blackboard.
– The topic of this week, week 7, is: Week 7 – Targets and Methods
– THE RESOURCES (READING ASSIGNMENTS) OF THIS WEEK, week 5, (taken form the organizer I’ve already sent you) (PLEASE USE SOME OF THEM WHEN DOIN G THE ASSIGNMENT OF THIS WEEK):
Giduck, When Terror Returns (2011), pp. 395-509.
Underlying reasons for success and failure of terrorist attacks.
Murawiec, pp. 59-89.
The Mind of Jihad pgs 59 to 89.pdf (I WILL UPLOAD IT WITH THIS ORDER)
– The assignment of this week is as follows:
What assessments might AQ have made in deciding the type of attack to employ, the targets of the attack, and particularly the timing of the attack? That is, what were they gambling that they were assessing correctly in launching the Madrid attack? Would the timing have been different if they had wanted to attack the United States with the same methodology for the same reasons vis-à-vis the timing they chose in Spain? How might they have assessed Americans differently? If they would have assessed Americans differently, if they were going to launch the identical attack, how might the timing of that attack been changed based on U.S. cultural characteristics, voting trends and general national history?
NOW, please put some points in your consideration when you do this assignment of this week because they are extremely important: 1- Please always remember that I’m MUSLIM, so please write please remembering that all the time to give the sense of credibility and avoid any conflict with this faith and religion. 2- As you know, you are the one who wrote my Case Study 2 and 3, which has a similar topic of this assignment, so please remember what has been mentioned there to have the unity of idea and avoid any conflict between the case study and this assignment because both will be revised by the same professor. 4- Please, you MUST use at least ONE references from the total of 3 references from the reading assignments of this week, listed up. 5- Last point, please make sure that you cover ALL even the small points in this question and not neglect any part of it (important).