Book Talk, "The Missing Martyrs" with Dr. Charles Kurzman

Why are there so few Muslim terrorists? With more than a billion Muslims in the world-many of whom supposedly hate the West and ardently desire martyrdom-why don't we see terrorist attacks every day? Where are the missing martyrs? 

The Missing Martyrs draws on government sources and revolutionary publications, public opinion surveys and election results, historical documents and in-depth interviews with Muslims in the Middle East and around the world to examine barriers to terrorist recruitment, including liberal Islam, revolutionary rivalries, and an inelastic demand for U.S. foreign policy. This revised edition, updated to include the self-proclaimed "Islamic State," concludes that fear of terrorism should be brought into alignment with the actual level of threat, and that government policies and public opinion should be based on evidence rather than alarmist hyperbole.

Thursday, November 8 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm

ICC, 270

Event Type

Religious/Spiritual

Audience

Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni, Public

Departments

Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding

Website

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-miss...

Cost

$0

Presenter

Dr. Charles Kurzman

Open to the public and the press?

Yes

Event Contact Name

Chirin Dirani

Event Contact Email

ChirinDirani@georgetown.edu

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