TITLE

Radical Islamic Militancy and Acts of Terrorism: A Quality-of-Life Analysis

AUTHOR(S)
Estes, Richard; Sirgy, M.
PUB. DATE
June 2014
SOURCE
Social Indicators Research;Jun2014, Vol. 117 Issue 2, p615
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Horrific acts of terrorism have emerged as defining features of Islamic-Western relations throughout much of this still young century. Arising from decades, indeed centuries, of mutual distrust contemporary patterns of radicalized Islamic terrorism toward the West are rooted in their shared histories, traditions, values, norms and, for some, deeply held religious convictions. They also are the product of centuries-long colonization of large regions of the 'Islamic world' by Western powers or their proxies. This paper presents an innovative approach for advancing the quality of life of Islamic and Western societies through a fuller understanding of the origins and dynamics of Islamic-inspired terrorist acts against the West. The paper examines the relationship that exists between acts of terrorism associated with a select group of 27 member states of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and: (1) their years of independence since colonization; (2) their current types of polity; (3) the extent of their civil liberties and political freedoms; (4) country levels of perceived public corruption; and (5) the overall level of each country's broad-based social development (or quality of life). The paper concludes with an 'evolving agenda for action' that seeks to advance the quality of life of all people living in Islamic and Western nations.
ACCESSION #
95801296

 

Related Articles

  • Illusion of Security. Cochrane, Joe; Janssen, Peter; Roberts, Melissa // Newsweek (Pacific Edition);8/18/2003 (Pacific Edition), Vol. 142 Issue 7, p19 

    Reports on the terrorist activity in Jakarta, Indonesia. Impressive crackdown on radicals which did not prevent last week's bombing of a Marriott Hotel; Jemaah Islamiah, an Indonesian radical Muslim cell which has the funding, training and ability to continue terrorist attacks; Radicals who want...

  • Illusion of Security. Cochrane, Joe; Janssen, Peter; Roberts, Melissa // Newsweek (Atlantic Edition);8/18/2003 (Atlantic Edition), Vol. 142 Issue 7, p19 

    Reports on the terrorist activity in Jakarta, Indonesia. Impressive crackdown on radicals which did not prevent last week's bombing of a Marriott Hotel; Jemaah Islamiah, an Indonesian radical Muslim cell which has the funding, training and ability to continue terrorist attacks; Radicals who want...

  • Roundtable Discussion on "Extremism, Terrorism and Islam: Toward A Better Understanding Of Issues" (IAIS Malaysia, 22 January 2015). Akhmetova, Elmira // Islam & Civilisational Renewal;2015, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p280 

    Information about roundtable discussion on "Extremism, Terrorism and Islam: Toward A Better Understanding Of Issues" held on January 22, 2015, sponsored by International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS), Malaysia. Topics discussed are spread of violence and radicalism in Middle East,...

  • Backfire. Beinart, Peter // Atlantic;Mar2005, Vol. 295 Issue 2, p121 

    The article reviews the book "The War for Muslim Minds: Islam and the West," by Gilles Kepel.

  • A MUSLIM JOURNEY. Masood, Ehsan // Prospect;Aug2005, Issue 113, p42 

    Focuses on the status of British Muslims despite the recent London bombings in Great Britain. Demands of British Muslims for more rights and representation; Demographic trends of the growing British Muslims primarily of Pakistani and Bangladeshi descents; Evaluation of the way of life and...

  • The "Arabisation" of Islam. Siddiqui, Mona // New Statesman;5/2/2014, Vol. 143 Issue 5207, p30 

    The author offers opinions on Islam & state in Islamic and Western countries. It is stated that conflicts over the meaning of their religion among Muslims are significant. The association of modernity with westernization within Islamic countries is deplored. It is stated that one possible cause...

  • Turning Back Zealotry. Hegland, Corine // National Journal;1/12/2008, Vol. 40 Issue 2, p15 

    The article discusses the political and religious beliefs of British Muslim Maajid Nawaz and the root of Islamic terrorism in Great Britain. It cites the stance of Nawaz on the restoration of caliphate, a Islamic state ruled in accordance with sharia or Islamic law. British officials claim that...

  • CLOSING DOWN LONDONISTAN. McAllister, J. F. O.; Gibson, Helen // Time International (South Pacific Edition);8/22/2005, Issue 33, p30 

    This article discusses various issues related to hurdles that Great Britain faces in its quest to deal with radical imams with strict laws. The country wants to crack down on these imams. Prime Minister Tony Blair's plans include a new law to ban radical group. However, moderate Muslims, the...

  • If your roommate is a terrorist, please inform your warden.  // Education (14637073);10/20/2006, Issue 243, p3 

    This article reports that university students could be encouraged to inform on fellow students if they suspect involvement in extremism. A document obtained by the "Guardian" revealed discussions between the government and universities over monitoring of students' activities, with particular...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics