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Accession Number ADA569742
Title Homegrown Terrorism Inside of Democratic States.
Publication Date Dec 2012
Media Count 93p
Personal Author W. S. Miller
Abstract This thesis examines the London bombings in 2005 by Islamist homegrown terrorists, the Murrah building attack in 1995 by Timothy McVeigh, and the Tokyo subway attack in 1995 by the Japanese terrorist religious cult Aum Shinrikyo. The primary research question is as follows: Are there aspects of democracies that shield homegrown terrorism from detection. The recent conflict in Iraq and the current conflict in Afghanistan have given rise to a perception amongst some areas of Western society that all terrorism is based on Islamic ideology. Conjecture in the media and political rhetoric when discussing conflicts suggest that terrorism is a product of religious radicalization of Islam coupled with a failed state apparatus that cannot support a common rule of law. Given the experiences of homegrown terrorists executing attacks in the Tokyo subway, Oklahoma City, and London, what aspects of democracy, individual conditions, and individual psychology allowed them to commit these acts against their own nation states. The subordinate research questions are as follows: What were the origins of the groups and individuals that were involved in the incidents in Oklahoma, London, and Tokyo; How much influence do external factors have over an individual's involvement in a terrorist act; and Do democracies need to change to reflect a terrorist threat. The analysis is conducted using the United Nations definition of human rights.
Keywords Attack
Aum shinrikyo subway attack 1995
Case studies
Homegrown terrorists
Human rights
London terrorist bombings 2005
Mcveigh timothy
Mental health
Murrah federal building bombing 1995
Oklahoma city(Oklahoma)
United kingdom
United nations
United states

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92C - Social Concerns
92D - Education, Law, & Humanities
92B - Psychology
57T - Psychiatry
74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
Corporate Author Army Command and General Staff Coll., Fort Leavenworth, KS.
Document Type Thesis
Title Note Master's thesis.
NTIS Issue Number 1314
Contract Number N/A

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