Web Resources and Exercises

Recommended Websites:

The following websites provide links to examples of the reasons given for political agitation, as explained by activist organizations and movements:

Web Exercises:

Using this chapter’s recommended websites, conduct an online investigation of the causes of extremist agitation and terrorist violence.

  1. What issues do these groups consider to have unquestioned merit? What reasons do they give for this quality?
  2. What scenarios do you think might cause these groups to engage in direct confrontation or violence?
  3. Act as “devil’s advocate” and defend one of the causes with which you disagree.

For an online search of factors that are commonly cited as causes for terrorist violence, readers should activate the search engine on their Web browser and enter the following keywords:

  • “Intifada” “Just War”