Recommended Reading

The following publications discuss the motives, goals, and characteristics of religious extremism:

Allen, Tim. Trial Justice: The International Court and the Lord’s Resistance Army. New York: Zed Books, 2006.

Bader, Eleanor J., and Patricia Baird-Windle. Targets of Hatred: Anti-Abortion Terrorism. New York: Palgrave, 2001.

Bhutto, Benazir. Reconciliation: Islam, Democracy, and the West. New York: Harper, 2008.

Crews, Robert D., and Amin Tarzi, eds. The Taliban and the Crisis of Afghanistan. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2009.

Fishman, Brian. Dysfunction and Decline: Lessons Learned From Inside al-Qa’ida in Iraq. West Point, NY: Harmony Project, The Combating Terrorism Center, 2009.

Gerges, Fawaz A. Journey of the Jihadist: Inside Muslim Militancy. Orlando, FL: Harcourt, 2006.

Halevi, Yossi Klein. Memoirs of a Jewish Extremist: An American Story. New York: Little, Brown, 1995.

Huband, Mark. Warriors of the Prophet: The Struggle for Islam. Boulder, CO: Westview, 1999.

Jamal, Arif. Shadow War: The Untold Story of Jihad in Kashmir. Hoboken, NJ: Melville, 2010.

Kelsay, John. Arguing the Just War in Islam. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2007.

Kepel, Gilles, and Jean-Pierre Milelli, eds. Trans., Pascale Ghazaleh. Al Qaeda in Its Own Words. Cambridge, MA: Belknap of Harvard University Press, 2008.

Lifton, Robert Jay. Destroying the World to Save It: Aum Shinrikyo, Apocalyptic Violence, and the New Global Terrorism. New York: Holt, 2000.

Miniter, Richard. Mastermind: The Many Faces of the 9/11 Architect, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed. New York: Sentinel HC, 2011.

Norton, Augustus Richard. Hezbollah: A Short History. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2007.

Rashid, Ahmed. Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia. 2nd ed. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2010.

Reidel, Bruce. The Search for al Qaeda: Its Leadership, Ideology, and Future. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2010.

Rotberg, Robert I., ed. Battling Terrorism in the Horn of Africa. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2005.

Schofield, Victor i a. Kashmir in Conf lict: India, Pakistan, and the Unending War. New York: I. B. Tauris, 2010.

Stern, Jessica. Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill. New York: Ecco/HarperCollins, 2003.

Tamimi, Azzam. Hamas: A History From Within. Northampton, MA: Olive Branch, 2007.