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Radicalization in the west [electronic resource] : the homegrown threat / prepared by Mitchell D. Silber and Arvin Bhatt.

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Canadian Policing Research Catalogue






Includes bibliographical references (p. 87-90).


1 online resource (92 p.)


An analysis of the radicalization process by which "unremarkable" local residents plan and execute terrorist attacks. Some cases included are: Madrid's March 2004 attack, Amsterdam's Hofstad Group, London's July 2005 attack, Australia's Operation Pendennis (which thwarted attack(s) in November 2006), the Toronto 18 case (which thwarted an attack in June 2006). Homegrown American terrorist cases included are: Lackawanna, New York; Portland, Oregon; Northern Virginia; Herald Square Subway, NYC; and the Al Muhajiroun Two, NYC.


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1. Executive summary. -- 2. The threat. -- 3. Radicalization : western style. -- 4. The radicalization process. -- 5. Radicalization in the West : five foreign cases. -- 6. Radicalization in the United States. -- 7. The New York City experience. -- 8. September 11 revisited. -- 9. Findings and implications. -- 10. Glossary of terms. -- 11. Endnotes.

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