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Terrorism : opposing viewpoints
Egendorf, Laura K., 1973-
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San Diego : Greenhaven Press, [2004]

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204 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.

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In the wake of September 11, 2001, the would has become more aware of the dangers of terrorism. The contributors to this volume debate the seriousness of the threat, the causes of terrorism, and how the United States and international community should respond.

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Gr 10 Up-The 25 articles in this volume are copyrighted in 2001 or later, with almost a third of them from 2003. Essays address biological terrorism, possible causes of terrorism, the Patriot Act, racial profiling, immigration, the United Nations' involvement in fighting it, and war as a response to terrorism. Although most of the entries are excerpted from scholarly journals, some have been taken from Congressional testimony. Familiar names such as John Ashcroft and L. Paul Bremer are represented as well as an essay credited to Hamas. The well-written articles give students much to consider and discuss. Pair this volume with Robert Taylor's The History of Terrorism (Gale, 2002) and Stephen Currie's Terrorists and Terrorist Groups (Gale, 2002) for objective research.-Joanne K. Cecere, Monroe-Woodbury High School, Central Valley, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

L. Paul Bremer IIIJohn AshcroftScott GottliebJim WalshNoam ChomskyLlewellyn D. HowellSteven W. CasteelIbn WarraqAntony T. SullivanVandana ShivaDaniel PipesHamasMorton A. KleinMichelle MalkinHank KaletJohn DerbyshireDavid HarrisMark KrikorianDaniel SmithAlexa McDonoughSteve BontaEnola Aird et al.Pat LancasterMorton A. Kaplan
Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints?p. 11
Introductionp. 14
Chapter 1 Is Terrorism a Serious Threat?
Chapter Prefacep. 18
1. Terrorism Poses a Serious Threatp. 20
2. The Threat of Terrorism Is Being Reducedp. 27
3. Biological Terrorism Is a Serious Threatp. 33
4. The Threat of Biological Terrorism Has Been Exaggeratedp. 39
5. America Is a Serious Terrorist Threatp. 43
6. Southeast Asian Terrorism Is a Serious Problemp. 52
7. Narcoterrorism Is a Serious Threatp. 57
Periodical Bibliographyp. 66
Chapter 2 What Are the Causes of Terrorism?
Chapter Prefacep. 68
1. Islam Encourages Terrorismp. 70
2. Islam Does Not Encourage Terrorismp. 79
3. Economic Problems Cause Terrorismp. 86
4. Economic Problems Do Not Cause Terrorismp. 92
5. Israel's Occupation of Palestine Causes Terrorismp. 100
6. Palestinian Hatred of Israel Causes Terrorismp. 106
Periodical Bibliographyp. 110
Chapter 3 How Should America's Domestic War on Terrorism Be Conducted?
Chapter Prefacep. 112
1. Antiterrorism Legislation Will Make America Saferp. 114
2. Antiterrorism Legislation Threatens Civil Libertiesp. 118
3. Racial Profiling Will Make America Saferp. 123
4. Racial Profiling Will Make America Less Safep. 129
5. Immigration Must Be Restricted to Protect America Against Terroristsp. 133
6. Immigrants Enhance National Securityp. 142
Periodical Bibliographyp. 149
Chapter 4 How Should the International Community Respond to Terrorism?
Chapter Prefacep. 151
1. The United Nations Should Lead the Fight Against Terrorismp. 153
2. The United Nations Should Not Lead the Fight Against Terrorismp. 157
3. War Is an Appropriate Response to Terrorismp. 162
4. War Is the Wrong Response to Terrorism Progressivep. 169
5. Brokering a Peace Between Israel and Palestine Can Reduce Terrorismp. 176
6. Brokering a Peace Between Israel and Palestine Will Not Reduce Terrorismp. 183
Periodical Bibliographyp. 188
For Further Discussionp. 189
Organizations to Contactp. 191
Bibliography of Booksp. 195
Indexp. 198