Encyclopedia of Terrorism, 2nd Edition

  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412980178
  • ISBN-13: 9781412980173
  • DDC: 363.32503
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 689 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released June 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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Overview

Despite the dark promises of Osama bin Laden following the 9/11 attacks, the United States has not experienced any major domestic terror incidents. Al Qaeda itself is believed to be a severely crippled organization. But while U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, not to mention the arrival of the Obama administration, a new balance of power within Congress, and an increasingly fragile economic picture, have significantly affected the national security picture, the threat of economic chaos and massive loss of life due to terror attacks has not abated. Indeed, in July 2008 analysts pointed out that even a relatively small terrorist organization could present a dire threat, with some experts arguing that a biological, chemical, or even nuclear attack on a major U.S. city is all but inevitable. New introductory essays will explore the impact of terrorism on economics, public health, religion, and even pop culture. Two dozen entries on significant recent events, such as the London bombings, Chechen attacks on Russian interests, and the rescue of Ingrid Bettancourt, and some 60 additional new entries will restore the work as an up to the minute, natural first stop for researchers.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
List of Entries.
Reader's Guide.
About the Editor.
Contributors.
Introduction.
1: Abbas, Muhammad “Abu” (1948–2004).
2: Abdel Rahman, Omar (1938– ).
3: Abdullah, Abdullah Ahmed (1963–2010).
4: Abu Nidal Organization.
5: Abu Sayyaf Group.
6: Achille Lauro Hijacking.
7: Adel, Saif Al (1960 or 1963– ).
8: Aden-Abyan Islamic Army.
9: Afghan Arabs.
10: Afghanistan War.
11: Agricultural Terrorism.
12: Air India Flight 182 Bombing.
13: Airport Security.
14: Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades.
15: Al Asifa.
16: Al Jihad.
17: Al Muhajiroun.
18: Al Qaeda.
19: Al Qaeda in Iraq.
20: Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.
21: Al Shabab.
22: Alex Boncayao Brigade.
23: Ali, Ahmed Mohamed Hamed (1965– ).
24: Anarchism.
25: Anderson, Terry A. (1949– ).
26: Animal Liberation Front.
27: Animal Rights Movement.
28: Ansar Al Islam.
29: Anthrax.
30: Anti-Abortion Terrorism.
31: April 19.
32: Arafat, Yasir (1929–2004).
33: Armed Islamic Front.
34: Armed Islamic Group.
35: Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia.
36: Army of God.
37: Arocena, Eduardo (1943– ).
38: Aryan Nations.
39: Aryan Republican Army.
40: Asahara, Shoko (1955– ).
41: Asymmetrical Warfare.
42: Atef, Muhammad (c. 1944–2001).
43: Atta, Mohamed (1968–2001).
44: Atwa, Ali (c. 1960– ).
45: Atwah, Muhsin Musa Matwalli (1964–2006).
46: Aum Shinrikyo.
47: Awda, Abd Al Aziz (1950– ).
48: Awlaki, Anwar Al (1971– ).
49: Ayyash, Yahya (1966–1996).
50: Baader, Andreas (1943–1977).
51: Baader-Meinhof Gang.
52: Bakunin, Mikhail (1814–1876).
53: Bali Nightclub Bombing.
54: Banna, Sabri Al (1937–2002).
55: Bashir, Abu Bakar (1938– ).
56: Basque Fatherland and Liberty.
57: Basque Separatists.
58: Berenson, Lori (1969– ).
59: Bin Laden, Osama (1957–2011).
60: Biological Terrorism.
61: Birmingham Pub Bombing.
62: Black Panther Party.
63: Black September.
64: Bloody Sunday.
65: Bombings and Bomb Scares.
66: Boudin, Katherine (1942– ).
67: Branch Davidian Compound Siege.
68: Brooklyn Bridge Shooting.
69: Buckley, William (1928–1985).
70: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
71: Canary Wharf Bombing.
72: Centennial Park Bombing.
73: Central Intelligence Agency.
74: Chechen Terrorism.
75: Chemical Terrorism.
76: Chesimard, Joanne (1947– ).
77: Chlorine Bombings, Iraq.
78: Christian Identity.
79: Chukaku-Ha.
80: Cicippio, Joseph (1932– ).
81: Communist Party of Nepal (Maoists).
82: Continuity Irish Republican Army.
83: Copeland, David (1976– ).
84: Coronado, Rodney (1966– ).
85: Counterterrorism.
86: Covenant, The Sword and the Arm of the Lord, The.
87: Criminal Prosecution of Terrorists.
88: Cyberterrorism.
89: Death Squads.
90: Decommissioning in Northern Ireland.
91: Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
92: Democratic Front for the Liberation of Rwanda.
93: Department of Justice, U.S..
94: Dohrn, Bernardine (1942– ).
95: Dozier, James Lee (1931– ).
96: Earth First!.
97: Earth Liberation Front.
98: East Africa Embassy Bombings.
99: East Turkestan Islamic movement.
100: Economics and Terrorism.
101: Ecoterrorism.
102: El Rukns.
103: Elbaneh, Jaber A. (1966– ).
104: Ellerman, Josh (1979– ).
105: Ellison, James.
106: Empire State Building Shooting.
107: Ethnic Cleansing.
108: Evan Mecham Eco-Terrorist International Conspiracy.
109: Fadhil, Mustafa Mohamed (1976– ).
110: Fadlallah, Sheikh Mohammad Hussein (1936–2010).
111: FALN.
112: Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front.
113: FARC.
114: Fatah.
115: Fatwa.
116: Federal Bureau of Investigation.
117: Financing Terrorism.
118: First of October Antifascist Resistance Group.
119: Force Protection Conditions.
120: Force 17.
121: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
122: Forensic Science and Terrorism.
123: Fort Smith, Arkansas, Trial.
124: Fraunces Tavern Bombing.
125: Freedom Fighters.
126: Freelance Terrorism.
127: Gadahn, Adam Yahiye (1978– ).
128: Gama'a Al Islamiyya.
129: Gender-Based Terrorism.
130: German Red Army Faction.
131: Ghailani, Ahmed Khalfan (1974– ).
132: Goldstein, Baruch (1957–1994).
133: Grand Central Station Bombing.
134: Great Eastern Islamic Raiders' Front.
135: Grenzschutzgruppe 9.
136: Grey Wolves.
137: Griffin, Michael Frederick (1962– ).
138: Guantánamo Bay.
139: Guevara, Ernesto (Che) (1928–1967).
140: Guildford Four.
141: Habash, George (1926–2008).
142: Hage, Wadih El (1960– ).
143: Hamas.
144: Hanafi Muslim Movement.
145: Harakat Ul-Mujahideen.
146: Hawatmeh, Nayef (~1937– ).
147: Hearst, Patty (1954– ).
148: Hezbollah.
149: Hijacking.
150: Hill, Paul Jennings (1954–2003).
151: Hizb-Ul-Mujahideen.
152: Homegrown Jihadi Movement.
153: Homeland Security.
154: Hoorie, Ali Saed Bin Ali El (1965– ).
155: Hostage Taking.
156: Hussein, Saddam (1937–2005).
157: Insurance and Terrorism.
158: Intelligence Gathering.
159: International Relations and Terrorism.
160: Interrogation Techniques.
161: Intifada.
162: Iranian Hostage Crisis.
163: Iraq War.
164: Irgun Zvai Leumi.
165: Irish National Liberation Army.
166: Irish Republican Army.
167: Islamic Army for the Liberation of Holy Places.
168: Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.
169: Izz Al Din, Hassan (1963– ).
170: Jaish-e-Mohammed.
171: Jamaat Ul Fuqra.
172: Japanese Red Army.
173: Jewish Terrorist Groups in the United States.
174: Jibril, Ahmed (1938?– ).
175: Jihad.
176: Justice Department.
177: Kahane, Meir (1932–1990).
178: Kahane Chai.
179: Kansi, Mir Aimal (1964–2002).
180: Khaled, Leila (1944– ).
181: Khobar Towers Bombing.
182: Kikumura, Yu (1952– ).
183: Kilburn, Peter (1924–1986).
184: King David Hotel Bombing.
185: Kneecapping.
186: Kosovo Liberation Army.
187: Kropotkin, Peter (1842–1921).
188: Ku Klux Klan.
189: Kurdistan Workers' Party.
190: La Belle Discotheque Bombing.