RELIGION AND TERRORISM : AN INTERFAITH PERSPECTIVE

Author:

B. S. Chauhan

Publisher:

MD PUBLICATIONS PVT LTD

Rs547 Rs995 45% OFF

Availability: Available

Publisher

MD PUBLICATIONS PVT LTD

Publication Year 2011
ISBN-13

9788175333284

ISBN-10 8175333286
Binding

Hard Cover

Edition FIRST
Number of Pages 309 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 22x15x2
Weight (grms) 542

Religion means a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny and terrorism means the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain personal goals at whatever basis they may be. In the modern age, after the decline of ideas such as the divine right of kings and with the rise of nationalism, terrorism more often involved anarchism, nihilism and revolutionary politics, but since 1980 there has been an increase in activity motivated by religion. 


Important symbolic acts such as the blood sacrifice link acts of violence to religion and terrorism. Suicide terrorism, self sacrifice, or martyrdom has throughout history been organised and perpetrated by groups with both political and religious motivations. Suicide terrorism or martyrdom is efficient, inexpensive, easily organised and extremely difficult to counter, delivering maximum damage for little cost. The shocking nature of a suicide attack also attracts public attention. Glorifying the culture of martyrdom benefits the terrorist organisation and inspires more people to join the group.

B. S. Chauhan

BS Chauhan took his MA and PhD degree in Philosophy and serving as a teacher in Government College and is a member of some academic organization and had translated and edited some philosophical works. At heart a philosopher, he does not hesitate to accept the best in the religious traditions and the modern school of philosophy.