Are They Terrorist Sympathizers or do They Just Disagree with the War on Terror? A Comment on Testing Theories of Radicalization in Polls of U.S. Muslims

Craig McGarty, Emma F. Thomas, Winnifred R. Louis

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Abstract

Commentary: McCauley (this issue) develops an analysis of the predictors of sympathetic, incipient support for terrorism. While we endorse the conceptual focus on terrorism as a process, our concern is that the data reported by McCauley do not address predictors of sympathy for terrorism. Rather, aspects of that contribution conflate opposition to the War on Terror with incipient support for terrorism. This is intensely problematic not least because the data reported actually suggest that opposition to the War on Terror and sympathy for terrorism are distinct.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)316-319
Number of pages4
JournalAnalyses of Social Issues and Public Policy
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012

Keywords

  • terrorism
  • War on Terror
  • political violence

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