Monday, January 12, 2015

Terrorism Not New to France

Almost half of the 500 terrorist acts in Europe last year were in France ("France Frequent Target of Islamic Extremist Terrorism," Voice of America, January 8, 2015). But terrorism on the scale of the recent Charlie Hebdo attacks started in 1995 when eight people were killed and over one hundred people were hurt in a bomb explosion on a Paris train.

Review selected hard copy and online library books related to terrorism at LSC-CyFair Branch Library. Click the title of a listed item, select the "Request" button in the listing, and enter your library card number and PIN for each title you want to reserve for pick up at the library.

Use these subject words and phrases to find more in the library catalog:
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • national security
  • Qaida
  • terrorism
  • terrorists
(2:38 minutes) from the Films on Demand video database - Films Media Group, 2009.
Note: Login with your My LoneStar login or Lone Star College ID/library card barcode number to view the video off campus.
"Terrorism is unlawful violence directed at civilians and it's designed to create a culture of fear in a society. Terrorist attacks are mostly caused by small groups who are motivated by political or religious conviction. The main effect of a terrorist attack is psychological. They aim to destroy public confidence in national security. . ." - video excerpt

Debating Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Conflicting Perspectives on Causes, Contexts, and Responses (2nd edition) edited by Stuart Gottlieb
SAGE, 2014.
call number: 363.325 Deb

"With topics ranging from the root causes of terrorism, the role of religion in terrorism, whether suicide terrorism is ever justified, whether the spread of democracy can help defeat terrorism, and what trade-offs, if any, should exist between security and civil liberties, Gottlieb's outstanding cast of contributors returns in this edition, compelling students to wrestle with the conflicting perspectives that define the field." - publisher's summary

Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War by James Risen
Houghton, 2014.
call number: 973.931 Ris

"Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist Risen...asks how far America will go in the effort to fight terror...A sensational indictment of the violence and avarice that have plagued America's war on terror since September 11, 2001." - Library Journal review excerpt

Norton, 2013.
call number: 297.09 Ben

"Algerian American Bennoune...looks at the everyday resistance of ordinary Muslims to religious fundamentalism...She recounts how a broad spectrum of Muslims, ranging from educators, journalists, lawyers, and women's rights activists to a comic book creator and street vendors, wage a persistent struggle against fundamentalists who seek to redefine Islamic cosmopolitanism into their own narrow and intolerant version of religious discourse." - Library Journal review excerpt

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