“From the Terrorists’ Point of View”

24 10 2007

Speaking of books….. book

I just finished this pretty critical read: “From the Terrorists’ Point of View: What they experience and why they come to destroy” by Fathali M. Moghaddam.

I was expecting a sympathetic view of terrorism to be presented based on the book title, but really the author offers understanding without sympathy. He talks about the “Staircase” or Five Floors that bring a person from dissatified (First Floor) to strapping a bomb around the waist and walking into a public space with the intent to kill (Fifth Floor). Knowing these steps helps to understand why and what and not just see “terrorist” as objects, but instead as people who are trying to bring about change…in the only way they see as feasible.

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