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
McGarty, C., Thomas, E.F. and Louis, W.R. (2012) 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. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 12 (1). pp. 316-319.
*Subscription may be required
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.
|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Murdoch Affiliation:||School of Psychology|
|Copyright:||The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues|
|Item Control Page|