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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.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1530-2415.2012.01293.x
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Abstract

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
Publisher: Wiley
Copyright: The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/13088
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