Encyclopedia of Modern Worldwide Extremists and Extremist Groups

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2004 - History - 404 pages
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This fascinating compilation gives a succinct and objective overview of the most significant worldwide extremists and extremist groups in operation over the past 50 years. 290 alphabetically organized entries detail the notorious history, activities, and beliefs of these shadowy and often violent extremists.

Extremism has taken root and grown the world over. These 290 alphabetically organized entries detail the notorious and often violent history, activities, and beliefs of the most active and influential extremists and extremist groups in operation around the globe. Atkins highlights the dark truth that people of all ideologies, religions, regions, and races share a readiness for violence. This will be a very useful guide to students and scholars looking for a quick and easy- to-use guide to those groups and persons whose acts have unfortunately dominated headlines over the past several decades.

Well over three-quarter of the book's entries focus on extremist activity since 1980, with many entries providing historical perspectives that add a fullness of information found nowhere else. As a companion to the lauded "Encyclopedia of Modern American Extremists and Extremists Groups," this work contains a wealth of information not found together anywhere else on groups and people such as English Neo-Nazis, Argentinean death squads, American ecoterrorists, Hindu xenophobes, and Japanese cults.

  

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He didn't make even a single statement against any Christian extremist group. useless carp book... made by an Vatican terrorist. The entire world knows... I would suggest the author to visit south Tamilnadu, Kerala, north east state of India to know more about Christian baptist terrorist group. I would also suggest him to visit coastal orisa... they have destroyed n number of temples in north east part of india. Since the entire Indian media is controlled by catholic churches... none of the information about this group is coming to common people. Churches are openly supporting the naxal which works against the integrity of India. Every one knows the Christians percentage in Naxal group. I think the author wants to say that every religious supports terrorism except Christianity... good joke... The entire world knows... western world.. i would say Christians had created terrorism in Muslim countries to counter Russia. ..If the so called RSS, VHP and bajrag dal is extremist group, they wouldn't have allowed muslims to stay in india during the partition. this itself will be sufficient to judge about Hindu groups. Hinduism is the only religious in the world.. which doesn't invade other countries. I think the author doesn't have any knowledge about History / he would have read the history written by vatican people.
In last 63 years,
Muslim percentage raise in india is 800%...
Christian percentage raise in india is more than 300%...where as
hindus percentage raise in india is just 287%
For more information, please refer the Indian government website.
If the so called right groups of RSS, VHP and bajrang dal is terrorist group, they wouldnt have allowed their population.
I hope Jesus forgives the author for propagratig wrong information about other religious group.. thru this book.
 

Contents

A
1
B
37
C
62
D
72
E
84
F
91
G
104
H
119
O
231
P
237
Q
257
R
262
S
282
T
313
U
327
V
333

I
138
J
154
K
164
L
173
M
185
N
217
W
337
Y
341
Z
345
Selected Bibliography
353
Index
363
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STEPHEN E. ATKINS is Assistant University Librarian for Collection Management, Texas A&M Universty Libraries. He received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Iowa. He is the author of Encyclopedia of Modern American Extremists and Extremist Groups (Greenwood, 2002), Dictionary of Atomic Energy (Greenwood, 2000), which received the Booklist Editor's Choice Awards for 2000, Terrorism: A Handbook (1992), Arms Control and Disarmament, Defense and Military, International Security and Peace: An Annotated Guide to Sources 1980-1987 (1989), and The Academic Library in the American University (1989), as well as numerous journal articles on arms control.

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