How Anti-Muslim Fringe Organizations Became Mainstream

Author: Christopher A. Bail

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400852625

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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In July 2010, Terry Jones, the pastor of a small fundamentalist church in Florida, announced plans to burn two hundred Qur'ans on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Though he ended up canceling the stunt in the face of widespread public backlash, his threat sparked violent protests across the Muslim world that left at least twenty people dead. In Terrified, Christopher Bail demonstrates how the beliefs of fanatics like Jones are inspired by a rapidly expanding network of anti-Muslim organizations that exert profound influence on American understanding of Islam. Bail traces how the anti-Muslim narrative of the political fringe has captivated large segments of the American media, government, and general public, validating the views of extremists who argue that the United States is at war with Islam and marginalizing mainstream Muslim-Americans who are uniquely positioned to discredit such claims. Drawing on cultural sociology, social network theory, and social psychology, he shows how anti-Muslim organizations gained visibility in the public sphere, commandeered a sense of legitimacy, and redefined the contours of contemporary debate, shifting it ever outward toward the fringe. Bail illustrates his pioneering theoretical argument through a big-data analysis of more than one hundred organizations struggling to shape public discourse about Islam, tracing their impact on hundreds of thousands of newspaper articles, television transcripts, legislative debates, and social media messages produced since the September 11 attacks. The book also features in-depth interviews with the leaders of these organizations, providing a rare look at how anti-Muslim organizations entered the American mainstream.


Author: Kevin O'Brien

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472219988

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 6840

A chilling read from king of the Seattle serial killer thriller and New York Times bestseller, Kevin O'Brien. Perfect for fans of Chris Carter, Karin Slaughter and Mary Burton. Megan Keeslar died years ago - or so everyone believes. In fact she disappeared to escape her sadistic husband, Glen. When dismembered body parts were discovered near their home, Glenn was convicted of his wife's murder and Megan was too terrified to come forward with the truth... Though Megan has built a new life for her and her son, Josh in Seattle, deep down she has remained a fugitive with dark secret. Josh knows nothing about their past, but it's starting to become clear that someone out there does. First, there are anonymous threats. Next, Megan learns that Glenn has been released from prison. And then the unthinkable happens: a masked man breaks into their home and abducts Josh. To save her son, Megan must put herself at the mercy of a maniac. Is Glenn a cold-blooded killer on the hunt for revenge, or is the truth even more twisted?

Terrified Part 3 of 3

The heartbreaking true story of a girl nobody loved and the woman who saved her

Author: Angela Hart

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509817530

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 1589

Terrified can either be read as a full-length eBook or in 3 serialised eBook-only parts. This is PART 3 of 3. You can read Part 3 on release of the full-length eBook and paperback. 'A no holds barred insight into the reality of looking after someone else's children. A remarkable story from a remarkable woman, it brought back a lot of memories for me' Casey Watson 'A moving story that testifies to the redemptive power of love. I hope Angela Hart inspires many others to foster' Torey Hayden Terrified tells the emotionally devastating but ultimately uplifting story of Vicky, a little girl who arrives on Angela's doorstep unwanted and unloved after suffering years of emotional abuse at the hands of her mother. Desperate never to return home, Vicky is haunted by many demons and waking nightmares. This book tells the moving story of Angela's determination to set Vicky free.

Terrified and Defenseless

Author: Dan Grant

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1481734709

Category: Fiction

Page: 314

View: 2270

Terrified and Defenseless is a story about one man's crusade to dish out his own form of vigilante justice. But his aim is not at child molestors or rapists or arsonists or someone who has harmed him personally. His aim is at those who willingly participate, fund or support cruelty towards animals. With his new found wealth, he has dedicated his life to not only helping those who can't help themselves, not only to avenging the torture and murder of animals, but to try to make a change. He believes that there are good organizations trying to do good things for animals. However, no matter how many petitions, no matter how many peaceful protests, no matter how many celebrities cry out for clemency, unless one is willing to die for a cause, or better yet, kill for it, nothing will change. Fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein once said: "Anyone who clings to the historically untrue -- and -- thoroughly immoral doctrine that violence never solves anything I would advise to conjure up the ghosts of Napoleon Bonaparte and the Duke of Wellington and let them debate it. The ghost of Hitler would referee. Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor; and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and their freedoms." In short, if you want to change something, you have to be willing to kill for it.

Terrified Tommy

Author: Shane E. Eastman

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490855149


Page: 26

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This colorful book shows how a boy and his parents overcome his fear of monsters at bedtime.

Statistics for the Terrified Criminologist

Author: John H. Kranzler,Marissa P. Levy

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538108704

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 3960

Statistics for the Terrified Criminologist is a user-friendly introduction to elementary statistics, intended primarily for the reluctant, math anxious/avoidant Criminology student.

Kidspiration for Terrified Teachers

Author: Jan Ray

Publisher: Teacher Created Resources

ISBN: 0743934849

Category: Creative activities and seat work

Page: 304

View: 6930

Classroom activities for grades K-3.

Microsoft Excel for Terrified Teachers

Author: Jan Ray,Robert Ray

Publisher: Teacher Created Resources

ISBN: 0743938380

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 9390

Integration of problem-based learning and technology

The Case of the Terrified Typist

Author: Erle Stanley Gardner

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1471908615

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 5430

With several briefs in the works and his usual typist unavailable, Perry Mason sends for one from a temp agency. Everyone notices she's terribly afraid of something, and when later that day the offices of the South African Gem Importing and Exploration Company, located on the same floor as Mason's office, are rifled, the typist disappears. And with the introduction of South African Diamonds into the case, it isn't long before murder follows, and Mason, assisted by his inimitable secretary Della Street and his private investigator Paul Drake, undertakes the intricate job of investigating the mystery.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2000/2001 for Terrified Teachers

Author: Elin K. Cook

Publisher: Teacher Created Resources

ISBN: 074393802X

Category: Computers

Page: 304

View: 5077

PowerPoint 2000/2001 for Terrified Teachers is an indispensible guide that will make using Microsoft PowerPoint easy and intuitive the first time you sit down with the program. This book will bring out the designer in you as you use this powerful communication tool to present your ideas clearly and effectively. The first half of the book introduces you to the features and capabilities of this program in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step manner. The second half of the book illustrates how these skills can be integrated into your classroom curriculum through a series of quick and easy projects. Book jacket.

Public Speaking for the Terrified! Pocket Tips

Author: Sylvia McLaren-Tishler

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1435747402


Page: 52

View: 8157

Do you break out in a sweat just thinking about public speaking? Do you shy away from promoting yourself or your business because of your fear of speaking out? You know you need help but you don't have time to devote to weekly classes or the money to hire a private speaking coach or have time to research books on the subject. You need quick tips and you need them now! This little book will solve your problems and teach you easy step-by-step formulas to: - Prepare introduction and thank you speeches - Write dynamic, entertaining, informative, persuasive speeches - Teach you how to organize and express your ideas clearly - Write your elevator speech and create 30 second presentations - Provide tips for being the master of ceremonies - Give you tried and tested tips on overcoming fear

The Case of the Terrified Track Star

Author: Angela Elwell Hunt

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 9781400307661

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 3343

Nicki and her friends try to help their school track team's star runner Jeremy, who has received a mysterious threat about his next race.

Statistics for Terrified Biologists

Author: Helmut van Emden

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118541677

Category: Science

Page: 360

View: 1877

“We highly recommend it—not just for statisticallyterrified biology students and faculty, but also for those who areoccasionally anxious or uncertain. In addition to being a goodstarting point to learn statistics, it is a useful place to returnto refresh your memory.” –The Quarterly Review ofBiology, March 2009 "During the entire course of my Ph.D. I've been(embarrasingly) looking for a way to teach myself the fundamentalsof statistical analysis. At this point in my education, I've cometo realize that often times, simply knowing the basics is enoughfor you to properly apply even the most complex analytical methods.‘Statistics for Terrified Biologists’ has been justsuch a book - it was more than worth the $40 I spent on it, andwhile my 'book clubs' aren't meant to be reviews, I highlyrecommend the book to anyone who's in a similar predicament to myown." –Carlo Artieri's Blog Book Club The typical biology student is “hardwired” to bewary of any tasks involving the application of mathematics andstatistical analyses, but the plain fact is much of biologyrequires interpretation of experimental data through the use ofstatistical methods. This unique textbook aims to demystify statistical formulae forthe average biology student. Written in a lively and engagingstyle, Statistics for Terrified Biologists draws on theauthor’s 30 years of lecturing experience. One of theforemost entomologists of his generation, van Emden has anextensive track record for successfully teaching statisticalmethods to even the most guarded of biology students. For the first time basic methods are presented usingstraightforward, jargon-free language. Students are taught to usesimple formulae accurately to interpret what is being measured witheach test and statistic, while at the same time learning torecognize overall patterns and guiding principles. Complemented bysimple illustrations and useful case studies, this is an idealstatistics resource tool for undergraduate biology andenvironmental science students who lack confidence in theirmathematical abilities.

Statistics for the Terrified

Author: John H. Kranzler

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538100290

Category: Psychology

Page: 218

View: 2425

Perfect as a brief core or supplementary text for undergraduate courses in statistics and research methods, Statistics for the Terrified is also an ideal refresher for students who have already taken a statistics course. Its informal and highly engaging narrative includes self-help strategies, numerous concrete examples, and a great deal of humor.