GHOTBI Nader
   Department     College of Asia Pacific Studies
   Position   Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2016/05
Type Research paper (Academic/Professional Journal)
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title Violence and terrorism in the Middle East
Contribution Type Single Work
Journal Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics
Journal TypeAnother Country
Volume, Issue, Page 26(3),pp.101-106
Responsible for Journal listed in Australian Government Index ERA 2018 https://www.arc.gov.au/excellence-research-australia/era-2018-journal-list
Details Recently, there has been a lot of debate on whether Islam is similar or different from other religions regarding the potential to incite violence/terrorism. Some researchers claim that Islam as a religion may not incite violence and/or terrorism any more than other mainstream religions, and refer to the fact that the majority of Muslims are peaceful. Others suggest that the majority of recent terrorist attacks are committed by certain groups of Islamic fundamentalists known as Salafi Jihadists and violent aggression including terrorist attacks is more common in parts of the world where Salafi Muslims live, such as in the Middle East. A third group explains that many areas in the Middle East have been impacted by sociopolitical conflict, war and failed states thus making them vulnerable for terrorism; therefore the association with Islamic fundamentalism is only secondary to geopolitical issues.
ISSN 1173-2571