Fathali Moghaddam Decodes Suicide Bombers

“Why are art majors never suicide bombers?” asks Jacques Berlinerblau in this Faith Complex. In the video above, Professor Fathali Moghaddam discusses the context of Islamic terrorism and what he calls the “collective identity crisis” of Islam. The interview ends with a call for a unified, non-partisan, long-term American strategy to address the underlying triggers for radical activity.

Fathali Moghaddam is Professor of Psychology and Government at Georgetown University as well as Director of the Conflict Resolution Program He is the author of several important volumes on the psychology and circumstances of terrorism, including most recently The New Global Insecurity: How Terrorism, Environmental Collapse, Economic Inequalities, and Resource Shortages Are Changing Our World.

Read more about Fathali Moghaddam

Professor Moghaddam’s Official Website

Fathali Moghaddam at Georgetown University

 

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