Definition of Terrorism Quoted in New Book Entitled "Suicide Terror"
Nov 13, 2009 at 12:23 am
I write to inform you of the publication of a new book entitled "Suicide Terror: Understanding and Confronting the Threat," co-authored by two of my colleagues and friends, Ophir Falk and Henry Morgenstern. Morgenstern and Falk are recognized experts in their field and this book will prove a handy resource for those of you who are curious to know more about strategies we can employ to defeat terrorism-related threats.
I am quoted twice in the book, once on page 49, discussing the threat of "Islamist Lawfare," and a second time on page 52, discussing the definition of terrorism.
In light of the recent massacre at Fort Hood, and the subsequent refusal by the mainstream media to accurately report on the event particulars (such as the fact that the perpetrator was of the Muslim faith who publicly condoned and justified suicide bombing and who yelled "Allah Akbar" before opening fire) a debate has ensued regarding whether or not this was indeed an act of terrorism.
It is my legal opinion that the atrocity at Fort Hood, albeit murderous and illegal, was not in fact an act of terrorism as it is legally defined and solely for the reason that it was not perpetrated against a civilian population, but rather against active-duty soldiers on a US Army Base. As mentioned above, for more on the particulars of my definition of terrorism, see page 52 of "Suicide Terror."
I hope you find the material compelling.