Scott Atran

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Name: Scott Atran
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

Making criminals out of returning ‘foreign fighters’ isn’t the answer — Farish Noor and James Dorsey

SEPTEMBER 23 — Prime Minister David Cameron’s plans to criminalise British fighters in Iraq and Syria, and bar them from returning to Britain have come in for sharp criticism from the former chief of counter-terrorism in its intelligence services MI5 ... [Published Malay Mail - 15 hours ago]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

[tt] NS 2986: Why Westerners are driven to join the jihadist fight

NS 2986: Why Westerners are driven to join the jihadist fight http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22329861.700-why-westerners-are-driven-to-join-the-jihadist-fight.html * 10 September 2014 by Michael BondForget indoctrination, people become foreign ... [Published TranshumanTech - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

ISIS, al Qaeda & Our Lousy Imagination

If the United States and its allies want to “degrade and destroy” the Islamic State effectively, they will have to learn to get inside the terrorists’ minds.On Sept. 10, 2001, the United States had been preparing for years for nuclear, biological, or ... [Published Daily Beast - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

Why Westerners are driven to join the jihadist fight

IT'S a question being asked around the world. How can you stem the flow of foreign jihadis making their way to Syria and Iraq? As New Scientist went to press, politicians on both sides of the Atlantic were finalising their game plans to tackle the rise ... [Published New Scientist - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

Why Muslims from US, Europe join Islamic State

Hundreds of jihadists with Islamic State come the US and Europe. Most are not driven by a love of Islam but by a desire for a strong social identity. The West can prevent more IS recruits by providing that identity. Religious figures in France call on ... [Published Christian Science Monitor - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 3 reports

Jihad’s fatal attraction | Scott Atran | Comment is free

In a speech on Wednesday, President Obama said[1]: “Whatever these murderers think they will achieve by murdering innocents like Steven [Sotloff], they have already failed.” Not so, says the evidence. Publicity, Islamic State (Isis) knows, is the oxygen ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Vox Day, Scientist [Pharyngula]

The anti-vaxxers are excited. A recent paper, Measles-mumps-rubella vaccination timing and autism among young african american boys: a reanalysis of CDC data , claims that there is evidence that vaccinations cause autism. Only one problem: it’s a crappy ... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

LA and Iraq united by gangsta craving for honour and respect

Alt Text: Charles LaurenceWhat does shooting of Suge Knight have to do with execution of James Foley? Possibly a great deal Column Charles Laurence Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 11:42am The shooting in a West Hollywood night club of Marion ‘Suge’ Knight, ... [Published The First Post: Latest - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

A Hip-Hop Jihadi May Have Killed Foley

Whoever killed James Foley likely thinks he’s serving a noble cause. But it’s not his God, it’s his ego that tells him so.Sick as this may sound, the super-slick HD depiction of a pseudo-ninja murdering American journalist James Foley is, not least, a ... [Published Daily Beast - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 23 2014 - Updated Aug 24 2014 - 3 reports

Why Don't Muslims Speak Out Against ISIS?!

ABC News’ Laura Ingraham , Fox News’ Sean Hannity , Fox & Friends and other U.S. media commentators say that Muslims are silent and complicit in the barbarian crimes of ISIS.  Fox News host Andrea Tantaros said that all Muslims are the same as ISIS, and ... [Published Zero Hedge - Aug 24 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Mehdi Hasan : What the Jihadists Who Bought 'Islam For Dummies' on Amazon Tell Us About Radicalisation

Can you guess which books the wannabe jihadists Yusuf Sarwar and Mohammed Ahmed ordered online from Amazon before they set out from Birmingham to fight in Syria last May? A copy of Milestones by the Egyptian Islamist Sayyid Qutb? No. How about Messages ... [Published Huffington Post UK - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 06 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 1 reports

U.S. Must Help Deal Directly With Hamas

Scott Atran in the New York Times: Israel, with strong U.S. support, has long endeavored to defang and destroy Hamas. But Hamas has shown resilient political and military capacity, along with greater  sensitivity  to popular sentiment and international ... [Published 3quarksdaily - Aug 06 2014]

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...claim that the vast majority of fighters originating in the West are radicalised at home, influenced largely by their own circle of friends. "the brainwashing theory is baloney" says Scott Atran of France's National Centre for Scientific Research in Paris...

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Making criminals out of returning ‘foreign figh... [Published Malay Mail - 15 hours ago]
[tt] NS 2986: Why Westerners are driven to join... [Published TranshumanTech - Sep 18 2014]
ISIS, al Qaeda & Our Lousy Imagination [Published Daily Beast - Sep 11 2014]
Why Westerners are driven to join the jihadist ... [Published New Scientist - Sep 10 2014]
Why Muslims from US, Europe join Islamic State [Published Christian Science Monitor - Sep 09 2014]
Jihad’s fatal attraction | Scott Atran | Commen... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 05 2014]
Jihad’s fatal attraction [Published 3quarksdaily - Sep 05 2014]
Jihad’s fatal attraction | Scott Atran [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 04 2014]
'Summer camp jihadists' pose challenge to West [Published Asiaone - Aug 27 2014]
Vox Day, Scientist [Pharyngula] [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Aug 26 2014]
LA and Iraq united by gangsta craving for honou... [Published The First Post: Latest - Aug 26 2014]
A Hip-Hop Jihadi May Have Killed Foley [Published Daily Beast - Aug 25 2014]
Why Don't Muslims Speak Out Against ISIS?! [Published Zero Hedge - Aug 24 2014]
Why Don't Muslims Speak Out Against ISIS?! [Published Zero Hedge - Aug 24 2014]
Where Are the Muslims Who Condemn ISIS? [Published PrisonPlanet - Aug 23 2014]
Mehdi Hasan : What the Jihadists Who Bought 'Is... [Published Huffington Post UK - Aug 21 2014]
U.S. Must Help Deal Directly With Hamas [Published 3quarksdaily - Aug 06 2014]
[tt] Edge 2014 Question: What Scientific Idea I... [Published TranshumanTech - Feb 04 2014]
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[tt] NS 2986: Why Westerners are driven to join... [Published TranshumanTech - Sep 18 2014]
NS 2986: Why Westerners are driven to join the jihadist fight http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22329861.700-why-westerners-are-driven-to-join-the-jihadist-fight.html * 10 September 2014 by Michael BondForget indoctrination, people become foreign ...
Jihad’s fatal attraction [Published 3quarksdaily - Sep 05 2014]
Scott Atran in The Guardian: In a speech on Wednesday,  President Obama said : “Whatever these murderers think they will achieve by murdering innocents like Steven [Sotloff], they have already failed.” Not so, says the evidence. Publicity, Islamic ...
Vox Day, Scientist [Pharyngula] [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Aug 26 2014]
The anti-vaxxers are excited. A recent paper, Measles-mumps-rubella vaccination timing and autism among young african american boys: a reanalysis of CDC data , claims that there is evidence that vaccinations cause autism. Only one problem: it’s a crappy ...
Why Don't Muslims Speak Out Against ISIS?! [Published Zero Hedge - Aug 24 2014]
ABC News’ Laura Ingraham , Fox News’ Sean Hannity , Fox & Friends and other U.S. media commentators say that Muslims are silent and complicit in the barbarian crimes of ISIS.  Fox News host Andrea Tantaros said that all Muslims are the same as ...
U.S. Must Help Deal Directly With Hamas [Published 3quarksdaily - Aug 06 2014]
Scott Atran in the New York Times: Israel, with strong U.S. support, has long endeavored to defang and destroy Hamas. But Hamas has shown resilient political and military capacity, along with greater  sensitivity  to popular sentiment and international ...
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