Maria Galanaki

Is “Islamism” a major cause of terrorism?

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By Maria Galanaki, Analyst KEDISA
Recently, there has been renewed interest in the sharp rise of terrorist attacks throughout the world being carried by terrorist groups that connect themselves with religion. This phenomenon brought into surface the question whether religious extremism could lead to terrorism or not. More specifically, the aspect that terrorism is connected with Islam has attracted a large following in the West.

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