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Terrorists in Their Own Words

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Publication Date: August 2007

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): James Phillips; James Jay Carafano

Series: Backgrounder

Topic: Government (Internal security)
Politics (Political ideologies and movements)

Keywords: National security; Islamist terrorism; caliphate

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


U.S. security depends on bolstering the security of Muslims against the menace of Islamist totalitarian movements. Such unified action requires consensus: a common view of the nature of the threat and the war and a common vision of how to respond. Listening to the terrorists' own words and taking them seriously is the first step in winning the long war.