The Missing Martyrs

Why There Are So Few Muslim Terrorists?
Kurzman, Charles
Date published: 
August 2011

Why are there so few Muslim terrorists? The question may sound absurd, given the death and destruction wrought in the name of Islam. But if there are a billion Muslims in the world, many of whom supposedly hate the West and desire martyrdom, why don't we see terrorist attacks everywhere, every day? Charles Kurzman offers detailed evidence, including information from the terrorists' own publications and Web sites, that Islamic revolutionaries have been severely disappointed in their efforts to recruit new militants.