Author Archives: Sam Mullins

Dr. Sam Mullins is Professor of Counter-Terrorism at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Germany. He also holds the position of Honorary Fellow at the University of Wollongong, Australia and sits on the editorial board of two highly respected journals- Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression and Perspectives on Terrorism. He regularly lectures and facilitates seminars on issues relating to terrorism and counter-terrorism for government agencies and officials from around the world and he has published numerous articles in the top peer-reviewed journals in the field. Currently, he is working on a book on ‘home-grown’ Islamist terrorism in the US and UK.

Understanding Islamist Terrorism in Western Countries

We are now all-too-familiar with the fact that residents and citizens of Western countries are becoming radicalised and actively participating in Islamist militant activities, including taking up arms with terrorist-insurgencies abroad in places such as Somalia, and plotting to attack civilian targets at home in the West. Yet despite the fact that ‘home-grown’ Islamist terrorism [...]

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