The response must be 250 words and use at least 2 scholarly citation(s) in APA format. Any sources cited must have been published within the last five years. Acceptable sources include texts, articles, presentations, the Bible, blogs, videos, etc.
Textbook: Taylor, R. W., & Swanson, C. R. (2019). Terrorism, intelligence, and homeland security (2nd ed.). Boston: Pearson. ISBN: 9780134818146.
The growth of radical Islam has become a growing concern for Europe and the United States as they both must endure the emerging threat to their national and regional security interests (Khan, 2016). However, is radial Islam any more dangerous than the domestic radical religious threats we encounter here in the United States? Taylor and Swanson (2019) offer for consideration the right-wing Christian extremist groups such as the Ku Klux Klan and others, as similar in construct to those radical Islamic organizations. The commonality between the two is their selective interpretation of religious doctrine in the Quran and Holy Bible as a foundation for the religious extremism they exude to justify their hatred of people. Radical Christians often cite their Bible interpretation and tie it to the United States Constitution as a source of their destiny (Taylor & Swanson, 2019). Similarly, radical Islamists often misinterpret or selectively interpret the Quran to fuel their hatred and religious and political ideologies.
The Muslim Brotherhood started in Egypt during the 1920s to liberate Egypt from foreign rule and influence (Taylor & Swanson, 2019). Over the years, the Muslim Brotherhood has grown both in its power and social, political, and religious impact throughout the Muslim world (Counter Extremism Project, 2021). The goal of the Muslim Brotherhood is to ensure the spread and implementation of sharia law across all Islamic nations around the world. The Muslim Brotherhood’s influence extends to more modern Islamist groups, including al-Qaeda, Islamic State in Syria (ISIS), and al Qaeda Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). As an ideology, the Muslim Brotherhood advocates for violence across the region despite their insistence that they are a non-violent organization. The Muslim Brotherhood also has a long history of association with splinter organizations and violence towards the Egyptian, Syrian, and Israeli governments.
Within the radical Islamic movement, several influential leaders have been responsible for the rise of anti-western and Israeli sentiment throughout the Middle East and world. Considered the father of modern terrorism, Sayyid Qutb was a significant Islamic revolutionary who helped redefine Islamic values and extremist theories towards the west and was particularly influential to many radical Islamic groups, including the Muslim Brotherhood (Taylor & Swanson, 2018). The Palestinian terrorist group, Hamas, made the tactic of using suicide bombers a standard upon the urging of its founder, Sheikh Ahmed Yassin (Taylor & Swanson, 2019). Usama Bin Ladin is infamously known as the founder of al-Qaeda and the mastermind of the September 11th, 2001 attacks on the United States (Taylor & Swanson, 2018). The implications of these attacks continue today, but more importantly, they have given Western countries concern for their protection from asymmetric adversaries like al-Qaeda.
We no longer live in a world of tranquility and peace from aggressors. The attacks of 9/11, and many other attacks since then across the world, show us that we must adapt to the threat and accept that another attack can occur at any time. This emerging enemy is resilient and determined to attack us on our soil. We have a long way to go, as this is just the start of a multi-generational war of ideologies.
Why Work with Us
Top Quality and Well-Researched Papers
We always make sure that writers follow all your instructions precisely. You can choose your academic level: high school, college/university or professional, and we will assign a writer who has a respective degree.
Professional and Experienced Academic Writers
We have a team of professional writers with experience in academic and business writing. Many are native speakers and able to perform any task for which you need help.
Free Unlimited Revisions
If you think we missed something, send your order for a free revision. You have 10 days to submit the order for review after you have received the final document. You can do this yourself after logging into your personal account or by contacting our support.
Prompt Delivery and 100% Money-Back-Guarantee
All papers are always delivered on time. In case we need more time to master your paper, we may contact you regarding the deadline extension. In case you cannot provide us with more time, a 100% refund is guaranteed.
Original & Confidential
We use several writing tools checks to ensure that all documents you receive are free from plagiarism. Our editors carefully review all quotations in the text. We also promise maximum confidentiality in all of our services.
24/7 Customer Support
Our support agents are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and committed to providing you with the best customer experience. Get in touch whenever you need any assistance.
Try it now!
How it works?
Follow these simple steps to get your paper done
Place your order
Fill in the order form and provide all details of your assignment.
Proceed with the payment
Choose the payment system that suits you most.
Receive the final file
Once your paper is ready, we will email it to you.
No need to work on your paper at night. Sleep tight, we will cover your back. We offer all kinds of writing services.
No matter what kind of academic paper you need and how urgent you need it, you are welcome to choose your academic level and the type of your paper at an affordable price. We take care of all your paper needs and give a 24/7 customer care support system.
Admission Essays & Business Writing Help
An admission essay is an essay or other written statement by a candidate, often a potential student enrolling in a college, university, or graduate school. You can be rest assurred that through our service we will write the best admission essay for you.
Our academic writers and editors make the necessary changes to your paper so that it is polished. We also format your document by correctly quoting the sources and creating reference lists in the formats APA, Harvard, MLA, Chicago / Turabian.
If you think your paper could be improved, you can request a review. In this case, your paper will be checked by the writer or assigned to an editor. You can use this option as many times as you see fit. This is free because we want you to be completely satisfied with the service offered.