Educational - Educational Occupational and Socioeconomic Background Terrorists in general have more than average education and very few Western

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Educational, Occupational, and Socioeconomic Background Terrorists in general have more than average education, and very few Western terrorists are uneducated or illiterate. Russell and Miller found that about twothirds of terrorist group members had some form of university training. The occupations of terrorist recruits have varied widely, and there does not appear to be any occupation in particular that produces terrorists, other than the ranks of the unemployed and students. Between 50 and 70 percent of the younger members of Latin American urban terrorist groups were students. The Free University of Berlin was a particularly fertile recruiting ground for Germany’s June Second Movement and Baader-Meinhof Gang. 49 Highly educated recruits were normally given leadership positions, whether at the cell level or national level. The occupations of terrorist leaders have likewise varied. Older members and leaders frequently were professionals such as doctors, bankers, lawyers, engineers, journalists, university professors, and midlevel government executives. Marighella was a politician and former congressman. The PFLP’s George Habash was a medical doctor. The PLO’s Yasir Arafat was a graduate engineer. Mario Santucho was an economist. Raúl Sendic
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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Educational - Educational Occupational and Socioeconomic Background Terrorists in general have more than average education and very few Western

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