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6. One of the following is NOT part of the process of radicalization leading to violent terrorist extremism: SU6-22
SEC343 Terrorist Activity as a Symptom of the Terrorist Mind a. The first step involves individuals existing in a pre-radicalization phase in which they live lives unaware of or uninterested in either violent jihad or fundamentalist Salafi Islam. Incorrect. During this stage, an individual lives a normal life of being a respectable citizen. Refer to Study Unit 6. b. In the second stage, they go through self-identification in which some sort of crisis or trigger (for example, job loss, social alienation, or a controversial international conflict) urges them to explore Salafism. Incorrect. This second step shows the importance of triggering events in the process of becoming a violent terrorist. Refer to Study Unit 6. c. Another step is that individuals undergo indoctrination or adoption of Jihadist ideals combined with Salafi views. Incorrect. At this stage, a ‘spiritual sanctioner’ or charismatic figure plays a central role in the indoctrination process of the new recruit. Refer to Study Unit 6. d. The indoctrination process does not require that the recruits be isolated from the outside world. Correct. On the contrary, studies of the indoctrination show that it is conducted with the recruits very much isolated. This enables the terrorist movement to have almost full control of the recruits. Refer to study unit 6. 7. The following are key features of the growth and development of the terrorist mindset EXCEPT: a. The actions of political regimes are also an important determinant. Incorrect. The actions of regimes are critical because it will influence the response of the terrorist organization. Refer to Study Unit 6. b. Terrorism and the development of the terrorist mindset is exclusively a response to external conditions. SU6-23
SEC343 Terrorist Activity as a Symptom of the Terrorist Mind Correct. On the contrary, it is the result of both internal and external conditions, especially the strategic decisions of political leaders. Refer to Study Unit 6. c. The action-reaction relationship between terrorism and counter-terrorism is very important but is often neglected in devising the government’s Counter- Terrorism policies. Incorrect. Sorting out the Cause-Effect relationship can be problematic, but has to be done carefully to prevent serious mistakes from happening. Refer to Study Unit 6. d. Different types of terrorism may be caused by different factors. For example, rightwing terrorism may have different roots than do leftwing terrorism. Incorrect. It is important that we do not mix up apples with oranges when analyzing the root causes of terrorism. Refer to Study Unit 6. SU6-24
SEC343 Terrorist Activity as a Symptom of the Terrorist Mind References Cronin, A. K., & Ludes, J. M. (Eds.). (2004). Attacking terrorism: Elements of a grand strategy . Washington DC: Georgetown University Press.

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