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Intelligence Led Policing: Preferred Policing Model in the War Against Terrorism

By Dr. Michael L. Beshears

Police officers are charged with helping in the fight against terrorism while simultaneously safeguarding the constitutional rights of those they have sworn to protect and serve. Scholars and police departments are now faced with determining the best way to handle these new homeland security responsibilities. Here are two potential policing models.

How Jahiliyyah Provides an Ideological Platform for Islamic Terrorists

By Dr. James Hess

Ideology is one of the most important factors when seeking to understand the roots of terrorism. The terrorist groups ISIS and Al Qae’da have incorporated a motivating concept, called “jahiliyyah,” into their religious ideology, and made it the central focus of the group’s self-validation efforts. Learn more about jahiliyyah and how it's used by terror groups.