Social Pattern and Its Role in Countering Terrorism and Extremism

الأنساق الاجتماعية ودورها في مقاومة الإرهاب والتطرف : دراسة تحليلية للمجتمع السعودي / عبد الله بن عبد العزيز اليوسف.

اليوسف، عبد الله بن عبد العزيز ; Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al-Yousef (2006)


This book represents an endeavor to present extremist behaviour. The latter is the prelude to violent behavior. The presentation is made from a social standpoint involving a sociological analysis of the phenomenon. Also, it projects analysis on the factors and the processes that lead to the formation of a terroristic behaviour. Further, it highlights the future vision of the protective role which healthy social environments can play in countering terrorism, violence and extremism. It also dwells on the role and mission of each citizen in confronting such aberrant ideas. The book, as a whole, comprises important subjects _____ theoretical framework of the study; factors contributing to terrorism, violence and extremism; social coordination towards ensuring prevention against terrorism; violence and extremism. The book, in its concluding section, offers some recommendations. The most salient are the following: - It is imperative to project multiple theoretical frameworks in the broad domain of criminal behavior; - Social role should be assigned prime significance in combating crimes related to violence, terrorism and extremism; - The role of citizens in crime prevention should be affirmed. Each citizen should be prepared and qualified to assume this role. - Countering terrorism and extremism necessitates that an ideological confrontation should go side by side with practical anti-terrorism measures. - A national center should be established. It should supervise and anticipate future trends and study the ideological, social and economic changes which society is passing through and laying down the strategies necessary for confronting these changes.