How do Islamic Jihadists try to merge religion and terror?

US forces have killed Osama bin Laden.

To understand the larger issues of how Islamic Jihadists merge religion and terror we probed these related questions in 2006.

Why have religious conviction, hatred of secular society, and the demonstration of power through acts of violence frequently coalesced in Islamic activist movements?

Mark Jeurgensmeyer describes in Terror in the Mind of God: The Global Rise of Religious Violence, how one of the men convicted of the bombing of the World Trade Center Mahmud Abouhalima expressed his understanding of some terrorist acts that have little impact on political reality:


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