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dc.contributor.advisorYost, David S.
dc.contributor.authorThompson, Craig A.
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-15T19:38:24Z
dc.date.available2019-05-15T19:38:24Z
dc.date.issued2019-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/62308
dc.descriptionApproved for public release. distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe volume of extreme Islamic-inspired attacks in France in 2012-2016, the hundreds of French foreign fighters supporting the Islamic State's ruthless violence in the Levant, and the low level of assimilation to mainstream French culture by young French Muslims have quickly become major concerns for the security and stability of France. The French Republic is a European sovereign nation with inclusive immigration policies, an active proponent of full assimilation for minorities and immigrants, and a non-participant in the U.S.-led invasion and occupation of Iraq in 2003. The French government and the nation's citizens therefore did not anticipate this spate of jihadist terrorism. This thesis investigates the large-scale terror attacks, including the backgrounds and motivations of the perpetrators, and then assesses relevant analytical explanations by prominent French scholars of the increase in religion-inspired violence in France in 2012-2016. Scholars' views differ on the origins of radicalization and terrorist behavior, notably in regard to the role of religion in terms of social alienation and marginalization. By neutralizing the disruptive message at the source, deradicalizing the French prison system, and properly censoring the online channels of manpower recruitment, the French government can enhance its ability to prevent the infection of today's youth by this radical doctrine of salvation.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/millennialjihadi1094562308
dc.publisherMonterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleMILLENNIAL JIHADISM AND TERRORISM IN FRANCEen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderRasmussen, Maria J.
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.subject.authoral-Qaedaen_US
dc.subject.authorextremismen_US
dc.subject.authorideologyen_US
dc.subject.authorIslamic Stateen_US
dc.subject.authorjihaden_US
dc.subject.authornihilismen_US
dc.subject.authorRadical Islamen_US
dc.subject.authorSalafi-Jihadismen_US
dc.subject.authorterrorismen_US
dc.subject.authorviolent extremist organizationen_US
dc.description.recognitionOutstanding Thesisen_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Marine Corpsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Europe and Eurasia)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Europe and Eurasia)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.identifier.thesisid31993


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