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Terrorism and Philanthropy. Counter Terrorism Financing Regimes, International Civil Society, and Religious Fundamentalism
(2008)
  • Peter C. Weber, Murray State University
Abstract
Philanthropy has been seen as a peculiar feature of human behavior. The common role of philanthropy in all worldly religions and cultures cannot be underemphasized. Nonetheless, philanthropy is not intrinsically good. Academic literature has not yet well explored the dark side of philanthropy. This paper attempts to portray, from a historical perspective, this negative role of philanthropic action, focusing on the role of social welfare provision in terrorist/fundamentalist movements.
Keywords
  • philanthropy,
  • terrorism,
  • counter-terrorism financing regimes,
  • Hamas,
  • al Qaeda
Publication Date
2008
Citation Information
Weber, P. C. (2008). Terrorism and Philanthropy. Counter Terrorism Financing Regimes, International Civil Society, and Religious Fundamentalism. ISTR Conference Working Paper Volume.