Center for Strategic Communication

Happiness in the proximity of faith and death

[ by Charles Cameron — the emotional impact of faith, from a nun present at the Normandy attack to a failed suicide bomber in Syria ] . According to this IB Times article, Tragic last words of Catholic priest killed by Isis terrorists revealed, Sister Helene Decaux,...

Hipbone update & request for your vote!

[ by Charles Cameron — 3 Quarks Daily, Boston Apocalyptic conference, LapidoMedia, World Religions and Spirituality Project, Bellingcat, Loopcast, Pragati, Sembl ] . First, please vote! . My story, War in Heaven, is in the running for the 3 Quarks Daily Arts &...

DoubleQuoting Leah Farrall & John Boyd

[ by Charles Cameron — because integrity is so crucial, and because this point so richly deserves repeating ] . Leah in a Sources & Methods podcast, talking about her work as a counter-terrorism analyst, as the co-author of her book with Mustafa Hamid, The Arabs...

When the promise of the miraculous is disappointed

[ by Charles Cameron — the role of promise and illusion in recruitment, disappointment and disillusion in CVE ] . Here’s an example of promise and disillusionment from the early Afghan jihad: upper quote below from Abdullah Azzam, lower quote from Mustafa Hamid. ** It...

Two new “must read” books

[ by Charles Cameron — Hamid & Farrall, Stern & Berger, full reviews coming up shortly ] . ** I recently received a review copy of Mustafa Hamid & Leah Farrall‘s breakthrough book, The Arabs at War in Afghanistan, courtesy of the publisher, Michael...