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M.A., Florida International University
is affiliated with the Center for Jewish Studies there. Areas of study include terrorism, religion and politics, and identity politics. I would like to thank Kenneth D. Wald, Department of Political Science at the University of Florida, Christine E. Gudorf, Department of Religious Studies at Florida International University, Mohiaddan Messbahi, Department of International Studies, Florida International University, and Devin Stewart, Department of Middle Eastern Studies at Emory University for providing invaluable comments and criticism on successive drafts of this essay. An earlier version of this essay was presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting 1997 in San Diego, California.