Chapter 10. The Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend

  1. David Canter Professor
  1. Kevin Borgeson PhD, MA Assistant Professor1 and
  2. Robin Valeri PhD, BA, MA Professor of Psychology2

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470744499.ch10

The Faces of Terrorism: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

The Faces of Terrorism: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

How to Cite

Borgeson, K. and Valeri, R. (2010) The Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend, in The Faces of Terrorism: Multidisciplinary Perspectives (ed D. Canter), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470744499.ch10

Editor Information

  1. University of Huddersfield, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Salem State College, Salem, India

  2. 2

    St Bonaventure University, New york, USA

  1. A somewhat different version of this chapter appeared in the Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2006, October.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 15 FEB 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470753804

Online ISBN: 9780470744499

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Keywords:

  • Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend;
  • history of Aryan Nations and major tenets of their Christian identity;
  • 11 September 2001 - America's concerns, focusing on countering threats from groups outside United States;
  • Butler, involved in anti-communist movement - serving on California Committee to Combat Communism;
  • The Serpent Seed - The Two-Seedline Identity;
  • Armageddon Armageddon coming to America - whites rising up and destroying all Jews to rule the world;
  • House of Israel - for Aryan Nations members, nationality defining Israel;
  • women joining organized racist groups - learning to become anti-Semitic;
  • Aryan Nations as Christian-based Organization;
  • Christian Identity, serving important function for political activity of Aryan Nations

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • A Brief History of the Aryan Nations and Christian Identity

  • Recent Changes within the Aryan Nations

  • The Aryan Nations as a Christian-based Organization

  • Concluding Comments

  • References