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Thursday, June 2, 2016
Without Prejudice: What Sovereign Citizens BelieveIf you've ever read a sovereign citizen court filing, you may be understandably confused about the ideology behind the movement. Members of the sovereign citizen movement are increasingly in the news for their violent confrontations with law enforcement, but their confusing ideology can be difficult to understand. My newest paper for GWU's Program on Extremism explains in simple language what sovereigns believe, and where those beliefs originated.
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Buy the new book ISIS: The State of Terror by Jessica Stern and J.M. Berger.
Buy J.M. Berger's seminal book on American jihadists, Jihad Joe: Americans Who Go to War in the Name of Islam
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