Curious Worldview Podcast

158: Magnus Ranstorp | An Encyclopaedia On Modern Terrorism & Political Violence Reflects On His Career

November 28, 2023 Magnus Ranstorp Episode 158
Curious Worldview Podcast
158: Magnus Ranstorp | An Encyclopaedia On Modern Terrorism & Political Violence Reflects On His Career
Show Notes

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Magnus Ranstorp is a Swedish academic, hostage negotiator, teacher and author who has been researching and writing about terrorism for more than 30 years.

He is an encyclopaedia on modern terrorism and political violence. He was also the first author to seriously map out the Lebanese Hezbollah and its connection to Iran, Syria and international terrorism.

And so, the insights and experience Magnus brings to the current moment are extremely valuable. 

  • 00:00 – Introduction
  • 04:22 – How Has The Nature Of Terrorism Changed Over Time?
  • 24:22 – October 7th & HAMAS
  • 30:52 – HAMAS Financing & Terror Financing
  • 52:36 – Israel – Palestine
  • 1:09:41 – Biggest Terror Plots That Were Foiled
  • 1:18:56 – Sweden Caught In Fundamentalist Islam Crosshairs
  • 1:29:31 – HAMAS Gaining In Popularity Throughout The World
  • 1:36:47 – Magnus Takes Us On A Tour Of Gaza
  • 1:43:41 – Magnus Reflects On His Memoirs
  • 1:52:41 – Anders Brevik & Difference Between Political & Religious Radicalisation
  • 2:23:09 – Islam & Violence?
  • 2:26:41 – Philosophical Differences Between Islam & West
  • 2:51:11 – How Much Are Swedes To Blame For The Parallel Societies?
  • 3:01:10 – Most Effective Propaganda Magnus Ever Saw
  • 3:11:55 – Serendipity In Magnus’s Life

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