How can people do such things? What sort of human beings could coldly plan, organize and execute such horrific actions? What goes on inside the mind of the suicide bomber? Is terrorism linked to the character of Islam as a religion? These are some of the questions addressed in this book. Stephen Morgan argues for a fresh perspective on this gruesome, but unique phenomenon. He stresses that we are better placed to undermine and eradicate the threat from terrorism, if we understand that we are dealing with cults, cults of terror, cults of death. He explains the psychopathology of the individuals involved from the civilian supporters through to the "lieutenants of death" and the terrorist leaders like Osama bin Laden. Stephen explains how the mechanisms of the terrorist camps, in places like Afghanistan, take youth and mould them into human missiles through processes of cult brainwashing and mind control. Finally, he points out some of the psychological weaknesses in the dynamics of the terrorist cells and their leaders, which may help us to cope with, catch and finally crush the terrorists.