Glorifying Terrorism: An Anthology

Glorifying Terrorism is a 2007 technological know-how fiction anthology edited via Farah Mendlesohn, which used to be compiled in direct reaction to the Terrorism Act 2006. each tale within the anthology has been particularly designed to be unlawful less than the Act's prohibition on any booklet "indirectly encouraging the fee or instruction of acts of terrorism," together with "every assertion which glorifies the fee or guidance (whether some time past, sooner or later or often) of such acts," and in reality the anthology's advent starts with the categorical assertion that "(t)he goal of the tales and poems during this e-book is to glorify terrorism."

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