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Yet jihadism is multifaceted and complex, much broader than Al Qaeda alone. In the first wide-ranging introduction to today's rapidly growing jihadism, Khosrokhavar explains how two key movements variously influence jihadi activists.

Author: Farhad Khosrokhavar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317257516

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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Jihad is the most organized force against Western capitalism since the Soviet era. Yet jihadism is multifaceted and complex, much broader than Al Qaeda alone. In the first wide-ranging introduction to today's rapidly growing jihadism, Khosrokhavar explains how two key movements variously influence jihadi activists. One, based in the Middle East, is more heavily influenced by Islamic religion and political thought. The other, composed of individuals growing up or living mostly in Europe and Western democracies including the United States, is motivated by secular as well as religious influences. Khosrokhavar interprets religious and lesser-known Arabic texts and the real-world economic and political dynamics that make jihadism a growing threat to Western democracies. Interviews with imprisoned jihadists on what motivated their plots and actions help the readers understand reality as seen by jihadists. The author concludes with recommendations to safeguard democracies from future jihadism.
2015-12-03 By Farhad Khosrokhavar

17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 Sayyid Qutb, Ma'alim fil tariq (Signposts or The Signs of the Road), Minbar al Tawhid wal Jihad [website], in Khosrokhavar, Inside Jihadism, ...

Author: Joel Hodge

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350104983

Category: Religion

Page: 296

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This book traces the trajectory of militant jihadism to show how violence is more intentionally embraced as the centre of worship, social order and ideology. Undertaking an in-depth analysis of militant jihadist groups and utilising the work of René Girard, Joel Hodge argues that the extreme violence of militant jihadists is a response to modernity in two ways that have not been sufficiently explored by the existing literature. Firstly, it is a manifestation of the unrestrained and escalating state of desire and rivalry in modernity, which militant jihadists seek to counter with extreme violence. Secondly, it is a response to the unveiling and discrediting of sacred violence, which militant jihadists seek to reverse by more purposefully valorising sacred violence in what they believe to be jihad. Relevant to anyone interested in Islam, philosophy of religion, theology, and terrorism, Violence in the Name of God imagines new ways of thinking about militancy in the name of Islam in the twenty-first century.
2020-01-23 By Joel Hodge

In this provocative book, "Inside the Gender Jihad", Wadud brings a wealth of experience from the trenches of the jihad to make a passionate argument for gender inclusiveness in the Muslim world.

Author: Amina Wadud

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781780744513

Category: Religion

Page: 325

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A world-renowned professor of Islamic studies, Amina Wadud has long been at the forefront of what she calls the 'gender jihad,' the struggle for justice for women within the global Islamic community. In 2005, she made international headlines when she helped to promote new traditions by leading the Muslim Friday prayer in New York City, provoking a firestorm of media controversy and kindling charges of blasphemy among conservative Muslims worldwide. In this provocative book, "Inside the Gender Jihad", Wadud brings a wealth of experience from the trenches of the jihad to make a passionate argument for gender inclusiveness in the Muslim world. Knitting together scrupulous scholarship with lessons drawn from her own experiences as a woman, she explores the array of issues facing Muslim women today, including social status, education, sexuality, and leadership. A major contribution to the debate on women and Islam, Amina Wadud's vision for changing the status of women within Islam is both revolutionary and urgent.
2013-10-01 By Amina Wadud

[9:33] Jihadists would not be able to exult as much in Islamic superiority if they defeated countries like Russia or China, because those countries are not the strongest. But defeating the United States, the most powerful nation the ...

Author: Dr. Tawfik Hamid

Publisher: D Street Books

ISBN: 9780990808985

Category: Religion

Page: 180

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Why has radical Islam become such a deadly threat, and why does it dominate the Muslim world? Dr. Tawfik Hamid answers these and other questions about this evil movement clearly and accessibly in his groundbreaking work. Dr. Hamid knows about radical Islam firsthand. In the early 1980s, he was recruited into Jamaa Islamiya, a terror group led at the time by Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri, the man who went on to replace Osama bin Laden as leader of al-Qaeda. Eventually and miraculously, Dr. Hamid recognized the insidious nature of violent jihad and rejected its distortions of the Quran, the holy book of the Muslim faith. Ever since, he has pursued the reformation of Islam. He has written new interpretations of the Quran's key texts and has shared his message in many mosques. Inside Jihad reveals Dr. Hamid's deep insights about and passionate opposition to the Islamic terror movement drawn from his direct personal experiences. As a medical doctor and an expert on the psychology of the jihadist mindset, he explains the roles that sex, fear, petrodollars and the hijab for women have played in its proliferation. And he details his bold plan for Islamic reformation that would eventually change the jihadists minds and end their reign of terror.
2018-07-27 By Dr. Tawfik Hamid

It should be noted that the jihadist organizations were based in northern Upper Egypt and could not invade the south, which is Bedouin and agricultural with Sufi tendencies. The first jihadi surge in Egypt came to a peak with a local ...

Author: Virginie Collombier

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190864545

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Across the Muslim world, from Iraq and Yemen, to Egypt and the Sahel, new alliances have been forged between the latest wave of violent Islamist groups ---- -including Islamic State and Boko Haram ---- -and local tribes. But can one now speak of a direct link between tribalism and jihadism, and how analytically useful might it be? Tribes are traditionally thought to resist all encroachments upon their sovereignty, whether by the state or other local actors, from below; yet by joining global organizations such as Islamic State, are they not rejecting the idea of the state from above? This triangular relationship is key to understanding instances of mass 'radicalization', when entire communities forge alliances with jihadi groups, for reasons of self-interest, self-preservation or religious fervor. If Algeria's FIS or Turkey's AKP once represented the 'Islamization of nationalism', have we now entered a new era, the 'tribalization of globalization'?
2018-03 By Virginie Collombier

She discovers how ISIS entraps ordinary people, like teenage girls from Bethnal Green. Anna Erelle is the undercover journalist behind "Melodie".

Author: Anna Erelle

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 000813958X


Page: 240

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Twenty year-old Mélodie, a recent convert to Islam, meets the leader of an ISIS brigade on Facebook. In 48 hours he has 'fallen in love' with her, calls her every hour, urges her to marry him, join him in Syria in a life of paradise - and join his jihad. She discovers how ISIS entraps ordinary people, like teenage girls from Bethnal Green.
2016-02-11 By Anna Erelle

Combined with deep social and cultural chasms, worsening economic disparities, and unmet expectations, this Salafism often finds a willing and complementary partner in jihadism. Salafi-jihadists are not, to state the obvious, ...

Author: Mehran Kamrava

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190934910

Category: Political Science


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The 2011 Arab uprisings and their subsequent aftermath have thrown into question some of our long-held assumptions about the foundational aspects of the Arab state. While the regional and international consequences of the uprisings continue to unfold with great unpredictability, their ramifications for the internal lives of the states in which they unfolded are just as dramatic and consequential. States historically viewed as models of strength and stability have been shaken to their foundations. Borders thought impenetrable have collapsed; sovereignty and territoriality have been in flux. This book examines some of the central questions facing observers and scholars of the Middle East concerning the nature of power and politics before and after 2011 in the Arab world. The focus of the book revolves around the very nature of politics and the exercise of power in the Arab world, conceptions of the state, its functions and institutions, its sources of legitimacy, and basic notions underlying it such as sovereignty and nationalism. Inside the Arab State adopts a multi-disciplinary approach, examining a broad range of political, economic, and social variables. It begins with an examination of politics, and more specifically political institutions, in the Arab world from the 1950s on, tracing the travail of states, and the wounds they inflicted on society and on themselves along the way, until the eruption of the 2011 uprisings. The uprisings, the states' responses to them, and efforts by political leaders to carve out for themselves means of legitimacy are also discussed, as are the reasons for the emergence and rise of Daesh and the Islamic State. Power, I argue, and increasingly narrow conceptions of it in terms of submission and conformity, remains at the heart of Arab politics, popular protests and yearnings for change notwithstanding. Much has changed in the Arab world over the last several decades. But even more has stayed the same.
2018-08-15 By Mehran Kamrava

Either model of governance seems unacceptable for jihadists and other Salafi circles. Another consequence was about the need to take active part in the transformations, which created an impression of anarchy and chaos.

Author: Radoslaw Fiedler

Publisher: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH

ISBN: 9783832540494

Category: Arab Spring, 2010-

Page: 230

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"The main advantage of this monograph is that it attempts to conduct the most up-to-date analysis possible of the present political situation in Egypt and the Middle East. Therefore we receive a monograph which allows us not only to look at the Arab Spring from a historical perspective, but primarily to reflect on the consequences of these past events that it was hoped would spark political reforms in Arab states and facilitate greater public participation in the system of governance. Thus, this publication allows the verification of many of the judgments and opinions expressed during the Arab Spring, on the possible direction of development of the political processes initiated by the massive social revolts in Arab countries."
2015-08-17 By Radoslaw Fiedler

See the description of this ideology in my latest book, Jihadism in the Two Worlds: Europe versus the Middle East, Yale Cultural Sociological Series (London: Paradigm, 2008). 12. The 2006 war in Lebanon left more than twelve hundred ...

Author: Charles B. Strozier

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195379655

Category: Philosophy

Page: 274

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This work sheds light on the psychology of fundamentalism, with a particular focus on those who become extremists and fanatics. The contributors identify several factors: a radical dualism, a destructive inclination to interpret authoritative texts, paranoid thinking, and an apocalyptic world view.
2010-05-27 By Charles B. Strozier

the men wore street clothes, but I also saw a few men in djellaba as well as some in the Afghan shalwar kameez. But many of the men in the shalwar kameez were from the Middle East or North Africa, not from Afghanistan.

Author: Omar Nasiri

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780465003723

Category: History

Page: 368

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From Europe's burgeoning terrorist underground, to the training camps of Afghanistan, to the radical mosques of London, this is a unique and chilling insider's story of the rise of Al Qaeda and the intelligence services that struggle to contain it. Between 1994 and 2000, Omar Nasiri worked as a secret agent for Europe's top foreign intelligence services -- including France's DGSE (Direction Gérale de la Séritéxtéeure), and Britain's MI5 and MI6. From the netherworld of Islamist cells in Belgium, to the training camps of Afghanistan, to the radical mosques of London, he risked his life to defeat the emerging global network that the West would come to know as Al Qaeda. Now, for the first time, Nasiri shares the story of his life -- a life balanced precariously between the world of Islamic jihadists and the spies who pursue them. As an Arab and a Muslim, he was able to infiltrate the rigidly controlled Afghan training camps, where he encountered men who would later be known as the most-wanted terrorists on earth, going so far as to form a sleeper cell in Europe with Al Qaeda's top recruiter in Pakistan and London's radical cleric Abu Qatada. A detailed portrait of a complex man who fought on both sides,Inside the Jihad is a terrifying, suspenseful look at an organization that continues to be a global threat.
2007-03-09 By Omar Nasiri

Triumphalism over the end of bin Laden, and by extension the scourge of jihadism, would prove to be sorely misguided. Barely three years later, on the first day of Ramadan at the end of June 2014, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, adorned in the ...

Author: Simon Staffell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190650292

Category: Political Science

Page: 273

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Jihadist narratives have evolved dramatically over the past five years, driven by momentous events in the Middle East and beyond; the death of bin Laden; the rise and ultimate failure of the Arab Springs; and most notably, the rise of the so-called Islamic State. For many years, Al-Qaeda pointed to an aspirational future Caliphate as their utopian end goal - one which allowed them to justify their violent excesses in the here and now. The rise of Islamic State turned that aspiration into a dystopic reality, and in the process, usurped the Jihadist narrativefrom them almost completely, breathing new life into the global Salafi-Jihadi movement. Despite air-strikes from above, and local disillusionment from below, the new Caliphate has stubbornly persisted and has been at the heart of ISIL's growing global appeal. This timely collection of essays examines how jihadist narratives have changed globally, adapting to these turbulent circumstances. Area and thematic specialists consider transitions inside the Middle East and North Africa as well as in South Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and Europe. As these analysesdemonstrate, the success of the ISIL narrative has been as much about resonance with local contexts, as it has been about the appeal of the global idea of a tangible and realised caliphate.
2016 By Simon Staffell

This view has been proposed by Ahmad Achraf, in Gogtegou, The Illusion of Conspiracy (tavahhome tote'eh), Tehran, 7: (8), up to 46, Summer 1374 (1995). 11. ... See Farhad Khosrokhavar, Inside Jihadism (Paradigm Publishers, 2008). 14.

Author: Ramin Jahanbegloo

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781793600073

Category: Political Science

Page: 346

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In Mapping the Role of Intellectuals in Iranian Modern and Contemporary History, Jahanbegloo and contributors examine the role of Iranian intellectuals in the history of Iranian modernity. They trace the contributions of intellectuals in the construction of national identity and the Iranian democratic debate, analyzing how intellectuals balanced indebtedness to the West with the issue of national identity in Iran. Recognizing how intellectual elites became beholden to political powers, the contributors demonstrate the trend that intellectuals often opted for cultural dissent rather than ideological politics.
2020-12-15 By Ramin Jahanbegloo

This is an insider analysis of the phenomenon of Jihad and Radical Islam by an ex-Islamic Extremist and an associate of the second in command (after Bin Laden) of Al-Qaeda.

Author: Tawfik Hamid

Publisher: Dr Tarek Adbel

ISBN: 0981547109

Category: Religion

Page: 201

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This is an insider analysis of the phenomenon of Jihad and Radical Islam by an ex-Islamic Extremist and an associate of the second in command (after Bin Laden) of Al-Qaeda.
2008 By Tawfik Hamid

Hesitantly the young man answered, “The Greater Jihad is well named because it is an epic battle in the heart of all men. It is the lifelong struggle to draw closer to Allah.” Beheshti stroked his beard. “Very true. There is an internal ...

Author: Jason Elam

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 9781496423344

Category: Fiction

Page: 1568

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This collection bundles all four titles from the thrilling Riley Covington series by Jason Elam and Steve Yohn into one volume for a great value! #1 Monday Night Jihad He thought his deadliest enemy knelt across the line of scrimmage. He was wrong! After a tour of duty in Afghanistan, Riley Covington is living his dream as a professional linebacker when he comes face to face with a radical terrorist group on his own home turf. Drawn into the nightmare around him, Riley returns to his former life as a member of a special ops team that crosses oceans in an attempt to stop the escalating attacks. But time is running out, and it soon becomes apparent that the terrorists are on the verge of achieving their goal—to strike at the very heart of America. This softcover edition also includes a teaser chapter of the next Riley Covington thriller. Written by a member of the NFL; gives readers an insider look at the world of professional athletes and military intelligence. Examines the challenges of homeland security in large-venue events. Explores the tension between the desire for revenge and the constraints of the Christian faith, especially as it relates to Islam. Jason Elam has recently returned from Iraq, where he visited and supported the troops. You can read his journal at #2 Blown Coverage Linebacker Riley Covington returns to another season of mini-camp for the Colorado Mustangs just as a wave of terrorist attacks begin to occur across the country. Sleeper cells are being awakened—likely by the leader of the Cause, who has recently escaped from captivity and is coordinating attacks not only on America but also on Riley and his loved ones. As Jim Hicks, Scott Ross, and the rest of the Counterterrorism Division follow leads in Europe, Riley goes on the offensive to draw out his attackers. But can the Cause be stopped before they’re able to reach their ultimate goal? #3 Blackout Riley Covington is still reeling from his father’s brutal murder when he learns he’s been traded. Meanwhile, the counterterrorism division has detected a plot to detonate electromagnetic pulse bombs that could leave the U.S. without power, communications, and transportation—right down to dropping planes out of the sky. CTD scrambles to stop the attacks, but they run out of time. Amid the fallout, Riley, Scott, Skeeter, and CTD must regroup to make sure the second bomb doesn’t reach its destination. #4 Inside Threat After taking two football seasons off, Riley Covington is attempting to make a comeback in the league while trying to forget Khadi Faroughi, now on security detail for a prominent senator. But a new attack turns both of their lives upside down yet again. During a state funeral, terrorists overrun the National Cathedral and take senators, congressmen, and their entourages hostage, including Khadi. This new generation of The Cause is made up of homegrown terrorists—an inside threat to the security of the nation. They release most of the hostages, but Khadi and several others are kept behind as significant bargaining chips. The Cause pledges to behead one member of Congress each day throughout the month of Ramadan as a punishment for their own country’s rejection of Islam. Despite the protests of Counter-Terrorism Division director Scott Ross, Riley races to CTD armed with a plan and a fierce determination to rescue Khadi at all costs.
2017-06-06 By Jason Elam

Still, the sounds were more tolerable than the images of torture and charred bodies laid out in the sun. Wandering through jihadist Francophone networks online, I was continually shocked by the contrast between sound and image.

Author: Anna Erelle

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780008154424

Category: Political Science

Page: 50

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FREE SAMPLER FROM THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER When Anna Erelle, a young journalist, goes undercover online to discover how today’s most ruthless terrorists use social media to recruit disaffected young women like the girls from Bethnal Green, her investigation spins into a harrowing nightmare.
2015-06-04 By Anna Erelle

" Mary Anne Weaver, author of Pakistan: In the Shadow of Jihad and Afghanistan In this important work, now with a new afterword, renowned Middle Eastern expert Fawaz A. Gerges takes us into the mind-set of the jihadi or holy warrior that ...

Author: Fawaz A. Gerges

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0156031701

Category: History

Page: 328

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Draws on the author's extensive research into the minds and motivations of Kamal al-Said Habib, a founder of the jihadist movement, in an account that documents the terrorist's life as well as the experiences of numerous Islamic fundamentalists to offer insight into crucial events from the past thirty years. Reprint.
2007 By Fawaz A. Gerges

Apparently, we are talking about the activities of the jihad brigades whose three leaders were killed in Cyprus in 1989. According to Shaqaqi, of course, we are talking about an argument that has no merit which was aimed at hurting the ...

Author: Shaul Bartal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317519614

Category: Political Science

Page: 308

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The 21st century exists in the shadow of the return of extremist Islam to the center of the world’s political stage, a process that began at the end of the previous century. While researchers have focused on the rise of Hamas, this return has in fact manifested itself in a range of independent Islamic extremist groups with their own philosophies. Jihad in Palestine provides a comprehensive study of the variety of Islamic extremist groups operating inside Israel/Palestine today, examining their philosophies and views concerning martyrdom, as well as their attitudes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. These ideologies are presented in their own words, thanks to the author’s extensive translations and commentary of primary sources in Arabic, including the writings of the Islamic Jihad, al-Jama’a al-Islamiya, Hizbal-Tahrir al-Islami, Hamas and the Islamic Movement. The book studies the attitudes of these organisations towards the fundamental issues surrounding Jihad, including the concept of personal obligation, the relationship of the movement to the peace agreements and attitudes towards Jews expressed in the movement’s writings. Exploring the basic theories of sacrifice and analysing modern day Palestinian society, it promotes a greater understanding of the religious angle of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The book will be of interest to students and scholars of Middle East Studies, Jewish Studies, Political Islam and Terrorism & Political Violence.
2015-07-24 By Shaul Bartal

Ottoman and German Propaganda and Intelligence Operations in the First World War Tilman Lüdke. Barcode Inside This study analyses German and Ottoman efforts to pro- mod'

Author: Tilman Lüdke

Publisher: Lit Verlag

ISBN: UOM:39015063351475

Category: History

Page: 251

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This study analyses German and Ottoman efforts to promote a Muslim uprising in the Ottoman Empire and the Entente colonies in the First World War through intelligence and propaganda operations. Where appropriate, reference will be made to similar activities carried out by the British. These activities ended in failure. Germany over-rated the power of Pan-Islam and did not succeed in producing the desired rebellions. Britain, on the other hand, underrated Ottoman internal cohesion, and overrated the appeal of Arab nationalism to gain the support of the Ottoman Arabs for Britain's ends.
2005 By Tilman Lüdke

His latest publications include Inside Jihadism (Paradigm Publishers, 2009) and Avoir vingt ans au pays des ayatollahs (RobertLaffont, 2008). Mahmood Monshipouri is an Associate Professor of International Relations at San Francisco ...

Author: Jocelyne Cesari

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135188733

Category: History

Page: 264

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This book is the first systematic attempt to study the situation of European and American Muslims after 9/11, and to present a comprehensive analysis of their religious, political, and legal situations. Since 9/11, and particularly since the Madrid and London bombings of 2004 and 2005, the Muslim presence in Europe and the United States has become a major political concern. Many have raised questions regarding potential links between Western Muslims, radical Islam, and terrorism. Whatever the justification of such concerns, it is insufficient to address the subject of Muslims in the West from an exclusively counter-terrorist perspective. Based on empirical studies of Muslims in the US and Western Europe, this edited volume posits the situation of Muslim minorities in a broader reflection on the status of liberalism in Western foreign policies. It also explores the changes in immigration policies, multiculturalism and secularism that have been shaped by the new international context of the ‘war on terror’. This book will be of great interest to students of Critical Security Studies, Islamic Studies, Sociology and Political Science in general. Jocelyne Cesari is an Associate at Harvard’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Center for European Studies, teaching at Harvard Divinity School and the Government Department, specializing in Islam and the Middle East.
2009-12-04 By Jocelyne Cesari

Inside Jihadism – Understanding Jihadi Movements Worldwide. Routledge. Lapidus, I. M. (1967). Muslim cities in the later middle age. Harvard University Press. Laroui, A. (2011). L'Histoire du Maghreb. Un essai de synthèse.

Author: Francesca Maria Corrao

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030690007



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