Inside Jihadism

from the Jihadists' point of view and the constitution of marginalized diasporas in
Europe. The Jihadist movement is in reaction to the major secular tendencies
within European societies in which sometimes the practice of Islamic rituals is ...

Author: Farhad Khosrokhavar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317257529

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.

Violence in the Name of God

The Militant Jihadist Response to Modernity Joel Hodge ... 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, 23.

Author: Joel Hodge

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350104981

Category: Philosophy

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.


Khosrokhavar, Inside Jihadism, 297. 115. John Kelsay, Arguing the Just War in
Islam (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2007), 220–221; Milton Leitenberg,
“Assessing the Biological Weapons and Bioterrorism Threat,” U.S. Army War ...

Author: Nirode Mohanty

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1498575978

Category: Political Science

Page: 380

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This book deals with the evolution of jihadism in the past centuries and its impact on the world as an existential threat to the humanity in view of worldwide terrorist attacks with its aggression, brutality, and savagery while imperiling the democracy, secularism, plurality, freedom, and security of the civilized world.

New Approaches to the Analysis of Jihadism

... Farhad, Inside Jihadism: Understanding Jihadi Movements Worldwide, London
: Paradigm Publishers 2009 Kimmage, Daniel, “Al-Qaeda Central and the
Internet“, policy paper, Washington: New America Foundation 2010 Kippenberg,
Hans ...

Author: Rüdiger Lohlker

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3862349004

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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The Processes of Interaction on Jihadi Internet Sites.

In the Skin of a Jihadist Free Sampler Inside Islamic State s Recruitment Networks

Wandering through jihadist Francophone networks online, I was continually
shocked by the contrast between sound and image. The juvenile laughter
accompanying these horrific scenes made the videos all the more unbearable. I'd
noticed ...

Author: Anna Erelle

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008154422

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.

Jihad Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

A number of works claiming to address the question of jihadism from within also
appeared, such as Gerges 2006 and Khosrokhavar 2009, reflecting the
complexity of understanding individual motivations for joining these

Author: Natana DeLong-Bas

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199806187


Page: 30

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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of Islamic studies find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In Islamic studies, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Islamic Studies, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of the Islamic religion and Muslim cultures. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit

Al Qaeda s Global Crisis

In contrast to common Western and some jihadist interpretations today, those
actions do not inextricably link Islam with ... Farhad Khosrokhavar, Inside
Jihadism: Understanding Jihadi Movements Worldwide (Boulder, Co: Paradigm,
2008), p, ...

Author: V. G. Julie Rajan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317645375

Category: Political Science

Page: 354

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This book focuses on the crises facing Al Qaeda and how the mass killing of Muslims is challenging its credibility as a leader among Islamist jihadist organizations. The book argues that these crises are directly related to Al Qaeda’s affiliation with the extreme violence employed against Muslims in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan in the decade since 9/11. Al Qaeda’s public and private responses to this violence differ greatly. While in public Al Qaeda has justified those attacks declaring that, for the establishment of a state of ‘true believers’, they are a necessary evil, in private Al Qaeda has been advising its local affiliates to refrain from killing Muslims. To better understand the crises facing Al Qaeda, the book explores the development of Central Al Qaeda’s complex relationship with radical (mis)appropriations and manifestations of takfir, which allows one Muslim to declare another an unbeliever, and its unique relationship with each of its affiliates in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The author then goes on to consider how the prominence of takfir is contributing to the deteriorating security in those countries and how this is affecting Al Qaeda’s credibility as an Islamist terror organization. The book concludes by considering the long-term viability of Al Qaeda and how its demise could allow the rise of the even more radical, violent Islamic State and the implications this has for the future security of the Middle East, North Africa and Central/South Asia. This book will be of much interest to students of political violence and terrorism, Islamism, global security and IR.

The Arab Revolution

... Inside Jihadism, Boulder, Paradigm Publishers, 2009. Kienle, Eberhard, A
Grand Delusion, Democracy and Economic Reform in Egypt, London, I.B. Tauris,
2001. Lahoud, Nelly, The Jihadis' Path to Selfdestruction, London, Hurst, 2010.

Author: Jean-Pierre Filiu

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199920842

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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When Mohammad Bouazizi sets himself on fire on December 17, 2010, he started a series of extraordinary events that spread across the Middle East with stunning rapidity. In less than a month, President Ben Ali fled Tunisia, ending a twenty-three year regime. Shortly thereafter, on 11 February 2011, President Mubarak of Egypt stepped down after nearly thirty years in power. In The Arab Revolution, Jean-Pierre Filiu offers a concise but sweeping account of the earth-shattering revolts that began in Tunis and continue today throughout the Middle East. Stressing the deep historical roots of the events, Filiu organizes the book around ten lessons that illuminate both the uprisings in particular and the region in general. He shows, for instance, that these movements didn't erupt out of thin air--Arabs have been fighting for their rights for more than a generation. The author sheds light on the role of youth--whose anger is power, he notes, and who embrace the message "tomorrow is yours, if you fight for it"--as well as the important role that social networks played in Tunisia and Egypt. Filiu also argues that in the aftermath, jihadists are in a difficult position, because the essentially peaceful grassroots protests in Tunisia and Egypt have undercut their message of violence and indeed have called into question their relevance. The book also reveals that, despite being somewhat overshadowed by the Arab uprising, Palestine remains the central concern throughout the Middle East. By shining a light on these lessons rather than providing a strictly chronological account, Filiu provides a far richer and deeper portrait of the revolutionary movements sweeping the region--as well as an insightful look at life in the Middle East today.

Muslims in the West after 9 11

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 State ...

Author: Jocelyne Cesari

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135188734

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.

Xenophobia and Islamophobia in Europe

... 1997) Farhad Khosrokhavar, Inside Jihadism: Understanding Jihadi
Movements Worldwide (Boulder, CO: Paradigm, 2009) Pamela Kilpadi (ed.),
Islam and Tolerance in Wider Europe (New York: Open Society Institute, 2007)
Jytte Klausen, ...

Author: Raymond Taras

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748654895

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 842

This cross-national analysis of Islamophobia looks at these questions in an innovative, even-handed way, steering clear of politically-correct cliches and stereotypes. It cautions that Islamophobia is a serious threat to European values and norms, and mus

Global Jihadism

... gates had been leftopen. Witnesses said thatonce inside thehospital the
gunmen threatened foreignstaff and shouted Nimr's name, saying thatthey were
willingtodieto free him.But theyfled before locating their colleague. 30 ...

Author: Jarret M. Brachman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134055404

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Global Jihadism exposes the core doctrine and strategy of today’s global Jihadist movement. The first half of the book explores the ideas upon which groups such as Al Qaeda are built, including the concepts of Jihad, al-Wala wal-Bara, Takfir and Tawhid. Jarret Brachman exposes a genre of Jihadist strategic scholarship that has been virtually ignored in the West and helps to situate it within the broader Salafist religious movement. The second half explores the thinking and activities of Al Qaeda’s propaganda machine, explaining its intricacies and idiosyncrasies. It includes case studies on the rise and fall of global Jihadist terrorism in Saudi Arabia post-9/11, and highlights the explosive results of bringing theory to bear on practice in the United Kingdom over the past twenty years. The book concludes by providing innovative strategies for combating the global Jihadist ideology.

Undercover Jihadi Bride Inside Islamic State s Recruitment Networks

Wandering through jihadist Francophone networks online, I was continually
shocked by the contrast between sound and image. ... For some, Jihadism 2.0 is
a fad. ... The video showed him taking inventory of the items inside his SUV.

Author: Anna Erelle

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008139571

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 436

Previously published as ‘In the Skin of a Jihadist’ 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.

Inside the Danger Zones

Removal of Saddam was the key tounlock the whole region and to magic itinto
apatchwork quilt of proWestern democracies. Instead,the invasionofIraqwas
toalienate friends in NATO and inthe Islamic world, and tofire up Jihadism

Author: Paul Moorcraft

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 1849542805

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 301

Sometimes hilarious, sometimes tragic, Inside the Danger Zones is the story ofPaul Moorcraft'swork during the major wars of the last three decades. As a freelance war correspondent and military analyst for many of the top TV networks, Moorcraft has parachuted into countless war zones and worked at the heart of the British security establishment. Hehas the habit of being in the wrong place at the worst of times, from the siege of Sarajevo in the 1990s to the siege of the West Bank town of Jenin in 2002. This book takes him to a series of conflict zones from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe,covering coups and counter-coups across the globe. Along the way he encounters some of the most dangerous people in the world; in Afghanistan when the West was training bin Laden's Mujahedin fighters, interviewing Mugabe during the Rhodesian Bush War of the late 1970s, and travelling to meetSaddam on the eve of the 2003 allied invasion of Iraq.

Library Journal




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Fault Lines in Global Jihad

From 1979 to 1998, jihadism was dominated by those who believed that
revolution in the Arab world must precede any ... between Jews and their
superpower patron, the United States.1 While the debate inside the jihadist
community has ...

Author: Assaf Moghadam

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136710574

Category: History

Page: 274

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This book deals with the causes, nature, and impact of the divisions within the jihadi movement, and the splits between jihadis and other Islamic groups. Fault Lines in Global Jihad offers a systematic and comprehensive examination of the broad range of divisions that contribute to the weakening of the jihadi movement. It separates these divisions into two broad categories, namely fissures dividing jihadis themselves, and divisions separating jihadis from other Muslim and Islamist groups. The first part of the book covers intra-jihadi divisions, highlighting tensions and divisions over strategic, tactical, and organizational issues. The second part of the book addresses several important case studies of jihadi altercations with other Muslim and Islamist groups of non-jihadi persuasion, such as the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, and the Shii community. More than simply an enumeration of problems and cracks within al-Qa’ida and its cohorts, this book addresses critical policy issues of relevance to the broader struggle against the global jihadi movement. The editors conclude that these divisions have and continue to weaken al-Qa’ida, but neither in an automatic nor in an exclusive fashion—for these divisions render the global jihadi movement simultaneously vulnerable and more resilient. This book will be of much interest to students of jihadism, terrorism and political violence, Islamism, security studies and IR in general.

The Rise and Fall of Al Qaeda

His story also reveals the dramatic changes that have taken place within jihadism
over the decades. ... There was a consensus, both inside and outside jihadist
circles in the region, that jihadis had reached the end of their rope, and that their

Author: Fawaz A. Gerges

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199911711

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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In this concise and fascinating book, Fawaz A. Gerges argues that Al-Qaeda has degenerated into a fractured, marginal body kept alive largely by the self-serving anti-terrorist bureaucracy it helped to spawn. In The Rise and Fall of Al-Qaeda, Gerges, a public intellectual known widely for his expertise on radical ideologies, including jihadism, argues that the Western powers have become mired in a "terrorism narrative," stemming from the mistaken belief that America is in danger of a devastating attack by a crippled al-Qaeda. To explain why al-Qaeda is no longer a threat, he provides a briskly written history of the organization, showing its emergence from the disintegrating local jihadist movements of the mid-1990s-not just the Afghan resistance of the 1980s, as many believe-in "a desperate effort to rescue a sinking ship by altering its course." During this period, Gerges interviewed many jihadis, gaining a first-hand view of the movement that bin Laden tried to reshape by internationalizing it. Gerges reveals that transnational jihad has attracted but a small minority within the Arab world and possesses no viable social and popular base. Furthermore, he shows that the attacks of September 11, 2001, were a major miscalculation--no "river" of fighters flooded from Arab countries to defend al-Qaeda in Afghanistan, as bin Laden expected. The democratic revolutions that swept the Middle East in early 2011 show that al-Qaeda today is a non-entity which exercises no influence over Arabs' political life. Gerges shows that there is a link between the new phenomenon of homegrown extremism in Western societies and the war on terror, particularly in Afghanistan-Pakistan, and that homegrown terror exposes the structural weakness, not strength, of bin Laden's al-Qaeda. Gerges concludes that the movement has splintered into feuding factions, neutralizing itself more effectively than any Predator drone. Forceful, incisive, and written with extensive inside knowledge, this book will alter the debate on global terrorism.

Defeating the Jihadists

Iraq may be a positive force for change in the Middle East , but our mistakes in
Iraq and the attendant boost to the jihadist cause has put us at a serious
disadvantage to ever make that happen within a useful time frame . This leads to
the ...

Author: Richard A. Clarke

Publisher: Priority PressPublications


Category: Political Science

Page: 172

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New from The Century Foundation Press " Richard A. Clarke and eight other experts propose a specific program for safe-guarding America and defeating international terrorism. . . . This clear and forceful guide brings the most authoritative thinking on how to prevail against the most serious security threat of our times." -- James F. Hoge, Jr., Editor, "Foreign Affairs"

Jihadi Thought and Ideology

Manfred Sing From Maoism to Jihadism: Some Fatah militants' trajectory from the
mid 1970's to the mid 1980's1 On 14th ... Baḥayṣ and Tamīmī had started their
career as Maoist activists inside the Fatah (Palestinian National Liberation ...

Author: Rüdiger Lohlker,Tamara Abu-Hamdeh

Publisher: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH

ISBN: 3832537058

Category: Political Science

Page: 164

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The study of Jihadi ideology is still in an early stage. The contributions of this volume contribute to this field: Ideologues of Jihad, Maoists turned Jihadists, a theory of framing of Jihadi ideas, the analysis of Jihadi masculinities and of Jihadi role models presented in obline videos will further our understanding of Jihadi ideas and ideologies by exploring underresearched aspects of Jihadi ideology and theology. Dschihadistische Ideologien sind noch nicht ausreichend untersucht. Die Beiträge in diesem Band tragen zu einem vertieften Verständnis bei. Mit dschihadistischen Ideologen, zu Dschihadisten gewordene Maoisten, einem theoretischen Ansatz zur Analyse dschihadistischen Denkens, eine Untersuchung dschihadistischer Männlichkeitsvorstellungen und dschihadistische role models in Onlinevideos ermöglichen Einblicke in sonst wenig bekannte Phänomene.

In the Skin of a Jihadist

Wandering through jihadist Francophone networks online, I was continually
shocked by the contrast between sound and image. The juvenile laughter ... The
video showed him taking inventory of the items inside his SUV. It was like a bad ...

Author: Anna Erelle

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062417096

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 403

A young French journalist’s riveting and unprecedented look at how today’s most ruthless terrorists use social media and technology to reach disaffected youth—witnessed through the undercover investigation that led to her deep involvement with a key member of ISIS. On Facebook, “Melodie”—a twenty-year-old-convert to Islam living with her mother and sister in Toulouse—meets Bilel, a French-born, high-ranking militant for the Islamic State in Syria. Within days, Bilel falls in love with Melodie, Skypes her repeatedly, and adamantly urges her to come to Syria, marry him, and do jihad. The honey-tongued suitor promises the innocent, fatherless young girl a life of material comfort and spiritual purpose. But “Melodie” is actually Anna Erelle, a Parisian based journalist investigating the recruitment channels of the Islamic state, whose digital propaganda—Jihad 2.0—constitutes one of its most formidable and frightening weapons, successfully mobilizing increasing numbers of young Europeans. In this taut and riveting true story, Erelle chronicles her intense, month-long relationship with Bilel—who turns out to be none other than the right hand man of Abou Bakr al-Baghadi, the self-proclaimed caliph of ISIS. Impatient for Melodie to join him, Bilel tells her that, according to an imam, they are already all but married, and will be officially when she arrives in Syria. As she embarks on the final, most dangerous stage of her investigation, Melodie leaves for Amsterdam to begin her journey to the Middle East. But things go terribly wrong. A gripping and often harrowing inquiry into the factors that motivate young people to join extremist causes, and a shocking exploration of how technology and social media are spreading radicalism, The Mind of a Jihadist is a riveting page-turner that helps us better understand the appeal of extremism—and how an Islamic militant attempts to brainwash, seduce, and manipulate a vulnerable young woman.

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells



Category: English literature


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