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Inside Jihadism: Understanding Jihadi Movements Worldwide
     

Inside Jihadism: Understanding Jihadi Movements Worldwide

by Farhad Khosrokhavar
 

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ISBN-10: 1594516162

ISBN-13: 9781594516160

Pub. Date: 06/28/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594516160
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/28/2009
Series:
The Yale Cultural Sociology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
869,277
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Chapter 1: Explanatory Approaches to Jihadism Chapter 2: Jihadist Ideology Chapter 3: Jihadism: A Culture of Violence Chapter 4: The Jihadist View of Democracy Chapter 5: Fundamentalism in Islam Chapter 6: The Transmission of Jihad to the West Chapter 7: Jihadist Intelligentsia around the World Conclusion: Toward an Islam of Hope Index

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