Islam In The Digital Age: E-Jihad, Online Fatwas and Cyber Islamic Environments / Edition 1

Islam In The Digital Age: E-Jihad, Online Fatwas and Cyber Islamic Environments / Edition 1

by Gary R. Bunt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745320988

ISBN-13: 9780745320984

Pub. Date: 07/20/2003

Publisher: Pluto Press

Focusing on the warlike and authoritarian stereotype of Islam that seems to have blinded westerners, persistently for the past few decades and intermittently for the past few centuries, Bunt (U. of Wales, Lampeter) describes how Muslims do and might further their nefarious purposes through the World Wide Web and other avenues of the Internet. Hacking and cracking,…  See more details below

Overview

Focusing on the warlike and authoritarian stereotype of Islam that seems to have blinded westerners, persistently for the past few decades and intermittently for the past few centuries, Bunt (U. of Wales, Lampeter) describes how Muslims do and might further their nefarious purposes through the World Wide Web and other avenues of the Internet. Hacking and cracking, mujahideen in cyberspace, and religious authority on the Internet are the main topics. He doe mention, however, the greater and lesser E-jihad, a jihad for peace, online advice, and Islamic diversity. Distributed in the US by Stylus. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745320984
Publisher:
Pluto Press
Publication date:
07/20/2003
Series:
Critical Studies on Islam Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.47(w) x 8.61(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
1Introduction1
2'The Digital Sword'? and Defining 'E-Jihad'25
3Hacktivism, Hacking and Cracking in the Name of Islam37
4Cyber Islamic Reactions to 9-11: Majahideen in Cyberspace67
5Cyber Islamic Reactions to 9-11: The 'Inter-fada' and Global E-Jihad91
6Cyber Islamic Reactions to 9-11: Jihad for Peace112
7Islamic Decision-Making and Advice Online124
8Sunni Religious Authority on the Internet I: Muslim Majority Contexts135
9Sunni Religious Authority on the Internet II: Muslim Minority167
10The Online Mujtahid: Islamic Diversity and Authority Online184
11Islam in the Digital Age205
Bibliography212
Glossary of Islamic Terminology227
Index230

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