The Canons of Jihad: Terrorists' Strategy for Defeating America

The Canons of Jihad: Terrorists' Strategy for Defeating America

by Jim Lacey
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Naval Institute Press
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The Canons of Jihad: Terrorists' Strategy for Defeating America

Since the 9/11 attacks, scholars have struggled to help Westerners understand what motivates the jihadi movement. Noting that the best way to understand jihadists is to ignore statements they release to the West in favor of examining what they say to each other, Jim Lacey provides a definitive collection of writings that intellectually underpins the movement. Rather than guessing about terrorist motivations from a Western perspective, readers are offered essays including those by the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hasan al-Banna, and a leading early member, Sayed Qutb that define the movement through the eyes of the terrorists themselves. As jihadist cadres begin to rebuild, Lacey notes that they are turning once again to their original thinkers to justify their actions. This project is sponsored by the United States Joint Forces Command.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591144618
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Publication date: 03/28/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 186
Sales rank: 313,218
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction     vii
Jihad against Jews and Crusaders: Issued by the World Islamic Front, February 23, 1998     1
Jihad   Hasan al-Banna     4
Milestones   Al Shaheed Sayyid Qutb     11
The Neglected Obligation   Muhammad al-Salam Faraj     35
The Management of Savagery   Abu Bakr Naji     48
The Qur'anic Concept of War   General S. K. Malik     88
Join the Caravan   Sheikh Abdullah Yusuf'Azzam     123
Bush under the Microscope   Abu-'Ubayd al-Qurashi     138
Towarda New Strategy in Resisting the Occupier   Muhammad Khalil al-Hakaymah     147
TheCall to Global Islamic Resistance   al-Suri     162
Index     179

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