Inside Jihad: Understanding and Confronting Radical Islam

Inside Jihad: Understanding and Confronting Radical Islam

by Tawfik M Hamid

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Overview

This is an insider analysis of the phenomenon of Radical Islam by an ex-Islamic radical and an associate of the Dr. Ayman Al-Zawaherri (currently the first in command of Al-Qaeda). The book describes Dr. Hamid's journey against Islamic Radicalism since 1982.In Inside Jihad, Dr. Hamid analyses the problem in an objective manner and suggests strategic solutions to solve it.Dr. Tawfik Hamid (See: www.tawfikhamid.com ) is an Islamic thinker and reformer, and one time Islamic extremist from Egypt. He was a member of a radical Islamic organization Jamaa Islameia JI (of Egypt) with Dr. Ayman Al-Zawaherri, currently first in command of Al-Qaeda. After being radicalized in the JI (approximately thirty-five years ago), he had an awakening of his human conscience, recognized the threat of Radical Islam, and started to teach modern peaceful interpretations of classical Islamic core texts.Dr. Hamid has appeared on shows spanning the spectrum from CNN to Fox News and C-SPAN, and his articles and op-ed pieces have appeared in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, the New York Daily News, VOA, France 24, RT (Russia Today), and the Jerusalem Post. Dr. Hamid's comments have also appeared in the Washington Post, Foreign Policy magazine, USA Today, The Huffington Post, the National Journal, and Wired magazine. (See more at: www.tawfikhamid.com )Dr. Hamid has been a guest speaker at many reputable private and governmental fora - both within the U.S. and internationally. Dr. Hamid has spoken and testified before/with: the US Congress (House Armed Service Committee); the Future Summit at the invitation of President Shimon Peres; numerous Department of Defense (DoD) offices at the Pentagon; the Special Operations Command; the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI); the National Security Agency (NSA); the European Parliament; the New York Academy of Science, and many others.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780981547107
Publisher: Tarek Abdelhamid
Publication date: 04/01/2014
Pages: 202
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

HAMID BIOGRAPHY
Dr. Tawfik Hamid (aka Tarek Abdelhamid) is an Islamic/Political thinker and reformer,
He has appeared on shows spanning the spectrum from CNN to Fox News, and his articles and op-ed pieces have appeared in publications such as the Wall Street Journal (5 times), the New York Daily News, C-Span, VOA, France 24, RT, and the Jerusalem Post Comments. Dr. Hamid comments also appeared in the Washington Post, Forgein Policy magazine, USA today, the National Journal, and Wired Magazine. (See some examples of Dr. Hamid work at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Inside-Jihad/642094635821322 )
Dr. Hamid's has been a guest speaker at many reputable private and governmental fora - both within the U.S. and internationally. Dr. Hamid has spoken and testified before/with: the US Congress (House Armed Service Committee); the Future Summit at the invitation of President Shimon Peres; numerous Department of Defense offices at the Pentagon; the Special Operations Command; the Office of the Director of National Intelligence; the National Security Agency; the FBI; the European Parliament; the NY Academy of science, and many others.
Dr. Hamid obtained a medical degree in Internal Medicine from Cairo University and a Master's Degree in Cognitive Psychology and Educational Techniques from The University of Auckland School of Medicine and Health Science, New Zealand. Dr. Hamid is recognized for developing one of the most innovative Cognitive Psychology models, The Multi-Dimensional Learning Model which has been published under his original name (Tarek Abdelhamid).

Currently Dr. Hamid MD, Mlitt (Edu) is Senior Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

Table of Contents


Copyright & Publisher Information     3
Table of Contents     4
A Brief Overview of Islam     8
The Making of an Islamic Terrorist     15
Childhood     15
Egypt's "Revival of Islam"     17
Adolescence     20
Medical School     22
A New Recruit     24
Phases of Indoctrination     28
Hatred     28
Suppression of Conscience     29
Desensitization to Violence     30
Tactics of Indoctrination     32
Suppression of Critical Thinking     33
Superiority     34
State of War     34
Sex and Paradise     35
Prophet Muhammad as Role Model     38
Fear of Hell     39
Restriction of Emotional Outlets     40
Doctor "Ayman"     41
Second Thoughts     47
Final Remarks     50
Myths and Misconceptions About Islamism     55
Root Causes     57
Poverty     57
Discrimination     59
Lack of Education     61
Absence of Democracy     62
Western Colonialism and Imperialism     63
The Arab/Israeli Conflict     64
US Foreign Policy     68
The Meaning of "Jihad"     70
"Jihadists just want to be heroes"     73
"Al-Qaeda resembles the IRA"     75
The Failure of Islamic Societies     81
Background: Sufi and Salafi     81
Sufi Islam     82
Salafi Islam     84
Secular Islam     88
Salafism Explodes     89
Wahabbis Become Wealthy     89
Jihad: Umma to Individual     90
Passive Terrorism     91
Passive Support     92
Passive Denial     95
False Uproar, Deafening Silence     96
Theological Deception     106
Shifting the Blame     108
Who is a "Moderate Muslim"?     109
Oppression of Women     116
The Failure of the West     127
Lack of Reciprocity     127
Political Concessions     131
Apologies     131
Unwise Immigration policies     132
Weak Military Responses     137
The Collapse of the "Progressive" Movement     146
Karen Armstrong     147
Moral Relativism      158
Toward Islamic Reformation     165
Obstacles to Reformation     165
Salafist Resistance     165
Information, Transmission, Perception     166
Inadequate Criteria for Virtue     167
Lack of a Peaceful Theological Foundation     168
Inexact Non-Violence     168
Rigorous Hatred     169
How to Reform Islam     171
De-emphasize non-Quranic writings     172
Importance of "The" (Al-)     173
Relativity of the Quran     175
Promote the Humane Side of Prophet Muhammad     176
Accept Jews and Judaism     180
Justify Good Values Rigorously     182
Strategic Plan to Defeat Radical Islam     187
Conclusion     191
Appendices     195
A Poem   Dr. Maha Hamid     195
The Amman Statement     198
FBI Hate Crime Statistics     201

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