Understanding Islamic Fundamentalism: The Theological and Ideological Basis of al-Qa'ida's Political Tactics

Understanding Islamic Fundamentalism: The Theological and Ideological Basis of al-Qa'ida's Political Tactics

by Sayed Khatab

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ISBN-13: 9789774164996
Publisher: American University in Cairo Press, The
Publication date: 12/15/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Sayed Khatab is a senior research fellow at the School of Political and Social Inquiry and Global Terrorism Research Centre, Monash University in Australia. He is the author of Democracy in Islam (with G.D. Bouma), and has written extensively on the subjects of Islamist movements, relations between the Muslim world and the west, and counter-terrorism strategies.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

1: Islamic Fundamentalism
The Nature of the Challenge
2: The Origins of Fundamentalism
Kharijism
Ibadism
Hanbalism
Wahhabism
3: From Fundamentalism to Neo-Jihadism
4: Al-Qa'ida
Bin Laden
From Jihad to Terrorism
Towards the Formation of al-Qa'ida
The Mullah and the Hidden Imam
5: Al-Qa'ida's Ideology
Jihad: Muslim Consensus
Al-Qa'ida: Neo-Jihad
The Offensive Jihad
The Defensive Neo-Jihad
Neo-Jihad against the Rejectionists
Who Declares Jihad?
The Neo-Jihad is Outdated
6: Al-Qa'ida's Tactics
Tactical Goals of 9/11
Tactics after 9/11
The Plan of Action
Principles of Military Actions
Political Games
Al-Tatarrus and the Killing of Civilians
7: Inside al-Qa'ida: The Ideological War
Dr Fadl
Criticism of al-Qa'ida's Theology and Ideology
Stages in al-Qa'ida's Establishment
Egyptian Jihad in al-Qa'ida
Mullah Umar, Bin Laden, and 9/11
Bin Laden and al-Zawahiri should be Tried
American Foreign Aid
Al-Qa'ida's Response to Dr Fadl
Conclusion
Sovereignty (Hakimiyyah)


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