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Women In Modern Terrorism

Author : Jessica Davis
ISBN : 9781442274990
Genre : Political Science
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Drawing from a unique dataset compiled over a decade, this text examines why women join terrorist organizations and why groups choose to incorporate them into their structures and operations, covering both religious and ethno-nationalist-motivated terrorism and conflict.
Category: Political Science

Jihad Des Origines Religieuses L Id Ologie

Author : Myriam Benraad
ISBN : 9791031802565
Genre : Religion
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Depuis les attentats du 11 septembre 2001, le terme jihad est entré dans le langage commun, le plus souvent de façon assez caricaturale. Dévoyé de son sens initial, son usage s’est banalisé, renvoyant dans l’imaginaire collectif aux combattants musulmans ultra-violents venus anéantir nos sociétés. Une vision aussi portée par les idéologues jihadistes eux-mêmes, qui voient dans leur combat un véritable pilier religieux et une réaffirmation identitaire absolue. Cette polarisation des perceptions a conduit à d’intenses polémiques entre islamophobes et défenseurs de l’islam, toutes très éloignées des faits et des sources, et brouillant une juste compréhension des bouleversements à l’oeuvre. Quel sens donner au jihad selon les époques ? Quel lien entre jihad et jihadisme ? Qui sont les jihadistes ? Quelles sont les causes de leur engagement ? Quelles sont les différentes mouvances ? Qu’ont-elles en commun sur le plan idéologique ? En quoi divergent-elles ? Cet ouvrage ambitionne de creuser cette complexité en vue de briser nombre de clichés et stéréotypes existants sur un enjeu fondamental de notre époque.
Category: Religion

Global Jihad And America

Author : Taj Hashmi
ISBN : 9789351504269
Genre : Political Science
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Global Jihad and America questions the assumption if Islamist terrorism, or “Global Jihad,” poses the biggest threat to modern civilization in the East and West. It explores if Islamic and Western civilizations, being “incompatible” to each other, are destined to be at loggerheads. Consequently, the book argues that state-sponsored terrorism and proxy wars—not terrorist acts by “non-state actors”—will pose the biggest security threat to the world. This study does not suggest that the world has already reached the cul-de-sac of its destiny with no point of return. Both America and the Muslim World can play important roles to avert the catastrophe. Meanwhile, the gap between the needy and the rich and powerful is widening. Throughout history, sections of the rich and powerful have manipulated wars in the name of peace and justice, religion and freedom. So the big question now is: with America and its allies waging a “war on terror and extremism” and their Muslim adversaries defending honor and religion, is a disaster looming?
Category: Political Science

Female Suicide Bombings

Author : Tanya Narozhna
ISBN : 9781487510138
Genre : Political Science
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As media coverage of terrorism and terroristic acts has increased so too has the discussion about the identities, motives, and gender of the perpetrators. Over the past fifteen years, there have been over 150 reported suicide bombings committed by women around the world. Because of its prominence in media reporting, the phrase “female suicide bomber” has become loaded with gendered notions and assumptions that elicit preconditioned responses in the West. Female Suicide Bombings critically examines and challenges common assumptions of this loaded term. Tanya Narozhna and W. Andy Knight introduce female suicide bombings as a socio-political practice and a product of deeply politicized, gendered representations. Drawing on a combination of feminist and post-colonial approaches as well as terrorism studies literature, the authors seek to transcend ideological divisions in order to enhance our understanding of how gender, power, and academic practices influence our perceptions of female suicide bombings.
Category: Political Science

Terrorism Jihad And The Bible

Author : John F. MacArthur
ISBN : 9781418518974
Genre : Religion
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September 11, 2001 saw the deadliest attack ever launched on American soil, leaving us asking questions such as: Why did God permit such a thing to happen? Was the attack a divine judgment or was it merely an atrocity perpetrated by the forces of evil? How can human beings be capable of such diabolical savagery in the name of religion? And what is the right course of action for our government to take? John MacArthur points us to the Bible for answers to these and many other questions arising out the recent atrocities. He educates readers to the roots of the conflict, linking the religious and political issues that underlie the current turmoil to the Old Testament.
Category: Religion

Unholy War

Author : John L. Esposito
ISBN : 9780199840229
Genre : Political Science
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The September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon left us stunned, angry, and uncomprehending. As it became clear that these horrifying acts had been committed in the name of religion, the media, the government, and ordinary citizens alike sought answers to questions about Islam and its adherents. In this level-headed and authoritative book, John L. Esposito, one of the world's most respected scholars of political Islam, provides answers. He clearly and carefully explains the teachings of Islam--the Quran, the example of the Prophet, Islamic law--about jihad or holy war, the use of violence, and terrorism. He chronicles the rise of extremist groups and examines their frightening worldview and tactics. Anti-Americanism (and anti-Europeanism), he shows, is a broad-based phenomenon that cuts across Arab and Muslim societies. It is not just driven by religious zealotry, but by frustration and anger at U.S. policy. It is vital to understand, however, that the vast majority of Muslims are appalled by the acts of violence committed in the name of their faith. It is essential that we distinguish between the religion of Islam and the actions of extremists like Osama bin Laden, who hijack Islamic discourse and belief to justify their acts of terrorism. This brief, clear-sighted book reflects twenty years of study, reflection, and experience on the part of a scholar who is equally respected in the West and in the Muslim world. It will prove to be the best single guide to the urgent questions that have recently forced themselves on the attention of the entire world.
Category: Political Science

Annual Editions Violence And Terrorism 08 09

Author : Thomas Badey
ISBN : 0073397768
Genre : Law
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This Eleventh Edition of ANNUAL EDITIONS: VIOLENCE AND TERRORISM provides convenient, inexpensive access to current articles selected from the best of the public press. Organizational features include: an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites; an annotated table of contents; a topic guide; a general introduction; brief overviews for each section; a topical index; and an instructor’s resource guide with testing materials. USING ANNUAL EDITIONS IN THE CLASSROOM, ISBN 0073301906 is offered as a practical guide for instructors. ANNUAL EDITIONS titles are supported by our student website, www.mhcls.com/online.
Category: Law

Al Qaeda S Global Crisis

Author : V. G. Julie Rajan
ISBN : 9781317645375
Genre : Political Science
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This book focuses on the crises facing Al Qaeda and how the mass killing of Muslims is challenging its credibility as a leader among Islamist jihadist organizations. The book argues that these crises are directly related to Al Qaeda’s affiliation with the extreme violence employed against Muslims in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan in the decade since 9/11. Al Qaeda’s public and private responses to this violence differ greatly. While in public Al Qaeda has justified those attacks declaring that, for the establishment of a state of ‘true believers’, they are a necessary evil, in private Al Qaeda has been advising its local affiliates to refrain from killing Muslims. To better understand the crises facing Al Qaeda, the book explores the development of Central Al Qaeda’s complex relationship with radical (mis)appropriations and manifestations of takfir, which allows one Muslim to declare another an unbeliever, and its unique relationship with each of its affiliates in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The author then goes on to consider how the prominence of takfir is contributing to the deteriorating security in those countries and how this is affecting Al Qaeda’s credibility as an Islamist terror organization. The book concludes by considering the long-term viability of Al Qaeda and how its demise could allow the rise of the even more radical, violent Islamic State and the implications this has for the future security of the Middle East, North Africa and Central/South Asia. This book will be of much interest to students of political violence and terrorism, Islamism, global security and IR.
Category: Political Science

Islam And New Global Realities

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ISBN : 1589300610
Genre : Islamic fundamentalism
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A detailed response to the most common questions people are asking about the attack of September 11th, 2001, the reality of Islamic Fundamentalism, and how to share God's love with Muslims in every corner of the world.
Category: Islamic fundamentalism