Global Jihad And America

Author: Taj Hashmi
Publisher: SAGE Publications India
ISBN: 9351500861
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Global Jihad And America from the Author: Taj Hashmi. 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?

Religious Ideology And The Roots Of The Global Jihad

Author: J. Turner
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137409576
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Religious Ideology And The Roots Of The Global Jihad from the Author: J. Turner. The events of 9/11 prompted questions as to the origins, nature and purpose of international jihadist organisations. In particular, why had they chosen to target the US and the West in general? Turner's book provides a unique, holistic insight into these debates, taking into account historical perceptions and ideology as key factors.

Islamic Radicalism And Global Jihad

Author: Devin R. Springer
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 1589015789
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Islamic Radicalism And Global Jihad from the Author: Devin R. Springer. Jihadist ideology inspires a diverse and decentralized collection of radical groups to fight alleged enemies of Islam and to attempt to “restore” a holy caliphate to unite Muslim peoples across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Islamic Radicalism and Global Jihad provides unique insights into the philosophical foundations, strategic vision, organizational dynamics, and tactics of the modern jihadist movement—with specific attention to its primary driver, Al-Qa’ida. Springer, Regens, and Edger draw heavily on Arabic language sources seldom seen in the West to explain what jihadists want and how radical thinkers have distorted the teachings of Islam to convince followers to pursue terrorism as a religious duty. With sophisticated and systematic analysis, the authors lead their readers on a fascinating intellectual journey through the differing ideas, goals, and vulnerabilities of the jihadist movement as it has evolved over time. The authors also impart wisdom from their own professional experience with terrorism, counterinsurgency, and intelligence to provide scholars, students, counterterrorism professionals, and general readers with this accessible overview of key radical Islamic thinkers and today’s jihadists.

Encyclopedia Of Media And Propaganda In Wartime America 2 Volumes

Author: Martin J. Manning
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598842285
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Encyclopedia Of Media And Propaganda In Wartime America 2 Volumes from the Author: Martin J. Manning. This fascinating compilation of reference entries documents the unique relationship between mass media, propaganda, and the U.S. military, a relationship that began in the period before the American Revolution and continues to this day—sometimes cooperative, sometimes combative, and always complex. • Introductory essays describe the types of media most important to each conflict period, how they were used, by whom, and to what effect • A general essay outlines how media has been used to spread messages about conflicts throughout U.S. history • Photographs and illustrations add an important visual element

Nexus Of Global Jihad

Author: Assaf Moghadam
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231538154
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Nexus Of Global Jihad from the Author: Assaf Moghadam. Leading jihadist groups such as al-Qaeda and the Islamic State dominate through cooperation in the form of knowledge sharing, resource sharing, joint training exercises, and operational collaboration. They build alliances and lesser partnerships with other formal and informal terrorist actors to recruit foreign fighters and spread their message worldwide, raising the aggregate threat level for their declared enemies. Whether they consist of friends or foes, whether they are connected locally or online, these networks create a wellspring of support for jihadist organizations that may fluctuate in strength or change in character but never runs dry. Nexus of Global Jihad identifies types of terrorist actors, the nature of their partnerships, and the environments in which they prosper to explain global jihadist terrorism’s ongoing success and resilience. Nexus of Global Jihad brings to light an emerging style of “networked cooperation” that works alongside interorganizational terrorist cooperation to establish bonds of varying depth and endurance. Case studies use recently declassified materials to illuminate al-Qaeda’s dealings from Iran to the Arabian Peninsula and the informal actors that power the global Sharia movement. Nexus of Global Jihad proposes policies that increase intelligence gathering on informal terrorist actors, constrain enabling environments, and disrupt terrorist networks according to different types of cooperation. It is a vital text for strategists and scholars struggling to understand a growing spectrum of terrorist groups working together more effectively than ever before.

Al Qaeda

Author: Hamdi A. Hassan
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Al Qaeda from the Author: Hamdi A. Hassan. "This study attempts to offer the context that helps us comprehend the "post modern" expression of pre-modern anger, dissent and violence. Focusing on the background and the conditions whereby al-Qaeda arose from myriad radical Islamist groups, this study discusses the problem from two different yet related dimensions." "First, there is an analysis of the historical, social and political conditions that breed dissent, anger, violence and terror by radical Islamists especially in the Arab world. Moreover, the essay deals with how al-Qaeda transformed the Islamists' insurgency from inter-state sub-guerrilla activities into a global network of terror." "Second there is an attempt to provide an alternative understanding of the phenomenon we call "global Jihad". In Western media, Islam and Muslim societies become uninhabited land, and the complexity and richness of Islamic societies appear as "blank spaces". The media coverage has always been faithful to the attitude of obsession with the Arabs and Muslims creating the impression that it is bin Laden and the Taliban who inhabit the entire Muslim world."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Fault Lines In Global Jihad

Author: Assaf Moghadam
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136710582
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Fault Lines In Global Jihad from the Author: Assaf Moghadam. This book deals with the causes, nature, and impact of the divisions within the jihadi movement, and the splits between jihadis and other Islamic groups.

Global Jihad

Author: Patrick Sookhdeo
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0988593068
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Global Jihad from the Author: Patrick Sookhdeo. What is the driving force behind Islamist terrorism? Dr. Sookhdeo takes an in-depth look at the teachings of Islam, past and present, drawing on a wide range of sources including many Muslim writers. He examines the facets of Islam that could motivate the men and women of violence. This is an invaluable resource for decision-makers in politics, security, intelligence and military but will also be of great interest to any reader who seeks to understand the Islamist violence in the world today.

Because They Hate

Author: Brigitte Gabriel
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429927932
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Because They Hate from the Author: Brigitte Gabriel. Brigitte Gabriel lost her childhood to militant Islam. In 1975 she was ten years old and living in Southern Lebanon when militant Muslims from throughout the Middle East poured into her country and declared jihad against the Lebanese Christians. Lebanon was the only Christian influenced country in the Middle East, and the Lebanese Civil War was the first front in what has become the worldwide jihad of fundamentalist Islam against non-Muslim peoples. For seven years, Brigitte and her parents lived in an underground bomb shelter. They had no running water or electricity and very little food; at times they were reduced to boiling grass to survive. Because They Hate is a political wake-up call told through a very personal memoir frame. Brigitte warns that the US is threatened by fundamentalist Islamic theology in the same way Lebanon was— radical Islam will stop at nothing short of domination of all non-Muslim countries. Gabriel saw this mission start in Lebanon, and she refuses to stand silently by while it happens here. Gabriel sees in the West a lack of understanding and a blatant ignorance of the ways and thinking of the Middle East. She also points out mistakes the West has made in consistently underestimating the single-mindedness with which fundamentalist Islam has pursued its goals over the past thirty years. Fiercely articulate and passionately committed, Gabriel tells her own story as well as outlines the history, social movements, and religious divisions that have led to this critical historical conflict.

Image Of U S Presidential Administrations

Author: CĂ©lia Belim
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739178261
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Image Of U S Presidential Administrations from the Author: CĂ©lia Belim. This book analyzes the image of the U.S. presidential administrations from 2001 to 2011 and their political image in foreign countries. The authors focus on the European perception of U.S. presidencies, specifically during the terms of George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Political image is decisive in electoral victory and, more often, is central in the conquest and maintenance of political power. Political image is also highly relevant because of the credibility of the United States on the international stage, resulting in gained confidence and the celebration of profitable alliances. This study of political image has a crucial interdisciplinary framework fordisciplines such as communication, political science, and international relations.