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Colonialism and After

Benjamin F. Soares

in Islam and the Prayer Economy: History and Authority in a Malian Town

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748622856
eISBN:
9780748670635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622856.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter discusses the history of Nioro du Sahel in Mali as a socio-political and religious space in the aftermath of the French colonial conquest, the development of colonial policies toward ... More


The Leadership Inspires a New Strategy

Michael W. S. Ryan

in Decoding Al-Qaeda's Strategy: The Deep Battle Against America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163842
eISBN:
9780231533270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163842.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter describes the relationship between Osama Bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri, with a focus on the development of a post-9/11 strategy, by examining al-Zawahiri's brief strategic template, ... More


Jihadism Transformed: Al-Qaeda and Islamic State's Global Battle of Ideas

Simon Staffell and Akil Awan (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190650292
eISBN:
9780190686499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190650292.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Jihadist narratives have evolved dramatically over the past five years, driven by momentous events in the Middle East and beyond; the death of bin Laden; the rise and ultimate failure of the Arab ... More


Introduction

Faegheh Shirazi

in Velvet Jihad: Muslim Women's Quiet Resistance to Islamic Fundamentalism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033549
eISBN:
9780813039589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033549.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

In the “velvet revolution” in 1989, the Slovaks and the Czechs were able to peacefully triumph over communism. The link between a democratic revolution and the efforts of Muslim activists to weaken ... More


“Can't Help but Speak, Can't Help but Play”: Dual Discourse in Arab Music Pedagogy

Ali Jihad Racy, Scott Marcus, and Ted Solís

in Performing Ethnomusicology: Teaching and Representation in World Music Ensembles

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520238749
eISBN:
9780520937178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238749.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter opens with a discussion of dual discourse in Arab music pedagogy in an interview with Ali Jihad Racy. It also presents the early background and career trajectory of Ali Jihad Racy's ... More


Mande Tricksters and Transformations: From Iconoclastic Preachers to Iconoclastic Politicians

Sarró Ramon

in The Politics of Religious Change on the Upper Guinea Coast: Iconoclasm Done and Undone

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635153
eISBN:
9780748653003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635153.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter focuses on Asekou Sayon Kerra, the man who introduced the big upheavals among Baga. According to many, Sayon was ‘sent’ by Sékou Touré to destroy Baga cults because Touré was afraid of ... More


Afghanistan (1978–1992) and Beyond

David Malet

in Foreign Fighters: Transnational Identity in Civic Conflicts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199939459
eISBN:
9780199333127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199939459.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the recruitment of the Arab Afghan volunteers in the 1980s war that led to the formation of both al Qaeda and the modern transnational jihadi Islamist movement. After the Soviet ... More


Conclusion Responses to Transnational Insurgency

David Malet

in Foreign Fighters: Transnational Identity in Civic Conflicts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199939459
eISBN:
9780199333127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199939459.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

International attention has focused on foreign fighters in recent years, particularly because of their aggressive attacks in the occupation phase of the Iraq War. With insights gained from historical ... More


Ambivalent Doctrines and Conflicts In the Salafi movement In Indonesia

Noorhaidi Hasan

in Global Salafism: Islam's New Religious Movement

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199333431
eISBN:
9780190235680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199333431.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter deals with the complicated relationship between Salafism and politics by analyzing the Indonesian Salafi group Laskar Jihad, led by Ja’far Abu Thalib. It shows how the movement turned to ... More


From 25 January to Islamic State: Transitions in Egyptian Jihadist Narratives

Simon Staffell

in Jihadism Transformed: Al-Qaeda and Islamic State's Global Battle of Ideas

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190650292
eISBN:
9780190686499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190650292.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

The history of the jihadist movement in Egypt provides important lessons about its possible future trajectories. This chapter sets out the history of jihadism in Egypt from Al-Gama‘a al-Islamiyya ... More


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