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Jihad and Just War in the War on Terror

Alia Brahimi

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199562961
eISBN:
9780191595059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562961.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

In the ‘war on terror’ both sides have taken great pains to justify their actions in moral terms. As force is employed so are sophisticated arguments which directly invoke the just war traditions of ... More


Making Sense of Suicide Missions

Diego Gambetta

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199276998
eISBN:
9780191707735
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276998.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book attempts to shed light on suicide missions and provide answers to the questions we all ask. Are these the actions of aggressive religious zealots and unbridled, irrational radicals or is ... More


Al‐Qaeda, September 11, 2001

Stephen Holmes

in Making Sense of Suicide Missions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199276998
eISBN:
9780191707735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276998.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Many of the key actors in the 9/11 drama articulated their grievances using archaic religious language. But the very fact that the code involved is ancient while the behaviour that needs to be ... More


 Religious Antiglobalism

Mark Juergensmeyer

in Religion in Global Civil Society

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195188356
eISBN:
9780199785247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188356.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This essay explores the rise, characteristics, and agendas of religious antiglobalism movements. Using al-Qaeda and Ayatollah Khomeini as key examples, it describes how anti-secular, anti-Western ... More


Religion and Terrorism: Misreading al Qaeda

Paul Marshall

in Blind Spot: When Journalists Don't Get Religion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374360
eISBN:
9780199871902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374360.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes Islamist terrorists’ developed ideology and how to them this explains and justifies their brutalities. It then contrasts their stated motives and rationales with press coverage ... More


Conclusion

Nadav Samin

in Of Sand or Soil: Genealogy and Tribal Belonging in Saudi Arabia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164441
eISBN:
9781400873852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164441.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This concluding chapter examines the notion that a genealogical rule of governance pervades Saudi Arabia in relation to Wahhabism and Islam. It suggests that Saudi Arabia's modern genealogical ... More


Introduction

Alia Brahimi

in Jihad and Just War in the War on Terror

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199562961
eISBN:
9780191595059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562961.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This introductory chapter begins with the observation that both ‘sides’ of the ‘war on terror’ claim to be fighting a just war. The Bush administration and al‐Qaeda have each deliberately invoked ... More


Jihad and Al‐Qaeda's Just Cause

Alia Brahimi

in Jihad and Just War in the War on Terror

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199562961
eISBN:
9780191595059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562961.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter begins with an overview of the development of the Islamic just war tradition (jihad). It then narrows the focus to the critical issue of just cause. Osama bin Laden and his deputy, Ayman ... More


Jus Ad Bellum in Al Qaeda's Jihad

Alia Brahimi

in Jihad and Just War in the War on Terror

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199562961
eISBN:
9780191595059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562961.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter continues the discussion of the Islamic jus ad bellum by looking at Osama bin Laden's just war claims in three other areas: right authority, last resort, and reasonable hope of success. ... More


Jus in Bello, Suicide Bombing, and Killing Civilians

Alia Brahimi

in Jihad and Just War in the War on Terror

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199562961
eISBN:
9780191595059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562961.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

In the 1990s, Osama bin Laden observed proudly that the Afghan jihad against the Russians was unstained by the blood of innocents. Yet, since 1993, civilians have been al‐Qaeda's chosen targets. This ... More


Conclusion

Alia Brahimi

in Jihad and Just War in the War on Terror

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199562961
eISBN:
9780191595059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562961.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter synthesizes the discussion in the preceding chapters and offers some conclusions on moral traditions, on just war, on the ‘war on terror’, and on al‐Qaeda. It ends with the argument that ... More


Epilogue

Lisa Hajjar

in Courting Conflict: The Israeli Military Court System in the West Bank and Gaza

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241930
eISBN:
9780520937987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241930.003.0011
Subject:
History, Middle East History

On September 19, 2002, the author of this book spent her last day in an Israeli military court. She went with Andre Rosenthal, a leftist Jewish Israeli lawyer, to Erez, the court located in a base at ... More


Transnational Terrorism

Patrick Stewart

in Weak Links: Fragile States, Global Threats, and International Security

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199751501
eISBN:
9780199895366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751501.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, it has become commonplace to assert that weak states are ideal breeding grounds for transnational terrorism. This chapter reviews the evidence for ... More


Helping a Friend in Afghanistan

Nigel D. White

in Democracy goes to War: British Military Deployments under International Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199218592
eISBN:
9780191705595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218592.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

The war on terrorism, starting in earnest with the military action in Afghanistan October 2001, involved British troops acting alongside the United States against al-Qaeda and the Taliban on the ... More


9. Extreme Times, Extreme Measures

David Fisher

in Morality and War: Can War Be Just in the Twenty-first Century?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199599240
eISBN:
9780191725692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599240.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

Following the 9/11 attacks, al‐Qaeda and other terrorist groups pose a threat, operating with global networks and potentially armed with weapons of mass destruction. To counter these threats, US ... More


Ideologies and U.S.-Saudi Relations after the Cold War’s End

Mark L. Haas

in The Clash of Ideologies: Middle Eastern Politics and American Security

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199838424
eISBN:
9780199933419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199838424.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the effects of ideologies on U.S.-Saudi relations. It is divided into two main sections. The first explores why the two states were able to establish a close alliance over many ... More


Covering Bin Laden: Global Media and the World's Most Wanted Man

Susan Jeffords and Fahed Al-Sumait (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038860
eISBN:
9780252096822
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038860.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Starting in 2001, much of the world media used the image of Osama bin Laden as a shorthand for terrorism. Bin Laden himself considered media manipulation on a par with military, political, and ... More


Radical Islamism and the War on Terror

Alex J. Bellamy

in Massacres and Morality: Mass Atrocities in an Age of Civilian Immunity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199288427
eISBN:
9780191745430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288427.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This chapter examines the radical Islamist ideology of selective extermination espoused by Al Qaeda and the impact of the West's response on civilian immunity. The radical Islamist doctrine holds ... More


Targeting Americans: The Constitutionality of the U.S. Drone War

H. Jefferson Powell

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190492847
eISBN:
9780190492878
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190492847.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

A centerpiece of the U.S. government’s current war against international terrorism is targeted killing by unmanned drone aircraft. The executive branch insists that it limits the use of drone strikes ... 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


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