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How ISIS Fights: Military Tactics in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Egypt

Omar Ashour

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474438216
eISBN:
9781474495554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474438216.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

How can a widely hated, massively outnumbered and ludicrously outgunned organisation expands to occupy over 120 cities, towns and villages from the Southern Philippines to Western Libya? How can it ... More


Salafism in the Maghreb: Politics, Piety, and Militancy

Frederic Wehrey and Anouar Boukhars

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190942403
eISBN:
9780190942441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190942403.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This volume explores the growth and transformation of a particular variant of Islamism—Salafism—in the Maghreb region. Drawing on extensive fieldwork and from previous scholarship on Salafi ... More


Salafism After the Arab Awakening: Contending with People's Power

Francesco Cavatorta and Fabio Merone (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190274993
eISBN:
9780190662998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190274993.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

The book analyzes in detail the ideological and organizational changes that occurred within the broader Salafi movement after the Arab uprisings. While scholarship had long recognized the divisions ... More


Western Jihadism: A Thirty Year History

Jytte Klausen

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780198870791
eISBN:
9780191913396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198870791.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Security Studies

This book tells the story of how Al Qaeda grew in the West. In compelling detail, Jytte Klausen traces how Islamist revolutionaries exiled in Europe and North America in the 1990s helped create and ... More


Islamist Terrorism in Europe: A History

Petter Nesser

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190264024
eISBN:
9780190638566
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264024.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

The book provides a comprehensive account of Islamist terrorism in Europe from 1994 until 2015, and a detailed background for understanding the current and future threat. In contrast to existing ... More


Tribes and Global Jihadism

Virginie Collombier and Olivier Roy (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190864545
eISBN:
9780190943271
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190864545.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Across the Muslim world, from Iraq and Yemen, to Egypt and the Sahel, new alliances have been forged between the latest wave of violent Islamist groups –– including Islamic State and Boko Haram –– ... More


Hezbollah: Mobilization and Power

Aurélie Daher

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190495893
eISBN:
9780190943004
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190495893.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Almost thirty years after its foundation, Lebanese Hezbollah is an organization that remains difficult to understand. What exactly is Hezbollah? An Islamist terrorist group dedicated to destroying ... More


Conclusion

Virginie Collombier

in Tribes and Global Jihadism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190864545
eISBN:
9780190943271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190864545.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Based on the different case studies gathered in this volume, the conclusion argues that the weakening or collapse of state power, deep socio-economic transformations and civil warfare, as well as the ... More


On Speaking, Remaining Silent and Being Heard: Framing Research, Positionality and Publics in the Jihadi Field

Martijn de Koning, Annelies Moors, and Aysha Navest

in Jihadi Audiovisuality and its Entanglements: Meanings, Aesthetics, Appropriations

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474467513
eISBN:
9781474495530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474467513.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

In April 2016 we published an explorative article about the marriages of Dutch-speaking women in jihadi-held areas in Syria. In January 2017, this article became the focus of a huge media hype in the ... More


‘You’re Against Dawla, But You’re Listening to Their Nasheeds?’ Appropriating Jihadi Audiovisualities in the Online Streetwork Project Jamal Al-Khatib–My Path!

Rami Ali, Džemal Šibljaković, Felix Lippe, Ulrich Neuburg, and Florian Neuburg

in Jihadi Audiovisuality and its Entanglements: Meanings, Aesthetics, Appropriations

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474467513
eISBN:
9781474495530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474467513.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

“Jamal al-Khatib” is a participatory project in the field of P/CVE, which aims at delivering alternative narratives to adolescents via digital youthwork. The target groups are youngsters who either ... More


Al-Shabaab in Somalia: The History and Ideology of a Militant Islamist Group, 2005-2012

Stig Jarle Hansen

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199327874
eISBN:
9780199388103
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199327874.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This book explores the history of the Somalia based Al Harakat Al Shabaab from 2005 to 2012, offering the first in-detail history of one of the most important Al-Qaeda affiliates today and the first ... More


Salafism and Libya’s State Collapse: The Case of the Madkhalis

Frederic Wehrey and Anouar Boukhars

in Salafism in the Maghreb: Politics, Piety, and Militancy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190942403
eISBN:
9780190942441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190942403.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Libya’s post-2011 fragmentation, factionalism, and violent civil have profoundly transformed its Salafi landscape. In contrast to other states where a coherent central government plays a role in ... More


Salafi Movements and the Political Process in Morocco

Mohammed Masbah

in Salafism After the Arab Awakening: Contending with People's Power

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190274993
eISBN:
9780190662998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190274993.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

The chapter analyzes how Moroccan Salafism has gone from representing a challenge for the monarchy in the early 2000s to becoming one of its pillars. The chapter looks at the way in which the monarch ... More


Injustice, a Challenge to Social Cohesion

Luis Martinez

in The State in North Africa: After the Arab Uprisings

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197506547
eISBN:
9780197520796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197506547.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Chapter Two entitled “Injustice, a Challenge to Social Cohesion” highlights the limits of the authoritarian systems set up by the governments in the face of social transformations and political ... More


The Deconstruction of Nation-States: The Jihadis’ Revenge

Luis Martinez

in The State in North Africa: After the Arab Uprisings

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197506547
eISBN:
9780197520796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197506547.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Chapter Seven entitled “The Deconstruction of Nation States: The Jihadis’ Revenge” shows how jihadi groups have taken advantage of the Arab revolts that are undermining political regimes, giving them ... More


The Impact of Evolving Jihadist Narratives on Radicalisation in the West

Akil N. Awan

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/9780190650292.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter explores the role Jihadist narratives have played in the radicalization of young Muslims in the West towards violent extremism, and how these narratives have changed over the years as ... More


Tribes and Political Islam in the Borderland between Egypt and Libya: A (Trans-) Local Perspective

Thomas Hüsken

in Tribes and Global Jihadism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190864545
eISBN:
9780190943271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190864545.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter deals with political, social, economic and cultural patterns that are involved in the development of political Islam and Islamism among the Awlad ‘Ali Bedouin in the borderland of Egypt ... More


Sirte’s Tribes Under the Islamic State: From Civil War to Global Jihadism

Virginie Collombier

in Tribes and Global Jihadism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190864545
eISBN:
9780190943271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190864545.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter focuses on the Libyan coastal city of Sirte, a former stronghold of Mu’ammar Qaddafi and his regime, and analyses the circumstances under which it fell under the control of the Islamic ... More


Recognizing Extremist Islam in Malaysia: The Bureaucrat—Wan Min Wan Mat

Kumar Ramakrishna

in Extremist Islam: Recognition and Response in Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780197610961
eISBN:
9780197611005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197610961.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter explores the radicalization trajectory of Wan Min Wan Mat, a former senior figure of the Malaysian Jemaah Islamiyah terror network. It is argued that he can best be understood as a ... More


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