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The Psychology of the Global Jihadists

Farhad Khosrokhavar

in The Fundamentalist Mindset: Psychological Perspectives on Religion, Violence, and History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195379655
eISBN:
9780199777334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379655.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on global jihadism. Global jihadism is an ideology and a pattern of action that is in an ambivalent relationship to Islamic fundamentalism. In many cases the same attitudes are ... More


Making Modern Muslims: The Politics of Islamic Education in Southeast Asia

Robert W. Hefner (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832803
eISBN:
9780824868970
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832803.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

When students from a Muslim boarding school were convicted for the 2002 terrorist bombings in Bali, Islamic schools in Southeast Asia became the focus of intense international scrutiny. Some analysts ... More


From Fundamentalism to Neo-jihadism

Sayed Khatab

in Understanding Islamic Fundamentalism: The Theological and Ideological Basis of al-Qa'ida's Political Tactics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789774164996
eISBN:
9781617971075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164996.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter explores the connections between medieval and modern movements in greater detail. It investigates the transformation from medieval fundamentalism to the recent neo-jihadist ideology ... 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


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


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


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


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


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


Holocaust and Colonial Memory in the Age of Terror: Assia Djebar and Boualem Sansal

Debarati Sanyal

in Memory and Complicity: Migrations of Holocaust Remembrance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823265473
eISBN:
9780823266722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265473.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The chapter addresses Assia Djebar’s Les nuits de Strasbourg (1997) and Boualem Sansal’s Le village de l’Allemand (2008), situating them within French debates on national identity and memorial ... More


Prologue: Lone-Wolf Attacks and the Europlot

Guido W. Steinberg

in German Jihad: On the Internationalization of Islamist Terrorism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159920
eISBN:
9780231500531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159920.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

The prologue provides a background of recent developments in German jihadism, most notably the jihadists' expanding network through an impressive Internet propaganda, jumpstarting the radicalization ... 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


Unlikely Internationalists: Putting german Jihadism into Perspective

Guido W. Steinberg

in German Jihad: On the Internationalization of Islamist Terrorism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159920
eISBN:
9780231500531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159920.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter puts the growth of jihadism in Germany within its larger context—namely, the development of global jihadism since 2001 and the internationalization of jihadist ideology, strategies, and ... More


“A Second 9/11”: The sauerland Plot

Guido W. Steinberg

in German Jihad: On the Internationalization of Islamist Terrorism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159920
eISBN:
9780231500531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159920.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter deals with the most important terrorist plot hatched in Germany after 2001. The so-called Sauerland plot of 2007 became a milestone for German jihadism in several ways, most notably for ... More


Introduction

Stig Jarle Hansen

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199327874
eISBN:
9780199388103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199327874.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter introduces Al-Shabaab, and explains why the organization is significant. It introduces the reader to the various theoretical discussions over the exact connections between Al-Shabaab and ... More


Islam as Social Movement: Pragmatics of Participation

Mohammed A. Bamyeh

in Lifeworlds of Islam: The Pragmatics of a Religion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190280567
eISBN:
9780190280581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190280567.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion, Comparative and Historical Sociology

The chapter identifies five common features of modern Islamic social movements: 1) They tend to begin as mutual aid societies rather than as clearly defined political entities; 2) they offer ... 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


The Growing Rift

Fawaz A. Gerges

in The Rise and Fall of Al-Qaeda

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199790654
eISBN:
9780190252540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199790654.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter describes the growing rift between domestic and transnational jihadis who sought to internationalize jihad. Al-Qaeda's transnational jihad was embraced by a tiny minority within the ... More


Decline and Fall

Fawaz A. Gerges

in The Rise and Fall of Al-Qaeda

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199790654
eISBN:
9780190252540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199790654.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter assesses the factors contributing to the decline of al-Qaeda. These include the rounding up of bin Laden's men in various countries; bin Laden's relationship with Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, ... More


Legacies and Aftershocks

Fawaz A. Gerges

in The Rise and Fall of Al-Qaeda

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199790654
eISBN:
9780190252540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199790654.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter assesses the present state of the al-Qaeda organization. Al-Qaeda now consists of a collection of roving bands on the run, concentrated mainly on the Pakistan-Afghan border, its top ... More


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