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The canons of Jihad : terrorist's strategy for defeating America

Author: Jim Lacey
Publisher: Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Since the 9/11 attacks, scholars have struggled to help Westerners understand what motivates the jihadi movement. Noting that the best way to understand jihadists is to ignore statements they release to the West in favor of examining what they say to each other, Jim Lacey provides a definitive collection of the writings that intellectually underpins the jihadi movement. Rather than guessing about terrorist
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Genre/Form: History
Sources
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Lacey
ISBN: 9781591144618 1591144612
OCLC Number: 181335801
Description: x, 187 pages : maps, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: Jihad against Jews and crusaders: issued by the World Islamic Front, February 23, 1998 --
Jihad / by Hasan al-Banna --
Milestones / by al Shaheed Sayyid Qutb --
The neglected obligation / by Muhammad al-Salam Faraj --
The management of savagery / by Abu Bakr Naji --
The Quranic concept of war / by General S.K. Malik --
Join the caravan / by Sheikh Abdullah Azzam --
Bush under the microscope / by Abu-Ubayd al-Qurashi --
Toward a new strategy in resisting the occupier / by Muhammad Khalil al-Hakaymah --
The call to global Islamic jihad / by al-Suri.
Other Titles: Terrorist's strategy for defeating America
Responsibility: edited by Jim Lacey.
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Abstract:

"Since the 9/11 attacks, scholars have struggled to help Westerners understand what motivates the jihadi movement. Noting that the best way to understand jihadists is to ignore statements they release to the West in favor of examining what they say to each other, Jim Lacey provides a definitive collection of the writings that intellectually underpins the jihadi movement. Rather than guessing about terrorist motivations from a Western perspective, readers are offered essays - including those by the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hasan al-Banna, and a leading early member, Sayeed Qutb - that define the movement through the eyes of the terrorists themselves.

As jihadist cadres begin to rebuild, Lacey notes that they are turning once again to their original thinkers to justify their actions."--Jacket.

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