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Author Aboul-Enein, Youssef H.,
Title Militant Islamist Ideology : Understanding the Global Threat
Imprint New York : Naval Institute Press, 2011
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Note Intro -- CONTENTS -- Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- List of Acronyms -- Introduction -- 1. Precise Definitions of the Threat -- 2. A Hidden Center of Gravity: Militant Islamists Cloaking themselves in Islam -- 3. What Is Not Being Taught in Politicized Madrassas: Beginning to Understand Militant Islamist Ideology -- 4. The Qur'an: How Do Militant Islamists Abuse Verses? -- 5. The Term Jihad: Various Interpretations -- 6. Muhammad and the Succession Crisis -- 7. Islamic Government: A Highly Debatable Concept among Muslims -- 8. The 1925 Caliphate Debates -- 9. Countering Militant Islamist Rhetoric Using Islam -- 10. Marginalizing al-Qaida: Utilizing al-Qaida Rhetoric and Actions -- 11. Ibn Taymiyyah: Unlocking the Origins of Current Militant islamist Ideology (1263-1327) -- 12. Ibn Abdul-Wahhab (1703-1792): The Founder of Wahhabism -- 13. Hassan al-Banna and the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood: the First Islamist Political Party -- 14. Sayyid Qutb: Twentieth-Century Theoretician of Militant islamist Ideology (1906-1966) -- 15. Inside the Soviet-Afghan War (1979-1989): A Militant islamist Perspective -- 16. Usama bin Laden: A Quick Exposé -- 17. A Basic Analytic Primer on Shiism -- 18. Other Major Figures in the Militant Islamist Movement -- 19. Al-Qaida's Wedge Issues for the United States to Consider -- 20. Mindsets That Hamper America's Capabilities -- 21. Conclusion and Further Reading -- Notes -- Glossary -- Index
A top adviser at the Joint Intelligence Task Force for Combating Terrorism argues that winning the war against Militant Islamists requires a more nuanced understanding of their ideology. His book is among the first attempts to deconstruct and marginalize al-Qaida ideology using Islamic based arguments. By clearly defining the differences between Islam, Islamist, and Military Islamist, Aboul-Enein highlights how militant Islamist ideology takes fragments of Islamic history and theology and weaves them into a narrow, pseudo-intellectual ideology to justify their violence against Muslims and non-Muslims alike. In offering a comprehensive explanation of how Militant Islamists have hijacked the Islamic religion, Aboul-Enein provides a realistic description of the militant threat, which is different and distinct from Islamist political discourse and the wider religion of Islam
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Aboul-Enein, Youssef H., Militant Islamist Ideology : Understanding the Global Threat New York : Naval Institute Press,c2011 9781591140016
Subject Qaida (Organization);Jihad.;Islamic fundamentalism.;Terrorism -- Religious aspects -- Islam
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Alt Author Aboul-Enein, Youssef
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