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Knowing the enemy [electronic resource] : jihadist ideology and the War on Terror / Mary R. Habeck.

Author/Creator:
Habeck, Mary R.
Publication:
New Haven : Yale University Press, c2006.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (256 p.)
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Subjects:
Terrorism -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Islam and world politics.
War on Terrorism, 2001-2009.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
After September 11, Americans agonized over why nineteen men hated the United States enough to kill three thousand civilians in an unprovoked assault. Analysts have offered a wide variety of explanations for the attack, but the one voice missing is that of the terrorists themselves. This penetrating book is the first to present the inner logic of al-Qa'ida and like-minded extremist groups by which they justify September 11 and other terrorist attacks.Mary Habeck explains that these extremist groups belong to a new movement-known as jihadism-with a specific ideology based on the thought of Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab, Hasan al-Banna, and Sayyid Qutb. Jihadist ideology contains new definitions of the unity of God and of jihad, which allow members to call for the destruction of democracy and the United States and to murder innocent men, women, and children. Habeck also suggests how the United States might defeat the jihadis, using their own ideology against them.
Contents:
Nothing remains in its right place
Historical context
The Qur'an is our constitution
Our 'Aqida
The clash of civilizations. pt. 1, The American campaign to suppress Islam
The clash of civilizations. pt. 2, Jihad on the path of God
From Mecca to Medina : following the method of Muhammad
Jihadist ideology and the war on terror.
Notes:
Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
1-281-73081-5
9786611730819
0-300-13069-4
OCLC:
952731984
Publisher Number:
10.12987/9780300130690 doi