Militant Islamist Ideology: Understanding the Global Threat (Google eBook)

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Naval Institute Press, Jan 15, 2011 - Political Science - 250 pages
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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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This book seeks to define militant Islamist ideology, explain it to a Western audience, and provide suggestions on how to counter this ideology using Islamic arguments. The author succeeds overall. It ... Read full review

Contents

Precise Definitions of the Threat
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A Hidden Center of Gravity militant islamists cloaking themselves in islam
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What Is Not Being Taught in Politicized Madrassas beginning to understand militant islamist ideology
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The Quran How do militant islamists Abuse verses?
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The Term Jihad various interpretations
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Muhammad and the Succession Crisis
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Islamic Government A Highly debatable concept among muslims
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The 1925 Caliphate Debates eight
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Ibn AbdulWahhab 17031792 the founder of wahhabism
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Hassan alBanna and the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood the first islamist Political Party
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Sayyid Qutb twentiethcentury theoretician of militant islamist ideology 19061966
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Inside the SovietAfghan War 19791989 fifteen A militant islamist Perspective
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Usama bin Laden A Quick exposé
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A Basic Analytic Primer on Shiism
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Other Major Figures in the Militant Islamist Movement
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AlQaidas Wedge Issues for the United States to Consider
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Countering Militant Islamist Rhetoric Using Islam
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Marginalizing alQaida utilizing alQaida rhetoric and Actions
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Ibn Taymiyyah unlocking the origins of current militant islamist ideology 12631327
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Mindsets That Hamper Americas Capabilities
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Conclusion and Further Reading
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