The Theory and Practice of Islamic Terrorism: An Anthology

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Marvin Perry, Howard E. Negrin
Palgrave Macmillan, Oct 15, 2008 - Political Science - 255 pages

Drawing from a variety of sources, this anthology encourages readers to explore the multiple dimensions of Islamic terrorism and seeks to promote a better understanding of one of the most complicated and urgent problems facing the world today. Divided into six parts, the book deals with the theological and ideological background of the concept of jihad, the policies and organization of Al Qaeda, various policy recommendations for combating terrorism, the motivations of suicide bombers, the dilemma jihadists pose in Western countries, and the adoption of classical European and anti-Semitic myths for political and religious gain in segments of the Muslim world. With excerpts ranging from works by Sayyid Qutb to Osama bin Laden to Nonie Darwish, this book is a must-have for anyone interested in or studying Islamic terrorism.

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About the author (2008)

Marvin Perry taught history at Baruch College until his retirement. He is the author of An Intellectual History of Modern Europe; Arnold Toynbee and the Western Tradition; Western Civilization a Brief History; Anti-Semitism: Myth and Hate from Antiquity to the Present. with Frederick M. Schweitzer; Anti-Semitic Myths: A Historical and Contemporary Anthology, co-edited with Frederick M. Schweitzer; and Toynbee Reappraisals, co-edited with C.T. McIntire.

Howard E. Negrin was Associate Provost for Grants and Research Administration at Hofstra University until his retirement. His publications include articles in professional journals and reference works in American history, as well as educational materials.