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The Resource Al Qaeda's global crisis : the Islamic state, takfir, and the genocide of Muslims, V. G. Julie Rajan

Al Qaeda's global crisis : the Islamic state, takfir, and the genocide of Muslims, V. G. Julie Rajan

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Al Qaeda's global crisis : the Islamic state, takfir, and the genocide of Muslims
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Al Qaeda's global crisis
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the Islamic state, takfir, and the genocide of Muslims
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V. G. Julie Rajan
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eng
Summary
This book focuses on the crises facing Al Qaeda and how the mass killing of Muslims is challenging its credibility as a leader among Islamist jihadist organizations. The book argues that these crises are directly related to Al Qaeda's affiliation with the extreme violence employed against Muslims in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan in the decade since 9/11. Al Qaeda's public and private responses to this violence differ greatly. While in public Al Qaeda has justified those attacks declaring that, for the establishment of a state of 'true believers', they are a necessary evil, in private Al Qaeda has been advising its local affiliates to refrain from killing Muslims. To better understand the crises facing Al Qaeda, the book explores the development of Central Al Qaeda's complex relationship with radical (mis)appropriations and manifestations of takfir, which allows one Muslim to declare another an unbeliever, and its unique relationship with each of its affiliates in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The author then goes on to consider how the prominence of takfir is contributing to the deteriorating security in those countries and how this is affecting Al Qaeda's credibility as an Islamist terror organization. The book concludes by considering the long-term viability of Al Qaeda and how its demise could allow the rise of the even more radical, violent Islamic State and the implications this has for the future security of the Middle East, North Africa and Central/South Asia.--
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Rajan, V. G. Julie
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
Series statement
Contemporary terrorism studies
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  • Qaida (Organization)
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • Terrorism
  • Violence
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Al Qaeda's global crisis : the Islamic state, takfir, and the genocide of Muslims, V. G. Julie Rajan
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Acknowledgements -- Introduction global crisis : insecurity, terrorism, and human rights -- Islamism, al Qaeda, and takfir -- Iraq, 2003 : the Shia resurgence, Zarqawi's legacy, and the Islamic state -- Syria, 2011 : convoluted loyalties, a chaotic insurgency, and the revival of the caliphate -- Afghanistan 2001 : centuries of imperialism, the rise of the mujahidin, and the taliban -- Pakistan, 2004 : blasphemy, tribalism, and a state of insecurity -- Al Qaeda's global crisis : defending takfir, losing relevance and the rise of the Islamic state -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
FIEb1766598x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
354 pages
Isbn
9781138789975
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)890814350
Label
Al Qaeda's global crisis : the Islamic state, takfir, and the genocide of Muslims, V. G. Julie Rajan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Introduction global crisis : insecurity, terrorism, and human rights -- Islamism, al Qaeda, and takfir -- Iraq, 2003 : the Shia resurgence, Zarqawi's legacy, and the Islamic state -- Syria, 2011 : convoluted loyalties, a chaotic insurgency, and the revival of the caliphate -- Afghanistan 2001 : centuries of imperialism, the rise of the mujahidin, and the taliban -- Pakistan, 2004 : blasphemy, tribalism, and a state of insecurity -- Al Qaeda's global crisis : defending takfir, losing relevance and the rise of the Islamic state -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
FIEb1766598x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
354 pages
Isbn
9781138789975
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)890814350

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