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The mind of jihad, Laurent Murawiec

Label
The mind of jihad
Title
The mind of jihad
Statement of responsibility
Laurent Murawiec
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book examines contemporary jihad as a cult of violence and power. Jihadi groups, Shiite or Sunni, Arab or not, are characterized by a similar blood lust. Murawiec characterizes this belief as identical to that of Europe's medieval millenarians and apocalyptics, arguing both jihadis and their European cousins shared in a Gnostic ideology: a God-given mission endowed the Elect with supernatural powers and placed them above common law of mankind. Ideology of jihad is essentially Islamic. Murawiec traces political technologies used by modern jihad to the Bolsheviks. Their doctrines of terror as a system of rule were appropriated by radical Islam through multiple lines of communication. This book uses history, anthropology, and theology to understand jihad has declared war on West and world--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murawiec, Laurent
Dewey number
322.4/2088297
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6431
LC item number
.M865 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Terrorism
  • Jihad
  • Islam and world politics
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • Islam
Label
The mind of jihad, Laurent Murawiec
Instantiates
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
Introduction -- "We love death" -- "An elite of amoral supermen" -- The gnostic mahdi -- Manichean tribalism -- The odd pedigree of modern jihad -- The mutated virus : "Islamic revolution" -- Jihad as terror -- Conclusion
Control code
190875993
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 342 pages
Isbn
9780521883931
Lccn
2008000787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)190875993
Label
The mind of jihad, Laurent Murawiec
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
Introduction -- "We love death" -- "An elite of amoral supermen" -- The gnostic mahdi -- Manichean tribalism -- The odd pedigree of modern jihad -- The mutated virus : "Islamic revolution" -- Jihad as terror -- Conclusion
Control code
190875993
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 342 pages
Isbn
9780521883931
Lccn
2008000787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)190875993

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