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The Resource The war against al-Qaeda : religion, policy, and counter-narratives, Nahed Artoul Zehr, (electronic resource)

The war against al-Qaeda : religion, policy, and counter-narratives, Nahed Artoul Zehr, (electronic resource)

Label
The war against al-Qaeda : religion, policy, and counter-narratives
Title
The war against al-Qaeda
Title remainder
religion, policy, and counter-narratives
Statement of responsibility
Nahed Artoul Zehr
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In this original and controversial book Nahed Artoul Zehr explores the theological underpinnings of al-Qaeda and related Islamic movements such as ISIS, demonstrating how this religious narrative has helped transform al-Qaeda from a relatively hierarchical and regional organization to a globalized, decentralized, and diffuse network of networks. Does al-Qaeda reflect an theologically authentic or perverted understanding of Islam? At the same time, Zehr critiques the US military and policy establishment as it attempts to offer counter-narratives to the al-Qaeda phenomenon, counter-narratives that emphasize "good Muslims" v. "bad Muslims" in an attempt to embrace a moderate form of Islam. But according to Zehr this approach is misguided: it is beyond the US government's purview, and beyond its expertise, to make such theological claims about Islam; in fact, the current communications strategy is counterproductive. Better, she argues, to focus on the impact of terrorism and why this is inconsistent with Islam scripture and teaching--which just war theory can help us to do. Zehr concludes by offering policy suggestions and recommendations. One of the novel contributions of the project is an analysis of the work of Mustafa abu Mus' ab al-Suri, author of the leading theoretical and tactical al-Qaeda text, The Global Islamic Resistance Call
  • In this original and controversial book Nahed Artoul Zehr explores the theological underpinnings of al-Qaeda and related Islamic movements such as ISIS, demonstrating how this religious narrative has helped transform al-Qaeda from a relatively hierarchical and regional organization to a globalized, decentralized, and diffuse network of networks. Does al-Qaeda reflect an theologically authentic or perverted understanding of Islam? At the same time, Zehr critiques the US military and policy establishment as it attempts to offer counter-narratives to the al-Qaeda phenomenon, counter-narratives that emphasize "good Muslims" v. "bad Muslims" in an attempt to embrace a moderate form of Islam. But according to Zehr this approach is misguided: it is beyond the US government's purview, and beyond its expertise, to make such theological claims about Islam; in fact, the current communications strategy is counterproductive. Better, she argues, to focus on the impact of terrorism and why this is inconsistent with Islam scripture and teaching--which just war theory can help us to do. Zehr concludes by offering policy suggestions and recommendations. One of the novel contributions of the project is an analysis of the work of Mustafa abu Mus' ab al-Suri, author of the leading theoretical and tactical al-Qaeda text, The Global Islamic Resistance Call
  • In this original and controversial book Nahed Artoul Zehr explores the theological underpinnings of al-Qaeda and related Islamic movements such as ISIS, demonstrating how this religious narrative has helped transform al-Qaeda from a relatively hierarchical and regional organization to a globalized, decentralized, and diffuse network of networks. Does al-Qaeda reflect an theologically authentic or perverted understanding of Islam? At the same time, Zehr critiques the US military and policy establishment as it attempts to offer counter-narratives to the al-Qaeda phenomenon, counter-narratives that emphasize "good Muslims" v. "bad Muslims" in an attempt to embrace a moderate form of Islam. But according to Zehr this approach is misguided: it is beyond the US government's purview, and beyond its expertise, to make such theological claims about Islam; in fact, the current communications strategy is counterproductive. Better, she argues, to focus on the impact of terrorism and why this is inconsistent with Islam scripture and teaching--which just war theory can help us to do. Zehr concludes by offering policy suggestions and recommendations. One of the novel contributions of the project is an analysis of the work of Mustafa abu Mus' ab al-Suri, author of the leading theoretical and tactical al-Qaeda text, The Global Islamic Resistance Call
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Zehr, Nahed Artoul
Dewey number
363.325
LC call number
HV6432.5.Q2
LC item number
Z44 2017
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Qaida (Organization)
  • Terrorism
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • Afghan War, 2001-
Label
The war against al-Qaeda : religion, policy, and counter-narratives, Nahed Artoul Zehr, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Introduction : Beginnings : a different kind of war -- Foundations : a just war analysis of the war against al-Qaeda -- Traditions : the moral constraints of war in Islam -- Narratives : al-Qaeda's dual nature -- Tactics : al-Suri and al-Qaeda's model of war -- Counter-narratives : moderate muslim voices and a debate within the tradition -- Conclusion : Operationalizing counter-narratives in the war against al-Qaeda
  • Introduction : Beginnings : a different kind of war -- Foundations : a just war analysis of the war against al-Qaeda -- Traditions : the moral constraints of war in Islam -- Narratives : al-Qaeda's dual nature -- Tactics : al-Suri and al-Qaeda's model of war -- Counter-narratives : moderate muslim voices and a debate within the tradition -- Conclusion : Operationalizing counter-narratives in the war against al-Qaeda
  • Introduction : Beginnings : a different kind of war -- Foundations : a just war analysis of the war against al-Qaeda -- Traditions : the moral constraints of war in Islam -- Narratives : al-Qaeda's dual nature -- Tactics : al-Suri and al-Qaeda's model of war -- Counter-narratives : moderate muslim voices and a debate within the tradition -- Conclusion : Operationalizing counter-narratives in the war against al-Qaeda
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001815188
Dimensions
23 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xii, 216 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9781626164277
Lccn
2016031233
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001815188
Label
The war against al-Qaeda : religion, policy, and counter-narratives, Nahed Artoul Zehr, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Introduction : Beginnings : a different kind of war -- Foundations : a just war analysis of the war against al-Qaeda -- Traditions : the moral constraints of war in Islam -- Narratives : al-Qaeda's dual nature -- Tactics : al-Suri and al-Qaeda's model of war -- Counter-narratives : moderate muslim voices and a debate within the tradition -- Conclusion : Operationalizing counter-narratives in the war against al-Qaeda
  • Introduction : Beginnings : a different kind of war -- Foundations : a just war analysis of the war against al-Qaeda -- Traditions : the moral constraints of war in Islam -- Narratives : al-Qaeda's dual nature -- Tactics : al-Suri and al-Qaeda's model of war -- Counter-narratives : moderate muslim voices and a debate within the tradition -- Conclusion : Operationalizing counter-narratives in the war against al-Qaeda
  • Introduction : Beginnings : a different kind of war -- Foundations : a just war analysis of the war against al-Qaeda -- Traditions : the moral constraints of war in Islam -- Narratives : al-Qaeda's dual nature -- Tactics : al-Suri and al-Qaeda's model of war -- Counter-narratives : moderate muslim voices and a debate within the tradition -- Conclusion : Operationalizing counter-narratives in the war against al-Qaeda
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001815188
Dimensions
23 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xii, 216 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9781626164277
Lccn
2016031233
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001815188

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