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The Resource Virtual caliphate : exposing the Islamist state on the internet, Yaakov Lappin

Virtual caliphate : exposing the Islamist state on the internet, Yaakov Lappin

Label
Virtual caliphate : exposing the Islamist state on the internet
Title
Virtual caliphate
Title remainder
exposing the Islamist state on the internet
Statement of responsibility
Yaakov Lappin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In 1924 the last caliphate -- an Islamic state as envisioned by the Koran -- was dismantled in Turkey. With no caliphate in existence matching their ideals, al Qaeda and its hundreds of affiliate organizations have failed to achieve their goal of reestablishing radical Islamic rule. Journalist Yaakov Lappin asserts that this failure to create a homeland necessitated the formation of an unforeseen and unprecedented entity: an Islamist "state" on the Internet, the virtual caliphate. The virtual caliphate is an Islamist state that exists on computer servers around the world. Islamists use it to carry out functions typically reserved for a physical state, such as recruiting an army and training its soldiers, handling foreign affairs, and directing finances. In Virtual Caliphate, Lappin shows how Islamists employ twenty-first-century technology to achieve a seventh-century vision, hoping to soon upload the online state into the physical world. Lappin draws links between online sermons calling for violence and subsequent terror attacks like 2005's London transport bombing, a chilling glimpse of how the virtual caliphate has already moved beyond mere words and videos. -- Book jacket
  • In 1924 the last caliphate{u1D61}n Islamic state as envisioned by the Koran{u1D77}as dismantled in Turkey. With no caliphate in existence matching their ideals, al Qaeda and its hundreds of affiliate organizations have failed to achieve their goal of reestablishing radical Islamic rule. Journalist Yaakov Lappin asserts that this failure to create a homeland necessitated the formation of an unforeseen and unprecedented entity: an Islamist "state" on the Internet, the virtual caliphate. --
  • The virtual caliphate is an Islamist state that exists on computer servers around the world. Islamists use it to carry out functions typically reserved for a physical state, such as recruiting an army and training its soldiers, handling foreign affairs, and directing finances. In Virtual Caliphate, Lappin shows how Islamists employ twenty-first-century technology to achieve a seventh-century vision, hoping to soon upload the online state into the physical world. Lappin draws links between online sermons calling for violence and subsequent terror attacks like 2005's London transport bombing, a chilling glimpse of how the virtual caliphate has already moved beyond mere words and videos. --
  • Weaving together hard-to-find resources that often no longer exist online, Lappin captures a recent history of the virtual caliphate for the reader, exposing and demystifying all aspects of the jihadi online netherworld. Virtual Caliphate is a compelling and indispensable guide for anyone interested in understanding the technological aptitude of the global jihadi movement. --Book Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lappin, Yaakov
Dewey number
363.3250285/4678
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6431
LC item number
.L3465 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • Islam
  • Islamic fundamentalism
Label
Virtual caliphate : exposing the Islamist state on the internet, Yaakov Lappin
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
Control code
497574304
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 203 pages
Isbn
9781597975117
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010035149
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)497574304
Label
Virtual caliphate : exposing the Islamist state on the internet, Yaakov Lappin
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
Control code
497574304
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 203 pages
Isbn
9781597975117
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010035149
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)497574304

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