Publisher’s description The term ‘jihad’ has come to be used as a byword for fanaticism and Islam’s allegedly implacable hostility towards the West. But, like other religious and political concepts,[…]
Journal abstract This article focuses on a challenge in the current terrorism literature, namely the methodological justification concerning the collection and analysis of empirical data. Lack of detailed methodological accounts[…]
Journal abstract As Al Qaeda and the Islamic State vie for ascendancy in the jihad movement, policymakers grapple with distinguishing the threat posed by these groups. Proceeding from the terrorists’ view of[…]
Abstract In 2012, the Dutch National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism and the Dutch Probation Service launched a reintegration project for offenders on probation or parole who were (suspected to[…]
Abstract The term “jihadism” is popular, but difficult. It has narrow senses, which are generally valuable, and wide senses, which may be misleading. This article looks at the derivation and[…]
Publisher’s description Just Wars, Holy Wars, and Jihads explores the development of ideas of morally justified or legitimate war in Western and Islamic civilizations. Historically, these ideas have been grouped[…]
Journal abstract This research investigates the dramatic expansion of the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria in the last few years. Militant activity has expanded in terms of frequency and severity[…]
Publisher’s description Making sense of Saudi Arabia is crucially important today. The kingdom’s western province contains the heart of Islam, and it is the United States’ closest Arab ally and[…]
Reviews and critiques Western colonial accounts of Muslim suicide attacks in India, Indonesia and the Philippines.
This book explores the historical development of a tradition of holy war and martyrdom among Muslims in Kerala, India.