Chapter

Ideology

Sayed Khatab

in Understanding Islamic Fundamentalism

Published by American University in Cairo Press

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9789774164996
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781617971075 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5743/cairo/9789774164996.003.0006
Ideology

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This chapter investigates al-Qa'ida's neo-jihadist ideology and compares it with the notion of jihad and the qualifications to it in the Muslim consensus. It also explores the question of who declares jihad, and argues that al-Qa'ida's neo-jihadist dogma is outdated.

Keywords: al-Qa'ida; Afghanistan; Usama bin Laden; neo-jihadist ideology; jihad; Taliban; Islamic fundamentalism

Chapter.  15683 words. 

Subjects: Islam

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