A Quietist Jihadi by Joas Wagemakers PDF

By Joas Wagemakers

given that September 11, the Jordanian Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi (b. West financial institution, 1959) has emerged as some of the most very important radical Muslim thinkers alive this day. whereas al-Maqdisi will not be a loved ones identify within the West, his effect among like-minded Muslims stretches the world over from Jordan - the place he lives this day - to Southeast Asia. His writings and teachings on Salafi Islam have encouraged terrorists from Europe to the center East, together with Abu Mus'ab al-Zarqawi, the previous chief of al-Qa'ida in Iraq, and Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama Bin Laden's successor because the head of al-Qa'ida relevant. This groundbreaking booklet, that is the 1st finished evaluate of al-Maqdisi, his existence, ideology, and impact, is predicated on his broad writings and people of alternative jihadis, in addition to on interviews that the writer carried out with (former) jihadis, together with al-Maqdisi himself. it's a severe and excessive paintings of scholarship that makes use of this substantial archive to provide an explanation for and interpret al-Maqdisi's specific model of Salafism. extra greatly, the e-book deals an alternate, insider point of view at the upward thrust of radical Islam, with a specific specialize in Salafi competition hobbies in Saudi Arabia and Jordan.

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