Leaderless Jihad Terror Networks in the Twenty First Century In the post September world Al Qaeda is no longer the central organizing force that aids or authorizes terrorist attacks or recruits terrorists It is now a source of inspiration for terrorist acts
Leaderless Jihad Terror Networks in the Twenty First Leaderless Jihad is cited frequently in terrorism research, so it is or less required reading for context It is also worth reading in its own right well written and organized, clear, insightful, good notes and citations, should be approachable to the lay reader. Lone Wolf Terror and the Rise of Leaderless Resistance From the ancient strategies of Sun Tzu to the activities of contemporary leaderless jihadists, George Michael has provided a richly detailed, timely, and fascinating account of the evolution of lone wolf terrorism and the development of a so called fifth generation of warfare. Islamic terrorismIslamic terrorism, Islamist terrorism or radical Islamic terrorism is defined as any terrorist act, set of acts or campaign committed by groups or individuals who profess Islamic or Islamist motivations or goals Islamic terrorists justify their violent tactics through the interpretation of Quran and Hadith according to their own goals and intentions The idea of Islamic supremacy is Jihadism The term Jihadism also jihadist movement, jihadi movement and variants is a st century neologism found in Western languages to describe Islamist militant movements perceived as military movements rooted in Islam and existentially threatening to the West.It has been described as a difficult term to define precisely, because it remains a recent neologism with no single, generally Isis may be leaderless and facing defeat in Mosul, but the The blowing up by Isis of the al Nuri mosque in Mosul marks a decisive defeat for the caliphate declared by Abu Bakr al Baghdadi in the same mosque three years ago. Vision of Humanity Quantifying Peace and its Benefits The Institute for Economics Peace IEP is an independent, non partisan, non profit think tank dedicated to shifting the world s focus to peace as a positive, achievable, and tangible Gates of Vienna Note The following post accompanies Takuan Seiyo s latest piece.Both are being kept sticky until tonight Scroll down for other posts that have appeared since Wednesday Certain posts at Gates of Vienna, among them those by Takuan Seiyo, tend to attract the attention and comments of people who are preoccupied with the Jews.
Title: Leaderless Jihad: Terror Networks in the Twenty-First Century
Author: Marc Sageman
In the post September 11 world, Al Qaeda is no longer the central organizing force that aids or authorizes terrorist attacks or recruits terrorists It is now a source of inspiration for terrorist acts carried out by independent local groups that have branded themselves with the Al Qaeda name Building on his previous groundbreaking work on the Al Qaeda network, forenIn the post September 11 world, Al Qaeda is no longer the central organizing force that aids or authorizes terrorist attacks or recruits terrorists It is now a source of inspiration for terrorist acts carried out by independent local groups that have branded themselves with the Al Qaeda name Building on his previous groundbreaking work on the Al Qaeda network, forensic psychiatrist Marc Sageman has greatly expanded his research to explain how Islamic terrorism emerges and operates in the twenty first century.In Leaderless Jihad, Sageman rejects the views that place responsibility for terrorism on society or a flawed, predisposed individual Instead, he argues, the individual, outside influence, and group dynamics come together in a four step process through which Muslim youth become radicalized First, traumatic events either experienced personally or learned about indirectly spark moral outrage Individuals interpret this outrage through a specific ideology, felt and understood than based on doctrine Usually in a chat room or other Internet based venues, adherents share this moral outrage, which resonates with the personal experiences of others The outrage is acted on by a group, either online or offline.Leaderless Jihad offers a ray of hope Drawing on historical analogies, Sageman argues that the zeal of jihadism is self terminating eventually its followers will turn away from violence as a means of expressing their discontent The book concludes with Sageman s recommendations for the application of his research to counterterrorism law enforcement efforts.