Are Islamic Extremists Jihadists or Terrorists?: The by Ryuho Okawa

By Ryuho Okawa

The West has been top a protracted warfare on terror because the Sept. 11 terrorist assaults in 2001 on American soil through Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda. Even after the assassination of Osama bin encumbered on may well 2, 2011, through President Obama’s precise Forces unit, terrorist assaults have persevered world wide. On January sixteen, 2013, a world obstacle erupted whilst Islamic terrorists geared up through Mokhtar Belmokhtar lay siege to an Algerian gasoline plant. After the Algerian govt despatched in a different forces unit, thirty-nine overseas hostages have been killed and 685 Algerian staff and 100 foreigners escaped or have been freed. *

Are the assaults by means of Islamic extremist teams like al-Qaeda and the association led through Mokhtar Belmokhtar unjust acts of terror? Or are they justified acts of a holy battle, because the self-proclaimed jihadists declare? during this interview with Osama bin encumbered, grasp Ryuho Okawa presents us along with his conclusive resolution to those questions.

* “Q&A: Hostage trouble in Algeria,” BBC information, January 21, 2013, http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-21056884.

Show description

Read Online or Download Are Islamic Extremists Jihadists or Terrorists?: The Necessity of Freedom in Islamic Countries PDF

Best terrorism books

The Strategy of Terrorism: How it Works, and Why it Fails (Contemporary Terrorism Studies)

This is often the 1st ebook to set out a finished framework during which to appreciate terrorism as method. It contends that even terrorism of the supposedly nihilist sort should be seen as a bona fide procedure for allotting capability to fulfil the ends of coverage, that's, as a technique. the most objective of the paintings is to explain the dynamics of terrorism and assessment their effectiveness, in addition to to theorize upon, and make clear the correlation among, political ends and terrorist capability.

Strategies for Countering Non State Actors in South Asia

The present paradigm of violence in South Asia relies on militancy and strategic terrorism drawing from extremist ideologies, be it faith, ethnicity or sub nationalism around the quarter. whereas often fundamentalism is related to be the middle of clash in South Asia, there are numerous various threads to instability.

Jihadi Terrorism and the Radicalisation Challenge: European and American Experiences

Osama bin Laden's death in might 2011 marked simply the symbolic finish of an period. by the point of his killing, he now not represented the Robin Hood icon that after stirred worldwide fascination. Ten years after the eleven September 2001 assaults, jihadi terrorism has mostly misplaced its juggernaut luster. It now in general resembles a patchwork of self-radicalising neighborhood teams with overseas contacts yet with none important organisational layout - resembling the unconventional left terrorism of the Nineteen Seventies and the anarchist fin-de-siècle terrorism.

Additional info for Are Islamic Extremists Jihadists or Terrorists?: The Necessity of Freedom in Islamic Countries

Example text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.31 of 5 – based on 14 votes