A Quietist Jihadi by Joas Wagemakers

By Joas Wagemakers

on account that 11th of September, the Jordanian Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi (b. West financial institution, 1959) has emerged as the most vital radical Muslim thinkers alive this present day. whereas al-Maqdisi is probably not a family identify within the West, his effect among like-minded Muslims stretches the world over from Jordan - the place he lives this present 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 imperative. This groundbreaking publication, that's the 1st entire evaluate of al-Maqdisi, his lifestyles, ideology, and impact, relies on his wide 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 extreme 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 generally, the booklet deals an alternate, insider viewpoint at the upward push of radical Islam, with a specific specialize in Salafi competition routine in Saudi Arabia and Jordan.

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