Leaderless Jihad: Terror Networks in the Twenty-First Century; By Marc Sageman; ; Book; Published by: University of Pennsylvania Press; View | Save. Sageman, Marc. Leaderless Jihad. Terror Networks in the Twenty-First Century. UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA PRESS. In the post-September 11 world, Al Qaeda is no longer thecentral organizing force that aids or authorizes terrorist attacksor recruits terrorists. It is now mor.
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Since most Muslims are not extremists, why are so many young Muslims drawn to extremist interpretations of Islam as the basis for establishing radical regimes in their societies? Finally, how can violent radicalism be countered and defeated? Assessing the Effectiveness of Pre-employment Polygraph Screening. L eaderless J ihad: If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.
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Why are so many jihadis engineers? As a forensic psychiatrist and a former CIA case officer working with the Afghan resistance during the Soviet occupation, Sageman offers keen insights in a well-crafted and thoroughly documented assessment of the rise of al-Qaedainspired and al-Qaeda-aspirant terrorism.
Picking up on his earlier study Understanding Terror Networks, Sageman argues that terror networks are built through ties of kinship and friendship.
It is now more a source of inspiration for terrorist acts carried out by independent local groups that have branded themselves with the Al Qaeda name. Citing articles via Google Scholar. These networks may become formal organizations, like al Qaeda or its Indonesian affiliate, Jemaah Islamiyah, depending on shifting circumstances.
He is the author of the bestselling Understanding Terror Networksalso available from the University of Pennsylvania Press. In discussing educational levels, Sageman observes the high prevalence of individuals pursuing technical studies such as engineering and medicine among jihadis. 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.
Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. Who you know plays a large part in the collective recruitment process. Sageman, the al Qaeda-led Islamist social movement consists of several thousand members out of a worldwide Muslim population of some 1. The third wave, however, is the post generation of radicals, who joined al Qaeda following the overthrow of the Taliban in Afghanistan and the U.
leaderleas Sageman points out that The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, “This book belongs at the top of the list for anyone seeking to understand the nature of radical Islamic terrorism, its future, and the effective ways that Western leaderldss can counter its destructive appeal.
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. You could not be signed in. This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve.
Please read our Comment Policy before commenting. It stands what you think you know about terrorism on its head and helps you see the topic in a different light. Instead, he argues, the individual, outside influence, and group dynamics come together in a four-step process through which Muslim youth become radicalized. But Mr Sageman, a senior fellow at the Philadelphia-based Foreign Policy Research Institute, explodes each of these myths, and others besides, in an unsettling account of how Al Qaeda has evolved from the organisation headed by Osama bin Laden into an amorphous movement—a ‘leaderless jihad.
Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? Click here for reprint permission. Related articles in Google Scholar. Building on his previous groundbreaking work on the Leaderlesss Qaeda network, forensic psychiatrist Marc Sageman has greatly expanded his research to explain how Islamic terrorism emerges and operates in the twenty-first century.
These connections, he asserts, often precede radicalization. His work challenges the way we think about terrorism and and offers important ,eaderless about what should be done to prevent or contain such violence. Individuals interpret this outrage through a specific ideology, more felt and understood than based on doctrine.
Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Leaderless Jihad at times reads like a primer for the or so leaderlesz policy makers and senior planners concerned with terrorism.
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Sign In or Create an Account. Usually in a chat room or other Internet-based venues, adherents share this moral outrage, which resonates with the personal experiences of others. Leaderless Jihad offers a ray of hope. Instead, he argues, the individual, outside influence, and group dynamics come together in a four-step process through which Muslim youth become radicalized.
To counter the social movement inspired by al Qaeda, Dr.
Leaderleess, because as a social movement it has dramatically grown beyond its organizational origins. Another major contribution of Leaderless Jihad is the identification of leaderldss four-pronged radicalization process. Nonetheless, this important book offers much to researchers and analysts, as it is leeaderless focused on two essential questions: Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic.
Sageman’s data-driven approach is all too rare in a field dominated by informed when we’re fortunate opinion. Title Page, Copyright Download Save. Most users should sign in with their email address. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. The book concludes with Sageman’s recommendations for the application of his research to counterterrorism law enforcement efforts.
This violence is a break with the historical precedent of terrorism directed by what has come to be known as al-Qaeda central.