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Jihadism studies in counter ideology : time for initiation in universities
Responding to jihadist terrorism has always not been easy. Although a huge amount of resources has been spent on this since September 11, the problem has not really gone away. Is it time to optimise the soft approach, ...
Abdullah Azzam : would he have endorsed 9/11?
According to Al Qaeda, attacking Westerners, such as in the case of September 11, is theologically permissible. However, a study shows this view being contradicted by primary sources that belong to Abdullah Azzam, the ...
Abu Bakar Bashir : Jihad or tyranny of leadership?
Abu Bakar Bashir resigned from the Indonesian Mujahidin Council (MMI) recently, claiming that its leadership system was unislamic. Did he get it right this time?
There are still many untapped means to reach out to the larger community on the dangers of violent extremism. One of these is the production of a dram series for television which can also be distributed in CD format.
Bali bombers' pre-execution statement : how much Islamic weight?
The Bali bombers will be executed anytime soon. In pre-execution statements, purportedly by the bombers and their sympathisers, They have condemned the death sentences and urged Muslims to avenge them.. Do these statements ...
911 conspiracy theories : the absent perspectives
The truth of 911 has long been a point of public contention. But why is it not so among former Muslim extremists, even those who once were close allies of Al Qaeda?
The Egyptian uprising : waning threat of the jihadists
The Egyptian uprising is showing no sign of abating. Amidst the Western paranoia that Islamists will rise to power, is the prospect of this uprising turning into a jihadist threat real or imagined?
Counter-Ideological Work: The Need for Intellectual Rigour
To counter the ideology of extremists who are religiously motivated, proper intellectual rigour is of paramount importance. How can this be done?