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Book:Jihadism transformed : al-Qaeda and Islamic State's global battle of ideas / Simon Staffell, Akil N. Awan, editors.:[2016] Book Jihadism transformed : al-Qaeda and Islamic State's global battle of ideas / Simon Staffell, Akil N. Awan, editors.
Jihadism transformed : al-Qaeda and Islamic State's global battle of ideas / Simon Staffell, Akil N. Awan, editors.
Associated Name: Staffell, Simon, editor.
Associated Name: Awan, Akil N., editor.
Publication year: [2016]
Language: English
Call Number BP166.14.F85 J54 2016
Media class: Book
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019065029X 9780190650292
Extent: xv, 273 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Jihadist narratives have evolved dramatically over the past five years, driven by momentous events in the Middle East and beyond; the death of bin Laden; the rise and ultimate failure of the Arab Spring; and most notably, the rise of the so-called Islamic State. For many years, al-Qaeda pointed to an aspirational future Caliphate as their utopian end goal--one which allowed them to justify their violent excesses in the here and now. Islamic State turned that aspiration into a dystopic reality, and in the process hijacked the jihadist narrative, breathing new life into the global Salafi-Jihadi movement. Despite air-strikes from above, and local disillusionment from below, the new caliphate has stubbornly persisted and has been at the heart of ISIS's growing global appeal. This timely collection of essays examines how jihadist narratives have changed globally, adapting to these turbulent circumstances. Area and thematic specialists consider transitions inside the Middle East and North Africa as well as in South Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and Europe. As these analyses demonstrate, the success of the ISIS narrative has been as much about resonance with local contexts, as it has been about the appeal of the global idea of a tangible and realised caliphate.--
Introduction / Simon Staffell and Akil N. Awan -- The 'Islamic State' and al-Qaeda / Nelly Lahoud -- Ayman al-Zawahiri and the rise of ISIL / Donald Holbrook -- From 25 January to Islamic State : transitions in Egyptian Jihadist narratives / Simon Staffell -- Beyond narrative : how and why Islamically inspired narratives of political violence resonate in contemporary Tunisia / Jonathan Githens-Mazer -- Al-Qaeda and Islamic State in Yemen : a battle for local audiences / Elisabeth Kendall -- Inside the propaganda machine of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and its evolution following the rise of Islamic State / Valentina Bartolucci -- Boko Haram and Islamic State / Virginia Comolli -- Local and global Jihadist narratives in Afghanistan : the impact of the decline of al-Qaeda and rise of 'Islamic State' / Martha Turnbull -- In the shadow of the Islamic State : Shi'i responses to Sunni Jihadist narratives in a turbulent Middle East / Christopher Anzalone -- The impact of evolving Jihadist narratives on radicalisation in the West / Akil N. Awan.

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