The Terrorist in Search of Humanity: Militant Islam and Global Politics (Paperback)
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The Terrorist in Search of Humanity: Militant Islam and Global Politics (Paperback)

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Published: 21/11/2019
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Faisal Devji argues that new forms of militancy, such as the actions of al-Qaeda, are informed by the same desire for agency and equality that animates other humanitarian interventions, such as environmentalism and pacifism. To the militant, victimized Muslims are more than just symbols of ethnic and religious persecution-they represent humanity's centuries-long struggle for legitimacy and agency. Acts of terror, therefore, are fueled by the militant's desire to become a historical actor on the global stage. Though they have yet to build concrete political institutions, militant movements have formed a kind of global society, and as Devji makes clear, this society pursues the same humanitarian objectives that drive more benevolent groups.

Publisher: C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9781787382244
Number of pages: 224
Dimensions: 225 x 145 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'A brilliant long essay on the ethical underpinnings of modern jihad.'

'An oasis in the wearisome desert of al-Qaeda studies. It is, in the best possible sense, subversive.'

'Thought-provoking, and elegantly written.'

'One of the most intelligent analyses of the world-view of the militant Islamist.'

'An erudite analysis of the rise of jihadism as almost a new 'sect' within Islam-one that combines mystical and traditional elements of Islam with a sophisticated globalization effort based on an ethical, rather than political, worldview.'

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