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Published: 01 November 2016

256 Pages

5.4x8.4 inches

ISBN: 9780190651121

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The History of an Idea

Shiraz Maher

  • Concise introduction to salafi-jihadism from its origins in the Hindu Kush to insurgencies in the 1990s and beyond
  • Primer on Salafi-Jihadism, the strain of Islamism that ISIS and Al-Qaeda ascribe to
  • While much is written on the topic, jihadism as an ideology remains poorly understood
  • Surveys classical works from Islamic antiquity along with contemporary writings
  • Author is a respected strategist on counter-terrorism who writes regularly for leading newspapers