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Understanding Jihad
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Preface to the Second Edition Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Qur an and Conquest 2. The "Greater Jihad" and the "Lesser Jihad" 3. The Crystallization of Jihad Theory: Crusade and Counter-Crusade 4. Jihad during the Nineteenth Century: Renewal and Resistance 5. Radical Islam and Contemporary Jihad Theory 6. Globalist Radical Islam and Martyrdom Operations 7. The Rise of Jihadi States Afterword Appendix: Some Translated Documents Communique from the Armed Islamic Group (Algeria; September 8, 1995) World Islamic Front for Jihad against Zionists and Crusaders: Declaration of War (February 23, 1998) A Communique from Qa Idat Al-Jihad Concerning the Testaments of the Heroes and the Legality of the Washington and New York Operations (April 24, 2002) The Importance of Jihad, on the Goals of Jihad (by Ali al-Aliyani) Under the Shadow of the Spears (by Sulayman Abu Ghayth) Translation of "The Last Night" "Our Sharii Stance with Regard to the Government of the Iraqi Karzai" (by Abu Musab al-Zasqawi-) "Proclamation of the Caliphate" (by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, June 29, 2014) The Revival of Slavery before the Hour (from Dabiq, October 14, 2014) Timeline Glossary Notes Bibliography Index

About the Author

David Cook is Associate Professor of Religion at Rice University. He is the author of Contemporary Muslim Apocalyptic Literature.

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"A worthwhile resource on the examination of the meaning of jihad." * Marine Corps University Press *

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