THE AL QAEDA DISCOURSE OF THE GREATER KUFR

by Daurius Figueira


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/9/2004

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 222
ISBN : 9780595336135
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 222
ISBN : 9780595784165

About the Book

This is the final text of the trilogy consisting of Jihad in Trinidad and Tobago and Exiting a Racist Worldview. The text presents a deconstruction of Islamic discourse with specific reference to jihad (military engagement) and the shahid (martyr). The Al Qaeda discourse of the greater kufr is deconstructed to expose its antecedents in militarist Islamic discourse born out of the contradiction between Islam and western capitalist colonial imperialism. Primary to the development of the discourse of military engagement with the west is the discourse of Pakistani thinkers deconstructed in the text. The discourse of Al Qaeda is then the product of contradiction between Islam and western imperialism and hegemony. Thereby constituting the most potent threat to Islam since the crusades as manifested in the discourse of Al Qaeda.


About the Author

Daurius Figueira is a social researcher in Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies. His interests include the illicit drug trade in the Caribbean, racist discourse and black on black racism in the Caribbean, Islamic discourse. His publications include Jihad in Trinidad and Tobago, Simbhoonath Capildeo, and Exiting a Racist Worldview.