"Salafi Jihadi Discourse of Sunni Islam in the 21st century"

"The discourse of Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi and Anwar al-Awlaki"

by Daurius Figueira



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/13/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 208
ISBN : 9781462008988
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 208
ISBN : 9781462008995

About the Book

This work is a deconstruction of Salafi Jihadi discourse in the 21st century with special emphasis on the works in English of Muhammad Maqdisi and Anwar al-Awlaki. The work reveals the diversity of strategic positions that exist with reference to war with/on the West, the role of the Muslim minority of the West in this war and the fact that the prime focus of Salafi Jihadi praxis is hegemony over the Muslim lands. The prime focus of Salafi Jihadi strategy in the 21st century is not war on/with the West but the purging of the apostates from the Muslim lands. War with/on the West is then necessay because of the hegemony of the West over the Muslim lands in alliance with the apostates.The most potent reality exposed is a Salafi Jihadi apocalyptic end time discourse that drives extremism especially in the discourse of Anwar al-Awlaki.

About the Author

DAURIUS FIGUEIRA is a researcher specialising in the study of Islam in the West and Salafi Jihadi discourse in the 21st century. He has previously published: “Jihad in Trinidad and Tobago July 27th 1990” and “The Al Qaeda Discourse of the Greater Kufr”. Daurius Figueira is presently a Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad, West Indies.