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Author Finn, Melissa,
Title Al-Qaeda and sacrifice : martyrdom, war and politics / Melissa Finn.
Imprint London : Pluto Press, 2012.

Subject Qaida (Organization)
Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 236 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Intro; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication page; Contents; Preface and Acknowledgements; Foreword; 1 Introduction; Premise and Approach of Book; Ideology, Network or Franchise: What is al-Qaeda?; Breakdown of Chapters; 2 From the Vantage Point of Sacrificial Violence: al-Qaeda's Worldview in Context; Sacrifice in the Western and Islamist Traditions: A Comparison; Grappling with al-Qaeda; Putting al-Qaeda in Context; 3 The Meanings of sacrifice in Islam; Etymological Reflections on Sacrifice; Tadhiya; Fida'; Qurban; Dhabh; Ishtishhad/Shahadah; Futuwwah; Irhab.
The Islamic Understanding of SacrificeFee sabil'illah: Condition of Martyrdom; Tradition of Jihad; Islamic Political Theory: The Promise of Politics and the Obligations of Political Agency; Trivariate Ethical Paradigm; Just War Tradition in Islam; Conclusion; 4 Comparative Political Thought on War and Sacrifice, and Politics; Introduction; Al-Qaeda's Political Vision; Understanding Sacrificial Subjectivity; Jihadi sacrifice in Light of Western Thought; Investigating the Parameters of Sacrficial Subjectivity; Intentionality of the Sacrifice; Duty of Sacrifice.
Redemption, Retribution: An Eye for an Eye (Life for Life)The Objects of Sacrifice: The Expendability of Victims; Sacrifice for God Alone; Martyrdom Operations as Sacrilisation, Desacrilisation and Collective Expiation; Principles of Sacrificial Subjectivity for War; The Sacrificial Subject and the Imperative of Hatred; The Sacrifice of Religion through Co-Existence and Dialogue; Eliminating the Enemy; Sacrificial Subjectivity for Politics, or the Management of Savagery for Political Ends; Conclusion; 5 The Limits of Sacrificial Subjectivity for Politics; Introduction; Heedless Certainty.
Rejection of DemocracyAutoimmunity Destroys Plurality; 6 Conclusion: Sacrificial Subjectivity for Acephalic Politics; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Summary A unique study of the language and political thought of jihadis.
Local Note JOHN CARROLL: JSTOR Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
ISBN 9781849647496 (ebook)
OCLC # 961677982
Additional Format Print version: 9780745332635 0745332633