Drawing on interviews with dozens of jihadi activists as well as diverse documentary materials, this book argues that defeats and disappointments for major jihadi groups in national-level struggles across the Muslim world inspired the rise of Al-Qa’ida and the shift of jihadi focus to a global struggle against the United States and its allies.
The far enemy : why jihad went global
1 February 2012
The Far Enemy: Why Jihad Went Global
From “former comrades” to “near enemy”: the narrative template of “armed struggle” and conflicting discourses on Violent Dissident Irish Republican activity (VDR)
Call of Duty: Jihad – How the Video Game Motif Has Migrated Downstream from Islamic State Propaganda Videos
A shifting enemy: analysing the BBC’s representations of “al-Qaeda” in the aftermath of the September 11th 2001 attacks