The Essence of Islamist Extremism: Recognition Through Violence, Freedom Through Death

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Routledge, 24 בנוב׳ 2011 - 248 עמודים
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This book provides a critical and a conceptual analysis of radical Islamist rhetoric drawn from temporally and contextually varied Islamist extremist groups, challenging the popular understanding of Islamist extremism as a product of a ‘clash-of-civilizations’.

Arguing that the essence of Islamist extremism can only be accurately understood by drawing a distinction between the radical Islamist explanations and justifications of violence, the author posits that despite the radical Islamist contextualization of violence within Islamic religious tenets, there is nothing conceptually or distinctly Islamic about Islamist extremism. She engages in a critical analysis of the nature of reason in radical Islamist rhetoric, asserting that the radical Islamist explanations of violence are conceptually reasoned in terms of existential Hegelian struggles for recognition (as fundamentally struggles against oppression), and the radical Islamist justifications of violence are conceptually reasoned in terms of moral consequentialism.

With a detailed analysis of Islamist extremist discourse spanning a wide range of contexts, this book has a broad relevance for scholars and students working in the field of Islamic studies, religious violence, philosophy and political theory.

 

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Introduction
1
1 Struggles for recognition and moral consequentialism
12
2 Recognition through violence
44
3 Selftranscendent recognition
73
4 Violence as morality
96
5 Essence motivations and flawed policies
136
Nothing Islamic about Islamist extremism
164
On essence
168
Virgins in heaven
173
Humanitarian interventions
176
Notes
178
Bibliography
217
Index
228
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Irm Haleem holds a PhD in Political Science from Boston University. She has taught at Fisher College, Northeastern University and Seton Hall University. She is a visiting Lecturer at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Her published works have focused on political violence and Islamist extremism in South Asia and Central Asia. Her current research focuses on a conceptual and philosophical analysis of violence, as well as the narratives of the justifications of violence.

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