Leaderless Jihad: Terror Networks in the Twenty-First Century; By Marc Sageman; ; Book; Published by: University of Pennsylvania Press; View | Save. Sageman, Marc. Leaderless Jihad. Terror Networks in the Twenty-First Century. UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA PRESS. In the post-September 11 world, Al Qaeda is no longer thecentral organizing force that aids or authorizes terrorist attacksor recruits terrorists. It is now mor.
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In the post-September 11 world, Al Qaeda is no longer the central organizing force that aids or authorizes terrorist attacks or recruits terrorists. The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, “This book belongs at the top of the list for anyone seeking to understand the nature of radical Islamic terrorism, its future, and the effective ways that Western countries can counter its destructive appeal.
He is the author of the bestselling Understanding Terror Networksalso available from the University of Pennsylvania Press. Sageman is careful to leaderlesd that this is not a linear process, nor is it a progression with easily definable boundaries. To counter the social jihae inspired by al Qaeda, Dr. Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. Individuals interpret this outrage through a specific ideology, more felt and understood than based on doctrine.
L eaderless J ihad: As a forensic psychiatrist and a former CIA case officer working with the Afghan resistance during the Soviet occupation, Sageman offers keen insights in a well-crafted and thoroughly documented assessment of the rise of al-Qaedainspired and al-Qaeda-aspirant terrorism. Contact Contact Us Help. His work challenges the way we think about terrorism and and offers important insights about what should be done to prevent or contain such violence.
Click here for reprint permission. Since most Muslims are not extremists, why are so many lexderless Muslims drawn to extremist interpretations of Islam as the basis for establishing radical regimes in their societies?
Sageman’s data-driven approach is all lewderless rare in a field dominated by informed when we’re fortunate opinion. Two The Globalization of Jihadi Terror pp. Sageman, because as a social movement it has dramatically grown beyond its organizational origins. Introduction Understanding the Path to Radicalism pp.
Five The Atlantic Divide pp. He identifies the four aspects as moral outrage, a perception of Islam under siege, the resonance of moral outrage with personal experience, leeaderless mobilization by networks.
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The last chapter focuses on a series of policy recommendations designed to combat terrorism. Terror Networks in the Twenty-First Century. Perhaps more important, he identifies important policies that will no doubt do much to short-circuit the radicalization process: Lucy Mason; Sageman, Marc It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.
The young jihadists want to become heroes, so they need to be provided with alternative role jihwd, such as Muslim soccer stars and other successful community leaders.
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These networks jiuad become formal organizations, like al Qaeda or its Indonesian affiliate, Jemaah Islamiyah, depending on shifting circumstances.
Click to Read More and View Comments. The book concludes with Sageman’s recommendations for the application of his research to counterterrorism law enforcement efforts. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.
While including calls to prevent the acquisition of weapons of mass destruction by terrorist groups and action to eliminate terrorist networks, Sageman also calls for other policies, such as greater funding for serious scholarship on terrorism. Individuals interpret this outrage through a specific ideology, more felt and understood than based on doctrine.
Instead, he argues, the individual, outside influence, and group dynamics come together in a four-step process through which Muslim youth become radicalized. In Leaderless JihadSageman rejects the views that place responsibility for terrorism on society or a flawed, predisposed individual. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.
How do they become radicalized?
Related articles in Google Scholar. The outrage is acted on by a group, either online or offline. This process helps us understand the radicalization process; however, as others have noted, another important factor is the role of radical ideology. Radical Muslims represent a minority within the Muslim world.
Another major contribution of Leaderless Jihad is the identification of a four-pronged radicalization process. Coupled with the insights he brings to the analysis garnered through leaserless personal experiences, this results in a very nuanced assessment. Drawing on historical analogies, Sageman argues that the zeal of jihadism is self-terminating; eventually its followers leaderlees turn away from violence as a means of expressing their discontent.
Leaderless Jihad at times reads like a primer for the or so government policy makers and senior planners concerned with terrorism. First, ldaderless events either experienced personally or learned about indirectly spark moral outrage. These connections, he asserts, often precede radicalization. Sign in via your Institution Sign in. Building on his previous groundbreaking work on the Al Qaeda network, forensic psychiatrist Marc Sageman has greatly expanded his research to explain how Islamic terrorism emerges and operates in the twenty-first century.
Drawing on historical analogies, Sageman argues that the zeal of jihadism is self-terminating; eventually its followers will turn away from violence as a means of expressing their discontent.
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