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Religious Ideology and the Roots of the Global Jihad

Salafi Jihadism and International Order


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. John A. Turner
    Pages 1-9
  3. John A. Turner
    Pages 35-44
  4. John A. Turner
    Pages 45-61
  5. John A. Turner
    Pages 123-139
  6. John A. Turner
    Pages 157-161
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 163-209

About this book


The events of 9/11 prompted questions as to the origins, nature and purpose of international jihadist organisations. In particular, why had they chosen to target the US and the West in general? Turner's book provides a unique, holistic insight into these debates, taking into account historical perceptions and ideology as key factors.


Salafi Jihadism Political Islam Terrorism International Relations al-Qaeda 09-11-2015 Middle East 20th century event ideology international relations Islam nature organization perception resistance

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.USA

About the authors

John Turner is an Independent Scholar, USA, and his research focuses on Jihadism, political Islam and the international relations of the Middle East. He has published in academic and policy-focused journals including Middle East Policy.

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