A Quietist Jihadi by Joas Wagemakers

By Joas Wagemakers

for the reason that September 11, the Jordanian Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi (b. West financial institution, 1959) has emerged as essentially the most very important radical Muslim thinkers alive this present day. whereas al-Maqdisi is probably not a family identify within the West, his impact among like-minded Muslims stretches internationally from Jordan - the place he lives this present day - to Southeast Asia. His writings and teachings on Salafi Islam have encouraged terrorists from Europe to the center East, together with Abu Mus'ab al-Zarqawi, the previous chief of al-Qa'ida in Iraq, and Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama Bin Laden's successor because the head of al-Qa'ida significant. This groundbreaking e-book, that is the 1st entire evaluation of al-Maqdisi, his lifestyles, ideology, and impact, relies on his vast writings and people of alternative jihadis, in addition to on interviews that the writer performed with (former) jihadis, together with al-Maqdisi himself. it's a critical and severe paintings of scholarship that makes use of this massive archive to provide an explanation for and interpret al-Maqdisi's specific model of Salafism. extra extensively, the booklet bargains another, insider standpoint at the upward push of radical Islam, with a selected concentrate on Salafi competition hobbies in Saudi Arabia and Jordan.

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