Al-Qaeda’s grievances in context: reconciling sharia and society

@article{Holbrook2016AlQaedasGI,
  title={Al-Qaeda’s grievances in context: reconciling sharia and society},
  author={Donald Holbrook},
  journal={International Relations},
  year={2016},
  volume={30},
  pages={473 - 493}
}
  • Donald Holbrook
  • Published 7 November 2016
  • Political Science
  • International Relations
At a time when political debate in the West is preoccupied with the perceived impact of extremist ideas on individuals who embrace or support terrorism, this article uses the publicly articulated grievances of Ayman al-Zawahiri, Al-Qaeda’s most prolific ideologue, as a case study to examine how a globally focused and distributed extremist narrative matches political realities on the ground. The approach of the article is to compare two political processes: the approach of Islamist extremists… 

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