Terrorist in Search of Humanity Militant Islam and Global Politics

ISBN-10: 0231700601

ISBN-13: 9780231700603

Edition: 2008

Authors: Faisal Devji
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Description: Author of the critically acclaimed Landscapes of the Jihad: Militancy, Morality, Modernity, Faisal Devji argues that new forms of militancy, such as the actions of al-Qaeda, are informed by the same desire for agency and equality that animates other humanitarian interventions, such as environmentalism and pacifism. To the militant, victimized Muslims are more than just symbols of ethnic and religious persecution& mdash;they represent humanity's centuries-long struggle for legitimacy and agency. Acts of terror, therefore, are fueled by the militant's desire to become a historical actor on the global stage. Though they have yet to build concrete political institutions, militant movements have formed a kind of global society, and as Devji makes clear, this society pursues the same humanitarian objectives that drives more benevolent groups.

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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 2/3/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Faisal Devji is assistant professor of history at the New School University. He is the author of the Landscapes of the Jihad: Militancy, Morality, Modernity, which garnered reviews in the Economist, the New York Review of Books, the New Statesman, and the Times Literary Supplement.

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