Militant Islamist Ideology
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Militant Islamist Ideology

3.43 of 5 stars 3.43  ·  rating details  ·  7 ratings  ·  2 reviews
This book proposes a common framework and definition of "Militant Islamist Ideology" to be considered by all ranks within the U.S. military. It seeks to define the differences between Islam, Islamist, and Militant Islamist, with the objective of disaggregating the immediate threat posed by Militant Islamist groups, and disaggregating them from Islamists and Islam. Winning...more
Hardcover, 252 pages
Published June 1st 2010 by US Naval Institute Press
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The content and ideas conveyed were worthy of more stars, but the disjointed style and nearly unedited feel distracted from the message. Now that's out of the way, I'll try to express what I learned and why I highly recommend this book if you are interested in the subject matter.

The author, a US Navy Officer and Muslim of Egyptian heritage lays out a very convincing case for why we must clearly understand the threat of militant islamist thought and the groups who feed on this narrow ideology. Hi...more
This book seeks to define militant Islamist ideology, explain it to a Western audience, and provide suggestions on how to counter this ideology using Islamic arguments. The author succeeds overall. It provides one of the most in-depth discussions of Islamic history and philosophy that I've seen, and one that refutes the militants point by point. Overall, the writing style is engaging, although it is a bit choppy near the beginning. The main problem with the book, however, is that I think the aut...more
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