Chapter 3. The Rhetorical Foundation of Militant Jihad

  1. David Canter Professor
  1. Mr Sudhanshu Sarangi PhD Police Officer head Inspector1 and
  2. David Canter Professor2

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470744499.ch3

The Faces of Terrorism: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

The Faces of Terrorism: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

How to Cite

Sarangi, S. and Canter, D. (2010) The Rhetorical Foundation of Militant Jihad, in The Faces of Terrorism: Multidisciplinary Perspectives (ed D. Canter), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470744499.ch3

Editor Information

  1. University of Huddersfield, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Eastern State of Orissa, India

  2. 2

    University of Huddersfield, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 15 FEB 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470753804

Online ISBN: 9780470744499

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Keywords:

  • rhetorical foundation of Militant Jihad;
  • radical, violent Islam or ‘ militant jihad ’ - authority from particular interpretations of Islamic texts;
  • overthrow of world order through unlimited, unconditional and violent jihad - no roots in Islamic jurisprudence;
  • Islam and Muslims, guided by ‘the Holy Quran’ and five pillars of faith;
  • jihadi objective - establishment of a Muslim state in the heart of the Islamic world;
  • crucial principle in Islam, in Quran II: 256 - “There shall be no compulsion in religion”;
  • establishing God's rule and destruction of man-made systems;
  • Western culture and Jahiliya, state of ignorance of divine commandments;
  • state of affairs before Allah revealed the law to Prophet Muhammad - referred as jihiliya;
  • jihad movement - ‘defence of Muslim Land’ from occupation by non-Muslims

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Jurists and the Activists

  • Establishing God's Rule and Destruction of Man-made Systems

  • The Surrender of Rationality

  • Western Culture and Jahiliya

  • Dealing with Non-believers

  • Status of Women

  • Jihad and Terrorism

  • Recent Developments

  • Concluding Considerations

  • References

  • Statements