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Understanding Islamic FundamentalismThe Theological and Ideological Basis of al-Qa'ida's Political Tactics$
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Sayed Khatab

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9789774164996

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774164996.001.0001

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Al-Qaʻida's Tactics

Al-Qaʻida's Tactics

(p.167) 6 Al-Qaʻida's Tactics
Understanding Islamic Fundamentalism

Sayed Khatab

American University in Cairo Press

This chapter investigates al-Qa'ida's political tactics before and after September 11, al-Qa'ida's plan of action, the principles underpinning al-Qa'ida's military actions, and al-Qa'ida's political games, and compares al-Qa'ida's concept of al-tatarrus with the views of Islamic jurists.

Keywords:   Al-Qa'ida, political tactics, September 11, Twin Towers, al-tatarrus, Islamic fundamentalism

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