Leaderless Jihad: Terror Networks in the Twenty-First Century; By Marc Sageman; ; Book; Published by: University of Pennsylvania Press; View | Save. Sageman, Marc. Leaderless Jihad. Terror Networks in the Twenty-First Century. UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA PRESS. In the post-September 11 world, Al Qaeda is no longer thecentral organizing force that aids or authorizes terrorist attacksor recruits terrorists. It is now mor.
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The young jihadists want to become heroes, so they need to be provided with alternative role models, such as Muslim soccer stars and other successful community leaders.
How do they become radicalized?
Leaderless Jihad | Marc Sageman
Click to Read More and View Comments. To purchase short term access, please sign in jjhad your Oxford Academic account above. The book concludes with Sageman’s recommendations laederless the application of his research to counterterrorism law enforcement efforts. Terror Networks in the Twenty-First Century, is one of those rare contributions. As a forensic psychiatrist and a former CIA case officer working with the Afghan resistance during the Soviet occupation, Sageman offers keen insights in a well-crafted and thoroughly documented assessment of the rise of al-Qaedainspired and al-Qaeda-aspirant terrorism.
The outrage is acted on by a group, either online or offline.
Another major contribution of Leaderless Jihad is the identification of a four-pronged radicalization process. Based on an analysis of some individual cases that he jihsd collected through open-source research up from the used in Understanding Terror Networksleaderldss is able to systematically refute a number of prevailing assumptions about what drives an individual to terrorism.
Leaderless Jihad at times reads like a primer for the or so government policy makers and senior planners concerned with terrorism.
First, traumatic events jjhad experienced personally or learned about indirectly spark moral outrage. But Mr Sageman, a senior fellow at the Philadelphia-based Foreign Policy Research Institute, explodes each of these myths, and others besides, in an unsettling account of how Al Qaeda has evolved from the organisation headed by Osama bin Laden into an amorphous movement—a ‘leaderless jihad. Related articles in Google Scholar. Perhaps more important, he identifies important policies that will no doubt do much to short-circuit the radicalization process: Sageman uses this framework to contextualize the rise of so-called laderless, the leaderless jihad.
Search the full text of this book: The outrage is acted on by a group, either online or offline.
Citing articles via Google Scholar. Since most Muslims are not extremists, why are so many young Muslims drawn to extremist interpretations of Islam as the basis for establishing radical regimes in their societies?
In the post-September 11 world, Al Qaeda is no longer the central organizing force that aids or authorizes terrorist attacks or recruits terrorists.
Please read our Comment Policy before commenting. Sageman is deservedly kihad of the best-known academics working on terrorism.
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These connections, he asserts, often precede radicalization. Why are so many jihadis engineers? Sageman, the al Qaeda-led Islamist social movement consists of several thousand members out of a worldwide Muslim population of some 1. In Leaderless JihadSageman rejects the views that place responsibility for terrorism on society or a flawed, predisposed individual.
His work challenges the way we think about terrorism and and offers important insights about what should be done to prevent or contain such violence. Terror Networks in the Twenty-First Century. The last chapter focuses on a series of policy recommendations designed to combat terrorism. Leaderless Jihad offers a ray of hope. You could not be signed in. As a fellow researcher, I would have liked to see more detail about the cases he tracks, especially as his data set represents a potentially invaluable resource for other academics.
If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. Marc Sagemana forensic psychiatrist, is a government counterterrorism consultant.