Friday, September 5, 2014

Jihadist threat

Fighters emanating from and financed by Afghanistan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Qatar are called by several  different names.

The Carnegie Foundation for International Peace, in an article which will appear in a later post, has this definition, wich I will use from now on

The term “jihadist threat” is used in this article with a distinct, specific meaning: a Salafist or radical Islamic approach that does not seek to conquer hearts and minds. Other Islamists with strong political organizations, such as Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP), or Tunisia’s Ennahda party, have adopted more pragmatic and moderate positions.

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