© 2008

The Theory and Practice of Islamic Terrorism

An Anthology

  • Editors
  • Marvin Perry
  • Howard E. Negrin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Marvin Perry, Howard E. Negrin
      Pages 1-6
  3. Jihadism: Theology and Ideology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-10
    2. Ibn Taymiyyah
      Pages 21-22
    3. Sayyid Qutb
      Pages 23-27
    4. Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini
      Pages 29-32
    5. David Cook
      Pages 33-35
  4. Al Qaeda: Activating Jihadism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-39
    2. Ayman al Zawahiri
      Pages 49-57
    3. Efraim Karsh
      Pages 59-63
    4. Mary R. Habeck
      Pages 69-75
  5. The War on Terror: Seizing the Initiative

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-85
    2. Daniel Benjamin
      Pages 87-93
    3. 9/11 Commission Report
      Pages 95-99
    4. Bruce Hoffman
      Pages 101-112

About this book


This is the first anthology designed to enhance the reader's understanding of the multiple dimensions of Islamic terrorism by presenting a cross-section of recent articles and selections from cutting-edge books on the subject.


Europe Islam Islamic Radicalism terrorism war

About the authors

MARVIN PERRY is Professor of History at Baruch College, USA (retired). 

HOWARD E. NEGRIN is Associate Provost for Grants and Research Administration, Hofstra University, USA (retired).

Bibliographic information


'...a valuable addition to academic research...' - The Muslim World Book Review