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Jihad in Saudi Arabia
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  • 3 b/w illus. 1 table
  • Page extent: 304 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.58 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 322.4/209538
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: BP63.S33 H44 2010
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Islam--Saudi Arabia--History--20th century
    • Islam--Saudi Arabia--History--21st century
    • Islam and state--Saudi Arabia
    • Jihad--History

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Jihad in Saudi Arabia
Cambridge University Press
9780521518581 - Jihad in Saudi Arabia - Violence and Pan-Islamism since 1979 - By Thomas Hegghammer
Table of Contents

Contents

List of figures and tables
vii
Acknowledgements
viii
A note on conventions
x
Introduction
1
1             The politics of pan-Islamism
16
The rise of pan-Islamism
17
The Afghan jihad and the Saudi state
24
Pan-Islamist bidding games
30
2             The classical jihadists
38
Afghanistan, cradle of the jihadist movement
38
Jihad in Bosnia, the anticlimax
48
Tajikistan, Chechnya and the minor jihad fronts
52
3             Recruitment to the early jihad fronts
59
Hijazi domination
59
For the umma and the afterlife
60
Recruitment in the open
65
4             Opportunities for global jihad
70
From the Burayda intifada to the 1995 Riyadh bombing
70
Between police oppression and complacency
74
New pan-Islamist causes
78
The rise of the al-Shu‘aybi school
83
5             Al-Qaida and Saudi Arabia
99
The global jihadists
99
The global jihadist doctrine and Saudi Arabia
102
Al-Qaida central
108
Al-Qaida in Saudi Arabia
112
6             Recruitment to al-Qaida
130
Unemployment and ‘Najdification’
130
Classical jihad exploited
133
Gatekeepers
138
7             Post-9/11 Saudi Arabia
143
New symbols of Muslim suffering
143
Al-Qaida’s scholars
147
From soft to hard policing
155
8             The mujahidin on the Arabian Peninsula
161
Returning from Afghanistan
161
Al-Nashiri and al-Qaida’s failed 2002 offensives
166
The al-Uyayri network
170
Launching the jihad
180
9             Recruitment to the QAP
186
Boys of Riyadh
186
The Afghanistan factor
189
Anti-Americanism and companionship
193
Persuasion, incrimination and protection
196
10            The failure of the jihad in Arabia
199
The aims of the QAP
199
Evolution of the campaign
202
Explaining the downfall of the QAP
217
Conclusion
227
Appendix 1    Socio-economic data on Saudi militants
239
Appendix 2    Chronology of Islamist violence in Saudi Arabia, 1979–2009
244
Bibliography
250
Index
277



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