This essay addresses asymmetric conflict in its current manifestation, which has come to be called jihadism
. It accepts that the concept of center of gravity is applicable to such conflict, as has been argued by many study projects at the U.S.
He said: "Jihadism
, like Nazism and Communism before it, often bewitches the minds of gifted and educated young men."
The book pays special attention to factors in his personality driving his ideology of global jihadism
and revenge, and even presents evidence of narcissistic personality.
In relevant remarks in April, Manuel Galiana Ros, Spanish researcher and the author of the books "The Zionist lobby in Spain" and "The Global Crisis" described Wahhabi jihadism
as a "fake Islamic ideology" created by new world order to "to destroy Islam from inside".
Tuesday's raids show "the total determination of the government to fight against Jihadism
," Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said in a press statement.
Today, there are three distinct schools of thought among Salafists in Lebanon, according to Robert Rabil, a professor at Florida Atlantic University and author of the recently published book "Salafism in Lebanon: From Apoliticism to Transnational Jihadism
So what are we to do and how are we to inspire passionate youngsters to a different reaction than jihadism
or counter-jihadism, both equally murderous?
Moner Mohammad Abusalha, 22, who grew up playing basketball in Vero Beach, Florida, described his journey to jihadism
in a video before he killed himself and 16 others in a suicide bombing in Syria last May.
According to the BBC, Assad alluded to the aid provided by the US to the Afghan mujahideen in 1980 during their war against the Soviet occupation, seen as one of the roots of jihadism
This thinking is the result of mistaking Jihadism
Has militant jihadism
failed, placing Al-Qaeda's survival in doubt?
United Nations chief Antonio Guterres on Tuesday suggested the UN help fund the fight against jihadism
in the Sahel, warning "we are not winning the war against terrorism" in the frail region.