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Author Bar, Shmuel.

Title Warrant for terror : fatwas of radical Islam and the duty of jihad / Shmuel Bar
Edition First paperback edition
Published Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 138 pages)
Series Hoover Studies in Politics, Economics, and Society
Hoover studies in politics, economics, and society.
Contents Introduction -- 'Ulama and fatwas in Islam -- The mechanism of the jihad fatwa -- The house of Islam vs. the house of war -- The doctrine of jihad -- The defensive jihad, an individual duty -- Rules of engagement -- Apostates and apostate rulers -- Palestine, Afghanistan, and Iraq -- The war of the fatwas -- Conclusion
Summary Warrant for Terror examines fatwas, which are legal opinions declaring whether a given act under Islam is obligatory, permitted, or forbidden and which serve as a major instrument by which religious leaders impel believers to engage in acts of jihad
Notes "Published in cooperation with Hoover Institution."
Originally published: 2006
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-133) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Jihad.
Terrorism -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Genre/Form Fatwas.
Form Electronic book
Author Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace.
ISBN 1461646855 (electronic bk.)
9781461646853 (electronic bk.)