Excellent Review Of Jihad And Islam
So I didn't finish Jihadism's Roots in Political Islam by Bassam Tibi in today's International Herald Tribune. (h/t Real Clear Politics) It's a very good piece, worth reading. Excerpt:
After the Sept. 11 attacks, some commentators said that jihadists were now targeting the West because they were "fighting somebody else's war." This is utterly wrong. The intellectual father of jihadist Islamism, Sayyid Qutb, who was executed in Cairo in 1966, made the message crystal clear: Jihadism is a "permanent Islamic world revolution" aimed at decentering the West in order to establish "Hakimiyyat Allah," or God's rule, on a global scale.