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dc.contributor.authorErslev Andersen, Larsen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-19T15:10:50Z-
dc.date.available2012-07-19T15:10:50Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-87-7605-410-6en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/59870-
dc.description.abstractFollowing the July 2005 London terrorist attacks the focus of anti-terrorism efforts has moved towards radicalisation within European societies and away from the conflicts in the Middle East and South Asia. This report argues that this shift in focus is based on a misconstrual of al-Qaida as it mistakes effect for cause. Based on an examination of the communication strategy of al-Qaida and the political rhetoric of Salafism the need for an analysis of militant Salafism in its political and societal context is demonstrated. The radicalisation theory is criticised and it is argued that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the increased focus on efforts to counter radicalisation within European societies more or less have failed because al-Qaida has been able to exploit this strategy and reorganise itself around an operational centre in Pakistan. The report concludes that only politically viable solutions in South Asia and the Middle East can effectively suppress al-Qaida and militant Salafism.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherDansk Institut for Internationale Studier Københavnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDIIS Reports / Danish Institute for International Studies 2010:10en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.titleVictim and rebel: Al-Qaida's salafist rhetoric and the pitfalls of anti-terrorismen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn719568293en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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