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The Terrorist in Search of Humanity: Militant Islam and Global Politics

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Faisal Devji argues that new forms of militancy, such as the actions of al-Qaeda, are informed by the same desire for agency and equality that animates other humanitarian interventions, such as environmentalism and pacifism. To the militant, victimized Muslims are more than just symbols of ethnic and religious persecution - they represent humanity's centuries-long struggle for legitimacy and agency. Acts of terror, therefore, are fueled by the militant's desire to become a historical actor on the global stage. Though they ...

The Terrorist in Search of Humanity: Militant Islam and Global Politics 2009, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231700603

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Terrorist in Search of Humanity: Militant Islam and Global Politics 2009, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199326693

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