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Don Matthews, "The Historical Origins of the Modern Jihadist Movement."

Ever wonder how or why extreme Islamic militant organizations such as the greatly feared al-Qaeda came to be? Come be a part of the amazing journey Professor Matthews will be taking while he explores “The Historical Roots of Modern Jihadist Movements” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 21, 2007 in the Oakland Room located in the Oakland Center.

The spectacular emergence of militant Islamist organizations such as al-Qaeda at the end of the twentieth century was an unanticipated phenomenon. Professor Matthews explores the historical origins of these movements and their adherents’ representations of history.

If you have any questions, please contact History Department for further information (370-3510).

Online Articles by Dr. Matthews**:

Matthews, Weldon. "Pan-Islam or Arab Nationalism? The Meaning of the 1931 Jerusalem Islamic Congress Reconsidered." International Journal of Middle East Studies 35.1 (2003): 1-22

Matthews, Weldon. "The Rise and Demise of the Left in West Bank Politics: The Case of the Palestine National Front." Arab Studies Quarterly 20.4 (1998): 13-31

Books by Dr. Matthews:

Matthews, Weldon C. Confronting an empire, constructing a nation : Arab nationalists and popular politics in mandate Palestine. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006

Related Online Articles**:

Colvin, Lucie Galliste. “Islam and the State of Kajoor: A Case of Successful Resistance to Jihad.” Journal of African History [ Great Britain] 15.4 (1974): 587-606.

Dale, Stephen. "Religious Suicide in Islamic Asia: Anticolonial Terrorism in India, Indonesia, and the Philippines." The Journal of Conflict Resolution 32.1 (1988): 37-59.

Kepel, Gilles, Clark, Peter, transl. "The Origins and Development of the Jihadist Movement: From Anti-Communism to Terrorism." Asian Affairs 34.2 (2003): 91-108.

Laipson, Ellen. “While America Slept: Understanding Terrorism and Counterterrorism.” Foreign Affairs 82.1 (2003): 142-147.

Lambton, Ann K. S. “A Nineteenth Century View of Jihad.” Studia Islamica [ France] 32 (1970): 181-192.

Milton-Edwards, Beverley. “The Concept of Jihad and the Palestinian Islamic Movement: A Comparison of Ideas and Techniques.” British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies 19.1 (1992): 48-53.

Sageman, Marc "Understanding Jihadi Networks" Strategic Insights 4.4 (2005)

Vikor, Knut S. "Jihad `Ilm and Tasawwuf: Two Justifications of Action from the Idrisi Tradition.” Studia Islamica [ France] 90 (2000): 153-176.

Related Books in Print at Kresge Library:

Benjamin, Daniel. The age of sacred terror. New York: Random House, 2002.

Bonner, Michael David. Jihad in Islamic history : doctrines and practice. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006

Cook, David. Understanding Jihad. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005.

Gerges, Fawaz. Journey of the jihadist : inside Muslim militancy. Orlando: Harcourt, 2006.

Through our enemies’ eyes: Osama bin Laden, radical Islam, and the future of America. Washington, D.C.: Brassey’s, 2002.

Other Interesting Resources:

Samoray, Jeff. “Classroom discussions center on war.” The News @ OU Campus News. 17 April 2003.


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